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Five Things Tech Founders Wish They Knew Back Then

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At one time or another, I think we’ve all wished we could go back in time and make a few different decisions, knowing then what we know now. It’s human nature to want to go back and tell the youthful version of ourselves a thing or two. Maybe it would be how to handle a… Read more »


Startups: Creating Your Early Team is Like Drafting for Fantasy Football

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Mike Collett, CoFounder and Managing Partner at Promus Ventures, and apparent fantasy football fan, shared this blog post comparing a fantasy football draft to the hiring of an early team at a startup. I happen to be personally interested in how crucial early team formation is, and I echo his sentiments lamenting the days when we could just enjoy… Read more »




Political Activism and Storytelling in the Tech Era

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Tech Cocktail is a Media Partner during Sime MIA 2014 In order to understand what political activism is today, let’s compare it to political activism in its pre-digital form — pounding the pavement to distribute printed handouts, door-to-door networking, and participating in telephone trees. Today, political activists can drive their message quickly online. From Facebook protests, digital… Read more »


Taking a Road Trip this Holiday? Roadtrippers’ New App Will Help You Plan

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Road Trippin’ with your favorite allies just got easier. Online trip planner startup, Roadtrippers, recently launched their new iPhone app, making place discovery and trip planning easier and more intuitive than ever on the go. Let’s go get lost anywhere in the USA. The new app, which centralizes travel resources, simplifies trip planning for the 41.3M Americans… Read more »


13 Things Startup Founders Aren’t Thankful For

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Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude; for startup founders, that means saying thank you to the team who believes in you, the customers who support you, and the family members who put up with it all. But let’s face it: there’s a lot about startup life to not be thankful for. Although there’s no use… Read more »


Startup Founders Share What They Are Thankful For This Holiday

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Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on another year and be thankful. Startup life is not easy, and whenever there are opportunities to celebrate, you should take it. We asked startup founders to share what they are grateful for this year, and here a few of their responses. “This Thanksgiving, I’m very thankful… Read more »


3 Ways to Break Free of an Employee Mindset

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Entrepreneurs run businesses. They call the shots, take on the responsibility, and fulfill the role of boss. At least, they should. But too many of us get tripped up because we think like employees in someone else’s business, not owners of our own ventures. Employee mindset is the collection of beliefs, thoughts, and opinions you… Read more »


30 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from Startups

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Honestly, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Not only does it fall within the boundaries of the best season (i.e., autumn), but the holiday is marked by lots and lots of food. And, I mean, is there anything better than food? Answer: no. Additionally, I love cooking, so I enjoy being able to try out different… Read more »



17 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thanksgiving Work Hours

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Earlier this year, we had 19 entrepreneurs share what hours they work. But how does the Thanksgiving Day parade, a 10-pound turkey, and an apple pie coma change things up? We asked another group of entrepreneurs to share their planned work hours this Thanksgiving. I say “planned,” because I know the allure of email and… Read more »


A Workaholic’s Guide to Disconnecting

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As we prepare for a few days off to enjoy family and some much needed down-time, one of the biggest challenges that entrepreneurs face when dealing with unwinding has nothing to do with technology: it’s letting go of work.  This is a common issue, especially if you are working too many hours a week for most of… Read more »


Create Reason Inspires Innovation and Keeps Your Team Engaged

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Over 70% of US employees are disengaged at their job and over 50% are currently looking for new jobs. This costs companies $550 Billion annually in rehiring, retaining, and lost productivity according to the team at Create Reason. Create Reason solves this problem by working with their clients to understand where their company has been… Read more »