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Greenvelope: Handle Your Events With Some Social Good

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Founded in the dorm room of Sam Franklin, Greenvelope was introduced to the world as a clean, focused, and streamlined solution for businesses and nonprofits to connect with their supporters, donors, and customers. Their suite offers tools to help maximize patronage, event attendance, and donations while also managing all RSVPs, tickets, item sales, and registrations… Read more »


5 Reasons Israeli Startups Are So Successful

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Over the past decades, Israel has become a hub for innovation and R&D. And when it comes to startups, it actually is number two only to Silicon Valley. With 140 scientists, technicians, and engineers per 10,000 employees, compared to 85 per 10,000 in the United States, Israel boasts the highest number of scientists and technology… Read more »


Checking in with Cause Marketing Platform Cake Fundraising

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Cake Fundraising is a cause marketing platform that serves donors and fundraisers through dynamic promotional tactics and data capture. Cake makes it so that any nonprofit or business can create campaigns through four simple steps. Founder Justin Kersey pitched his company at a recent Tech Cocktail Startup Showcase, so we checked in on him for… Read more »


Test My Tech Gives Recruiters Tools to Make Good Tech Hires

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Based out of the Innovation Pavilion in Centennial, Colorado, Test My Tech has been focusing their entrepreneurial efforts on the recruiting and hiring world. Granted, they’re not out to shift any major paradigms, but they’re making it easier for companies to hire for job positions. Specifically, Test My Tech is a cloud-based technical assessment tool…. Read more »




The Foodie-Effect Has Taken Over South Florida’s Entrepreneurs, And How They Are Cashing In

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South Florida is betting on its diverse culinary scene and growing tech community to get in on a burgeoning tech-and-food industry. In South Florida, the tech-and-food business is in its early stages, but we are seeing more successful launches and growth of startups in this particular industry. Just last week, Endeavor Miami announced DeliverLean, and Ginnybakes to their portfolio… Read more »


Enforced Vacation Wants You to Turn Off Your Email

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This week Winward Studios officially launched Enforced Vacation, an enterprise email app that lets employees turn their business email off until they return to the office. In the simplest terms: this app turns off email during personal time – hence the name. Before you dismiss this idea as trivial, consider first the potential here. This… Read more »



GlobalHack III Doesn’t Want St. Louis and Ferguson to Heal Artificially

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GlobalHack, a hackathon coming to us from St. Louis, has made the decision to sustain the momentum generated by their first two successful events. They just announced the details for their much anticipated third event, GlobalHack III. The nonprofit organization fosters talent and innovation via coding competitions, and this time around they’re partnering with Emerson… Read more »


MassChallenge 2014 Awards Over $1.75M to More Than 20 Promising Startups

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“The MassChallenge finalists are some of the most inspiring, hardest-working people I’ve ever met,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “The drive of these entrepreneurs and the incredible support of the community continues to amaze me, and is yet more evidence that Boston has one of the greatest startup communities in the world.” Last… Read more »


Martin Ringlein on the Top Ten Traits of Entrepreneurship

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Last month, Tech Cocktail joined startup and tech enthusiasts in welcoming Maria Thomas of SmartThings and Martin Ringlein of nvite in Crystal City at Disruption Corporation, home of Crystal Tech Fund. An award-winning designer, developer, entrepreneur and angel investor; Martin most recently was at The White House as a President as a Presidential Innovation Fellow…. Read more »