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Who are the Challenge Cup Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startups? [POLL]

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In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities. On December 11th, Challenge Cup will bring the excitement to Boston, where dozens of startups will battle for the four regional winners’… Read more »

Rachna Choudhry Went From Zero to Entrepreneur With DC’s Help


At one time, entrepreneur Rachna Choudhry was so green to the entrepreneurial world that she read a how-to-start-your-own-business-book cover to cover in a Starbucks before ever thinking about POPVOX. Ironically, her first lesson — and perhaps the biggest lesson — didn’t even come from that book. Choudhry realized she had to go out into the… Read more »

Meaningfy, aka Automated, Virtual Cloud Analyst


Andre Lessa has worked for several different Pittsburgh-based companies like Deloitte Consulting, Transportopia, ModCloth, Lockerz, Vivisimo, and American Eagle Outfitters. Over the course of his employment history, he has racked up 20 years of experience as a team lead, project manager, software engineer, and CTO. It was no surprise, then, when he decided to jump… Read more »

If You Seek Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Seek Greg Cangialosi


Greg Cangialosi co-founded Betamore, an 8,000 square-foot urban campus for entrepreneurship, in January of 2013 in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. Under his leadership the campus has tirelessly worked to fulfill a twofold mission: stimulate the establishment and growth of tech-based startups and offer a career-focused education led by industry experts. When he’s not… Read more »

Let PicYourWeekend Guide You to a Better Weekend


What did you do this weekend? Could it have been better? If your weekend plans were lacking in luster, PowerInbox has a possible solution. On Thursday, the company that brought us interactive email released their latest product, PicYourWeekend. Built on the PowerInbox platform, the app promises to help users plan their weekends with ease. With… Read more »

11 Chicago Startups Destined to Breakout in 2014

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Tech Cocktail: Now With More Hyper-Local! In case you missed it Tech Cocktail is more region-specific than ever. Atlanta, Austin, Boise, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, NYC, and San Francisco have gotten their own dedicated pages with their own design, their own posts, and their own trending content from around the web…. Read more »

DC’s Fortify Ventures Shuts Down Accelerator Program

Fortify Ventures, also known as “The Fort,” today announced that it will be shutting down its accelerator program. The DC-based program has funded companies since 2011, including Social Tables, Venga, RidePost, TrendPo, and others. “We believe in the process of accelerating startups and Fortify has enjoyed running 17 companies through our program over the past couple… Read more »

StayAtHand Launches iOS App That Will Change Hotel Booking


“If man were designed to live a stationery existence, then legs would serve no purpose other than fodder for the mosquitoes.” Don’t bother Googling that – it’s a wholly contrived quotation from yours truly. Notwithstanding, I think it’s apropos of today’s human condition: humans can’t stay still; we’ve become an incessantly traveling species – and the… Read more »

JustGo Raises $1.7 Million, Welcomes Big Changes


The social media audience management platform JustGo today announced $1.7 million raised from a private investor group. Including the founder Justin Golshir, the money was raised by Freddie Achom’s Rosemont Group Capital Partners and founding investors in Beatport. As part of the fundraising deal Jonas Tempel, the former CEO of Beatport, will step in and… Read more » Launches, Promises a New Way to Search App Stores


Today in Berlin a brand new, web-based discovery platform,, was launched to give consumers on Android or iOS transparent comparison shopping with regard to apps. The third-party search engine catalogues the over 1 million available apps and delivers hypersensitive results to consumers. “As an app developer it was obvious:  With the existing search engines,… Read more »