Business

DC

Technology +Talent + Culture = Vox Media Formula to Success

By | Jun 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

Content is King, but not what helped Vox Media raise capital and trust of investors. It takes more than that, there is a formula. That formula was shared by Vox Media’s CEO Jim Bankoff talk during Tech Cocktail Sessions, to a crowd of entrepreneurs…

Business

Miami

The Wall Street Journal Spotlights Miami-Based Open English

By | Jun 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The Wall Street Journal recently published a feature on Miami-based startup Open English, led by Andres Moreno, which is now valued at an estimated $350 million. WSJ focused on the company’s tremendous growth that includes raising an estimated $120 million in venture capital, “underscoring the…

Culture

DC

9 Ways to Support Diversity in DC Tech

By | Jun 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Last night, a few hundred people filled MLK Library for DCTech Meetup’s Women in Tech edition. After pitches from six women-led startups in the DC region, an all-female panel of local women in tech discussed the ways through which we can impact the membership…

Entrepreneur

DC

29 Tips for Entrepreneurs & Women in Tech

By | May 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Between the hundreds of Meetup groups and email invitations for the next panel on fundraising, the tech scene in any city can be hard to navigate. In DC alone, there are more than two dozen organizations that are angled as resources for women in…

Conferences

Las Vegas

“Entrepreneurs Will Look at Silicon Valley And See Sell-outs” Says Investor Chamath Palihapitiya

By | May 13, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Venture capitalist and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya took the Collision Conference main stage and quickly shared a major concern that Silicon Valley is becoming predictable.  The founder of the investment company, The Social+Capital Partnership, said today that investors “need to be passionate.” During his interview…

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Announcements

Las Vegas

“If You Go to Google You Are Going to Waste Your Brain” – Keith Rabois of Khlosa Ventures

By | May 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The first Collision Conference has brought together tech industry leaders to Downtown Las Vegas, including Keith Rabois investor at Khosla Venture and most recently COO at Square. Rabois took the stage and discussed the difficulty entrepreneurs face when it comes to hiring talent, especially when…

Inspiration

Miami

17-Year-Old Miami-Based Developer Lands On Stage with Zuckerberg at F8

By | May 8, 2014 at 9:00 am

A Miami teen developer has been making headlines this week after Mark Zuckerberg personally chose him to be featured at the f8 developer conference. Michael Sayman is a 17-year-old living in Kendall, who started making tens of thousands of dollars to support his family on…

Finance

Miami

“More money, More Problems,” Open English CEO Andres Moreno Talks Funding

By | May 5, 2014 at 12:53 pm

The co-founder and CEO of Open English, Andres Moreno, shared some of his personal experience in raising venture capital with Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber during the Miami Sessions event at Venture Hive. Moreno definitely knows best — he went from taking two years to raise…

Business

Miami

5 Reasons Why Miami is an Awesome City for Tech

By | May 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Maybe I’m slightly biased here; I’ve grown up in Boca Raton, a stone’s throw away from Miami, for the last 18 years and have looked to the city as a hub of entrepreneurial activity for the last four years. While Silicon Valley has always…

Announcements

Miami

Open English CEO Will Invest $1 Million Dollars in the Miami Tech Community

By | May 2, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Last night, Miami’s tech community gathered at Venture Hive to listen to co-founder and CEO of Open English Andres Moreno. In a casual setting and surrounded by local entrepreneurs, Moreno announced that he will invest $1 million dollars in the region. More details about…

Entrepreneur

New Orleans

Meet Colin Grussing, New Orleans’ Most Fearless and Crazy Entrepreneur

By | Apr 4, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Entrepreneurs are often described as a bit crazy; those of us who have embarked on an entrepreneurial journey can tell you that “crazy” comes in handy. Some entrepreneurs take crazy to another level; however, when it’s combined with fearlessness, that’s when big things can…

Entrepreneur

Miami

“Hope is Not a Strategy” Q&A with Peter Shanley

By | Mar 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

If you are part of a startup, you probably consider Eric Ries’ Lean Startup your startup bible and its scientific principles, startup commandments. Principles of the Lean Startup include: Entrepreneurs are everywhere Entrepreneurship is management Validated Learning Innovation Accounting Build Measure Learn We caught…

Announcements

DC

‘Startupland’ Documentary Series Will Premiere in DC This March 13

By | Mar 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

The highly-anticipated Startupland documentary web series has announced its global premiere for Thursday, March 13 in Washington, DC. The series looks at the stories of five early-stage startups as they navigate their ways through the accelerator process. The premiere will have two showtimes and will be…

Culture

DC

Startup Culture Matters: Q&A with SocialRadar’s Michael Chasen

By | Dec 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Let’s face it, culture’s hot right now. From Zappos and Netflix to Hubspot and Google, founders are eager to create their own manifestos and espouse a cool culture. I’m constantly reminding clients that it takes more than a list of values to create a culture….

Entrepreneur

The 4-Hour TV Star? Tim Ferriss On Going Primetime + Creating “F*cking Amazing” Products

By | Nov 29, 2013 at 10:00 am

In the six+ years since publishing The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss’s popularity has exploded.  Not only has 4HWW spent more than four hours years on the New York Times Best Seller list, but he has since gone onto write two more NY Times Best Sellers:…

Business

DC

LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy Says People and Culture Keys To Success

By | Oct 17, 2013 at 12:09 pm

On Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. Tech Cocktail’s CEO Frank Gruber had an opportunity to sit down with Tim O’Shaughnessy, Co-founder and CEO of daily deals giant LivingSocial.  It was a great chance  for the crowd to soak in some words of wisdom from…