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Chicago Starters Learn Lessons, Look Good at Stock Manufacturing Co.

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The realization that a startup just isn’t working is a tough one.  Startup blogs far and wide claim that sticking to it and persevering through adversity are key ingredients to success.  And while that is certainly true, sometimes it just isn’t working. That’s what Jim Snediker and Jason Morgan faced when they decided to step… Read more »



Pheed The World: An Interview with Pheed CEO OD Kobo

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Last week, I had the opportunity to chat with OD (pronounced “Oh-dee”) Kobo, founder and CEO of the latest social network to grab the world’s attention — Pheed. Pheed is a free social media platform, based out of Los Angeles, that launched on October 12th. The accompanying iPhone app was released a month later, making its way… Read more »



Charlie Firestone of the Aspen Institute: Critical Technology Policies That Are Being Debated Now

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Charlie Firestone will be a panelist at DCWEEK for “The New Economy: Technology for Social Impact.” He is the executive director of the Communications & Society Program at the Aspen Institute. DCWEEK is a week-long festival co-produced by Tech Cocktail and iStrategyLabs. Get your tickets here. Tech Cocktail: What is the Aspen Institute’s Communications & Society… Read more »



Tom Davidson Shares a Peek into Life at EverFi

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Tom Davidson will be a featured speaker at DCWEEK. He is the cofounder and CEO of EverFi, which helps teach and test students in critical life skills. DCWEEK is a week-long festival co-produced by Tech Cocktail and iStrategyLabs. Get your tickets here. Tech Cocktail: How has EverFi evolved since you began, and what is the big… Read more »


Melinda Wittstock: Startup Crowdfunding Can Be a Game-Changer

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Melinda Wittstock will be a panelist at DCWEEK for “Crowdfunding: Exciting New Hope for Entrepreneurs?” She is the founder of NewsiT, a crowdsourced approach to news that lets readers create and contribute to content. DCWEEK is a week-long festival co-produced by Tech Cocktail and iStrategyLabs. Get your tickets here. Tech Cocktail: How does NewsiT use the… Read more »


Jon Gosier of MetaLayer: What is Big Data?

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Jon Gosier will be a panelist at DCWEEK for “HTML5 and the Future of the Web.” He is the founder of MetaLayer, which helps visualize and interpret data. DCWEEK is a week-long festival co-produced by Tech Cocktail and iStrategyLabs. Get your tickets here. Tech Cocktail: Tell us in laymen’s terms what metaLayer does.  Jon Gosier: MetaLayer… Read more »


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 »