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6 Apps All Pet Owners Should Have

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Pet owners know that having pet is very rewarding, and even good for your health. More companies are creating solutions to daily problems pet owners face, like losing your dog and finding a bar where you can take your pet in a new location. We are throwing you a bone (chuckle) and giving you a list… Read more »


Collaboration Versus Competition, When Building a Startup Ecosystem [VIDEO]

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There is no question that creating a city where collisions happen is imperative for a sustainable ecosystem. However, it requires time and strong will to build cities that encourages collaborations. Dylan Jorgensen led the conversation during Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference about the hurdles that must be overcome to create a startup hub where collisions happen. “Once people get… Read more »



The Foodie-Effect Has Taken Over South Florida’s Entrepreneurs, And How They Are Cashing In

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South Florida is betting on its diverse culinary scene and growing tech community to get in on a burgeoning tech-and-food industry. In South Florida, the tech-and-food business is in its early stages, but we are seeing more successful launches and growth of startups in this particular industry. Just last week, Endeavor Miami announced DeliverLean, and Ginnybakes to their portfolio… Read more »



Founders Share Their Scariest Startup Stories

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Fear is that unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that something is likely to cause pain. In the life of an entrepreneur, that something is usually their startup. In the spirit of Halloween, we asked these founders to dish on what was the scariest moment so far on their startup journey. Warning: These startup stories are not for… Read more »


Why Snuggling an Uber Kitten Is Good for Your Startup

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For National Cat Day yesterday, Uber teamed up with Cheezburger and ASPCA for the second year in a row to deliver kittens instead of people. Users in 7 cities – Austin, Chicago, DC, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle – could open up the Uber app and request a kitten, which would be delivered to your… Read more »



Joel Trammell of Khorus: How to Get from Founder to CEO [VIDEO]

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On Thursday, November 6, Tech Cocktail is hosting its Chicago Mixer & Startup Showcase, featuring Spark‘s Scott Hess and Khorus‘s Joel Trammell. Get your tickets now! At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate, Joel Trammell took some time to speak to attendees about what it means to be CEO. Specifically, he talked about how a startup… Read more »


The Top 30 Startup Accelerators Ranked

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Startup accelerators have been around for almost 10 years now, and the landscape is starting to change. We’re seeing more and more international accelerators, as well as programs for niche industries and niche demographics. In Accelerate: Founder Insights into Accelerator Programs, authors Luke Deering, Matt Cartagena, and Chris Dowdeswell list over 200 programs – and provide… Read more »


Martin Ringlein on the Top Ten Traits of Entrepreneurship

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Last month, Tech Cocktail joined startup and tech enthusiasts in welcoming Maria Thomas of SmartThings and Martin Ringlein of nvite in Crystal City at Disruption Corporation, home of Crystal Tech Fund. An award-winning designer, developer, entrepreneur and angel investor; Martin most recently was at The White House as a President as a Presidential Innovation Fellow…. Read more »



When Seeking Corporate Funding or Partnership, Don’t Lose Sight of Your Startup Vision [VIDEO]

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At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, there was a lot of focus on how public and private entities can support the development of startup communities. In one particular panel, titled “Corporations Embracing Startup Communities,” representatives from leading corporations discussed the various ways through which large companies are working with and alongside startups to develop today’s innovative tech… Read more »