Celebrate Startup Tour

Denver’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

By | Sep 17, 2013 at 11:51 am

Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Denver Mixer and Startup Showcase at McNichols Civic Center Building.  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…

Culture

Inside the Company Culture of Denver’s TrackVia

By | Sep 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

In August, Denver-based TrackVia was named Outside Magazine’s #14 best place to work in 2013. The award cited their unlimited vacation time, free lunch Fridays, and $500 scholarship for employers to pursue their passions. TrackVia has around 40 employees and has been in business…

Celebrate Startup Tour

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

By | Aug 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm

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…

Entrepreneur

Teresa Taylor: Women Can Have It All, Except Work-Life Balance [Interview]

By | May 23, 2013 at 11:01 am

When women have kids, Teresa Taylor doesn’t want to see them quit their jobs or work part-time. But she does want them to throw out the idea of work-life balance. In The Balance Myth: Rethinking Work/Life Success, Taylor shares tips and personal stories to…

Health

Jordan Eisenberg: A True Captain of the Obvious

By | Apr 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

A few weeks ago, someone at the UrgentRx manufacturing facility had a heart attack. The Denver company makes fast-acting powder medications, including aspirin for heart attacks, so the worker literally grabbed a packet off the line, swallowed it – and survived. According to founder…

Entertainment

Efficiently Store and Organize Digital Media with Digital Fridge

By | Apr 21, 2013 at 10:00 am

You’re home, and you’re hungry. Before you rifle through take-out menus, your first move is to venture over to the fridge. Basking in the cool air and jolt of light as you open the door, everything is in front of you. Vegetables are in…

Mobile

Mosoro makes hardware app integration easy for mobile app developers

By | Apr 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Mobile app development is a vicious cycle. Every time technology hardware improves, so must your app. While it may be easy initially to build a small app following instructions and manuals available online, the process of building an app for a new technology (for example, Bluetooth…

Coworking spaces

Galvanize: Denver Coworking With Benefits Including Capital, Curriculum, & Community [Video]

By | Jan 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm

If the proof is in the pudding, in the coworking world, startups are the proof.  And by that standard, Galvanize is Denver’s richest pudding. In non-dessert lingo, Galvanize plays home to an impressive list of both Colorado-based startups as well as national branches including ROXIMITY,…

Ecosystems

5 Damn Good Reasons to Live and Work in Denver

By | Jan 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

You might assume that Denver, a stone’s throw away from the dense startup village of Boulder, lives in the shadow of its neighbor. But it’s too sunny in Denver for anyone to live in the shadows. Here are five damn good reasons for entrepreneurs…

Politics/Government

Keep an Eye on Congress with BillTrack50

By | Dec 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

While the rest of us go about our business, Congress is making decisions and voting on bills that could change our lives and the lives of our businesses. BillTrack50 wants to open up that world to public view. At its core, the Denver startup…

Startup

A Great! First Date: A More Natural Way to Meet People Online

By | Dec 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

If all the holiday parties – and the impending New Year’s Eve – are convincing you that the single life is so last year, you may be considering an online dating site to find your Mr. or Ms. Right. But, what if online dating…

Gear & Gadgets

Devium Introduces Smartphone-Integrated Dashboard for Your Car

By | Dec 12, 2012 at 9:00 am

Dash, by Devium, is a new concept for an all-purpose infotainment system that pairs with a smartphone and smartphone-driven apps to heighten the driving experience. Founder Paul Lizer decided to develop Dash to integrate an iPhone, Android, or Windows smartphone into any car dashboard….

B2B

CLVR: Interactive Video for Your Business Just Got Better

By | Dec 8, 2012 at 10:00 am

Denver startup CLVR has nailed interactive video for the web and your business. It helps businesses create promotional videos that are way more interactive than your standard video ad. As a business, do you want to tag a specific timeframe on a video and…

Mobile

Birdbox: All Your Photos and Videos in One Place

By | Nov 25, 2012 at 10:00 am

Just in time for the Holidays, Denver-based Birdbox offers one place to keep all your photos and videos. So, take as many pictures and videos as you want at family gatherings, holiday parties, and Santa sightings – Birdbox will help you take back your…

Mobile

Denver Startup Grabio Takes On Craigslist in the Classified Space

By | Nov 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

They may still be in startup phase, but the Grabio team is taking on Craigslist without fear. The Denver-based company is setting out to offer an alternative to the local classifieds giant with increased transparency and safety. Grabio CEO Horatiu Boeriu shares insight about…

iPad

Maestro Touch: Compose Music on Your iPad Even if You’re Not a Musician

By | Nov 21, 2012 at 11:00 am

If Beethoven were alive, he might still be picking his jaw off the floor after discovering Maestro Touch. Creators Ben Scheuer and Jay Tracy have given the world a taste of how music composition can be elevated to the next level with their new,…

Mobile

Social Food App Forkly Sets the Table in Denver

By | Nov 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm

If you’re scheduled to have a conference call with Forkly and are put on hold, you get to listen to Weird Al’s “Just Eat It.” And, that’s exactly what the Denver-based startup wants its users to do. Forkly cofounder Brady Becker is looking to…