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6 Things We Can Learn From Kairos Society Fellows

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There are a number of things we can learn from seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, but there’s a group of young entrepreneurs from the Kairos Society that can offer advice as well. According to its site, the well-renowned organization creates “entrepreneurship outlets and opportunities on campuses, in communities, and around the world.” With the Kairos… Read more »


Crowdfunder.com Raises a $3.5 Million Series A Round

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On October 7 the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder.com raised a Series A round from a combination of VC funds, notable investors like Tim Draper, and individual accredited investors. The Los Angeles based company was initially aiming for $2.5 million in total funding, but due to significant investor demand the round was opened up to additional investors… Read more »


Crunchbutton Aims to be the “Uber of Food Delivery”

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“Push a button. Get food delivered.”   That’s the motto for Crunchbutton, a food delivery app, seamlessly connecting a network of college kids to bring food to your door. You want quick and easy food? Crunchbutton remembers your previous order and allows for one-click ordering. Your favorite restaurant doesn’t deliver? No problem- Crunchbutton is a delivery… Read more »



From Kickstarter to Apple Stores with olloclip

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In 2011, with everyone carrying a phone in their pockets, longtime product developer and photographer Patrick O’Neill took it upon himself to make mobile phone photography better. O’Neill decided to launch the product on Kickstarter, called olloclip, that features a simple iPhone 4 lens that houses a fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lens all in one. In no time… Read more »


SmartMat Ensures That Yoga Will Never be the Same Again: In a Good Way

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Yoga: it’s everywhere. But more important than how many people join yoga studios every day is the fact that the yoga industry is worth a collective $27 billion. That’s going to open some great opportunities for entrepreneurs to disrupt the industry. SmartMat sees the power inherent in incorporating technology into our exercise routines: it’s something that began… Read more »


Science Inc. Makes Huge Acquisition of PlayHaven’s Mobile Ad Network

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This morning, the Santa Monica, CA-based Science Inc. – the tech startup creation studio that aims to create, scale, and acquire successful digital businesses – announced that it has acquired PlayHaven, one of the leading mobile ad networks, from the mobile apps enterprise analytics and marketing platform, Upsight. While no statements from either side have been made about… Read more »


PRIV: Beauty and Wellness App Launches in LA, Releases 2.0 Version

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Whether it’s a haircut from a favorite barber or a manicure from a well-known beauty professional, most people want high-quality service when it comes to personal maintenance. PRIV, a New York-based startup, allows users to book wellness, beauty and fitness services to the comfort of their own home. “We wanted to give our customers a… Read more »


Meet the Newest Batch of Hottest Showcasing Startup Winners

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Drumroll please… Who’s competing in Las Vegas…here are the results!   Tech Cocktail recently launched a poll to find out who’s Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Charleston, Detroit and Fargo hottest startups. The winners will represent the cities mentioned at Tech Cocktail Celebrate on October 6-7 in downtown Las Vegas. Each city will have two startups competing at Celebrate, including a booth… Read more »


Unplug and Be a Kid Again: Camp No Counselors

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Sleep-away camp isn’t just for kids anymore. Camp No Counselors is a highly curated, overnight camp for influencers in business, media, music, fashion, philanthropy, and film who want to do something atypical. You can be a kid again, disconnect from work, and be part of an experience that you’ll remember for many summers to come…. Read more »


Who is Los Angeles’ Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Hey Los Angeles, it’s time to vote for your city’s hottest startup! This is a big deal because the chosen startup will be representing Orlando during Tech Cocktail’s Celebrate Conference in Las Vegas. That’s why YOUR vote counts. This is a great opportunity for Los Angeles to showcase its talent and ideas at a national competition…. Read more »