Andy White: Building Culture and Community with the Vegas Tech Fund [VIDEO]

By | Jan 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Sure, wearable technology may be one of the biggest trends at this year’s International CES, but when it comes to other startup trends to look into, we should look no further than the application of 3D technology to solve very real world problems. At…


Harper Reed: How To Lead A Metrics-Driven Tech Organization [Video]

By | Jan 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

Harper Reed’s website reads: “I am an engineer who builds paradigm-shifting technology and leads others to do the same. I love using the enormity of the internet to bring people together.” Surely he must be, as his website continues, “probably one of the coolest…


Amy Jo Martin: Behind Every Good Social Media Strategy is a Human Being

By | Dec 27, 2013 at 11:00 am

In 2011, one-time Academy Award nominee (not a fact) and former NBA player, Shaquille O’Neal, announced his retirement from professional basketball on Twitter. At the time, Shaq had a 3.8 million-people following; today, he has nearly 7.9 millon, making him one of the top 100 Twitter users with…


Tim Draper: A Hero Dedicated to Creating Other Heroes

By | Dec 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm

When Tim Draper is considering an investment, he wants to see the whites of your eyes. For him, there has to be a spark, and it has to come flying out at him; at that point he can’t help but invest. This mentality has…


Rachna Choudhry Went From Zero to Entrepreneur With DC’s Help

By | Dec 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

At one time, entrepreneur Rachna Choudhry was so green to the entrepreneurial world that she read a how-to-start-your-own-business-book cover to cover in a Starbucks before ever thinking about POPVOX. Ironically, her first lesson — and perhaps the biggest lesson — didn’t even come from…



If You Seek Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Seek Greg Cangialosi

By | Dec 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

Greg Cangialosi co-founded Betamore, an 8,000 square-foot urban campus for entrepreneurship, in January of 2013 in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. Under his leadership the campus has tirelessly worked to fulfill a twofold mission: stimulate the establishment and growth of tech-based startups and…


Dave Simnick Has Something to Say to Beginning Entrepreneurs

By | Nov 25, 2013 at 8:57 am

Dave Simnick might be the CEO and co-founder of a Soap company, but he has a wealth of knowledge for entrepreneurs of all disciplines to heed. His startup, SoapBox Soaps, sells bars of soap with a catch: for every bar sold, one is donated…


LivingSocial’s Tim O’Shaughnessy: We’re still a giant startup. We don’t have everything figured out yet.

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 10:53 am

Not only is Tim O’Shaughnessy anti-breakfast, he’s against the traditional take on whether a startup is, or will be, successful. Metrics like capital raised and number of employees hired shouldn’t be the only focus, the LivingSocial CEO and co-founder explained at our Tech Cocktail…


Paul Singh Discusses and Recent Startup Trends

By | Sep 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Paul Singh has worn many hats during his career. He is currently the founder and CEO of, a benchmarking platform for private companies. He is a former partner of 500 Startups and has served as an Entrepreneur in Residence with the White House…


Sarah Austin Talks About Turning a Personal Brand into a Business

By | Aug 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Sarah Austin is the founder of Pop17, a web series and blog which features interviews with tech-oriented business owners and Internet personalities at tech-related events and parties.  The series also includes commentary and news on technology and business topics.   Austin calls herself a startup…


Evan Burfield: DC’s Potential to Be a Top Startup Community

By | Aug 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Since beginning my work for Tech Cocktail, I’ve learned a lot about various tech startups and the inspiring entrepreneurs behind them. More notably, though, is the amount I’ve learned about the entire startup ecosystem. Being based in DC, I’ve inevitably learned about Evan Burfield and…


Chuck Longanecker Talks Successful Design Strategy and the Future of Websites

By | Aug 7, 2013 at 11:00 am

Design is the most important aspect of a user’s experience. Whether you’re browsing a website, navigating a mobile app, or checking out an advertisement, it is the design that sucks you in (whether you’re aware of it or not). Chuck Longanecker is the founder…


Sloane Davidson Shows Us How to Make a Positive Impact

By | Aug 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Sloane Davidson has spent over 10 years in various fields like social media strategy, community development, and fundraising. Her volunteer work showed her that she could bring large-scale positive change to the world community. Her experiences also lead her to She’s the First, a…


Lighting’s Effects on Your Health: Lorena Egan Offers Tips for Working at Night

By | Aug 2, 2013 at 11:00 am

Have you ever found yourself sitting in a poorly-lit bedroom, on a cold winter’s night, glaring at pictures of your Beanie Babies collection on a laptop, crying over the fair value depreciation of precious, little, Tabasco? Oh…no? I guess that’s just a single-gay-Millennial-dude-eating-his-Cheetos-and-pretending-to-do-late-night-work-from-his-computer kind…