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Why Your Startup Marketing Must Include Your Origin Story

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Startups are faced with a lot of unique challenges in their route to market that established brands don’t have to deal with. As a startup, your brand does not yet have a known identity in the marketplace, and this can prove to be an obstacle in growing your client base.  More often than not, consumers… Read more »


Voxel: Preview Apps Before You Download Them

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Getting a preview of something is the best way to know if you will use it in the future. When you read a book, you can skim through the pages to decide if you like the characters and plot and before you watch a movie, you can watch the trailer. For awhile, there wasn’t a… Read more »


Startup Growth and Inspiration for Entrepreneurs

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Feeling like you need a boost of creativity as a founder, or thinking about talent growth? Is your leadership stuck in the wrong gear? Here are three articles, previously featured here on Tech Cocktail, by guest authors we think you’ll enjoy. If you’ve recently made a breakthrough in product, growth, or thought process, why don’t… Read more »


Cloud Texting Services for Z-Gen Businesses

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Communication technology is progressing each day, providing individuals and businesses with highly efficient ways of communication, and that too at extremely nominal costs. The state of affairs is a true representation of how technology should be – giving you better, for even less. Out of the innumerable advancements made in communication technology during the last… Read more »


Social Media Time Management Tips

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Small business owners have a ton of responsibilities on their plates every day; unfortunately keeping up with social media isn’t usually on top of their lists. Social media has become a big part of most people’s lives these days, especially for business owners and entrepreneurs. It’s crucial to employ time management tips to stay on top of business… Read more »


Chicago’s Industrious Expands Co-working Space to Atlanta

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Chicago-based Industrious, a designer co-working space, announced plans to expand their space and services to Atlanta in Midtown’s “Silhouette” building, 1447 Peachtree St. The 11,000 square foot space will cater to entrepreneurs and small businesses seeking creative workspace to grow their business. The decision to expand into Atlanta was a “no-brainer” for Industrious, Stewart said, shrugging off concerns… Read more »



Unplug and Be a Kid Again: Camp No Counselors

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Sleep-away camp isn’t just for kids anymore. Camp No Counselors is a highly curated, overnight camp for influencers in business, media, music, fashion, philanthropy, and film who want to do something atypical. You can be a kid again, disconnect from work, and be part of an experience that you’ll remember for many summers to come…. Read more »


4 Paths To Success Without Burnout

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There is one iconic image that comes to mind when people think of the successful entrepreneur. It’s the tired and disheveled work-horse who clocks 80 hours a week and has more frequent flyer miles than he could ever use. He has his own business, he has fortune, but he has no life. Rather, his business… Read more »


Does Apple’s New iPhone 6 Mean War On Startups?

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The wait for Apple’s new iPhone is finally over, and it seems like they prepared to battle a few startups in the industry for users. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating, but their latest announcement showed that the iPhone 6 has new capabilities previously offered by third-party apps. From the looks of it, the new iPhone comes with many… Read more »


Founders Share Lean Startup Lessons For Success

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Thank you to Lean Startup Machine Miami for being a Tech Cocktail Community Partner. Lean Startup methodology represents the order of operations touted by most startup mentors today, so it’s always beneficial to review the tenets. Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard, Guy Kawasaki said it, but any founder can attest that this statement is true…. Read more »


Excited Founders Meet Their Mentors at DreamIt Philly

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The DreamIt Ventures launch event to officially announce the new accelerator class was held last week, and I had the chance to visit their co-working space in Philly when it was time for the teams to get to work. The space had been decorated and the mentors prepared to dispense advice to the founders. From the framed “Hustle”… Read more »


Cats and Company Culture at Cheezburger

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At our Tech Cocktail Sessions event last week in Chicago, Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh joined us to talk about everything from why entrepreneurs are like cats to his favorite book and other interesting tidbits. Many of the questions from the audience centered on hiring and managing employees, and Huh started to build a picture of the… Read more »


Venture Hive Wins SBA Competition

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Congrats are in order! Venture Hive, one of Miami’s top accelerator and incubator is one of the 50 winners of the inaugural nationwide Growth Accelerator Fund competition organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The 50 recipients represent 31 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and come from a broad set of industries and… Read more »