Social Networking

How Gab Plans to Bring a More Meaningful Experience to Social Media

By | Sep 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm

The Internet is full of noise.  Nowhere is this more apparent than on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.  How often do you share an article on Facebook, get a few likes, and it’s forgotten within an hour?  How about the thousands…


Verizon Power My Startup Launches: Wants to Give You Free Phones, Mifis, Tablets, and More

By | Aug 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Announced yesterday, Verizon has unveiled Power My Startup, a program providing early-stage startups with communications, strategic, and operational support.  The Power My Startup Kit includes a pair of Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones, a Verizon Mi-Fi, a Samsung Galaxy Tab, a Verizon Power Pack, and…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Dallas’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

By | Aug 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Dallas Mixer and Startup Showcase at Collide Center.  As always, we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series, including the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll, as well as the Best Pitch award, as determined by the Live SMS poll. Dallas’s…


Health Wildcatters Announces Inaugural Accelerator Class

By | Aug 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm

The new health care seed accelerator Health Wildcatters, cofounded by technology accelerator Tech Wildcatters, today released the 12 companies chosen for their inaugural program. This is the first health care accelerator Southwestern America has ever seen, and six of the startups are relocating to Dallas…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Who is Dallas’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [POLL]

By | Aug 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

Tech Cocktail has traveled the country, from Dallas to DC, Boise to Boston, uncovering the hottest startups in more than 20 cities.  Now, the word is out: winning startups from each city will go onto the next round and get the chance to qualify…


Secure Quorum: Is Your Company Ready for a Crisis?

By | May 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Unfortunately, tragic events in recent memory have illustrated the crucial need of efficient and effective response in times of emergency or crisis. The stakes are high, time is at a premium, and mistakes are compounded. This is the reason companies big and small, governments,…


Partner with BestBuzz to Stimulate and Track Digital Buzz for Your Brand

By | Apr 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm

“Every business owner will tell you that word-of-mouth is the best form of advertising,” says Carrie Layne, CEO and founder of BestBuzz. The problem Layne sees is that traditional word-of-mouth is slow and data-less. BestBuzz brings word-of-mouth into the tech age. Layne’s integrated marketing…

Social Good

DangILoveThat: Give Feedback to Businesses, Benefit Charities

By | Mar 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Ian Jarrett was having a great time. He was dining in a restaurant and was so pleased with the experience he simply had to let them know. Only one problem: the restaurant didn’t have a forum in place for customer feedback, and third-party review…


NeverMissGift: Find Gifts for the Kids in Your Life

By | Mar 12, 2013 at 9:00 am

Given that I don’t have kids myself, but do have a busy schedule, getting presents for children is always a guessing game. It’s even less fun when you get them a present and then find yourself in an uncomfortable conversation with the parent. It goes…

Speaker Series

Alex Chang of One Technologies Shares Simple, but Effective Advice for Entrepreneurs [Video]

By | Feb 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

In the video below, Alex Chang of One Technologies offers some very straightforward and applicable advice on how to how to run a successful company, as well as how to be an effective entrepreneur in general. Alex started Dallas-based One Technologies in 2000 with…

Startups & Apps

iLumi LED Bulbs Offer Full Lighting Customization and Reduce Energy Costs

By | Feb 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

People often look to add new functions to a smartphone while sometimes passing over the stunning smartphone technology already available to them. To invent something new is great, but to maximize and elevate an already existing technology to new heights is amazing. iLumi cofounders…


Evite Meets Kickstarter; CelebratePlus Wins Dallas’ Hottest Showcasing Startup

By | Feb 8, 2013 at 11:00 am

Some people are born to build.  Nelson Olavarrieta, founder at CelebratePlus – recently voted Dallas’ hottest showcasing startup – fits the bill.  Already on his third tech startup since 2006, Olavarrieta’s latest venture combines the concepts behind Evite and Kickstarter to provide a platform…


A History of the Dallas Startup Scene

By | Feb 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

As Tech Cocktail rolls into Dallas, Texas, for a mixer and startup showcase tonight, we’d like to stop and recognize how much the startup scene has grown in the past few years. Alexander Muse, a serial entrepreneur and cofounder of ShopSavvy, started rallying the…

Startups & Apps

Who is Dallas’ Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Jan 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Everything is bigger in Texas.  Startup showcases are no exception.  Next week (February 7th), Tech Cocktail is headed to Dallas, Texas to throw a Mixer fitting for the Lone Star State’s already immense expectations. – Register for the Event Here –  We’ll have a dozen up-and-coming…


Key Takeaways for Entrepreneurs from the Dallas Digital Summit

By | Dec 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

The first annual Dallas Digital Summit rolled through North Texas earlier this week as an excellent opportunity for digital marketers, agencies, and entrepreneurs to learn from and connect with industry experts. It was well attended, with over 700 people in the audience, and featured speakers from tech giants…


Dallas’s Key Ring Poised for Growth After Acquisition

By | Nov 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

“Build a great product that solves a real problem,” says Mobestream Media cofounder Chris Fagan, when asked for his best advice for aspiring startups. It seems easy enough, but as any entrepreneur will tell you, the simplest ideas are usually the most difficult to execute. With…


SmartThings Aims to Simplify the Little Things in Life

By | Nov 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

It’s not every day a company aims to change the way we all live, but that’s exactly what SmartThings has set out to do. Their goal is to simplify our world, by connecting things we use every day to the web and allowing access…