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Who is Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Hey Boston, the competition is on and we want to know your city’s top startup! Tech Cocktail will be hosting our Mixer & Startup Showcase event Sept. 11. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with Boston’s industry leaders and more. VOTE NOW for your favorite startup, and don’t forget your ticket to find… Read more »


First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Upworthy as Guest Curator

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After raising a hefty $8 million Series A last year, Upworthy has become one of New York City’s fastest growing Series A-backed startups. The virality of their content has certainly pushed the company in this top position, and can attribute such success in part to the work of its curators – the ones in charge… Read more »


Excited Founders Meet Their Mentors at DreamIt Philly

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The DreamIt Ventures launch event to officially announce the new accelerator class was held last week, and I had the chance to visit their co-working space in Philly when it was time for the teams to get to work. The space had been decorated and the mentors prepared to dispense advice to the founders. From the framed “Hustle”… Read more »


Who is Twin Cities’ Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Twin Cities, Tech Cocktail wants to showcase Twin Cities’ top startups. So mark your calendars, on Sept. 10th we will be hosting our Mixer and Startup Showcase event where you will have the opportunity meet industry leaders and founders of top startups. Time to vote for your favorite startup and see you at the event, make sure… Read more »


Cats and Company Culture at Cheezburger

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At our Tech Cocktail Sessions event last week in Chicago, Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh joined us to talk about everything from why entrepreneurs are like cats to his favorite book and other interesting tidbits. Many of the questions from the audience centered on hiring and managing employees, and Huh started to build a picture of the… Read more »


My Top 5 Free Places to Cowork in DC

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This Tuesday, September 9, Tech Cocktail is holding its DC Mixer & Startup Showcase at the Crystal Tech Fund.  A recently released survey on the state of the freelance economy in the United States revealed that there are now currently 54 million freelance workers in the country – that number accounts for a pretty staggering 34 percent of the… Read more »





Get These 4 Things Right and Generate Revenue from your App

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Developing an app for your business is a big and critical investment, whether it is a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) or a Multi-National Company (MNC). Despite the high stakes involved in developing an app, businesses might jump onto the mobile application bandwagon without thinking about the consequences of taking this huge leap. The results… Read more »


3 Tech Tools to Hire Without Breaking the Bank

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Technology has opened up our world with thousands of networking platforms flooding the vast digital landscape of the internet. You can have billions of search results in front of your eyes in 0.31 seconds, and photos from friends and strangers buzzing into your phone from the other side of the world. We can find the… Read more »



Seva Call Rebrands as talklocal, Raises $2.6M in Series A Funding

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Seva Call, the DC-based startup that allows consumers to easily connect with local service providers in real-time over the phone, officially announced today its rebranding to talklocal. The company has also announced the closing of a $2.6 million round of Series A funding. Talklocal takes away the stress and frustration of having to research and… Read more »


Advlo Launches Adventure Travel Platform

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Have you ever wanted to explore South America on a Motorcycle or the Amazon Rainforest by Kayak? Adventure travel has seemed out-of-reach for many, but a new platform promises affordability and an experience that provides the perspective of a local. This adventure travel platform is called Advlo, “a peer-to-peer adventure travel marketplace where travelers can find… Read more »