Gear & Gadgets

Hawk Attacks Drone: Caught On Film

By | Oct 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Christopher Schmidt found out just what can happen when technology and nature meet. On October 8th, Schmidt was taking his drone for a spin on Magazine Beach in Cambridge, Massachusetts to capture some film footage of the beautiful fall leaves and foliage. His drone encountered a…

Business

Healthcare Startup Cohealo Raises $9M Series A Funding

By | Oct 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Boston-based Cohealo announced it raised $9 million Series A round led by Romulus Capital and Miami-based Krillion Ventures. The funding was composed of both equity and convertible note financing. Cohealo is a cloud-based sharing platform that enables hospitals to more efficiently manage medical devices. They currently manage…

Ecosystems

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech is Now Live

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Earlier this month, I wrote about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech, a comprehensive guide to all things happening in the Boston tech scene and a central resource for startups, investors, and anyone just looking to get involved in the Boston tech community. At the…

Events

Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

By | Sep 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

We’re in the final leg of our national events tour leading up to Tech Cocktail’s Celebrate, kicking off on October 6 in Downtown Las Vegas. We’ve been hunting for the hottest showcasing startups in America, and the crowd in Boston was amped to help us…

Business

MIT is Hosting a Breast Pump Hackathon This Weekend

By | Sep 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

For a device that’s supposed to help new mothers everywhere (and for something that’s been around since the mid-19th century), breast pumps sure haven’t gotten any better at doing their job. While the main goal of a breast pump is to literally pump milk…

Business

Startup Institute Raises $3M Series A, Offers 50% Off Fall Tuition

By | Sep 16, 2014 at 10:30 am

Startup Institute, a career accelerator that teaches skills to help people become successful startup employees, has closed a $3 million Series A round of financing. The funding comes as a result of a partnership with Silicon Valley Bank – the money comes from SVB Financial…

News

If You Want to Know All About the Boston Tech Scene, There’s a Guide for That

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm

This Thursday, September 11, Tech Cocktail is holding its Boston Mixer & Startup Showcase at District Hall. In a previous piece about Boston’s startup ecosystem, we looked at the positive effects that the area’s local colleges and institutions have helped push Boston ahead of other…

Who is Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Hey Boston, the competition is on and we want to know your city’s top startup! Tech Cocktail will be hosting our Mixer & Startup Showcase event Sept. 11. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with Boston’s industry leaders and more. VOTE NOW…

Android

In a Competition Between NYC and Boston Startups, Boston’s VerbalCare Reigned Supreme

By | Aug 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This past Wednesday, WeWork held its Fenway Fast Pitch Competition, a competition designed to determine which city is truly better: New York City or Boston? Okay, well, that wasn’t really the whole point of it, but the startup pitch competition did feature three startups from…

Gear & Gadgets

The ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton System: The Ultimate Wearable Device

By | Jul 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Wearable technologies are popping up on wrists, faces, and more, but what if a wearable were meant for your entire body? Argo Medical Technologies creates “exoskeletons” for people living with spinal cord injuries so that they can regain movement and freedom in their lives….

Business

Boston Cybersecurity Company BioCatch Raises $10M Series A

By | Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

It was announced this morning that the Boston-based cybersecurity company BioCatch has raised $10 million in a Series A round of financing. The round was led by Blumberg Capital and OurCrowd, with existing investors participating in the raise. BioCatch provides behavioral authentication and threat detection…

Accelerator

Constant Contact’s Small Business Innovation Program Announces First Class of Startups

By | Jun 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Yesterday, Constant Contact announced the first four startups in the inaugural class of its Small Business Innovation Program, a four-month-long accelerator program created to help entrepreneurs that are aiming to scale their solutions for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Constant Contact provides email marketing, social…

Elevator Pitch

Startup Jackpot Boston Leaves Startups with Valuable Advice and a Shot at Mass Challenge

By | May 14, 2014 at 10:42 am

Last Saturday, the grassroots startup competition Startup Jackpot held an event at Boston’s WeWork South Station. Fifteen startups got the opportunity to pitch their businesses for a chance at a $4,300 cash prize, a final round interview with Mass Challenge, and a spot at…

Healthy Entrepreneur

3 Yoga Poses for Busy Entrepreneurs 

By | May 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

In April, Boston startup Happier launched a $20 course called Yoga to Go, which is like bite-sized yoga for very busy people (or beginners). If a one-hour class (and the requisite yoga pants) intimidates you, Yoga to Go is a way to get your…

Business

Twitter & Foursquare Founders, Execs, Investors Among Others Prove #BostonStrong Finish Boston Marathon

By | Apr 21, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Today was a big day as the Boston Marathon resumed after last year’s horrific bombing. A number of tech startup founders, investors and entrepreneurs participated, so we thought we’d show some support by pulling together some of the notable techie Boston Marathon finishers. Congrats…

Gear & Gadgets

Plans for the Highest Wind Turbine in the World Announced by Altaeros Energies

By | Mar 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Altaeros Energies, a wind energy company out of MIT that showcased at our Boston event in the summer of 2010, announced today its plan for the highest wind turbine in the world. The Altaeros BAT, a $1.3 million project that’s been in operation for 18…

Business

Boston’s Numerous Academic and Institutional Resources Make it a Prime Startup Ecosystem

By | Mar 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Northeastern, UMass, Emerson, BU, BC, Tufts, Harvard, MIT… If you’ve ever visited Boston or have ever considered attending a college in the Boston metropolitan area, then I’m sure you’re aware that when it comes to higher ed, Boston is a powerhouse teeming with institutions. From…

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