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Joel Trammell of Khorus: How to Get from Founder to CEO [VIDEO]

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On Thursday, November 6, Tech Cocktail is hosting its Chicago Mixer & Startup Showcase, featuring Spark‘s Scott Hess and Khorus‘s Joel Trammell. Get your tickets now! At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate, Joel Trammell took some time to speak to attendees about what it means to be CEO. Specifically, he talked about how a startup… Read more »


When Seeking Corporate Funding or Partnership, Don’t Lose Sight of Your Startup Vision [VIDEO]

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At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, there was a lot of focus on how public and private entities can support the development of startup communities. In one particular panel, titled “Corporations Embracing Startup Communities,” representatives from leading corporations discussed the various ways through which large companies are working with and alongside startups to develop today’s innovative tech… Read more »


Cities are Responsible for Educating Their Entrepreneurial Community

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During the panel “Building an Entrepreneurial Community” at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, Sarah Evans sat down with individuals from four very different, but successful, entrepreneurial communities. Joining Evans on stage was Matt Haggman from the Knight Foundation; John Curtis, Mayor of Provo, Utah; Lisa Besserman, founder of Startup Buenos Aires; and Melissa Withers, chief of… Read more »



How to Position Yourself for a Career in the New Tech Economy [VIDEO]

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At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, one of the panel discussions – titled “Growing the Talent Pool” – focused on strategies through which public and private entities can support a growing talent pool within their communities. While the main points of the discussion centered around rethinking and revamping the way we approach education in order… Read more »



Get Creative by Spreading the SEO Love Among Networks

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SEO is becoming tougher by the day. This means you have to be more creative if you want to achieve great results. Here are some tips to help you. Give attention to some of the lesser-known networks Just about everyone is focused on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn for their promotions. It is easy to… Read more »


How to Optimize Your Customer Acquisition Funnel

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A lot of first-time startups live under the assumption that once they’ve made their fabulous new product or service known to the general public, they are going to be stampeded by hordes of ravenous clients who have waited for this opportunity their entire life. The reality of customer acquisition, however, is a bit more, well, realistic…. Read more »



How to Mold an Inbound Marketing Company Culture

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Despite our efforts of trying to keep up with continually advancing technology, it always seems like we’re playing catch up in order to make sure our marketing doesn’t fall flat as a pancake. Before the Internet, it was simpler to grab the attention of a television viewer with commercials and advertisements. While this kind of… Read more »


Albus Dumbledore’s 10 Magical Quotes for Startup Founders

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I don’t care if your child is reading it, or if you are secretly a fan of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. The series contains lessons on leadership and life that you can take directly to your startup. The wise old Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizandry, somehow has all the right… Read more »



Pitch Deck Podcast Inspires Startups to Sharpen their Capital-Seeking Game

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Gavin McCulley noticed a problem. Founders have a difficult time raising capital. This is nothing new to people living startuplife, but it doesn’t mean that this problem needs to be perpetuated. Sometimes, the difficulty lies in the fact that the business dosen’t deserve or warrant being funded, but MANY times you’ve got a great team, a great concept,… Read more »