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FlyKly Launches Smart Wheel Electric Motor for Bikes


FlyKly’s mission is to reshape cities from the bottom up, improving citizen’s quality of life through people, city, and environmentally friendly transportation solutions. Today they announced the launch of their first smart wheel for bikes that can be purchased on their Kickstarter campaign page. The FlyKly Smart Wheel contains a proprietary electric motor that is… Read more »

Shindig Goes Well with Any Drink


Harry Raymond always fancied himself a refined drinker of alcohol, but no matter how much wine he drank, he could never quite remember the details about it. What was the region it came from? What was the vintage? What were the tannins like? What exactly are tannins? So, like most of us, he typically settled… Read more »

ThreeStay, the Virtual Front Desk for Rental Property Owners


Murphy’s Law states, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” It might seem a bit pessimistic at first, but think about all the times that something has gone completely in your life wrong when it was supposed to go right. Alexander Diner and Alexander Mologoko experienced Murphy’s wisdom firsthand when they tried to enjoy… Read more »

Noom Runs on Motivation and Encouragement


“Will, only 15 percent of people in the United States exercise,” says Adam Fawer, general manager at Noom during our phone interview. “On top of that, 50 percent of the country is on a diet at any given time, and about seventy percent of Americans are considered obese.” “Wait, let’s backup a bit,” I say…. Read more »

Follow Through on Your Good Intentions, Use BOND


I rarely interrupt my morning breakfast ritual for anything, but an email I got the other day forced my hand. There was something different about this email, though, because inside was a beautifully designed and laid-out electronic note. The top reads, “Introducing BOND, it’s now easy to be exceptional with handwritten notes and cool gifts.”… Read more »

17 Startups Faced Off at Startup Jackpot NYC

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The entrepreneurial hub Alley, in New York City, hosted Startup Jackpot’s most recent grassroots startup competition on September 28th. The stage was set for 17 different startups to pitch their ideas and compete for the jackpot of $10,000 cash with an additional $35,000 in prizes. Before the action began, Startup Jackpot hosted a series of… Read more »

Today is ERA’s Demo Day in New York

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Today the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) is hosting its investor demo day in New York City. The IAC Headquarters is the venue for the event, and there are 10 total startups pitching to a crowd of investors, ERA alums, and press members. The summer 2013 class is composed of product innovators that maintain a focus… Read more »

Hotspotio: Share Your Wi-Fi or 4G Connetion for Simple Favors

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Today the New York based app Hotspotio announced their revamped v 1.1 app for Android that lets users exchange Wi-Fi for simple and free favors. They want to help people avoid spotty, slow Internet connections by tapping into 4G networks that belong to friends and charitable strangers. The new version of Hotspotio has some significant… Read more »

New York City’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…


Last night was Tech Cocktail’s New York City Mixer and Startup Showcase at AlleyNYC.  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 poll. NYC’s HOTTEST SHOWCASING STARTUP – READER’S CHOICE Pubslush - Pubslush is a global crowdfunding… Read more »

Zipments Secures $2.5 Million in Seed Funding


Yesterday The NYC-based company Zipments announced a successful $2.5 million seed funding round led by FirstMark Capital and Huron River Ventures. Also pitching in were The Windquest Group, New York City Economic Development Corporation, Chicago Ventures, and Robert Safrata, CEO at Novex Couriers. The $2.5 million will be put to good use as Zipments develops its platform while simultaneously expanding into new markets. Currently,… Read more »

Who is New York City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [POLL]


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 for Tech Cocktail Celebrate, our new national startup competition held in Downtown Vegas… Read more »

Inside the New York Times timeSpace Incubator


When Brian Muller and Blaine Sheldon took the elevator up to the ninth floor of the New York Times Building this April, they weren’t too sure what to expect. They had been selected as participants in the very first New York Times timeSpace incubator. “You may call it an accelerator or an incubator; right now… Read more »

ABSOLUT Vodka Says: Take a Real Lunch Break


Inspired by Sweden’s daytime dance parties, ABSOLUT Vodka is bringing dance parties to the United States to help people loosen up on their Friday lunch break. ABSOLUT Lunch Break* is inviting people in New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boston to attend their dance parties this summer, which continue into September. Attendees get to… Read more »

GrubHub Seamless: Online Food Ordering Merger Finalized


On August 9, Seamless and GrubHub, the online food ordering giants, announced the finalization of their merger to extend services to 25,000 restaurants across 500 cities, including London. They will be operating under the name GrubHub Seamless, but both brands will retain their respective websites. The CEOs from each company, along with the rest of their… Read more »

15 New Microsoft Stores to Receive MakerBot Replicator 2


On August 7, MakerBot, a Brooklyn-based 3D printing company, announced that they will be bringing their Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer and filament to 15 additional Microsoft retail stores. Currently, they have held trial runs with their MakerBot Experience, a hands-on demonstration of the Replicator 2, in select locations on the West Coast. The Replicator 2 is… Read more »