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White House Kicks Off Presidential Innovation Fellows Program

Presidential Innovation Fellows

Today, the White House kicked off the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, a 6-month initiative that brings 18 innovators to Washington to improve government technology and help US citizens. The fellows, selected from almost 700 applicants, come from startups, non-profits, and education. “These private sector innovators bring their entrepreneurial expertise to the table that has helped… Read more »

CineCoup Will Bring Indie Films to More Theatres


Vancouver startup CineCoup has reached an agreement with Cineplex Entertainment, Canada’s largest theatre chain, to bring popular indie movies into their theatres. Theatres traditionally shy away from independent films because they are a mixed bag, full of a few blockbusters like Paranormal Activity and many duds. That means most indie films go straight to DVD… Read more »

Mamabear: How Much Parent Supervision Is Too Much?


Launched in mid-August, the Mamabear app is for parents who would love to implant a computer chip inside their children. Using the GPS feature on kids’ smartphones and their Facebook logins, the iPhone app can notify parents when the child is late to school; when they arrive at a “restricted place,” like a bad-influence friend’s… Read more »

Angel Spotlight Series: Behind the Scenes with Joanne Wilson

Angel Spotlight Series

As an entrepreneur pitching to angel investors, you have a lot on your mind. You have to nail your pitch and anticipate their questions, all while staying cool and charismatic. Preparing your pitch is of paramount importance, and a crucial component of this is knowing exactly who you’re pitching to. We’re here to help.   Tech Cocktail’s… Read more »

Braintree Acquires Venmo, Goes After PayPal

Braintree Venmo

Braintree, which allows business to process credit card payments online, announced its acquisition of startup Venmo last Friday. Venmo lets you pay friends for things like drinks or a cab ride using a bank transfer, debit card, or credit card. By joining forces with Braintree, the two companies can move toward the utopian “digital wallet,” where… Read more »

Who is LA’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [POLL]


Last December, Tech Cocktail mixed together a couple hundred LA-based tech enthusiasts with a dozen local startups in South Santa Monica.  Well Los Angeles, we’re coming back.  As part of next week’s Tech Cocktail Los Angeles Mixer < register here > we’ll be showcasing 13 new LA-area startups. But before the event begins, we want to know what you think - which… Read more »

The Hair Stylist’s Syndrome

the hair stylists syndrome

“Ok, so what are we doing today?” Let’s not mince words, this is one of the most terrifying questions that can be asked, and unfortunately I hear it once every 6 weeks (give or take).  I refer to, of course, the question offered by my hair stylist inquiring as to how I’d like my ‘do… Read more »

Tech Cocktail, Now Being Served at


Hello, from We are thrilled to announce that as part of a partnership with .CO, Tech Cocktail has found a new home at  The Tech Cocktail brand, website, and mission remain unaffected.  The only change is the new URL, which is significantly more baller. In only two years of operation, the .CO brand has… Read more »

What’s the Hardest Part about Startup Weekend? [Vancouver Edition]

Vancouver Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend, the 54-hour race to build a working product and pitch to judges on Sunday night, came to Vancouver this weekend. The event jumpstarted 17 ideas, from planning routes to selling tickets to epic Pokemon-style networking battles. And contrary to popular belief, few people pulled all-nighters – although “maybe that’s just the Vancouver mentality,”… Read more »

The Top 7 #Startup Tweets of the Week


Twitter is a conversation.  Twitter is an RSS feed.  Twitter is inspiration.  Twitter is the pulse. Twitter is different things to different people.  One of the reasons @TechCocktail loves Twitter so hard is for insightful business discourse – and naturally we want to share what we enjoy.  Every Monday, we’ll be bringing you the top seven startup-related… Read more »