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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 »


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 »