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Dunwello Wants To Be Part of the #VegasTech Community


It was only a short 3 months ago that Matt Lauzon announced that his Boston based company, Dunwello, had successfully closed a seed funding round in which he raised $1.4 million from major investors. High up on that list was the VegasTechFund alongside NextView Ventures, BOLDstart Ventures, G20 Ventures, Bridge Boys, and Axel Bachira. Lauzon has also announced that… Read more »

9 Blog and Content Marketing Tools You Will Use Everyday


Creating content isn’t an easy job, and I’m glad, because then everyone would want to do it. I have been creating quality content for over a decade, and am glad to finally see the focus shifting from quantity to quality all over the Internet. It’s nice that companies have finally become aware that they can’t… Read more »

Marc Nager Reflects on Startup Weekend’s Ramen Noodle Phase 

Marc Nager

Today, merged with Startup America, Startup Weekend now has a core team of almost 60 people at UP Global. Their larger community includes about 7,000 volunteers and an extended network of about 20,000 people. But Startup Weekend was a startup once, too.  “We lived the startup stereotype – ‘ramen noodles’ kind of days for about… Read more »

Marc Nager Explains Startup Weekend’s Secret Mission 

Marc Nager Startup Weekend

According to CEO Marc Nager, a funny thing happened when Startup Weekend started asking participants why they decided to attend. Surveyed before the event, they say they came to build a company. But surveyed after, they say they came to learn. “The learning that we had is [to market] the sex appeal of creating a… Read more »

Should You Hire Fast or Slow?

hire fast or slow

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! As an early-stage startup, how quickly should you be hiring? The traditional advice is to… Read more »

San Diego’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…


Recently we celebrated Tech Cocktail’s San Diego Mixer and Startup Showcase at Analog in the historical Gaslamp district. Of course it wouldn’t be possible to put on such a great show without great sponsors, and we’d like to thank SweetLabs, as well as our partner American Airlines, for all the hard work they put in: we… Read more »

This Tel Aviv Startup is Developing a Smartphone Battery That Can Charge in 30 Seconds


As users of mobile handsets move away from traditional landlines to cell phones, it is becoming very important for the manufacturers of mobile telephones to come up with ways of improving the charging capability of mobile phones as well as the lifespan of their batteries. We’re starting to see batteries enter the market capable of getting… Read more »

WattB Wins Top Prize at Dept of Energy’s Apps for Energy Contest


On Wednesday, Alexandria, VA-based energy startup, WattB, took home first prize at the Dept. of Energy’s Apps for Energy contest, a competition aimed at discovering the most innovative apps to help individuals, organizations, and communities make informed decisions about their energy use. The company placed first-place overall for their entry of WattBuddy, an app that gives people the… Read more »

Chicago’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…


Earlier in May we traveled to the windy city to host our Tech Cocktail Chicago Mixer and Startup Showcase. The crowds rolled in to John Barleycorn – River North to watch the competing startups vying for the winning position, and with the help of our sponsors CDW,, and 43North, we were able to put on… Read more »

Define Yourself By Your Courage, Not Your Accomplishments 


Last week, I wrote about Rachel Baker’s struggle to overcome imposter syndrome: “I was absolutely petrified,” she says. “I would come home most nights and cry, thinking, ‘I’m going to be found out, I shouldn’t be doing this.’ It felt almost illegal.” It’s something we all feel, at one time or another. Seattle UX designer Dylan… Read more »