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Miami-Dade Teachers Share Their Experience of Becoming Startup Interns [Video]

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This summer, The LAB Miami, The Knight Foundation, and Teach For America (TFA) partnered up and launched an internship program called Startup Summer. The program placed 11 local teachers during their summer break to work with Miami startups like LiveNinja, LearnerNation, and ClassWallet.com, among others. The idea is that they will take all of the lessons… Read more »


Angel Investor Giuliano Stiglitz: Latin American-Focused Startups Should Look to Miami

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Giuliano Stiglitz is an angel investor, having invested in several tech startups including Miami-based LiveNinja, where he is not only an investor but also a mentor. Stiglitz is the CEO of Orange Advertising Networks Americas, a subsidiary of France Telecom and part of Orange Advertising Network, a leading global player in digital media. Over the past… Read more »



Y Combinator’s Jessica Livingston Threatens Sexually Inappropriate Investors

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With demo day approaching next Tuesday, Y Combinator partner Jessica Livingston sent out a stern reminder to investors that Y Combinator won’t tolerate any inappropriate behavior: Y Combinator has a zero tolerance policy for inappropriate sexual or romantic behavior from investors toward founders.   Don’t even think about doing it. I will find out. Y Combinator will not continue… Read more »


6 Lies VCs Tell You

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Last week, Tech Cocktail headed to DC for a Sessions event called Learn How to Get Funded by DC’s Biggest Startup Investors. The panel talked about some of the harsh realities of raising funding, including Paul Singh’s 7 dirty secrets of venture capital. Raising funding is a hard game, particularly because both sides are keeping… Read more »




The One Thing That Matters to VCs (Besides Team)

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If you ask VCs what they’re looking for, most will say it’s all about the team rather than the idea. August Capital general partner David Hornik fundamentally agrees - with a little addendum. “I used to say it was people, people, people, people,” he told an audience at TCWEEK in Vegas last Thursday. “I have come to… Read more »


10 Ways to Keep Your Consultants Happy

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It’s not about the money, money, money. We wanna see you happy, happy, happy. We just wanna make the world dance, Forget about the price tag Just so you know, I’m singing the above lines to the tune of Jessie J’s Price Tag. Because that’s the kind of completely uninhibited geek I am (in my… Read more »


The Number One Reason Your Infographics Aren’t Working

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In recent years, infographics have been one of the biggest trends in online marketing. Harnessing the power of an image, an infographic takes important information about a topic and incorporates it into a work of art. Marketers have found this to be a much more effective method of presenting information than using text alone, which… Read more »


Why Remote Work Is Booming

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Companies are going global with a vengeance – a founder based in Silicon Valley, California; programmers based in Bangalore, India; marketing teams sitting in Madison Avenue, New York; and distribution teams based in Europe are not a pipe dream anymore. 6.1 million individuals in the US can be categorized as remote workers, whether self-employed or… Read more »


8 Trends for Mobile Commerce in 2014

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Mobile devices have not only become incredibly popular, but they have also changed the way we interact with others as well. Mobile commerce has taken off in a big way because people can buy whatever they want from wherever they are, without the hassle of having to go to physical stores. Entrepreneurs have also understood… Read more »



Paul Singh’s 7 Dirty Secrets of Venture Capital

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On Tuesday night, Tech Cocktail headed to DC for a Sessions event called Learn How to Get Funded by DC’s Biggest Startup Investors. Among the panelists was Paul Singh, the founder of Disruption Corporation and general partner of the Crystal Tech Fund. He spent the evening giving away some dirty secrets of the industry (or… Read more »