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3 Job Candidates You Should Stay Away From

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Every company, no matter the industry, is going to be plagued with less-than-stellar applicants when trying to fill a job opening. The same rings true for startups. As cited in Economic and Workforce Development: New Realities for a New Millennium, 60 percent of new jobs being created will require skills held by only 20 percent… Read more »


“Hope is Not a Strategy” Q&A with Peter Shanley

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If you are part of a startup, you probably consider Eric Ries’ Lean Startup your startup bible and its scientific principles, startup commandments. Principles of the Lean Startup include: Entrepreneurs are everywhere Entrepreneurship is management Validated Learning Innovation Accounting Build Measure Learn We caught up with Lean Startup proponent Peter Shanley, principle of Neo, a… Read more »


Music Sounds Better With Tech

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If you live in Miami, music is all around you. Not only is this city home to world-renowned electronic music festivals, including this week’s much anticipated Winter Music Conference (WMC) but it’s also a home for recording artists, and a hub for major record labels like BMG and Universal Music Latin Entertainment. On the cusp… Read more »


Can the eMerge Americas Techweek Conference Put Miami on the Map?

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Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by eMerge Americas. We thank them for their support. To learn more about Tech Cocktail’s sponsored content programs, please contact us. From May 1-7, eMerge Americas will host a huge tech conference hoping to bring together the tech scene across the Americas, with Miami as its hub. The conference, held in Miami Beach,… Read more »



How Mattr Can Help Brands Learn More About Their Target Audience [VIDEO]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! In a period when the majority of us spend hours online, platforms like Twitter or Facebook have become necessary tools for social engagement. Because of this, brands and… Read more »


NEWS: Apply to the NY Fashion Tech Lab to Rub Elbows with J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, and More

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If you’re one of the lucky fashion tech startups chosen for the new New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFTL), you’ll be spending this summer collaborating with brands like Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Estee Lauder, Macy’s, J. Crew, and Ann Taylor. The NYFTL, which announced applications today, is a three-month accelerator program taking place from May… Read more »


The 4 Questions

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With Passover approaching, this refrain may be familiar to some of you. The Four Questions that get asked during the Passover reading of the haggadah are: Why is this night different from all other nights? On all other nights, we eat leavened products and matzah, and on this night only matzah. On all other nights,… Read more »


5 Key Scheduling Tips for Managers

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Managing a business and employees who come with it can be an exhilarating adventure, full of rewarding and enriching experiences. However, it’s not an easy task that anyone can just pick up overnight. To help you lessen your management burden and assist you in managing your staff, here’s a compilation of five top management tips… Read more »



GE Opens a Pop-Up 3D Printing Lab in Downtown DC

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The GE Garages DC program officially launches today, with a pop-up, collaborative fabrication lab in downtown Washington, DC. The program provides individuals with some hands-on experience with various manufacturing technologies, including laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC mills, and injection molders. Starting today, visitors can take part in several on-site activities, such as building smartphone cases using GE’s… Read more »


Surf, Sun, and Startups – San Diego is Becoming a Major Player: Part 2

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What could be better than having a strong university in your city that inspires students to explore an entrepreneurial future? The only thing I can think of would be having 3 universities that work both independently and collaboratively to fuel students’ entrepreneurial goals. Between The University of San Diego (USD), San Diego State University (SDSU),… Read more »


Debt Ain’t A Dirty Word

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In the young startup space, it is acknowledged that finding investors is the Holy Grail. Oh those many hours of listening to presenters at conferences and reading the forests of articles written or how-to’s created – on better success at raising capital through investors. In truth, all this attention to finding investors can lead an… Read more »


Trey Bowles: Dallas is “Exploding” with Entrepreneurial Activity

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support!  In two years, says Trey Bowles, Dallas will be the fastest-growing ecosystem in the country. “What we’re really seeing is this explosion of entrepreneurial activity,” he says. Bowles… Read more »


Why Your Startup Should Be a Visual Organization: Interview with Phil Simon

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Next Monday, Phil Simon‘s sixth book, The Visual Organization, hits the shelves on Amazon. Last year, Simon told companies they needed big data with his book Too Big to Ignore; now, he’s telling them what to do with it – namely, visualize it. We’re not talking infographics here; we’re talking about turning tools and data into insights about… Read more »


Lionel Messi Surprises Fans on a Google Hangout

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Miami-based startup SWOL (Soccer Without Limits) and Google teamed up with Ballon D’or-winning Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi to surprise the player’s fans. This happened during a Hangout video session last week as a surprise to a group of unsuspecting soccer journalists and Barcelona fans. The Google Hangout panel included Sports Illustrated senior writer and New York Times… Read more »