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San Francisco

Up Close and Personal with Howard Leonhardt, Inventor, Entrepreneur, and California Governor Candidate

By | Aug 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm

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…

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Vancouver

What’s the Hardest Part about Startup Weekend? [Vancouver Edition]

By | Aug 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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…

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Boston

Up Close & Personal: 13 Questions with Care.com CEO Sheila Marcelo

By | Aug 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm

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…

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DC vs the Valley: An Interview With John Burke Of True Ventures

By | Aug 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Last week, I got a chance to meet with John Burke, Founder of True Ventures, to discuss the differences between the tech scene in the Washington, DC and Silicon Valley.  Burke has vast experience investing in early stage tech startups in both regions; though…

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Pittsburgh

The Future of Self-Monitoring Health Devices; An Interview with BodyMedia CEO Christine Robins

By | Aug 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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,…

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Phoenix

DarkPulse Founder Dennis O’Leary: Entrepreneurship Is Like An Unstoppable Disease

By | Aug 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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…

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Chicago

Up Close & Personal: 12 Questions with Logan LaHive of Belly

By | Aug 1, 2012 at 9:52 am

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…

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Chicago

Up Close & Personal: 12 Questions with Neal Sales-Griffin of Codeacademy

By | Jul 31, 2012 at 10:00 am

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…

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Seattle

Serious Business Lessons from Ben Huh of Lolcats Fame

By | Jul 29, 2012 at 10:00 am

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…

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Chicago

Desiree Vargas Wrigley of GiveForward on Raising Money for Social Good

By | Jul 25, 2012 at 9:43 am

“What can I do to help out when a loved one gets sick?”  This is the question that Desiree Vargas Wrigley is hoping to provide a clear answer to.  As founder and president of GiveForward, a platform to help raise money for loved ones…

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Dr. Brent Coker is the Psychologist of Technology, and We Are His Lab Rats

By | Jul 10, 2012 at 9:09 am

In a small village south of Moscow, three programmers are writing software that is learning why we like certain websites and not others, and what makes us buy a product online. It’s incredibly valuable data that gets at the eternal obsession of marketers: how…

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July 4 Tribute: America Through the Eyes of Asian Entrepreneurs

By | Jul 4, 2012 at 11:00 am

July 4 is a time to celebrate the best of America, the vision that was created for our country over 200 years ago. Despite all the controversies in the American tech scene – the alleged bubbles, the “un-popping” IPOs, and the brogrammers – we…

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Phoenix

Eli Chmouni of Veteran Focused AlphaStripe Shares Vision

By | Jul 4, 2012 at 10:30 am

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…

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Phoenix

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

By | Jul 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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…

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What is The Interest Graph? Scoop.it CEO Guillaume Decugis Shares Insights

By | Jun 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Guillaume Decugis couldn’t pinpoint why he wasn’t blogging.  It’s not like he didn’t want to write – being a published author has been a dream of his since he was a teenager.  He had valuable insight –  having co-founded and sold a $120 million…

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NYC

“Pink Companies,” Proving Yourself, and More: Interview with Women 2.0

By | Jun 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Media company and female entrepreneurship champion Women 2.0 is calling for applications for its November 2012 PITCH NYC Conference. Startups with less than $1 million in funding and at least one female founder can apply, and the top 10 will pitch at the conference….

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NYC

One For The Book: Innovating the Photo Booth and Producing the Sexiest Guestbook Ever

By | Jun 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

When you think photo booth, it may conjure up images of the mall, or maybe an amusement park. Venturing into that type contraption results in a strip of four photos you usually don’t quite know what to do with afterwards. One for the Book…