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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.

7 Things You Should Know About The DC Design Community


DC breeds a culture of creativity. With design agencies, startups, artists and freelancers aplenty, it can be hard to navigate your way through the creative jungle of the District. For that reason, the good people at General Assembly organized the first Introduction to the DC Design Community event last night. The reputable panel included designers… Read more »

Twitter Cofounder Biz Stone Introduces Jelly, New Q&A Platform for iOS and Android


Twitter cofounder Biz Stone today unveiled his latest project, Jelly, a platform that uses your personal and extended network as a search engine, available for both iOS and Android.  Users submit questions, to which their friends can answer or pass along to their friends.  Unlike Quora and ChaCha, Jelly’s functionality is highly image-focused, as users… Read more »

Background Checks Increasingly Common In Online Dating


Online dating has become so popular in the U.S. that one out of four couples meet online. For example, 20 million people use and 15 million have a profile on An increasing number of single Americans meet their significant other online: 20 million people visit a dating site at least once a month, and… Read more »

10 DC Startups Destined to Breakout in 2014

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In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail is more region specific than ever.  Atlanta, Austin, Boise, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, NYC, and San Francisco have gotten their own dedicated pages with their own design, their own posts, and their own trending content from around the web. It’s cool – we agree, but this… Read more »

Looking for Happiness in 2014? Sign Up for Happier’s Life-Improvement Courses


While the rest of the world excitingly anticipated the arrival of the new year, Boston-based Happier, Inc. announced a new way to help people lead happier lives in 2014: mobile life-improvement and wellness classes. It’s some refreshing news from the happiness and wellness company, and certainly comes at a perfect moment (New Year’s resolutions, anyone?). Happier has become… Read more »

Mobile App Marketing with Email: The Simple Way to Get More People Using Your App


Facebook learned that people who had seven friends in the first ten days became engaged users. Twitter, Dropbox, LinkedIn and Zynga found similar indicators, according to Richard Price from Alistair Croll and Ben Yoskovitz also cover this in Lean Analytics. Last year, I challenged two professional analysts to find the three most actionable KPI’s… Read more »

3 DC Tech Startups That Will Dominate In 2014


With it being that time of year again when ‘best of’ lists and predictions for the New Year get published I thought I’d take a hybrid approach in looking at the current state of the Washington, D.C. startup community of which I’ve been a part of for the past dozen years. It was a web… Read more »

Startups, Marketing Is Not Just Your First Press Mention


The beta launch is a software proving ground. Everyone has an idea for the next Facebook, Google, or Angry Birds, but what separates the cream from the crop is a successful beta test. If your software is glitchy with your five-man development team testing it, adding another 5,000 users to the mix will spell disaster… Read more »

15 Startups to Watch at International CES 2014

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Anyone who’s been to the Consumer Electronics Show knows very well that CES could just as easily stand for the Chaos and Excitement Spectacle.  Or maybe it should be called the Coruscating Extravagance Soiree.  Or even the Circus of EarlyAdopters and Science.  Or maybe…okay, I’ll stop.  The point stands, CES is to technology shows as… Read more »

Local Motors’ Cruiser Cycle Surpasses Funding Goal


Shortly after re-locating to Downtown Vegas this past fall, Local Motors launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new cycle named the Cruiser. The stylish motorized bicycle was designed by Ianis Vasilatos, comes in gas and electric models, and needed to hit $50,000 to start commercial production. Their campaign is set to close at 5pm EST… Read more »