Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Why do We Celebrate Entrepreneurship?

By | Sep 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

On October 31, 2013 the White House put out an announcement for immediate press release: it was a decree calling for November 2013 to officially be labeled National Entrepreneurship Month. The following year, in 2014, President Obama again made the proclamation that November would…

Tips & How To’s

Rule Maker vs. Rule Breaker: Tips for Parenting in the Digital Age

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm

As news-consuming parents, we are inundated with research findings telling us exactly how many hours a day children should be spending on their devices; or how over exposure to screen time may take a toll on them down the road. While reading what the…

Product

4 Steps to Scale Fast and Not Kill Your Company’s Momentum

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Things are going great. Your company is growing faster than a teenager in baby clothes…Huh?? You get the point. While this is an exciting time, it’s also a time when your company is vulnerable. Scaling fast generally means things are headed in a positive…

Internet of Things

The Future of IoT: Smartifying Your Home

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The vastly growing Internet of Things trend is very exciting- there are new devices announced every day that connect to the internet to control something. The world is slowly filling up with connected devices, that ultimately make our lives easier. Connected devices are electronic devices,…

Google

All the Things the New Google Logo Looks Like, According to the Internet

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Earlier today, Google (yes, Google – not Alphabet) announced a major change to the Google logo. In the last 17 years, the company has undergone a lot of changes, but throughout all of it, the Google logo remained largely the same – the notable…

Celebrate_Innovators_300x250

Advertising

Los Angeles

No Doubt About It: You Need Video Ads for Your Company

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm

There’s just no getting around it: part of building any strong startup means cultivating a robust online presence that reaches directly to today’s tech savvy market. In that light, video advertisements are actually widely considered to be one of the most valuable digital marketing…

Programs & Resources

San Diego

Ideator Builds an Online Incubator Platform

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In response to the needs of its growing user base, Ideator, a web-based company devoted to fostering global innovation and entrepreneurship, announces the release of several new features designed to enhance its technology platform. The upgrade will allow Ideator members to more easily capture…

Startups & Apps

NYC

Tuneteams: The Global Music Licensing Marketplace

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Do you ever wonder why big music companies have a marketing advantage when it comes to breaking artists, globally? According to industry insiders, it’s because of their networks of local companies, or wholly-owned subsidiaries, in different countries around the world. It stands in stark…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Shift Gets Investment from Goldman Sachs, Apttus from Salesforce Ventures

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 3:19 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, it’s all about funding – ranging from a respectable $2.7 million to a whopping $108 million. Things worth noting for today: Ashton Kutcher has made an investment in the e-sports startup Unikrn, and the Washington, D.C.-based global incubator 1776…

Productivity

The Art to Having Productive Meetings

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Meetings are an inescapable part of the corporate world. Everybody has to attend them whether you’re a rank-and-file worker, supervisor, manager, or even CEO. In fact, the higher one goes up the corporate ladder, the more meetings it seems there are to attend. Meetings are…

Reports & Rankings

Top Venture-Backed Drone Startups

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

According to the Frontier Tech Report released by CB Insights last Friday, drone companies have raised $285 million since 2014. While that’s certainly nowhere close to the amount of funding thus far funneled into space startups, the amount of financing activity into the industry…

Funding

DC

D.C.-Based Global Incubator 1776 Closes Seed Fund

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

This morning, the Washington, D.C.-based global startup incubator 1776 announced the closing of a $12.5 million Seed Fund aimed at making investments in pre-Series A startups disrupting highly-regulated industries. “Technology is permeating the global economy and unmooring it from its industrial era roots, creating…

Venture Capital

Brad Feld: Investors Are Like Dungeons & Dragons Characters

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

In a recent Kauffman Founders School video, Foundry Group managing director Brad Feld compared venture capitalists to Dungeons & Dragons characters – to make the point that they don’t all have the same skills and levels. “I like to describe [venture capital firms] as…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Here Are This Year’s Tech.Co Startup of the Year Online Competition Semifinalists

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

Bringing people together to celebrate entrepreneurship is what we do at Tech.Co, whether that’s through our online content or our local Tech Cocktail events. The culmination of this celebration is our annual conference in Downtown Las Vegas; at Celebrate 2015, attendees will embark on…

Programming education

3 Reasons to Learn Multiple Programming Languages

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

Ten years ago, Shutterstock was loyal to one programming language and one programming language only: Perl. But times have changed. Its tech team of “die-hard” Perl developers has expanded into a multilingual team that now programs in Node.js, Ruby, Java, Python, PHP, and Objective-C….

Gear & Gadgets

Chef Charger, a New Way to Charge Gadgets in Restaurants

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Restaurants, bars, cafes, and other dining environments are great places to hang out with friends. With today’s craving for technology, smartphones, tablets and other gadgets have been a common sight in those places, sometimes even replacing the traditional social conventions like actual conversations. While…

Sports

Los Angeles

Pro Athletes Are the Best Marketing Tools You Can Get

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 9:00 pm

I can honestly that, without a doubt, my favorite technologies are ones that get people up, out, and interacting with the real world. It could be an augmented reality platform that takes people to new parts of their city, or a superb set of…