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Chef’s Roll: The LinkedIn for Chefs is Thriving in San Diego


Chef’s Roll was founded by Thomas Keslinke and Frans van der Lee as the self-proclaimed LinkedIn for chefs. It’s marketed worldwide to chefs and culinary professionals as a way to tell their story, showcase their talent, and connect with anybody from potential customers to casting producers. “Websites like this are gold to casting producers,” says… Read more »

Surf, Sun, and Startups – San Diego is Becoming a Major Player: Part 2


What could be better than having a strong university in your city that inspires students to explore an entrepreneurial future? The only thing I can think of would be having 3 universities that work both independently and collaboratively to fuel students’ entrepreneurial goals. Between The University of San Diego (USD), San Diego State University (SDSU),… Read more »

Calling All West Coast Writers!


When I first started contributing at Tech Cocktail, it was as if a small sliver of sunlight had breached a long overcast sky. It had always been my dream to contribute content to a website, and the more I wrote, the more I saw every day before me blaze brighter with opportunity, excitement, and fun…. Read more »

Tango Extends Deadline on Their Indiegogo Campaign


Bhavesh Shah is currently running one of the largest Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to date for Tango, a PC that fits in the palm of your hand. There are only five days left in the campaign, but since they have already raised over $219,500, they will be extending the deadline to the end of February. The actual… Read more »

Aisle Planner’s New Platform is the Only Thing You’ll Need for Wedding Planning

Aisle Planner Lead Image

Aisle Planner, the San Diego-based startup that hopes to increase collaboration in the wedding industry through its on-demand planning software, announced on Monday the release of its new, comprehensive, Cloud-based, wedding planning platform. After spending a bit of time in beta, the new platform is impressive – offering both wedding inspiration and robust planning features… Read more »

ForwardMetrics to Provide Instant Salesforce Data Access


Today ForwardMetrics is rolling out a software update to their FM Navigator client that will provide their users with instant access to Salesforce data. This update follows in the wake of ForwardMetrics’ recent $1 million in private funding. Leveraging quick access to your Salesforce data, FM Navigator will be able to track anything going on within… Read more »

ForwardMetrics Scores $1 Million in Private Funding


The team at ForwardMetrics recently acquired $1 million in private donations, bringing their grand total of startup funding to $1.75 million. The additional money will ensure improvements and innovations across the company’s collaborations, communications, and performance. To better support the fast-growing customer base, ForwardMetrics is planning to expand the staffing while maintaining their two-part software suite. The… Read more »

Tech Cocktail’s San Diego Mixer & Startup Showcase Recap


Analog Bar, in the historic Gaslamp District, played host to Tech Cocktail’s San Diego Mixer & Startup Showcase last Thursday. The San Diego tech scene donned their West Coast business attire – aka jeans and button downs – and got together for a great night of networking, pitching, and showcasing. The reader’s choice for best startup… Read more »

Get Hired: A User’s Guide to thePortfolium


It’s okay, fella. Everyone’s feeling down nowadays. Game of Thrones is done for the season, Baby Yeezus was just born, and high school students are running free and ruining our summer days again. Breathe. I may have some news that will cheer you up! Your potato chip artwork might finally help get you a job…but that’s only… Read more »

Locbit: When Passion for Building Leads to Innovation


Quick grammar lesson: what is the difference between “doing well” and “doing good”? For my purposes, I’ll assume that you subscribe to the view of grammar that equates “doing well” with “doing fine,” and interprets “doing good” as “doing good [acts/deeds/works].” I know – grammar, ugh, someone stop this article right now. This distinction is important, though,… Read more »