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FIU Names Ex-Constant Contact Regional Director as Knight Innovator in Residence

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The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University  announced today that Alex de Carvalho, a social media professional with extensive involvement in South Florida’s tech community, has been named the Knight Innovator in Residence.  As Knight Innovator in Residence, de Carvalho will work with students and faculty to develop media projects, as well as new… Read more »


PonoMusic is Giving Donors a Chance to Invest Alongside Neil Young for Company Equity

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Kickstarter saw its third largest campaign ever, one that even surpassed the Oculus Rift. PonoMusic, a high resolution digital music market backed by music legend Neil Young, raised $6.2 million on Kickstarter with the support of over 18,000 backers. However, the ride is far from over for PonoMusic, as they’ve announced the launch of an equity… Read more »


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

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Chicago, let’s get ready to rumbleeee…well, you get the idea! Tech Cocktail is back in town and we’re very thrilled to host our 3rd 2014 Chicago Startup Showcase & Cars.com Speaker Series event. We have a special event prepared for our local entrepreneurs, which includes a chat with Ben Huh, CEO and Founder of Cheezburger, and Talia… Read more »


VCs Aren’t as Omniscient as We Think

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When David Hornik finished his first day of work at August Capital, nearly 15 years ago, he thought, “I’m pretty sure I’m f***ed.” Everyone was discussing microprocessors and systems and seemed to know what they were talking about – so he just pretended.  Ever since, Hornik has treated his VC job as a learning experience…. Read more »