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Tobin Moore Talks About Optoro’s Sustainable Reverse Logistics Platform

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The retail industry is not, as a whole, a very sustainable one. Think of all the products that get returned that are not re-sellable. Much of this returned inventory gets shipped to landfills. You can’t completely blame the retailers for this, because their primary…


Ben Parr: Understand Your Audience’s Attention [VIDEO]

By | Apr 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Understanding the frame of reference of your audience is the one key element that successful websites, journalists, and marketers possess. Earlier this month, Frank Gruber and Ben Parr sat down for DC Sessions, a conversation about Parr’s book, Captivology. “When I went through all…


This Entrepreneur Got $1M From All ‘Shark Tank’ Investors

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm

If you’re a fan of Shark Tank, you know that it’s pretty difficult to get one of the investors to fund an idea. It’s even harder to get all investors to invest, but Charles Michael Yim did just that. On September 2013  Yim, CEO…


How Virtual Reality Can Improve Your Driving Experience

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm

This is a sponsored article by our partners at Ford. Typically we associate virtual and augmented reality technology with fun and games, thanks to Oculus Rift or Google Glass. But Ford Motor Company takes immersive virtual reality very seriously. Ford is the first automaker to use a…


Internship to Entrepreneur: How to Create a Foundation From Your Experience

By | Dec 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

It’s that time of the year when college students are applying for summer internships. Some are doing it to secure a job after college, some just want it for the experience, and others do it because their parents are tired of them “hanging out”…



Sun Tzu’s 10 Leadership Advice for Startup Founders

By | Dec 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

Chinese military general Sun Tzu is considered one of the greatest strategists and tacticians of all time. He wrote an ancient Chinese military text called The Art of War (a must read) that has been adapted for use in teachings on leadership, politics, and business today….


Jim Kostro: 1 Year, 100 Employees, and Taking the Final Mile Shipping Industry by Storm

By | Dec 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm

A little while ago I wrote about a startup that has nothing to do with tech with the intention of reminding all of us tech-centric entrepreneurs out there that being a startup or entrepreneur doesn’t necessarily include technology as a defining variable. Some of…


3 Entrepreneurs Explain What Inspires Them, What the Future Will Hold and How the Government Can Help

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

What inspires innovation? Some entrepreneurs have an “aha” moment that leads them to their newest venture, while others wait years for the right ingredients to come together and bring their innovative designs to life. I talked to three entrepreneurs from disparate fields – clean…


Las Vegas

4 Startup Tips from Constant Contact’s Alec Stern

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm

This Thursday, December 11, we are holding our Tech Cocktail Week: December Sessions in downtown Las Vegas, where we will hear about the experiences of successful entrepreneurs, investors and other industry experts. Get your ticket now. Alec Stern is the VP of strategic innovation and the…



Investing in Miami: First Come the Startup Failures, Then Comes the Success

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Tech Cocktail is a Media Partner during Sime MIA 2014 “Our entrepreneurs are becoming more sophisticated about the process of raising capital,” Melissa Krinzman of Krillion Ventures said proudly to a full audience of South Florida’s industry leaders during Sime MIA. Krinzman was joined by…


Optimizing Customer Acquisition Channels: Interview with Mattan Griffel

By | Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Startup founders everywhere are most interested in customer acquisition and activation, so the Rocketship podcast reached out to Mattan Griffel of One Month, which is a company that provides 30-day online video courses in Web & iOS Development, Growth Hacking, and more. Griffel also has a…


Secrets of the Most Successful Tech YouTube Content Creators Revealed

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

This is a guest post by Jesse Lakes, co-founder and CEO of GeoRiot. Tech + YouTube is the perfect union, and to the lucky few who have made it big in the tech YouTube game, using the powerful platform to create videos and content has…



StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: Bootstrapping Was Difficult Yet Important for Growth

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

StyleSeat’s co-founder and CEO Melody McCloskey was in Miami this week to talk about her entrepreneurial journey during Tech Cocktail Sessions.  McCloskey spoke to an audience of industry leaders and entrepreneurs about beauty-booking app StyleSeat, and how she decided to pursue her passion. “It got…



Freelancers: Overdue Invoices? Just Tell Julie!

By | Nov 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm

“Ah, that invoice got stuck in our spam folder!” Ever heard that one? How many hundreds of times? Julie Elster created a service that has gained national attention overnight, and suddenly everyone is saying, “Just tell Julie!” Just two days ago, the service was posted to…