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Tech Cocktail is a media company that covers and connects startup communities across the country. Select one of the above regions to see startup news and events in your region.

Spotted: ‘Startup Mixology’ in the Wild


BOOM! Get your copy now at: #startupmixology #startup #book #techcocktail — Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber) June 24, 2014 In case you didn’t already know, our very own founder and CEO, Frank Gruber, wrote a book. Called Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide To Building, Growing and Celebrating Startup Success, it covers the startup stories of… Read more »

Bibliophiles Just Won Crowdfunding: Reading Rainbow is the Most Backed Kickstarter of All Time


Butterfly in the sky, #amirite? As a child of the 90s, I grew up on Reading Rainbow, and got super excited when Levar Burton launched his Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million to develop brand new Reading Rainbow programming across multiple platforms to adapt to modern standards. Hey Y’all… @readingrainbow just became the most backed… Read more »

Reduce Your Utility Use with Sol Vista  

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How much would you pay to reduce your utility use by 1420% per year? That astronomical reduction is exactly what The Bernstein Companies have realized since they became Sol Vista’s first client in 2010. Sol Vista enabled The Bernstein Companies to leverage a $25,000 investment in efficiency measures into annual savings of $300,000 and a… Read more »

Loyalty Rewards Company Belly Announces International Expansion into Canada


It was announced this morning that loyalty rewards company Belly has expanded internationally, launching 50 locations in the Vancouver market. This is the company’s first move beyond the United States. Since its founding in 2011, the Chicago-based company has gained more than 3 million members, who have redeemed more than 1 million rewards through its loyalty rewards mobile app. Belly’s loyalty… Read more »

Steve Case: “A decade from now, all venture firms will have regional strategies”


America Online co-founder and CEO of Revolution Steve Case was recently interviewed by Bloomberg, where he gave an update on his “Rise of the Rest” tour. The tour started in Detroit, continued to Pittsburg, Cincinnati and Nashville where he met local entrepreneurs who took part of a startup pitch competition. He is investing $100,000 in winning startups of each city…. Read more »

Why You Must Kill Your Elevator Pitch

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At some point, we have all encountered “the elevator pitch.” The elevator pitch is the dreaded 30-second- to 2-minute-long summation of whatever someone is selling. Creating and using an elevator pitch is still taught, and even celebrated, in universities around the country. (Champlain College recently wrapped up their 7th Annual Elevator Pitch Contest.) But why?… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Dating Apps Have Stopped Men from Approaching Women

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Look around the room – how many of your friends are using Tinder, swiping right or left on their phone? Dating apps are becoming the cheapest form of crack college students (and others) can find. The rush you get seeing “You have been matched with…” for the first time is inexplicable. These apps are the metaphorical… Read more »

What Google’s Acquisition of Skybox Imaging Means for Startups

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You’d think the biggest corporations in the world would have no trouble acquiring top-of-the-line mapping technology – but think again. More and more, mega corporations are leaning on startups to supply the best technology, especially when it comes to mapping and imaging. For now, this is a very symbiotic relationship. Startups are getting major contracts… Read more »

HomeTrackR: Like CarFax for Homes


If you’ve ever bought a home, particularly as a first-time buyer, you know how scary the process can be. It has always been hard to know just what you’re getting, even when you have a great home inspector. HomeTrackR fills this void. HomeTrackR provides information about a home’s history, helping homebuyers to make a more… Read more »