Announcements

Announcing Tech Cocktail Conversations Podcast

By | Apr 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm

We are excited to announce Tech Cocktail Conversations, a new video podcast by Tech Cocktail bringing you candid insights from startup founders, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders from around the world. Now you can watch your favorite Tech Cocktail interviews while on the go.  Conversations offers…

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Win 30 Minutes with Tim Ferriss in WellnessFX Contest [Interview]

By | Apr 26, 2012 at 9:10 am

When he isn’t winning the Chinese National Kickboxing Championship, obtaining the Guinness World Record in tango, guest lecturing at Princeton, learning to speak a new language (currently fluent in five), or writing a pair of #1 New York Times bestselling books (The 4 Hour Workweek…

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The Startup Story of YouEye: “Be Present at Everything”

By | Apr 24, 2012 at 11:00 am

It all started at a conference in 2009.  The presenter was giving a talk on web form design and user behavior.  His company recently started using eye tracking technology to study on-site behavior.  The information they were able to gather through this new method…

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Terry Hsiao: Jump In But Think; Have Vision But Be Nimble [Interview]

By | Apr 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Today, app developers need marketing more than ever, but they have less money to spend on it. That’s because many of the App Store’s over half a billion apps are free. Serial entrepreneur Terry Hsiao saw this problem and created the App Growth Engine…

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San Francisco

Young Entrepreneur Brian Wong: How (Not) to Disrupt a Market [Interview]

By | Apr 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

21-year-old entrepreneur Brian Wong believes in disrupting markets, not just plugging up holes with little apps. (See Brian Wong discuss this at SXSW 2012.) He himself is aiming to disrupt mobile advertising with Kiip, a rewards network that app developers can add to their…

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Brian Wong to Young Entrepreneurs: “Assume That Nobody Gives a Shit about You” [Interview]

By | Apr 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

Just turned 21, entrepreneur Brian Wong is already racking up achievements: graduated college at 18, worked at Digg, founded Kiip, got funding. But, on Skype at least, Wong comes off as humble: he brushed aside a comparison to Mark Zuckerberg, wants his business to…

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Atlanta

Zamp’s Sam Zebarjadi on CoFounding With a Sibling and the Growing Tech Scene in Atlanta

By | Apr 1, 2012 at 9:00 am

Way back at the beginning of the month, Zamp was a showcased startup at our SXSW #StartupLife Celebration.  Founder Sam Zebarjadi was gracious enough to sit down for an interview, which became part of our SXSW video series (you can watch the interview here). …

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Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber Talks With Andrew Warner of Mixergy

By | Mar 23, 2012 at 11:07 am

Tech Cocktail’s Co-Founder and CEO Frank Gruber joined Andrew Warner on Mixergy to share the story of Tech Cocktail and how he and the team have grown it from a simple mixer event to 20 city event series and online content resource for tech…

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Austin

Aza Raskin of Massive Health: Great Ideas Are Always Obvious in Hindsight

By | Mar 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm

The healthcare system in the U.S. has been a mess for a while – and it’s not getting better.  Did you know that , despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent on public service announcement, 1 out of 5 Americans still don’t finish their…

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Austin

Ketan Anjaria of CardFlick: Give Your Users Joy

By | Mar 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

If you’re a startup founder, I bet you can relate to Ketan Anjaria’s statement that “having a startup is like having a cranky, expensive child.” Though Anjaria, Founder and CEO of the digital business card app CardFlick, won major brownie points by declaring that…

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Austin

Tony Bacigalupo of New Work City on the Disruptive Rise of Coworking

By | Mar 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm

The model of salaried employees working in offices is slowly shifting, says Tony Bacigalupo. And he’s accelerating that shift as mayor of New Work City, a coworking space in (you guessed it) New York City. When he’s not coworking, Bacigalupo is out and about in…

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Austin

Neil Mylet of LoadOut on How Farming and Founding a Startup Are Similar

By | Mar 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Neil Mylet is a rather atypical startup founder.  He was raised on a farm and continues to spend 8 hours a day farming in central Indiana.  Naturally, his startup, LoadOut, is agriculture-focused: their goal is to improve mobile adoption in farming. During our SXSW…

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Austin

Hard-Hitting Entrepreneur Cindy Gallop Says “Make Love Not Porn”

By | Mar 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

Cindy Gallop is older, female, and working on a startup related to sex – not the greatest combination for finding venture capital, she says. But with her sharp independence and honest vivacity, she sure makes for an inspiring entrepreneur. Gallop launched Make Love Not…

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Austin

Sam Zebarjadi of Zamp.co: The Idea of Stealth Mode is Dying

By | Mar 20, 2012 at 10:30 am

If you like to travel, you might want to know about Zamp, a social travel service that connects travelers while they are traveling – not before or after.  According to co-founder Sam Zebarjadi, a billion hours are spent every year sitting around and waiting…

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Austin

Tom Pace of Gust: Is Crowdfunding Too Hyped? and Other Insights

By | Mar 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Sites like AngelList help startups and investors meet, but where do they go from there? Gust is a platform that goes beyond connection to help them manage the relationship: investors can browse opportunities, share deals with other VCs, and communicate with their portfolio, while…

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Austin

Shane Green from Personal: “It’s All About the People”

By | Mar 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Shane Green wants you to have control over your data – not the data that apps or social networks are quietly monitoring, but the bits of messy, sticky-noted data you’re constantly looking up. Green is the CEO of Personal, which lets you create shareable…

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Austin

Marci Harris of POPVOX: “Just Do It. It Will Never Be Unscary”

By | Mar 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Marci Harris has seen both worlds. As a congressional staffer, she participated in the “zero-sum game” of politics, where the goal is often to beat your opponent or not get dragged down into a scandal. As an entrepreneur – cofounder and CEO of POPVOX…