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Tech Cocktail is a media company that covers and connects startup communities across the country. Select one of the above regions to see startup news and events in your region.

5 Tips for a Successful Startup Recruitment Process

Recruitment Challenges

As a business owner, you know your employees play a crucial role in the growth of your organization, regardless of its operating size. Without a skilled team, your startup will not be able to implement its overall strategy or achieve its mission. Simply put, the growth of your startup is highly dependent on the employees you hire to fill each… Read more »

A Few Tips for Your First Time… At SXSW.


SXSW has become the launchpad to all things cutting edge and creative in Interactive, Film and, Music. Twitter launched, or ‘blew up‘ according to co-founder Evan Williams, at SXSW in 2007. Prince performed a six-hour comeback concert last year. Chelsea Clinton will be a keynote this year. The experience can be fulfilling, albeit a little daunting…. Read more »

Who are the Challenge Cup San Francisco’s Hottest Showcasing Startups? [POLL]


In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities. On February 27th, Challenge Cup will bring the excitement to San Francisco, where dozens of startups will battle for the four regional… Read more »

Calling All West Coast Writers!


When I first started contributing at Tech Cocktail, it was as if a small sliver of sunlight had breached a long overcast sky. It had always been my dream to contribute content to a website, and the more I wrote, the more I saw every day before me blaze brighter with opportunity, excitement, and fun…. Read more »

Obama Confirms Funding for Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Chicago


Chicago received a boost to its innovation engines today when President Obama made official that $70 million in federal money will go to the city to help create a manufacturing innovation hub. Formally called the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, the hub will receive an additional $250 million in state and private-sector money, giving it… Read more »

Sophisticated Malware Serial Attacks Irk U.S. Judiciary


Malware attacks are harmful enough, but serial attacks can be devastating. Many people and businesses around the world rely on computers for their daily needs. Although computers offer a fast and easy form of communication, they are also targets. This is especially true with computers and networks that belong to larger corporations. Just one well-planned… Read more »

The DC Device Lab: How a Global Movement Is Encouraging Growth in DC Tech


From the outside, it doesn’t look like a much – a glass-enclosed room filled with tech gadgets in the corner of Canvas Co/work, a co-working space in DC’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. Considering the placid atmosphere at this chic, exposed-brick, Brooklyn-meets-Apple-store shared work space, the room more likely resembles a museum exhibit rather than any lab to which you’ve… Read more »

6 Dependable Ways to Keep your Startup Safe and Secure


You work hard to make your startup flourish. Are you doing everything you can to keep your business protected from threats? The following tips can help you keep your business safe and secure. 1. Perform Scans on Your Network One way that thieves threaten to jeopardize your business is to hack into your network. Once in… Read more »

The State of Shutterstock


Is Shutterstock the bellweather of the stock photography industry, or the exception to the norm? Shutterstock reported strong results, with 2013 revenue of $236 MM, up 39 percent from the year prior, and EBITDA margin of 23 percent, up from 20 percent the year prior. Even though sales and marketing increased by 25 percent from 2012, the company… Read more »

RockYourPaper, Longman Suntech Energy,, and SpaceshipApp Win The Challenge Cup New Delhi


The Challenge Cup tournament has only one more stop on its quest to find the best startups solving the biggest challenges worldwide. But, before the Cup makes its last stop in San Francisco on Wednesday, let’s take a look at four outstanding startups that won in New Delhi last weekend. Nineteen entrepreneurs presented their companies… Read more »