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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Who is the Challenge Cup’s Hottest Elite 8 Startup?

By | May 16, 2014 at 10:13 am

After going through four competitions in the categories of education, energy, health, and smart cities, 64 startups from 16 cities around the world have made it through the semifinal round in 1776’s Challenge Cup competition. Throughout the week, Tech Cocktail has covered the results from each…

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HandUp and MellowCabs Win Challenge Cup Smart Cities Semifinals, Honorable Mention for Reaction

By | May 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

On the fourth and last night of semifinal rounds, 16 startups competed in the Challenge Cup’s Smart Cities Semifinals. All week long, 64 startups in the categories of health, smart cities, education, and energy have competed for eight spots in Saturday’s Global Finals competition. From RideScout’s smartphone…


DC’s Homesnap Announces Improved Real Estate Data Platform in Partnership with MRIS

By | May 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

It was announced yesterday that Homesnap, a DC-based, real estate data platform, has plans to release a pro version of their service. The Steve Case-backed company was able to accomplish this through a new partnership with the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. (MRIS). Homesnap…


Own a Piece of DC by Purchasing a Share of One of Its Buildings

By | May 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm

We can’t all be real estate moguls like Donald Trump or Barbara Corcoran, but now DC residents can own a piece of an otherwise nondescript office building when it makes its debut on the Nasdaq next week. That’s right – a DC building will…

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CancerIQ and MediSafe Win Challenge Cup Festival Health Startup Semifinals

By | May 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Last night the Challenge Cup health startup semi-final competition was held as part of the week-long Challenge Cup Festival hosted by 1776. Sixteen health startups from around the globe, plus a few wildcard entrants, traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete for a spot in the finals (taking…


DC’s 1776 Plans to Launch a $25 Million Fund

By | May 14, 2014 at 8:26 am

DC startup hub 1776 has filed paperwork for a $25 million startup fund, reported the Washington Business Journal. The SEC filing that the Business Journal discovered was made on May 1 by 1776 cofounders Evan Burfield and Donna Harris. According to the filing, the…

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WaterLens and Plugsurfing Move on to Challenge Cup Global Finals, Some Surprise Honorable Mentions

By | May 14, 2014 at 7:37 am

Last night, 16 startups from around the world competed in 1776’s Challenge Cup Energy Semifinals in Washington, D.C., with two startups – one domestic, one international – moving on to compete at Global Finals this Saturday. The second of four semifinal competitions during the Challenge Festival, yesterday’s results deviated…

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EduCanon and Win The Challenge Cup’s Education Semifinals, Head Into Global Finals

By | May 13, 2014 at 7:22 am

After kicking off with an opening party last Friday night, 1776’s Challenge Festival went into full swing yesterday, with the first of four semifinal competitions that will take place throughout the week. Of the 16 education startups that competed at last night’s Challenge Cup: Education Semifinals competition, D.C. semifinalist eduCanon and Tel Aviv’s successfully pitched…

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Learn the Finer Points of Returns on Capital at This Year’s Challenge Festival

By | May 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The Challenge Festival, hosted by 1776, has a wide array of activities planned from May 9 all the way through May 17 in Washington, DC. From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Thursday May 15, Microsoft will be sponsoring the final lunchtime conference of the Challenge…

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