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DC-Based Cybersecurity Accelerator MACH37 Opens Applications for Fall Cohort

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Last week, the DC-based cybersecurity accelerator MACH37 opened their application process for the Fall 2014 class of startups. This will be the accelerator’s third class of cybersecurity startups. Based at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, VA, MACH37 is a cybersecurity accelerator that helps develop the next generation of security product startups through its 90-day incubation program. Each… Read more »


Who Is The Challenge Cup’s Hottest Energy Startup? 

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This Friday is the kickoff of the Challenge Festival in DC, the culmination of a huge global startup competition organized by startup hub 1776. Startups from 16 cities around the world will be competing in the categories of education, energy, health, and smart cities. Two winners from each category – one from the US and one from abroad… Read more »


Miami-Based Startup AdMobilize Raises $2.2 Million in Funding

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AdMobilize, a startup that provides real-time metrics and intelligence for outdoor and indoor advertising, announced during eMerge Americas Techweek in Miami Beach that they raised more than $2.2 million in a new round of funding. This new round brings the company’s total funding amount to more than $2.81 million. Rodolfo Saccoman, AdMobilze founder and CEO, said in an interview… Read more »


Join Us This Friday at 1776′s Challenge Festival Opening Party!

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Prepare to be taken over by startups, Washington, because 1776′s Challenge Festival is finally upon us. In the last 6 months, Tech Cocktail has been closely following the Challenge Cup as it trekked through 16 cities across the globe, starting in D.C. itself, moving through cities like Beijing and Berlin, and ending its tour of regional startup competitions in San Francisco. Next week, all 64… Read more »


DC-based newBrandAnalytics Raises $5M Round of Funding

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NewBrandAnalytics, a DC-based startup that provides social business intelligence solutions to help service-focused companies (hospitality, restaurant, and retail industries) improve customer relations, has reportedly raised $5 million in a new round of venture funding. News of the funding comes from a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 29. Not much is known about… Read more »


Who Is The Challenge Cup’s Hottest Education Startup? 

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This Friday is the kickoff of the Challenge Festival in DC, the culmination of a huge global startup competition organized by startup hub 1776. Startups from 16 cities around the world will be competing in the categories of education, energy, health, and smart cities. Two winners from each category – one from the US and… Read more »


DC-Based Pinbooster Relaunching as Loop88

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DC-based Pinbooster, the leading marketing platform for Pinterest, has announced today that it will be relaunching as loop88. Loop88′s launch is accompanied by $500,000 in seed funding led by New Dominion Angels and the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). Founded a mere two years ago, Pinbooster/loop88 helps companies like Whole Foods, Home Depot, Ghirardelli, Verizon,… Read more »





Top Things to Consider about Going International: From The Global Innovation Forum

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On Thursday night, I had the opportunity to attend The Global Innovation Forum at the Living Social headquarters in DC. Global Innovation Forum partnered with Tech Cocktail, Ideaspace, Living Social, Intuit and eBay to host a panel of experienced entrepreneurial minds for a discussion centered around startups breaking into international markets. The panel featured Kavita Shukla, Founder… Read more »


SocialRadar Launches Its Google Glass App

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This morning, SocialRadar has announced the launch of its app for Google Glass. The app is free and available now to download for Glass users. Back in January, the DC-based company led by former Blackboard CEO and founder, Michael Chasen, launched its mobile app for iOS. Using geo-location data from social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Instagram, and Google+,… Read more »


5 Reasons Why Miami is an Awesome City for Tech

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Maybe I’m slightly biased here; I’ve grown up in Boca Raton, a stone’s throw away from Miami, for the last 18 years and have looked to the city as a hub of entrepreneurial activity for the last four years. While Silicon Valley has always been a “Mecca” of sorts for young tech-minded entrepreneurs (and was… Read more »