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15 Favorite Quotes from Sime MIA 2014


Tech Cocktail is a Media Partner during Sime MIA 2014  The team behind Sime MIA has outdone itself this year. They brought a group of eclectic and powerful innovators from across the globe to South Florida. From political activists to inventors, the audience left the conference invigorated by an infusion of knowledge on the role technology plays… Read more »

David Tisch to Join Cornell Tech as Head of its Startup Studio


This morning, Cornell University announced that entrepreneur, investor, and Techstars NYC cofounder David Tisch will join Cornell Tech as head of its Startup Studio. In this role, Tisch will work alongside Cornell Tech’s Chief Entrepreneurial Office and former Twitter CTO, Greg Pass, to develop the capstone program of Cornell Tech’s experiential learning curriculum. “David will provide our… Read more »

DC’s AddThis Releases New Audience Targeting Tools to Help Websites Increase User Engagement


The Vienna, VA-based content engagement platform AddThis announced this morning that it has released a new set of audience targeting capabilities that will provide website owners with tools to deliver more personalized and relevant content to site visitors. Through this improved platform, AddThis users will be better positioned to improve user engagement and conversions, leading to… Read more »

Jonathan Neman Tells the Tale of Sweetgreen


Jonathan Neman, the co-founder and co-CEO of Sweetgreen, always knew it was in his genes to venture out and start his own company. During his tenure as an undergraduate at Georgetown University, he teamed up with a few friends after they all spent time abroad; each student had the desire to create something upon their… Read more »

Nicely Gift-Giving App Launches in DC and Inspires #BeNice Campaign


Yesterday, Gardner Prescott Technology Ventures, LLC (GPTV) launched Nicely, their first startup venture. Nicely, founded by CEO Whitney Jones and based in Washington DC, was developed from the idea that we could all benefit from more random acts of kindness. The mobile-based app makes it easy to to be nice and recognize family, friends, and coworkers… Read more »

YOPP: From Arlington Small Business Day to an App That Connects You Directly to Small Businesses


This past Saturday, President Obama was spotted at local bookstore Politics & Prose – undoubtedly a renowned institution in Washington, D.C. – supporting the small business economy by purchasing 17 books from the shop. In recent years, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated as “Small Business Saturday”, all in an effort to drive sales at small businesses… Read more »

NYC’s Bonusly Raises $1M for Peer-to-Peer Bonuses


Brooklyn-based Bonusly, the company behind the Web platform that helps companies replace traditional bonuses with peer-to-peer bonuses, announced this morning that it has raised $1 million in seed funding. This is the first kind of institutional financing for the company, which has been bootstrapping since 2012. The seed funding comes from Bloomberg Beta and FirstMark Capital. According to the… Read more »

Venture Hive Partners with Microsoft for Global Startup Education Program


Miami-based accelerator and education company, Venture Hive, has partnered with Microsoft Innovation Centers (MIC’s) to develop a pre-accelerator program that connects entrepreneurs to resources and support their need in validating and building their ideas into solutions. The MIC Pre-Accelerator program includes 12 weeks of intensive, specialized training for entrepreneurs, who will have access and support from the international… Read more »

Investing in Miami: First Come the Startup Failures, Then Comes the Success

Sime MIA 2014 Investment Panel

Tech Cocktail is a Media Partner during Sime MIA 2014 “Our entrepreneurs are becoming more sophisticated about the process of raising capital,” Melissa Krinzman of Krillion Ventures said proudly to a full audience of South Florida’s industry leaders during Sime MIA. Krinzman was joined by a panel of experts that included Scout Ventures’ Bradley Harrison and… Read more »

Loup Helps SF Locals Create “The Perfect Morning Commute”


This morning Loup announced that they have raised $1.5 million led by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams’ Obvious Ventures. Along with the funding announcement comes the official launch of the Loup platform, where the private car experience meets public transportation. According to the team, one of the biggest challenges faced by San Francisco residents and commuters… Read more »