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The Top 10 Tech Cocktail Stories of the Week


 We get it, you’re busy.  You weren’t able to get to every Tech Cocktail post this week; Daft Punk got in the way.  We know.  Fear not, because we’ve curated the week’s top 10(ish) posts as determined by the Tech Cocktail editorial team. To get the Tech Cocktail weekly wrap-up direct to your inbox, sign up… Read more »

12 Tips for Networking Like a Pro; Young Entrepreneurs Shed Insight

Networking Like A Pro

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email… Read more »

Entrepreneurship Lessons from Abercrombie & Fitch


You’ve probably heard about the Twitter hashtag #FitchTheHomeless. A Los Angeles-based writer Greg Karber launched a campaign against Abercrombie & Fitch. You can learn about the campaign in this YouTube video. This blog post is not to validate or criticize the campaign or A&F, but to glean a very important entrepreneurial insight from how A&F operates…. Read more »

How to Make Glowing Plants


If you want to make a plant glow in the dark, you have to manipulate its DNA. That’s exactly what a couple of PhDs from California have been doing for the past eight months. Omri Amirav-Drory and Kyle Taylor started with genes from A. fischeri, a bacteria can glow. They’ve added promoters, little bits of… Read more »

Healthy Eating for the Healthy Entrepreneur


As you’re doing your planning for the Memorial Day weekend, consider some of your healthier options. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 35.9 percent of American adults, age 20 years and over, are considered obese. While the number has fluctuated over the last decade, the truth is that what Americans eat, and how… Read more »

Brad Feld on Work Life Balance

Brad Feld Work Life Balance

Hustle is the antidote. – Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration. – Thomas Edison There’s no shortage of startup wisdom encouraging entrepreneurs to work harder.  And at this point, hustle is built into the entrepreneurial code of ethic, suggesting to do so is superfluous.  The lines between the week and the… Read more »

FraudCop: Fraud Prevention for the Healthcare Industry


Zigron Healthcare is the product of two great minds meeting. Quasim Mueen and Frank Din designed a focused, scientific approach for fraud prevention in the healthcare industry with their flagship application, FraudCop. The team employs a multitude of software engineers, HIT experts, and visualization and user interface developers to give the industry a solid defense against… Read more »

Splash: Broadcast Event Photos from Attendees in Real-Time


Ben Hindman, former director of events for Thrillist, found that his day-to-day, repetitive event management work – like invitations, guest list management, and post-event recaps – was difficult enough without having to create a dedicated, online presence for his events. To adapt a solution to his need, Hindman and Brett Boskoff cofounded Splash, a New York… Read more »

Ryan Downs of Proxibid: You Have to Take a Personal Risk


Ryan Downs, CEO and president of real-time online auction marketplace Proxibid, has it easy. Or at least he thinks he does. That’s because he learned to work hard early. When Downs was a kid, he worked at the family farm in Nebraska. “We put in long hours doing difficult, physical work with outdated equipment. It… Read more »

How to Sleep Better as an Entrepreneur


This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s “Healthy Entrepreneur” series, bringing you insights on food, exercise, and sleep throughout May. The series is presented by Coromega (more info and a giveaway below). “Sleep hygiene” – no, it doesn’t mean washing your pillowcase every few weeks, though I sincerely hope you do. It refers to the factors that… Read more »

Startup America Winds Down. Rolled Into UP Global With Startup Weekend

UP Global

After two and half years of helping to foster entrepreneurship, the Startup America Partnership has announced they will be rolled into Startup Weekend, which is backed by the Kauffman Foundation. The two brands will live under the new brand, Up Global which according to their announcement is backed by the Kauffman Foundation, the Case Foundation,… Read more »