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Tech Cocktail Minneapolis

Minneapolis’s Hottest Startups Are…


This evening was Tech Cocktail’s Minneapolis Social at The Open Book, Target Performance Hall.  Of the startups included at the event, the Tech Cocktail editorial team selected the two hottest.  And they were… Nice crowd listening to startups at #TechCocktailMPLS — Minnov8 (@Minnov8) October 3, 2013   Minneapolis’s Hottest Startups Apruve - “PayPal for business spending”…. Read more »

On, Doctors Make Videos Answering Your Questions

As someone once said, looking up medical information online usually consists of putting your symptoms into Google and waiting for the word “cancer” to pop up. But many of those results are regular people speculating about their condition, and we can scare ourselves unnecessarily. wants to offer reliable health information from real doctors in… Read more »

Rock Your Block: The Social-Networked Job Engine for Teens

Rock Your Block

I wish Rock Your Block existed when I was in high school.  (Of course, there was no Internet then, so that is truly wishful thinking….)  This Minneapolis-based startup has developed an online and mobile location-based application that helps 13-17 year-olds find neighborhood jobs, part-time work and internship opportunities within their community.  They are moving the… Read more »

Timeboxing QR Codes Deliver on Black Friday

MOA Image

There are few places in the U.S. that speak to our love for shopping like the Mall of America in Minneapolis, so it is fitting that QR Codes met their match there on Black Friday. Mall of America worked with Minneapolis-based mobile agency MixMobi to deliver time changing offers within each of the QR Codes… Read more »

TelemetryWeb’s AgSphere: Connecting the Farm to the Cloud

Telemetry Web

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Farmeron, an app that helps farmers manage their businesses. There’s a lot of potential for technology to enhance processes in the agriculture industry, and we featured another startup in this space at our Tech Cocktail Mixer in Minneapolis on Tuesday. TelemetryWeb is a cloud-based software platform for building… Read more »

A Sneak Peek at ByME: The Digital College Campus By Students, For Students


Social networks and daily-deal services are a dime a dozen these days, but Minneapolis-based startup ByME is looking to create an all-inclusive online community catered to the university lot. Founded by Chad Olsen, a current junior at the University of Minnesota, College ByME connects college communities together through user connections and location-based services. The startup’s… Read more »

Real-Time Offer Orchestration with Toovio


Imagine customers receiving your offers when they are most likely to act on them. If you reach customers when they are primed to receive information about your product or service, it can increase both sales and customer satisfaction. Toovio offers businesses real-time marketing solutions that do just that. Toovio describes itself as “a real-time decisioning… Read more »

My Gluten Free Deals Enters the Niche Deal Market


You can find just about anything at your local grocery store nowadays, from coconut water to 5 kinds of hoisin sauce.  The modern grocery store is catering more and more to a sophisticated, health-conscious, urban client with a craving for variety.  My Gluten Free Deals hopes to add another layer of awareness to food shoppers,… Read more »

Track Attendance Online with Best Attendance

Best Attendance

Many fabulously successful companies are born out of a simple need.  Google made finding information online easier.  Facebook made it easy to keep in touch with friends.  Starbucks brought coffee culture and appreciation to the US.  While Best Attendance might not reach the level of those companies, they are making it easy for volunteer organizations… Read more »

12 Minnesota Startups Showcased At First Minneapolis Mixer Event

Tech Cocktail Minneapolis Preview

We’re so excited to be hosting our first Tech Cocktail Minneapolis startup and entrepreneurial mixer event tomorrow night at CoCo Minneapolis, where we’ll help connect, amplify and showcase the local technology scene.  Thanks to sponsors W3i and Ovative Group for making the event possible. Join us for an evening of fun mingling with other technology enthusiasts, investors,… Read more »