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Ben Miller of Fundrise on the Dawn of Startup Crowdfunding

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Ben Miller will be a panelist at DCWEEK for “Crowdfunding: Exciting New Hope for Entrepreneurs?” He is the cofounder of Fundrise, which lets people invest in local real estate and businesses. DCWEEK is a week-long festival co-produced by Tech Cocktail and iStrategyLabs. Get your tickets here. Tech Cocktail: Tell us about Fundrise. Will it be affected… Read more »


Noah Karesh of Feastly on the New Sharing Economy

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Noah Karesh will be a panelist at DCWEEK for “The Share Economy.” He is the cofounder of Feastly, which lets diners have a unique meal in a cook’s home, and co-owner of the Blind Dog Cafe, a pop-up daytime cafe in Washington, DC. DCWEEK is a week-long festival co-produced by Tech Cocktail and iStrategyLabs. Get… Read more »



Allie Armitage of weBike: The Pros and Cons of Being an Intrapreneur

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Allie Armitage will be a moderator at DCWEEK for The Intrapreneur’s Dilemma. She is an entrepreneur (cofounder and marketing director) at weBike, a bike sharing startup, and an intrapreneur at The Entrepreneur’s Organization. DCWEEK is a week-long festival co-produced by Tech Cocktail and iStrategyLabs. Get your tickets here. Tech Cocktail: What does an intrapreneur mean to you? Allie… Read more »


The Healthy Entrepreneur: BodyAmi CEO Beverly Parenti Shares How to Maintain Health in the StartupLife [Interview]

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Hustle.  This is widely regarded as the top predictor of success for the tech entrepreneur.  One problem- “hustle” in the context of a tech entrepreneur often translates to extended hours of operating behind the screen of a computer.  In other words, hustle begets stagnancy.  Stagnancy begets lethargy.  Lethargy begets caffeine dependency.  Caffeine dependency begets a depleted… Read more »


Jonathan Monaghan Melds Technology and Art [INTERVIEW]

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Jonathan Monaghan will be a panelist at DCWEEK for “Art in the Digital Age.” He is a 3D animator and was an artist-in-residence at MakerBot, a 3D printing startup in New York. DCWEEK is a week-long festival co-produced by Tech Cocktail and iStrategyLabs. Get your tickets here. Tech Cocktail: Tell us about your work with MakerBot…. Read more »


Glen Hellman: The Startup Accelerator Boom [INTERVIEW]

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Glen Hellman will be a moderator at DCWEEK for the Accelerator Showcase. He is an angel investor with Stardust Venture Partners, a Tech Cocktail contributor, and the owner of Driven Forward, which provides coaching and facilitation for executives. DCWEEK is a week-long festival co-produced by Tech Cocktail and iStrategyLabs. Get your tickets here. Tech Cocktail: What do you think of… Read more »


Chris Jagers: How Technology is Affecting Art

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Chris Jagers will be a panelist at DCWEEK for “Art in the Digital Age.” He is the CEO of SlideRoom, which helps organizations handle applications, including artists’ multimedia samples. DCWEEK is a week-long festival co-produced by Tech Cocktail and iStrategyLabs. Get your tickets here. Tech Cocktail: How is SlideRoom helping artists?  Chris Jagers: When an institution uses… Read more »


Robin Chase: Lessons from Starting Zipcar and Buzzcar

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Robin Chase will be a featured speaker at DCWEEK, a week-long festival co-produced by Tech Cocktail and iStrategyLabs. Get your tickets here. Robin Chase is the founder and CEO of Buzzcar, a peer-to-peer car sharing service. She is cofounder and former CEO of Zipcar, an innovative car sharing service. She also started GoLoco.org, a venture combining… Read more »


Daphna Kalman: Why DC is A Startup Paradise, Sleeping Till 11, and OCD Organizational Skills [Interview]

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Tech Cocktail is bringing Tech Cocktail Sessions to back to our nation’s capitol next week and we’re really excited about the pair of entrepreneurs we’ve lined up for you: Daphna Kalman and Peter Corbett.  They’ll be sharing their stories on successful grassroots marketing tactics <register here>. Next week, you’ll get the chance to learn the secrets behind their successes. But… Read more »


Asia vs. Silicon Valley on Failure

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Yesterday, we hosted a day-long Twitter discussion about the culture of failure in Asia. As Asian startup scenes grow, can they embrace the failure, uncertainty, and risk of the entrepreneurial life? We hope to discuss this more at SXSW, where I applied to host a panel on the topic. (Voting closes tonight, so if you’re intrigued, give… Read more »


Candace Klein: Paying It Forward

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“My life story is going to be a made-for-TV movie,” jokes Candace Klein. The plot would go something like this: With a little luck and a lot of persistence, a girl with modest roots overcomes cancer and goes on to change the world by helping women like herself. Klein, one of five children, lived in… Read more »


Up Close and Personal with Matt Galligan, cofounder of Circa and Socialthing

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Tech Cocktail is excited to be introducing Tech Cocktail Sessions to San Francisco on August 29th (tomorrow). We’ve lined up a pair of exceptional entrepreneurs, Matt Galligan and Howard Leonhardt, who will be sharing their insights on the topic of “Turning Ideas into Action” <register here>. Tomorrow, you’ll get the chance to learn the secrets behind their successes. But what about… Read more »


Up Close and Personal with Howard Leonhardt, Inventor, Entrepreneur, and California Governor Candidate

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Tech Cocktail is excited to be introducing Tech Cocktail Sessions to San Francisco on August 29th (next Thursday).  We’ve lined up pair of exceptional entrepreneurs, Matt Galligan and Howard Leonhardt, who will be sharing their insights on the topic of “Turning Ideas into Action” <register here>. Next week, you’ll get the chance to learn the secrets behind their… Read more »


What’s the Hardest Part about Startup Weekend? [Vancouver Edition]

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Startup Weekend, the 54-hour race to build a working product and pitch to judges on Sunday night, came to Vancouver this weekend. The event jumpstarted 17 ideas, from planning routes to selling tickets to epic Pokemon-style networking battles. And contrary to popular belief, few people pulled all-nighters – although “maybe that’s just the Vancouver mentality,”… Read more »


Up Close & Personal: 13 Questions with Care.com CEO Sheila Marcelo

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Next Tuesday, we’re excited to be bringing Tech Cocktail Sessions back to Boston.  We’ve lined up pair of exceptional Boston-area entrepreneurs, Sheila Marcelo and Micah Adler, who will be talking on the topic of “Building Your Company Culture” <register here>. On August 21st, you’ll get the chance to learn the secrets behind their companies’ successes.  But what about the individual sitting on… Read more »