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Tech Cocktail’s Co-Founder Frank Gruber To Launch Delivering Hawaiianess: An Island Chain As A Startup

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After spending almost eight years building Tech Cocktail into an online tech startup news and events company with global reach, we’d like to report Tech Cocktail Co-founder and CEO, Frank Gruber has announced the launch of a new initiative called Delivering Hawaiianess. Delivering Hawaiianess will take the learnings from Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project in Las Vegas,… Read more »


Miami’s LiveNinja Raises an Additional $500K

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Miami’s video chat marketplace, LiveNinja, today announced that they have received an additional $500K in funding. This announcement comes on the heels of their launch of the Katana platform, which we reported last week. LiveNinja announced the funding news at today’s Startup City Miami event. The funding was provided by local, undisclosed angel investors, bringing… Read more »



Good.Co is Creating Happier Employees By Solving the Culture Fit Problem [VIDEO]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! According to Jonathan Wylie, 77 percent of Americans are disengaged at work. This isn’t to say that they’re necessarily bad at their jobs, they’re merely feeling, you know,… Read more »


Post-Accelerator and Growth Funding in Berlin

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A couple of weeks ago, a colleague and I went on a trip to Vienna, Austria to deliver a keynote to a state-funded innovation agency to discuss entrepreneurship and the role of mentoring. One of the key points that came out of that discussion was the role of accelerators and the state of growth funding… Read more »


Thinkers, Doers, and Makers: Yoshi Maisami Wants You at DC’s Ideaspace [Video]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Washington D.C. is home to many co-working spaces like 1776, but Yoshi Maisami thinks our nation’s capital could benefit from having a commercial maker space. Thus, he founded… Read more »


Aaron Saunders and Clearly Innovative Are Helping Underserved Students in DC [Video]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Two years ago, Aaron Saunders had the opportunity to host a summer hackathon in the DC neighborhood of Anacostia for kids in underserved communities, sponsored by his mobile… Read more »


Sage Salvo’s Words Liive Sheds New Light on English Language Arts [Video]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Sage Salvo founded Words Liive because he wants to help students read more proficiently and study literature in more depth. To that end he’s developed an algorithm that… Read more »


Doers, Donors, and Door Openers Are Helping Marissa Jennings Build SocialGrlz [Video]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! While Marissa Jennings was at Bennett College she had to complete a senior project, and she decided to design a magazine for young African American women. However, during… Read more »


How GE and Local Motors Will Innovate Manufacturing [Video]

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Last night, Tech Cocktail held a DC Sessions event at the GE Garage in downtown Washington, where we got to sit down for a fireside chat with Local Motors‘ Chief Strategy Officer, Justin Fishkin, and GE’s Executive Director for Global Innovation & New Models, Stephen J. Liguori. The two companies have teamed up in 2014 for an initiative that… Read more »


Ultra Music Festival Survival Apps

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Miami, Ultra Music Festival is upon us and there is no escaping the annual musical festivity. For some, the time has come to grab their dancing shoes and go on a 72-hour dance-infused trip like no other. For others, it’s a nightmare to avoid at all cost. If you’re an Ultra fan, you know that… Read more »




Two Washington University Entrepreneurs are Taking Sparo Labs to A UN Summit

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What do you get when you add together two hard-working students, one of the best universities in the country, and an incredibly efficient entrepreneurial education platform at said university? The short answer is: Sparo Labs. Founded by Washington University students Andrew Brimer and Abigail Cohen, Sparo Labs focuses their efforts on the healthcare world, specifically… Read more »


How Carbon Cash is Decreasing Energy Consumption On College Campuses [VIDEO]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! If you’re a current college student (or remember having gone to college), then you know that electricity is constantly being used in every corner of the university (from… Read more »