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The Challenge Festival: How Innovation Can Accelerate Social Impact

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The Challenge Festival in DC is just around the corner, and host 1776 is getting ready to celebrate innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, and to showcase the world’s 64 most promising startups in the categories of education, health, smart cities and energy. During the week-long celebration, there will be a variety of events… Read more »



Who is Chicago’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Hey Chicago, the Mixer parade is coming your way!  On Wednesday, May 21st, we’ll be kicking off our Mixer & Startup Showcase event with inspiring talks from Cars.com with an all-star panel discussion about Technology and Product Development featuring panelists from BrightTag, Braintree, and Cars.com; served over cocktails, of course.  But until than, Tech Cocktail is excited to announce the… Read more »



Is Skill-Based Gambling Legal in Your State?

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On Tuesday May 6, PBJ Games set out to completely disrupt the market of online skill gaming with the launch of Dollar Candy, an HTML5 app. The app makes legal, 60-second skill games accessible to the gambling-loving masses across major mobile and tablet devices. Online gambling has long been a hot-ticket item for the political world,… Read more »


Shark Tank Investor Barbara Corcoran Starts An AngelList Syndicate

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Barbara Corcoran, the famous Shark Tank investor, has officially started her own AngelList Syndicate called Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners. They have announced that they will syndicate all of their deals outside the ones that Corcoran funds on Shark Tank. For those of you who might be unaware of the finer points of syndicates, you should know… Read more »



Who Is The Challenge Cup’s Hottest Smart Cities 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 »


Paul Singh’s Disruption Corporation Launches Disruption Research 

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Today, former 500 Startups partner and Disruption Corporation founder Paul Singh announced the launch of Disruption Research. “While most people know us for our latest venture fund, our actual business is research and reports,” wrote Singh. This announcement gives us a peek at Disruption Corporation’s bigger vision, which is to create a data platform similar… Read more »


Open English CEO Andres Moreno Hints at Potential IPO

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The co-founder and CEO of Open English, Andres Moreno, shared some of his personal experience in proving a concept and dealing with competition with Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber during the Miami Sessions event at Venture Hive. Open English has raised $130 million in funding to date, but Moreno reminded the entrepreneurs in the audience that in the… Read more »


Who Is The Challenge Cup’s Hottest Health 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 »



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 »