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twtMob: Driving Content Through Social Media Influencers

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What do Kia, Microsoft, and 20th Century Fox have in common? Yes, they’re all notable brands, but they also have enormous influence in the digital arena. While you might assume their social media influence is on accident, they’ve actually had some help from a company called twtMob. twtMob identifies and manages influential publishers that deliver brand… Read more »



DwellAware: Like Seeing Your Next Home’s Medical Records

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When you go to the doctor for an annual physical exam, your doctor combines tried and true exam practices with the latest technologies to scan, test, and measure your body. DwellAware does the same, to compile the information buyers need before buying a house.   The Idea The technology spun out of a project at MIT… Read more »


PRIV: Beauty and Wellness App Launches in LA, Releases 2.0 Version

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Whether it’s a haircut from a favorite barber or a manicure from a well-known beauty professional, most people want high-quality service when it comes to personal maintenance. PRIV, a New York-based startup, allows users to book wellness, beauty and fitness services to the comfort of their own home. “We wanted to give our customers a… Read more »



5 Ways to Be Happier at Work

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When former Zappos culture consultant Jenn Lim climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Tony Hsieh, it was one of the most meaningful experiences of her life. When we’re young, we often idealize work, as if our ascent to success will be as clear and rewarding as a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro. But as we get into the… Read more »


MIT is Hosting a Breast Pump Hackathon This Weekend

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For a device that’s supposed to help new mothers everywhere (and for something that’s been around since the mid-19th century), breast pumps sure haven’t gotten any better at doing their job. While the main goal of a breast pump is to literally pump milk out of a breast, in order to, you know, provide milk… Read more »


Fever Smart Launches Indiegogo Campaign

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Update: As of 2 PM ET, the Fever Smart Indiegogo campaign has met 64% of its goal! Call it wearable tech for children. Fever Smart is “is a smart wireless thermometer that allows parents to remotely monitor their children’s temperature via their smartphone,” according to their website. Typically, reading temperatures can be time-consuming for parents… Read more »


Inside the Company Culture of Meetup

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At any given moment, something like 2,000 meetups are going on simultaneously around the world. Meetup has a whopping 18.95 million members who are part of over 170,00 groups in 176 countries. Managing this flurry of activity are 123 employees, mostly based in Meetup’s New York City headquarters. They also have scattered team members in Philadelphia, Providence,… Read more »


MeteorJs: Prototype to Production App In A Few Weeks

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MeteorJs is an open-source framework to quickly build web apps that is powerful enough for an experienced developer, but easy enough for a beginner to get started on building a production app. Meteor Development went through Y Combinator in 2011 and also raised $11.2 million from Alexis Ohanian and Andreessen Horowitz, among others. When my co-founder and… Read more »


Meet the Newest Batch of Hottest Showcasing Startup Winners

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Drumroll please… Who’s competing in Las Vegas…here are the results!   Tech Cocktail recently launched a poll to find out who’s Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Charleston, Detroit and Fargo hottest startups. The winners will represent the cities mentioned at Tech Cocktail Celebrate on October 6-7 in downtown Las Vegas. Each city will have two startups competing at Celebrate, including a booth… Read more »


6 Tales of Conference Missed Connections

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When I’m bored and have nothing to do, occasionally I’ll find myself browsing through Craigslist missed connections. It’s not that weird, really, a lot of people do it (right?), or at least a lot of my own friends do it (one friend even created an app for it). Sure there are a few sketchy posts,… Read more »


Boise Accelerator Collabortank to Provide Resources for Local Startups

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A coalition of successful business owners and educators have joined forces to create Collabortank, a startup accelerator at Boise Hub co-working space for entrepreneurs. The Boise accelerator comes at a time when the city is starting to get national attention as a growing tech hub, recently ranked top 5 “under-the-radar tech hubs” in the United States. The accelerator, in collaboration… Read more »