Early Augmented Reality Will Be More Practical Than Futuristic

By | Aug 21, 2014 at 9:27 am

While the average guy expects “mainstream” augmented reality to be the stuff of science fiction books or movies, some industry experts think the reality of AR’s first big step might be more mundane than mainstream. According to Pete Wassell, CEO and founder of Augmate, which connects databases and software to digital eyewear,…



Steve Repetti: South Florida Startups Want “The Next Big Thing” To Stay Local

By | Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Steve Repetti has been an active investor in various area codes, but he is now based in both Fort Lauderdale and Nashville. Repetti is the CEO, RadWebTechnologies, co-founder of CrunchFire Venture, as well as a member of New World Angels and Miami Innovation Fund. Repetti has…



Twitter and Refinery29 Investor Mark Kingdon: Miami Has All the Ingredients of a Breakout Startup Hub

By | Aug 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

Mark Kingdon has been an investor in San Francisco and New York since 2005. He is the founder of Quixotic Ventures, who recently relocated to Miami lured by the growing tech ecosystem and unique lifestyle. Kingdon has invested in tech’s most notable companies, such as Twitter, Refinery29,,…



Shaun Abrahamson: Founders Shouldn’t Get Hung Up On Valuations

By | Jul 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Shaun Abrahamson is a successful early stage investor, tech entrepreneur, and author.  Abrahamson has invested in companies like ZocDoc, Refinery29 and Trialpay amongst others startups. His latest venture, Urban.Us, is a network of advisors, investors, and urban leaders that works with early stage companies to focus on smart cities…


Shanghai’s Startups Invest in High Tech and Education in Africa

By | Jul 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

With globalization and restructuring occurring rapidly throughout the world’s political and economic systems, emerging countries have an urgent need for educational improvement at all levels, especially the post-secondary level. Today, many Chinese projects, companies, and entrepreneurs aim to contribute to this development in emerging…




EveryoneOn Partners with Sprint to Bring Internet to 50,000 Students

By | Jul 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm

EveryoneOn, a nonprofit devoted to closing the digital divide, is working with Sprint to provide low-income students across the country with affordable home broadband. The D.C.-based organization is working with the telecommunication company to implement their commitment of providing high-speed wireless broadband service for…



Marco Giberti: Investors Still Need to Understand #MiamiTech Can Deliver Great Results

By | Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Marco Giberti has a non-traditional approach to his role as an investor. He likes to be “hands- on,” which means he is very particular when it comes to the startups he invests.  Giberti has been a successful entrepreneur angel investor with more than 20…


Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow: Baratunde Thurston Chats with Us About GE’s Masterclass Series

By | Jun 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Suck, squeeze, bang, blow – and so goes a simple explanation on how jet engines work. In a new series of videos created by General Electric, comedian and technologist Baratunde Thurston takes us behind the scenes of what goes on at GE’s Global Research…



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…



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…



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…



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…


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…


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…



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…



“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…



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…