Startup

Advlo: Adventure Travel Startup Launches Self-Starter

By | May 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Jon Maser was in southern Vietnam last year when he was looking for an inexpensive place to windsurf. Despite the country’s low cost of living and other affordable attractions, the tour operators were charging high prices and Maser chose to look for other options….

Social Good

Train Hard and Raise Funds for Charity with Frundraise

By | May 14, 2014 at 11:19 am

Charity – you can either contribute money or take some of your precious time and donate it. But how many people can support charity events regularly? Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to back the charity events for your favorite causes while…

Challenge Cup

For The Challenge Cup Tour, Denver Offered A Fantastic Landscape

By | Mar 6, 2014 at 4:25 pm

We followed 1776’s Challenge Cup Tour as they lead us around the globe and across 16 different cities. Each new destination brought with it a crop of passionate entrepreneurs operating in a unique landscape that fuels their entrepreneurial spirit. The entrepreneurs in Denver are…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Meet The Challenge Cup Denver’s Hottest Showcasing Startups [Reader’s Choice]

By | Jan 30, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Last week was the Challenge Cup Denver’s Regional competition, held at Galvanize.  Dozens of startups delivered their one-minute pitch on stage to a panel of judges, where one company from each category would emerge as the winner and move onto the final round. In the spirit…

Challenge Cup

Four Winners Emerge from The Mile High City: Highlights From Challenge Cup Denver

By | Jan 24, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Last night, 1776’s Challenge Cup headed to Galvanize in Denver, Colorado to uncover a new batch of standout startups in Education, Energy, Health, and Smart Cities. More than twenty startups presented their one-minute pitches onstage to a panel of ten judges.  The top two…

Challenge Cup

Who are the Challenge Cup Denver’s Hottest Showcasing Startups? [POLL]

By | Jan 20, 2014 at 3:04 pm

In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities. On January 23rd, Challenge Cup will bring the excitement to Denver,…

Cannabis

Pot Goes Digital With The Cannabist by The Denver Post Covering Marijuana Culture In Colorado

By | Dec 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Times are a changing in Colorado. On January 1, 2014 the state of Colorado will legalize marijuana for recreational sales. With this change, the Denver Post wasted no time by launching a new digital brand and website called The Cannabist to cover the Colorado…

Travel

FlyinAway Helps Give Air Travelers More Control

By | Oct 9, 2013 at 9:00 am

I’ve been of the opinion that things were as good as they were ever going to get as far as booking air travel online.  The prices were set by those with powers way beyond my own, and no matter what “tips” I tried, getting…

Gear & Gadgets

Flip-Pal is Ushering in the Next Generation of Scanning Technology

By | Oct 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Most of the 110 million households in the United States have photos, documents, personal records, coins, medals, fabric, art, and other keepsakes scattered in boxes, drawers, photo albums, and remote locations.  These items are left disorganized, aging, and unprotected from the elements and unfortunately do not…

Productivity

How to Align Employees with Your Company’s Vision

By | Oct 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

Without a goal, a company has no direction. Goals are the map that keeps everyone on course, and startups and corporations alike have figured that out. But according to the data, many company maps are gathering dust, discarded and useless. As Kapta CEO Alex…

Gear & Gadgets

Use A TabletTail and Stop Adjusting Your Body to Technology

By | Oct 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm

My university screenwriting professor gave me some simple, but pertinent advice one day when I asked him what to do with my English degree. Creatives and artists live very different lives than the rest of the population, he said. In order to succeed, we…

Startups & Apps

Plink Gives You Gift Cards and Airline Miles Just for Using Your Credit Card

By | Oct 1, 2013 at 9:00 am

If you have a credit or debit card, signing up for Plink should be a no-brainer. Once you hook up Plink to your card, it will start recording purchases you make at participating stores, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Sears, and Kmart. In return, you get…

SaaS

Cloud Elements: Made by Developers for Developers

By | Sep 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

One day while Vineet Joshi and Atul Barve were developing API integration for a SaaS venture, they had a flash of brilliance. You see, they had been developing the same API integration again and again for each new venture, unable to carry their work…

Social Media

Make Your Event a Hole in One with myhub

By | Sep 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Eric Hubbell, CEO and founder of myhub, knew the path ahead of him would not be easy when transitioning from the golf industry into the world of tech startups. Nevertheless, he left his secure job with KBS Golf Shafts behind and made the big…

Productivity

egoBoom Will Change Outdated Internet Opinion Sharing

By | Sep 27, 2013 at 9:11 am

The online feedback mechanisms of today fail to address a need for easily measuring explicit opinions. We see the typical “Like” option on Facebook as a perfect example of this. While that may be an easy way to quantify data, it remains ultimately ambiguous….

Startups & Apps

AlchemyAPI: Deriving Business Intelligence From Unstructured Data

By | Sep 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Businesses use AlchemyAPI to build text analysis functionality into an application, service, or data processing pipeline.

B2B

Take Virtual Tours of College Campuses with Campuscene

By | Sep 19, 2013 at 9:04 am

To illustrate the problem he’s solving, cofounder and CEO Dave Meyer of Campuscene starts out with two simple statistics. Only 50 percent of students who enroll in college complete their degree, he says. But 90 percent of students who drop out are in good…