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6 Tales of Conference Missed Connections

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When I’m bored and have nothing to do, occasionally I’ll find myself browsing through Craigslist missed connections. It’s not that weird, really, a lot of people do it (right?), or at least a lot of my own friends do it (one friend even created an app for it). Sure there are a few sketchy posts,… Read more »


DreamIt Austin Accelerator is Taking Applications

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DreamIt Ventures aims to help accomplished entrepreneurs build great companies. While the Philly program is in full swing, the accelerator program in Austin is taking applications for the 2015 cycle. This is the third year of DreamIt Austin; in the past, Austin classes have included participants from Brazil, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, and Israel. “The… Read more »


Techstars Cofounder David Cohen Explains the Equity-Back Guarantee [Q&A]

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At the beginning of September, Techstars announced something revolutionary for the world of startup accelerators: an equity-back guarantee starting in 2015. Next year, companies who go through Techstars will have three days after the end of the three-month program to lower or eliminate the amount of equity Techstars took. Right now, Techstars offers $18,000 in funding… Read more »


Product Hunt Raises $6M in Series A Funding

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Tech rating site, Product Hunt, has raised US $6 million in a new round of funding. This news comes days after the company announced that it raised a seed funding round of $1M and launched an iOS app. According to unnamed sources sited by TechCrunch, the round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and Product Hunt picked… Read more »


Startup PR Basics: How to Handle Press Releases, Media Lists, Pitch Emails, and Follow Ups

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Want a subscription to Pr.co? The first 5 people who tweet this article and mention @techcocktail will get a free 6-month Business subscription ($450 value). Right now, startup PR is pretty much a lose-lose situation for entrepreneurs and journalists. You entrepreneurs send out pitches you’re unsure about, get ignored, follow up, and get ignored again. You probably… Read more »