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A Recap of Last Year’s Epic Happenings at Tech Cocktail Celebrate

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August is almost over, and while we’re sad to see the last bit of golden summer fade away, the fall promises to bring some excitement. The NFL season kicks off next week, Riot Fest in Chicago will be bringing some of the 90s best rock together, and our team will be hosting the second annual Tech Cocktail Celebrate.

All of us at Tech Cocktail are excited to meet up in the desert and throw another great two-day conference and startup pitch competition. But first, to get you guys more pumped up for this year, let’s take a look back at some of the most epic happenings from last year’s Celebrate.

We hosted Celebrate at Downtown Vegas’ MeetLV last year, and the stage setup was, bluntly speaking, awesome:

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Our speaker lineup was through the roof exciting with some major talks by –

The SVP of Advanced Technology and Projects at Motorola MobilityRegina Dugan, spoke about not letting fear constrain you:

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We were graced by Jermaine Dupri who was talking about his social network, Global 14:

Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, spoke about the power behind an open sourced company:

Bre Pettis broke the news that he would be starting an initiative to put a MakerBot in every school in America:

Speek founder Danny Boice demonstrated his platform by having THE Edward Norton phone in and talk to the room of attendees:

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Maxwell Health walked away from our national startup pitch competition with the $10,000 purse:

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Coverflow, a band comprised entirely of VCs, jammed out with us to close out the festivities of day 2:

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Oh, and we had llamas escort us from MeetLV to the Goldspike after the first day for an epic after-party:

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If you weren’t there, you were missing out! This year is promising to be just as, if not more, exciting than last year, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates coming over the next few weeks. It’s also never too early to grab your tickets.

 

 

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Will Schmidt received his BA in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing from the University of San Diego in 2011. Poems, short stories, screenplays, news articles...these are his sustenance. Constantly seeking new ways to extend the reach of his training he has arrived at Tech Cocktail: the perfect canvas to paint his next masterpiece. Follow Will via Twitter @WillSchmidt1988 Find Will on Google

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