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Early Augmented Reality Will Be More Practical Than Futuristic

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While the average guy expects “mainstream” augmented reality to be the stuff of science fiction books or movies, some industry experts think the reality of AR’s first big step might be more mundane than mainstream. According to Pete Wassell, CEO and founder of Augmate, which connects databases and software to digital eyewear, current AR technology isn’t ready to offer everyone a customized visual version… Read more »




Miami-Based SWOL Joins Mobile-First Accelerator Momentum in San Francisco

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SWOL (Soccer Without Limits), a South Florida engagement platform for international soccer fans, has been chosen to be part of a new accelerator and fund Momentum, founded by Mobile Monday Silicon Valley’s Mario Tapia and Ryan Bloomer, as well as Hidden River Ventures‘ Todd Parker. Momentum helps mobile startups connect with industry ‘strategics’ to speed… Read more »


What 29 Entrepreneurs Eat for Lunch

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This is a follow-up to “What 50+ Entrepreneurs Eat for Breakfast” – read about all the smoothies, eggs, and granola here. When I was working in an office, one of my coworkers had a rule: you’re not allowed to start thinking about lunch until 10, and you’re not allowed to each lunch until 11. Thinking… Read more »



We Aren’t Talking Enough about Racial Diversity in Tech

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When Dez White came up with the idea for Invisible Text, she was very intimidated by technology – but her developer insisted on teaching her programming. Today, as she works with four different teams, she doesn’t have to sit on the sidelines. “When we’re coding our new improvements or setting up our new graphic design… Read more »


6 Ways to Improve Your Business’s Local SEO

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One of the most important factors that small business owners need to think about these days is local SEO. This refers to the fact that Google and other major search engines have implemented robust technology to help users find nearby businesses. Instead of having to look at a list of every bakery in a city,… Read more »


Top Tech Companies Are Now Using Ruby on Rails

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Tech professionals have hailed the Ruby on Rails framework as the future of web application design. There are no limits to who can use it; it is flexible (while remaining a powerful platform) and simple to use (while not compromising on key functions). Some think it is mostly suitable for small to medium enterprises, but… Read more »



It’s Been Confirmed, Learner Nation Co-founders Chosen as Endeavor Miami Entrepreneurs

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You heard it here first! Yesterday Tech Cocktail posted a story about Learner Nation joining Endeavor Miami Entrepreneurs based on a picture on Facebook. It is confirmed that this is true! Michael McCord and Michael Laas, co-founders of LearnerNation, were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs during Endeavor Global’s 54th International Selection Panel held in New York City…. Read more »


4 Reasons to Not Feel Guilty about Taking Breaks

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If you’ve ever felt guilty or irresponsible for taking a break during the workday, you’re not alone. But guilt is the last thing you should feel for taking a break. Arianna Huffington was taunted for advocating naps and nap rooms, but she’s not too far off the mark. She was basing her comments on the… Read more »


12 Startup Founders Share their Favorite Coffee Spots in 9 Cities

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Warning: this story will make you crave your favorite cup of coffee. Startup founders live off coffee. Let’s be honest, coffee culture is deeply entrenched in the startup culture. Can you blame them? When that coffee hits your lips and wakes your overworked brain, it’s delicious. Studies have shown that, depending on level of intake, caffeine can help to improve… Read more »


VCs Aren’t as Omniscient as We Think

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When David Hornik finished his first day of work at August Capital, nearly 15 years ago, he thought, “I’m pretty sure I’m f***ed.” Everyone was discussing microprocessors and systems and seemed to know what they were talking about – so he just pretended.  Ever since, Hornik has treated his VC job as a learning experience…. Read more »


Startup Accelerator BRIC House Launches in Boca Raton

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South Florida-based entrepreneurs John Kemp and Ryan Texeira announced they are launching a startup accelerator and incubator in Boca Raton called BRIC House. The BRIC’s startup accelerator program will offer up to USD $100,000 in seed capital to the companies that are chosen, as well connect them with mentors. BRIC House will also host local… Read more »


19 Entrepreneurs Share What Hours They Work

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If I had a penny for every time an entrepreneur joked about long hours, maybe I could fund your next startup. But what hours do entrepreneurs really work? Answering that question might provide some psychological relief: if you feel ashamed or guilty of not working long enough, it might be reassuring to hear that not… Read more »