KlickOrder And KoVue Are Washington D.C.’s Hottest Showcasing Startups

By | Jun 6, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Last night the great people of our nation’s capital packed the halls of the Crystal Tech Fund in Crystal City to celebrate Tech Cocktail’s Washington D.C. Mixer & Startup Showcase. Of the 12 startups that participated in the pitch competition, only 2 would walk…


20 DC-Area Startups Selected to Present at TechBUZZ Summer 2014

By | Jun 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) announced yesterday the 20 DC-area startups that will be presenting at this year’s TechBUZZ Summer 2014 event. Each company will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an audience of investors, tech executives, and entrepreneurs. Launched in…


DC’s Social Entrepreneur Incubator Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows

By | Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Halcyon Incubator, a Washington, D.C. based incubator for social entrepreneurs, announced recently that it has chosen its inaugural class of fellows to take part in the program’s first class this upcoming September. The fellows were chosen for their innovative ventures that aim to provide…

Android Now Offering Uber Credits to Members of Military, Veterans, First Responders, and Students

By | Jun 4, 2014 at 11:26 am

A little hump day pick-me-up for those of you who are members of the military, veterans, first responders, or students: you can now get $25 off your first Uber ride thanks to a partnership announced today by the digital verification network,, and the…


DC Opens Applications to $1 Million Digital DC Tech Fund

By | Jun 3, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Three months after DC mayor Vincent Gray launched Digital DC, it seems that they have officially announced the launch of the Digital DC Tech Fund. Digital DC is an initiative aimed at highlighting the successes of the DC tech startup community in an effort to push its status as…


WattB Wins Top Prize at Dept of Energy’s Apps for Energy Contest

By | May 30, 2014 at 5:07 pm

On Wednesday, Alexandria, VA-based energy startup, WattB, took home first prize at the Dept. of Energy’s Apps for Energy contest, a competition aimed at discovering the most innovative apps to help individuals, organizations, and communities make informed decisions about their energy use. The company placed first-place…


DC-Based Fundrise Raises $31 Million

By | May 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm

The Washington, DC-based Fundrise, a crowdfunding platform that allows people to invest in local real estate and businesses, has announced today that it has raised $31 million in its first round of funding. The round was led by Renren Inc., Marty Burger and Tal…


DC-Based Distil Networks Raises $10 Million Round for Bad Bot Protection Services

By | May 28, 2014 at 10:05 am

DC-based Distil Networks today announced that is has raised $10 million in Series A funding for its cloud-based platform helping companies detect and prevent malicious bots. The round was led by the Foundry Group and Techstars’s Bullet Time Ventures. As part of this financing,…

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

By | May 22, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Tech Cocktail is headed back to DC.  Why?  Because we’re a fan of good ideas.  On June 5th, Tech Cocktail will be Mixing things up at Crystal Tech Fund to showcase a fresh batch of local startups. < Secure Your Ticket Here > We’ll have up-and-coming startups on hand showcasing…


Tech Cocktail’s Weekly Job Spotlight: 3-Day Weekend = Find a Better Job!

By | May 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

This Memorial Day weekend, many of us will be hitting the beach or lake, barbecuing with friends and family, and kicking back for a little R&R. There’s nothing wrong with any of those things, no doubt, but long weekends can also be the perfect…

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GE Is Launching a Fabrication Lab in Nigeria 

By | May 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

This year, after stops in Chicago and NYC, GE will be bringing a fabrication lab to Lagos, Nigeria. GE Garages are pop-up maker spaces that welcome members of the local community to come and use their tools, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC…


Justin Fishkin of Local Motors: We’re Approaching the Third Industrial Revolution [VIDEO]

By | May 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Back in March, we held a Tech Cocktail Sessions DC event at the temporary GE Garage in downtown Washington, DC. At the event, we got the chance to talk with Justin Fishkin, the Chief Strategy Officer of Local Motors, and Stephen J. Liguori, General Electric’s Executive Director for…


29 Tips for Entrepreneurs & Women in Tech

By | May 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Between the hundreds of Meetup groups and email invitations for the next panel on fundraising, the tech scene in any city can be hard to navigate. In DC alone, there are more than two dozen organizations that are angled as resources for women in…


HelloWallet Founder to Keynote Tonight’s American Technology Awards Showcase at DC’s 1776

By | May 20, 2014 at 11:00 am

Tonight in Washington, D.C., TechAmerica will hold the inaugural American Technology Awards (ATAs) Showcase at incubator and co-working space, 1776, where the 40 finalists will demo some of their new products. It was announced a few days ago that HelloWallet CEO Matt Fellowes will keynote tonight’s event. Fellowes…


Innovation is in Demand and Uncle Sam Needs You!

By | May 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm

A groundswell of emerging opportunities exists for innovative technologists and companies interested in doing business with the federal government. At the 2013* (really 2014) GEOINT Symposium held April 14 – 17 in Tampa, FL, several speakers threw out names like “GEOINT Solutions Marketplace,” “DIA Open Innovation Gateway,” “NeedipeDIA”…

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Startups Win Big as 1776’s Challenge Cup Competition Comes to an End

By | May 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Back in October, 1776’s Challenge Cup held its first regional competition in Washington, DC. After 16 total competitions in cities around the world, from NYC to São Paulo to Beijing, the Challenge Cup finally came to a close this past Saturday, when the judges selected San…


Tech Cocktail’s Weekly Job Spotlight: Let the Job Hunt Begin!

By | May 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Each year, May and June unleash a crop of newly-minted graduates upon the job market. If you are one of the bright-eyed and bachelor’s-degreed individuals looking to take your place in the working world, our Tech Cocktail Job Board might have the perfect position…

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