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Innovation is in Demand and Uncle Sam Needs You!

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A groundswell of emerging opportunities exists for innovative technologists and companies interested in doing business with the federal government. At the 2013* (really 2014) GEOINT Symposium held April 14 – 17 in Tampa, FL, several speakers threw out names like “GEOINT Solutions Marketplace,” “DIA Open Innovation Gateway,” “NeedipeDIA” and App Malls.  So, what’s this all about? Most of us… Read more »


Digital Atlanta is Now SouthWiRED

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Digital Atlanta, one of the city’s biggest technology events, announced that is has rebranded and is now SouthWiRED. The rebranding has been issued to more accurately reflect their intentions in becoming a tech conference for the region, not just Atlanta. SouthWiRED, taking place October 6-10, 2014, will feature the South’s top innovators and tech industry leaders… Read more »


Startups Win Big as 1776′s Challenge Cup Competition Comes to an End

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Back in October, 1776′s Challenge Cup held its first regional competition in Washington, DC. After 16 total competitions in cities around the world, from NYC to São Paulo to Beijing, the Challenge Cup finally came to a close this past Saturday, when the judges selected San Francisco’s HandUp as the overall winner at the Challenge Cup Global Finals…. Read more »


This Kansas City Startup Landed Big-Name Customers Like Sprint and Walmart with 1 Salesperson 

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In Kansas City, a small startup called DivvyHQ is quietly signing on new customers. Maybe you’ve heard their names? They’re companies like Walmart, Sprint, Toyota, and Bed Bath and Beyond. Less than three years old, DivvyHQ has a small team of fewer than 10 people, with only one salesperson and no paid advertising. Yet they’re… Read more »



ColdCan: The Beverage Insulator Powered by NASA Technology

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Justin McCullough and TJ Henderson have taken their idea through design and CAD Engineering, refined their designs, blown through three prototype versions, and they are finally ready to bring the ColdCan to you. To that end they recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the final steps of the process: manufacturing, assembling, and… Read more »


SweetLabs Drops Their New App Install Platform For Developers and OEMs

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The San Diego-based SweetLabs today dropped a major announcement on us with the launch of their new App Install Platform. Their new offering will enable device manufacturers (OEMs) to simultaneously improve revenues and the user experience via cloud-base services and client-side software. The idea came from their first product, Pokki, which solved app access and… Read more »


Wyncode Partners with Code Fever to Empower Local Youth

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Wyncode announced today that it will be aiding Code Fever, a community-driven organization dedicated to training underserved youth coding and entrepreneurial skills. Wyncode, a coding bootcamp based in The LAB Miami, will send its students to support the Code Fever program by visiting and training students at the Overtown Youth Center.  Code Fever, whose mission is to create… Read more »


Tech Cocktail’s Weekly Job Spotlight: Let the Job Hunt Begin!

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Each year, May and June unleash a crop of newly-minted graduates upon the job market. If you are one of the bright-eyed and bachelor’s-degreed individuals looking to take your place in the working world, our Tech Cocktail Job Board might have the perfect position for you! This week’s top jobs are: Account Executive Digital Grassroots… Read more »


10 Takeaways From #CollisionConf

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Collision Conference took place in downtown Las Vegas this week, hosting some of the biggest names in technology. For two days (May 13 & 14), 1,500 attendees had the opportunity to mingle with industry leaders and members of the media, as well as see the hottest startups in the world. Organized by Europe’s The Summit, this was the… Read more »



Who is the Challenge Cup’s Hottest Elite 8 Startup?

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After going through four competitions in the categories of education, energy, health, and smart cities, 64 startups from 16 cities around the world have made it through the semifinal round in 1776′s Challenge Cup competition. Throughout the week, Tech Cocktail has covered the results from each of the semifinal competitions, and we’re happy to report that all… Read more »


HandUp and MellowCabs Win Challenge Cup Smart Cities Semifinals, Honorable Mention for Reaction

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On the fourth and last night of semifinal rounds, 16 startups competed in the Challenge Cup’s Smart Cities Semifinals. All week long, 64 startups in the categories of health, smart cities, education, and energy have competed for eight spots in Saturday’s Global Finals competition. From RideScout’s smartphone app that aggregates ground transportation options to Silverside Detectors’s low-cost neutron… Read more »