News

Pop & Stop: A Journey From NASA to Craft Brews

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm

He’s been an aerospace engineer for the last 12 years of his life, but Joe Hackel recently made an entrepreneurial shift. His technological developments for NASA and the DoD are helping in the hunt for asteroids that might threaten Earth, but when you’re living…

Cannabis

MassRoots Hosts Inaugural Marijuana Tech Startup Contest

By | Dec 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Over the past few months I’ve been working and meeting with some awesome tech entrepreneurs in the marijuana industry who are trying to unite the two worlds. They’re definitely succeeding, and part of that success has been directly attributed, time and again, to MassRoots….

Cannabis

What’s the Cannabis Industry Missing? Engineers

By | Dec 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm

I came across a Kickstarter campaign recently by a Denver-based startup Edn, short for Environmental Data Network. What caught my attention was not the fact that the founders, Lucas Powell and Ryan Woltz, were diving head first into the cannabis-tech industry, but rather the…

Gear & Gadgets

Griptipz Raises 85% of Kickstarter Goal in 24 Hours With Protection for Hand-Held Devices

By | Nov 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm

If you have dropped one of your devices before, or have been known to be a little bit clumsy, this product is for you. Colorado-based startup Griptipz offers users of tablets, e-readers and large format phones a new, natural way to secure devices in their…

Hardware

Pop and Stop: Your Craft Brews Won’t go Flat Again

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Joe Hackel got the inspiration for his startup Pop and Stop, formerly Boulder Bombproof, to solve a serious need in the craft beer community. As you may know from experience, beer does’t stay carbonated long in the fridge. Focused on a mission to develop…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Test My Tech Gives Recruiters Tools to Make Good Tech Hires

By | Oct 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Based out of the Innovation Pavilion in Centennial, Colorado, Test My Tech has been focusing their entrepreneurial efforts on the recruiting and hiring world. Granted, they’re not out to shift any major paradigms, but they’re making it easier for companies to hire for job…

Coding

SlamData Allows You to Easily Run Analytics on MongoDB Using SQL

By | Oct 31, 2014 at 2:30 pm

MongoDB is a widely popular tool for developers – it gives them the ability to store data structures in a way that allows for greater flexibility for building and deploying applications. The issue, however, comes into play when companies want to access that data and…

iPad

Why Wait for Google Inbox When MailDeck Already Offers a Tailored Email Experience?

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 7:00 am

Inbox! Inbox! Since the release of Google Inbox, I feel like talk of its features – and from whom one can score an invite – is one of the most prioritized topics among a certain subset of my social network (i.e. the tech/Internet/startup circle of…

B2B

Cloud Elements Learns from Developer Users and Offers Single API Integration

By | Oct 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

Last month, Tech Cocktail headed to Denver to host our Denver Mixer & Startup Showcase Sponsored by Denver Startup Week. At the end of this exciting evening, Cloud Elements took home the title of “Best Pitch.” The company was founded in 2012 and was…

Startups & Apps

My Dealer Service Helps Build Consumer Confidence in Auto Service

By | Oct 28, 2014 at 11:00 pm

My Dealer Service, a web-based app that works on all smartphones and mimics the look and feel of a native smartphone app, gives customers real-time updates—via text and/or email—on the status of their vehicle while it is at a service department for repair. After…

FinTech

Strive: Connecting Independent Contractors on the Go

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Job hunting is difficult for everyone, for both job-seekers and even employees. When it comes to finding a reliable contractors and freelancers, that is recommendation-based process. Denver-based startup Strive a location-based intuitive app that connects employers with employees, and customers with contractors. The idea for…

Gear & Gadgets

Bambinos! Wants to Change Family Dynamics at the Dinner Table

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

Studies have shown that children who eat regular family meals tend to have lower rates of obesity and eat more nutritiously. By eating in an family friendly environment, “their meals tended to have a warmer, more communicative atmosphere.” But any parent (and restaurant server)…

Entertainment

NBA Star Ty Lawson Launches Bottles Waiting App to Improve Club Experience

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

We may never be royals, but we sure can have some fun like one! The perfect night out means no hassles, at least that’s what NBA Star Ty Lawson and partners plan with the launch of Bottles Waiting app. The app aims wants to reshape how…

Events

Denver’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

By | Sep 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Amidst the hype of the Denver Broncos having a regular season rematch of last year’s Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks, Tech Cocktail traveled to the Mile High City for our Mixer & Startup Showcase to find the Hottest Showcasing Startup. With the help of…

Events

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

By | Sep 11, 2014 at 10:58 am

Hi Denver, Tech Cocktail wants your vote for your city’s hottest startup. The winner will be announced at the upcoming Mixer and Startup Showcase at Denver Startup Week event on Sept. 18th at Cowboy Lounge. This event is a great opportunity for you to hear about…

Events

Denver Startup Week: The Intersection of Community and Entrepreneurial Spirit

By | Sep 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This is a sponsored post by Denver Startup Week, and we’d like to thank them for all of their support! Pure magic is happening in Denver. Three years ago a group of entrepreneurs, business owners, city leaders and volunteers led by Ben Deda, Tami…

Funding

Galvanize Raises $18 Million, Announces National Expansion Efforts

By | Jun 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Built In Colorado today reported that Glavanize has made the decision to expand nationally following an $18 million funding round. The plan as set forth by Jim Deters, Founder of Galvanize, is to expand gSchool offerings, revamp the San Francisco SoMa office, and open…

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