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Local Motors is Hell Bent on Disrupting Auto Manufacturing

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Disruption is something that most of us in the tech community either hear or talk about on a daily basis. Sometimes it’s just that: talk and chatter. However, other times, disruptive efforts by entrepreneurs and startups have accomplished some magnificent and awe inspiring feats….


Kandypens’ New Vaporizer Promises to Disrupt All Others

By | May 6, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The word disruption gets tossed around a lot these days, and it seems that everybody has their own definition of what it means. But for Graham Gibson – CEO of Kandypens – it goes no further than the dictionary definition of the word:  …


“We Want to be the Apple of the Portable Vape Industry”

By | Apr 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

“We’re trying to change the game in a world and industry where every product – vaporizers – virtually do the same thing,” says Graham Gibson, CEO at Kandypens. “We have to keep coming up with new items to give our customers, and we’ve been…

Dev & Design

Graphic Design Delivery is Broken, Says Design Pickle

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm

It’s routine practice: you need a graphic designer, so you hire a freelancer, firm, or in-house staff to meet the need. Design Pickle doesn’t like that though, because they think the graphic design delivery system is broken. The problem that Design Pickle diagnosed is…


Don’t Lose Your Authenticity as an Entrepreneur

By | Feb 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm

When Jennifer Paige was in college, she was in a car accident that took the lives of both her parents. The last thing her mother said to her was: Where do you want to go? Paige has taken up that question as a guiding…


Fortcraft Brings Minecraft Into the Real World

By | Nov 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Jon Irons, a 24-year-old recent ASU College Design Graduate, is bringing Minecraft to life. As he’s calling it, Fortcraft is a kit of real, life-size Minecraft blocks that he’s funding via a Kickstarter campaign. The idea behind Fortcraft is to provide gamers with the…


New York Angel Investors Bank $350,000 on Intellectual Property

By | Aug 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Traklight, a platform that provides cloud-based software for identifying and protecting intellectual property (IP), yesterday announced that they have raised $350,000 of angel funding from New York investors. Part of the appeal for the investors is the fact that Traklight is used by both…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Phoenix’s Hottest Social Startups Are…

By | Sep 5, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Last night was Tech Cocktail Social in Phoenix at SEEDSPOT.  Of the startups included at the event, the Tech Cocktail editorial team selected the two hottest.  And they were… Phoenix’s Hottest Startups Ducotrax – Ducotrax is a Cloud based inventory management platform that enables…


DarkPulse Founder Dennis O’Leary: Entrepreneurship Is Like An Unstoppable Disease

By | Aug 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Fiber optics was not something that Dennis O’Leary, Founder and CEO of DarkPulse Technologies, had in mind for a startup, but he found the opportunity to commercialize a technology while working at a university. DarkPulse offers fiber optics sensor technology to monitor oil, gas…


Eli Chmouni of Veteran Focused AlphaStripe Shares Vision

By | Jul 4, 2012 at 10:30 am

On the 4th of July we collectively celebrate our freedom, a freedom that we fought for. This quickly turns into a reflection on those military veterans and service men and women that gave so much fighting for or defending that freedom. An Arizona-based startup, AlphaStripe is looking to help…


Tim Rocho of Set For Life Aims To Foster Financial Literacy Education

By | Jul 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Financial struggles are one of the biggest causes of stress. So it would only make sense to be totally fluent in financial ins and outs.  Financial literacy enables individuals to make informed and effective decisions through their understanding of finances. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona and founded by…


Gabrielle Palermo Of ASU Student Led Startup G3Box Aims To Save Lives

By | Jun 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

In Malawi, Africa, for every 100,000 live babies born, 1,200 women will die. This is a pretty sad statistic, and a group of four Arizona State University engineering students, led by the team of Gabrielle Palmermo, James Tyler, John Walters and Susanna Young, set out to…


Now That’s Called Bootstrapping: Why One Entrepreneur Stopped Pursuing Investors

By | Feb 12, 2012 at 10:00 am

Imagine using your media center as a server for your startup. You’re sitting there, watching Netflix, and suddenly, everything goes down. You realize your server just got hit because the Denver Post started using your startup. It happened to Paul Kenjora, and he proceeded…


Sluggers Tweet From The MLB Home Run Derby

By | Jul 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Tonight is the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby which is a summer tradition that I’ve been a big fan of since I was a little leaguer. Tonight though has a new twist as players have the opportunity to provide live commentary, photos and…