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Is Square Moving To Miami?

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Is San Francisco-based mobile payment company, Square looking to set up shop in Miami? Maybe not yet, but they are throwing an event this week to celebrate Latino business owners, and Square’s Brand Leader, Ricardo Reyes recently visited LAB Miami.   It would be a great move given that that they recently launched  a complete… Read more »


DC-Based Accelerator MACH37 Begins Second Class of Cybersecurity Startups

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Last week, MACH37 began its Spring session with a new batch of cybersecurity startups. This is the second class of companies for the DC-based accelerator. MACH37 is an accelerator located at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, VA. The incubator program is a 90-day affair and is aimed at developing the next generation of information security product companies…. Read more »


Can the eMerge Americas Techweek Conference Put Miami on the Map?

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Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by eMerge Americas. We thank them for their support. To learn more about Tech Cocktail’s sponsored content programs, please contact us. From May 1-7, eMerge Americas will host a huge tech conference hoping to bring together the tech scene across the Americas, with Miami as its hub. The conference, held in Miami Beach,… Read more »


Entrepreneur Fest 2014 Takes Place in DC This Weekend

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This weekend, American University will host Entrepreneur Fest 2014 in Washington, DC. The event was organized by the National Student Initiative in partnership with the university, and is aimed at giving students and other attendees the opportunity to get a glimpse inside the startup world through presentations by, and interactions with, current startup employees, entrepreneurs, and investors. The event… Read more »


Paul Singh Hires Former NBC News Correspondent as Crystal Tech Fund Venture Partner

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Paul Singh, founder of Disruption Corporation, today announced that former NBC correspondent Brooke Salkoff will be joining the team as Crystal Tech Fund Venture Partner. According to the company’s blog, Salkoff brings 17 years of television experience, along with her own journey as a tech entrepreneur, to the Fund. “I’m counting on Brooke to help… Read more »


10 Signs You’re a #MiamiTech Startup Founder

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There is no doubt that Miami is an emerging community of entrepreneurs and startups. We are becoming a connected community of entrepreneurs, and our ecosystem is attracting talent and capital. It’s a unique experience and if you have a startup in Miami, there are certain things that we experience only here. 10 signs you are a… Read more »


NEWS: Apply to the NY Fashion Tech Lab to Rub Elbows with J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, and More

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If you’re one of the lucky fashion tech startups chosen for the new New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFTL), you’ll be spending this summer collaborating with brands like Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Estee Lauder, Macy’s, J. Crew, and Ann Taylor. The NYFTL, which announced applications today, is a three-month accelerator program taking place from May… Read more »



RebelMouse Lets Anyone Make Their Own Huffington Post [VIDEO]

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In December 2011, Huffington Post CTO Paul Berry set off on his own to launch RebelMouse – a site to “enable anyone to make their own Huffington Post,” says Stephanie Bagley, RebelMouse’s director of brand and entertainment partnerships. RebelMouse lets individuals and organizations create online publications full of their own content and content from other… Read more »


How Change.org Is Changing the World [INTERVIEW]

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In 2012, Trayvon Martin’s mother put up a petition on Change.org to prosecute the killer of her son, after he had been released. Soon, the petition had over 2.2 million signatures, and the killer was brought to trial the following month. Change.org is one of the leading petition platforms online, with over 65 million users…. Read more »



Vividly’s Bittersweet Pivot

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In a letter to users, Vividly announced that it will change course and no longer be accepting submissions nor selling pieces through their ecommerce platform Vividly.co. Vividly was founded by sisters Sabrina and Silvia Scandar, Sil and Sab, nine months ago with the mission to create a platform where crowdsourced, art-inspired clothing would be sold. With… Read more »


A Prediction on the Future of the Connected Car

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The connected car trend has been dominating the tech spheres lately, and this year’s SXSW was no exception. And while it had its anticipated place among most of the SXSW fanfare, Dr. Chandra Bhat, Director of Transportation Research at UT Austin, brought the connected car to light in a very different way. During his sessions… Read more »