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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]

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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 »


Serious Business Lessons from Ben Huh of Lolcats Fame

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Born in Korea, Ben Huh acquired I Can Has Cheezburger early on and grew it into the massively successful Cheezburger Network, with funny sites on lolcats, epic fails, memes, and more. At a recent event in Vancouver, Huh shared some surprisingly heartfelt, insightful, and honest lessons about building a business and dealing with setbacks. “I’m an entrepreneur, which… Read more »





Eli Chmouni of Veteran Focused AlphaStripe Shares Vision

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On the 4th of July we collectively celebrate our freedom, a freedom that we fought for. This quickly turns into a reflection on those military veterans and service men and women that gave so much fighting for or defending that freedom. An Arizona-based startup, AlphaStripe is looking to help make reflecting on those memories a lot easier by creating a… Read more »


Tim Rocho of Set For Life Aims To Foster Financial Literacy Education

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Financial struggles are one of the biggest causes of stress. So it would only make sense to be totally fluent in financial ins and outs.  Financial literacy enables individuals to make informed and effective decisions through their understanding of finances. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona and founded by Tim Rocho, Set For Life is a financial community that brings together… Read more »