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Jonathan Monaghan Melds Technology and Art [INTERVIEW]

Jon Monaghan

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]

Glen Hellman

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

Chris Jagers

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]

Vancouver Startup Weekend

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 »



The Future of Self-Monitoring Health Devices; An Interview with BodyMedia CEO Christine Robins

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Some entrepreneurs assume the role of their startup’s CEO with little to no tangible leadership experience.  For these individuals, it’s a combination of being able to learn on the job quickly and surrounding themselves with with the right mentors and a strong team.  Later stage startups, however, typically opt for a commander with big-league experience.  Such is… Read more »


DarkPulse Founder Dennis O’Leary: Entrepreneurship Is Like An Unstoppable Disease

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Fiber optics was not something that Dennis O’Leary, Founder and CEO of DarkPulse Technologies, had in mind for a startup, but he found the opportunity to commercialize a technology while working at a university. DarkPulse offers fiber optics sensor technology to monitor oil, gas and mining for safety and security systems. For example, its distributed… Read more »


Up Close & Personal: 12 Questions with Logan LaHive of Belly

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Next week, we’re introducing Sessions to the city where it all began for Tech Cocktail - Chicago, Illinois.  And to kick off this inaugural event, we’ve lined up pair of exceptional Chicago-area entrepreneurs: Logan LaHive and Neal Sales-Griffin. On August 8th, you’ll get the chance to learn the secrets behind their successes (register here).  But what about the individual sitting on the CEO’s… Read more »


Up Close & Personal: 12 Questions with Neal Sales-Griffin of Codeacademy

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Next week, we’re introducing Sessions to the city where it all began for Tech Cocktail - Chicago, Illinois.  And to kick off this inaugural event, we’ve lined up pair of exceptional Chicago-area entrepreneurs: Logan LaHive and Neal Sales-Griffin. On August 8th, you’ll get the chance to learn the secrets behind their successes (register here).  But what about the individual sitting in… Read more »