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HDScores Asks: Are You Eating at Clean Restaurants?

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Sometimes looks can be deceiving, especially in the restaurant business. Have you ever been into a restaurant that outwardly appears clean, only to find it filthy once you’re too far invested in the meal? You can feel your skin crawling, the carpet looks like it hasn’t been cleaned in years, and suddenly there’s a sharp… Read more »



TechShop DC-Arlington is a Great Resource for Veterans

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. This upcoming Tuesday, November 18, TechShop DC-Arlington is having… Read more »


Freelancers: Overdue Invoices? Just Tell Julie!

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“Ah, that invoice got stuck in our spam folder!” Ever heard that one? How many hundreds of times? Julie Elster created a service that has gained national attention overnight, and suddenly everyone is saying, “Just tell Julie!” Just two days ago, the service was posted to Product Hunt. The upvotes keep increasing. “I dig it… sometimes one… Read more »


With CommunityLeader, Crowdfunding Becomes a Possibility for Many

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Nowadays, it seems that everyone and their mother is taking part in crowdfunding. From larger crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, to smaller niche platforms like PubSlush and EventStir, crowdfunding seems to be one of the next major players in financing. Unbeknownst to many who currently engage in these platforms, though, there’s a lot that goes… Read more »


Y Combinator-Backed CareMessage Raises Over $3.7 Million In First Round Of Fundraising

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San Francisco-based startup CareMessage announced a series of grants that will enable the organization to bring its technology to millions of low-income patients in order to help them live healthier lives. The non-profit startup develops technology to improve healthcare delivery and management for patients in medically underserved areas of the United States through the use of mobile… Read more »


TapSnap Proves the Photo Booth Isn’t Dead

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This year at our Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference we had an awesome photo booth. It’s not just our team that’s fallen head over heels in love with the photo booth it’s kind of a big deal everywhere: weddings, mitzvahs, and corporate events. But we’re not talking about the old school photo booth where you go in,… Read more »



vBench is the One-Stop-Shop for Freelancers Looking for Work

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About 18 months ago JT Eberly moved from Chicago to St. Paul, Minnesota to immerse himself in the local startup culture and foster the growth of his company, vBench. His co-founder Matt Pundmann stuck behind in the windy city, and together they have successfully bootstrapped the company through its initial development phase. “Entrepreneurship is very… Read more »


5 Reasons to Launch Your Gaming App in Latin America

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Gaming is leading in the three most important consumer usage behaviors on mobile devices: reach, engagement, and monetization. More people have mobile phones, people are spending longer time on their phones, and spending money on mobile games. “We’ve moved from million-dollar games to billion-dollar games,” said Kristian Segerstrale, a game investor at Initial Capital in… Read more »


The Riide Electric Bike is the Future of Biking [VIDEO]

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. Prior to this summer, if you were to ask… Read more »


Swig: The Niche Social Network for Drinkers

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Harry Raymond co-founded and designed Swig to be a new, niche social platform for drink explorers who want to know what’s on tap at over 50,000 bars, restaurants, and distilleries throughout the US. Yesterday, the team pushed Swig live on iOS. Users follow friends, bartenders, and local drink aficionados for insider tips on the best wine, beer,… Read more »


Personal Launches Fill It Mobile at #pii2014

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The Crowne Plaza Palo Alto hotel in Silicon Valley is today hosting the 2014 Privacy Identity Innovation (#pii2014) conference, which focuses on the latest developments in areas like mobile, biometrics, the Internet of Things, and big data. Attendees will get an earful of trends and businesses driving the personal information economy while also receiving guidance… Read more »


SalesCart: Social and Mobile E-commerce Tools for Small Businesses

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Building a website for your business can be complicated and time consuming, especially if you are a small e-commerce company. Dealing with payment fees can be an expensive hassle. That’s why Round Rock-based startup SalesCart believes that companies should be able to set up e-commerce online stores on-the go. SalesCart allows merchants to reach their market by… Read more »