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Olympic Skater Sasha Cohen on Snoxx, Her New Startup [INTERVIEW]

Sasha Cohen

After winning a silver medal in the 2006 Olympics, figure skater Sasha Cohen is chasing after a new badge of honor: successful startup entrepreneur. She and cofounder Scott Annan are raising $25,000 on Kickstarter for Snoxx, socks that snap together. They’re inspired by Cohen’s days on tour, when she lost tons of socks. After less… Read more »

Startup Jackpot: Not Your Typical Pitch Competition

Startup Jackpot

This past weekend, a room full of people became investors at Startup Jackpot, a startup event raising seed money for other startups. Fifteen local DC startups went head to head for a cold hard cash prize of $10,000 at Canvas, a quirky coworking space nestled in the heart of Dupont. Rather than the usual panel… Read more »

From Trials to Triumph: 5 Tech Cocktail Week Speakers Share Their Story

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The road to success is paved with failure.  This will not come as news to any entrepreneur.  For this reason, within the startup world, there’s a tendency to celebrate such missteps.  In actuality, it’s not the failure that should be celebrated, but instead the lesson learned. That’s why today, we’ve called upon five successful professionals… Read more »

Tim Ferriss on Self-Quantification, Agile Startups, and Deconstructing Complex Skills [Interview]


Tim Ferriss is a man who needs no introduction (especially after introducing himself to Tech Cocktail in 2011).  The last time we caught up with the Four Hour Mastermind, we learned of his involvement with WellnessFX, a San Francisco-based, health diagnostics startup.    This Thursday, in conjunction with WellnessFX, Ferriss will be presenting on the topic… Read more »

Gary Vaynerchuk on Spitting Out $3,000 Wine, Real Salesmanship, and the Future of Marketing [Interview]

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Few people command a room quite like Gary Vaynerchuk, a widely-renowned wine aficionado through his days at Wine Library TV, the author of a pair of NY Times Best Selling Books – Crush It and The Thank You Economy, CEO at VaynerMedia, and a noted new technology/social media visionary. But above all the accolades, the (not-so) secret behind… Read more »