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7 Tips to Find the Perfect Cofounder

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It’s all about chemistry. Whether you’re looking for the love of your life or a cofounder, there must be a dynamic energy that spurs you toward the future and never holds you back. But finding the ideal partner requires a little legwork and we have 7 need-to-know tips that will help you get started. 1. Do… Read more »


DreamsCloud Raises $2M in Series A Funding

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Finding the meanings to your dreams is great for business. For DreamsCloud, their dream in only beginning. DreamsCloud, an online platform to monitor and track dreams, announced today that it has raised USD $2 million in funding. The round was led by Sphere Capital Holding, and the company intends to use the money to continue… Read more »



BizzieMe Creates Branded Apps to Engage Kids in Restaurants

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Keeping kids satisfied and entertained while dining out is almost as important as catering to those who are actually paying the tab (we’re going on the assumption that most preschoolers don’t have credit cards). The maze-covered paper placemats of our childhoods are now kind of gauche. Today’s generation of kids choose tablets over coloring books and could benefit from a higher level… Read more »


New York Angel Investors Bank $350,000 on Intellectual Property

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Traklight, a platform that provides cloud-based software for identifying and protecting intellectual property (IP), yesterday announced that they have raised $350,000 of angel funding from New York investors. Part of the appeal for the investors is the fact that Traklight is used by both entrepreneurs with valuable IP as well as lawyers, law firms, and… Read more »


ID.me Gets FICAM Approval to Enable Single Sign-On for Government Services

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ID.me has announced this morning that the Federal Identity Credential Access Management (FICAM) Trust Framework Solutions program has approved the company as an accredited Credential Service Provider. With the FICAM approval, ID.me can now offer US citizens a way to securely access government benefits and services online through a simple Single Sign-On. This is a… Read more »


23 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Form of Caffeine

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Coffee is an entrepreneurial cliché at this point. “He would sit as his computer late into the night, fueled by coffee and Red Bull and passion.”  “They were heads down for 72 hours before the release, drinking endless cups of coffee from the office Keurig.”  But cliché or not, we wanted to know how entrepreneurs imbibe… Read more »


Steve Case Announces Second ‘Rise of the Rest’ Road Trip

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This morning, it was announced that Steve Case has planned for a second Rise of the Rest Road Trip to highlight startup ecosystems located right in the heart of the United States. This second tour will take Case through five Midwest cities: Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; and St. Louis,… Read more »



Mobile Makers Academy is Putting Coding on the Curriculum in These Chicago High Schools

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Back in 2012, Mobile Makers Academy launched in Chicago to offer people the opportunity to become iOS developers through its initial ten-week program offering. Since then, they’ve condensed their iOS Bootcamp to eight weeks, teach students to code in both Objective-C and Apple’s new Swift programming language,  and have even launched a program that enables… Read more »



Silicon Students’ Crowdfunding Campaign Will Improve Their Young-Entrepreneur School

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There seems to be no shortage of early-stage entrepreneurs these days, but many find themselves relegated to isolated environments. It can be difficult to find like-minded peers and experienced entrepreneurs who might be able to help them bring an idea to fruition. Pierre-Simon Ntiruhungwa and Edouard Foussier co-founded an organization, Silicon Students, to tackle this very… Read more »


How to Not Give Boring Presentations

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Many people faced with giving presentations wonder which is more important – the presentation or the presenter. The truth is, both the presentation and delivery are important and they rely on one another for the overall success of a presentation. An incredible presentation will fall flat if the presenter fails to engage the audience, but… Read more »



Announcing Our First Batch of Speakers for Tech Cocktail Celebrate!

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Have you grabbed your tickets for Tech Cocktail Celebrate yet? Tickets just went on sale for our biggest event of the year, coming up this October 6-7. Celebrate will gather hundreds of attendees, industry leaders, and inspiring speakers in downtown Vegas. You’re invited to: Meet the hottest startups and investors from around the country. Learn and… Read more »


Two Ways to Look at the NYC Tech Scene

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This Wednesday, August 27, Tech Cocktail is holding its NYC Mixer & Startup Showcase at the Center for Social Innovation.  If you’re in any way involved in the startup scene – whether investor, founder, employee, or general enthusiast – then you’re aware that one of the top debates that go on in this space is… Read more »