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Y Combinator-Backed CareMessage Raises Over $3.7 Million In First Round Of Fundraising

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San Francisco-based startup CareMessage announced a series of grants that will enable the organization to bring its technology to millions of low-income patients in order to help them live healthier lives. The non-profit startup develops technology to improve healthcare delivery and management for patients in medically underserved areas of the United States through the use of mobile… Read more »


TapSnap Proves the Photo Booth Isn’t Dead

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This year at our Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference we had an awesome photo booth. It’s not just our team that’s fallen head over heels in love with the photo booth it’s kind of a big deal everywhere: weddings, mitzvahs, and corporate events. But we’re not talking about the old school photo booth where you go in,… Read more »



vBench is the One-Stop-Shop for Freelancers Looking for Work

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About 18 months ago JT Eberly moved from Chicago to St. Paul, Minnesota to immerse himself in the local startup culture and foster the growth of his company, vBench. His co-founder Matt Pundmann stuck behind in the windy city, and together they have successfully bootstrapped the company through its initial development phase. “Entrepreneurship is very… Read more »


David Copperfield is Both Illusionist and Entrepreneur

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You might not think that a man like David Copperfield could have too much to say about starting up, but you would be wrong. In fact, Copperfield had some incredible insight into the daily grind that entrepreneurs face when he spoke with Ben Parr at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference. Copperfield is an entrepreneur… Read more »


5 Reasons to Launch Your Gaming App in Latin America

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Gaming is leading in the three most important consumer usage behaviors on mobile devices: reach, engagement, and monetization. More people have mobile phones, people are spending longer time on their phones, and spending money on mobile games. “We’ve moved from million-dollar games to billion-dollar games,” said Kristian Segerstrale, a game investor at Initial Capital in… Read more »


You Can View a City as a Startup

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Up until 1954 people thought it was impossible to run a mile in under four minutes. But then somebody broke the mile time, and in less than one year other people were shattering the four-minute mile time as well. What changed? According to Tony Hsieh, it was doable because one person had conquered it and… Read more »


The Riide Electric Bike is the Future of Biking [VIDEO]

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. Prior to this summer, if you were to ask… Read more »


Swig: The Niche Social Network for Drinkers

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Harry Raymond co-founded and designed Swig to be a new, niche social platform for drink explorers who want to know what’s on tap at over 50,000 bars, restaurants, and distilleries throughout the US. Yesterday, the team pushed Swig live on iOS. Users follow friends, bartenders, and local drink aficionados for insider tips on the best wine, beer,… Read more »


Personal Launches Fill It Mobile at #pii2014

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The Crowne Plaza Palo Alto hotel in Silicon Valley is today hosting the 2014 Privacy Identity Innovation (#pii2014) conference, which focuses on the latest developments in areas like mobile, biometrics, the Internet of Things, and big data. Attendees will get an earful of trends and businesses driving the personal information economy while also receiving guidance… Read more »


3 Startup Lessons from the U.S. Army Green Berets

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I am proud to have served my country as a logistics officer and support Commander with the U.S. Army Green Berets of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). The lessons I learned in the mountains of Afghanistan and the jungles of South America shaped me as both an Entrepreneur and an Angel Investor. My attention… Read more »


SalesCart: Social and Mobile E-commerce Tools for Small Businesses

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Building a website for your business can be complicated and time consuming, especially if you are a small e-commerce company. Dealing with payment fees can be an expensive hassle. That’s why Round Rock-based startup SalesCart believes that companies should be able to set up e-commerce online stores on-the go. SalesCart allows merchants to reach their market by… Read more »


Top 4 Reasons to Switch to a Treadmill or Standing Desk

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. We work a lot – we all do, but… Read more »