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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.


Why Remote Work Is Booming

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Companies are going global with a vengeance – a founder based in Silicon Valley, California; programmers based in Bangalore, India; marketing teams sitting in Madison Avenue, New York; and distribution teams based in Europe are not a pipe dream anymore. 6.1 million individuals in the US can be categorized as remote workers, whether self-employed or… Read more »


The Top Android Photography Apps

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Most people taking photos on their smartphones do it for fun. You may have seen many photography apps but never thought about downloading them. However, there is more than meets the eye - here are some of the top Android photography apps that you might like to use, even as an amateur. Top Android apps for capturing photos… Read more »


8 Trends for Mobile Commerce in 2014

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Mobile devices have not only become incredibly popular, but they have also changed the way we interact with others as well. Mobile commerce has taken off in a big way because people can buy whatever they want from wherever they are, without the hassle of having to go to physical stores. Entrepreneurs have also understood… Read more »



In a Competition Between NYC and Boston Startups, Boston’s VerbalCare Reigned Supreme

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This past Wednesday, WeWork held its Fenway Fast Pitch Competition, a competition designed to determine which city is truly better: New York City or Boston? Okay, well, that wasn’t really the whole point of it, but the startup pitch competition did feature three startups from NYC and three teams from Boston, the winner of which would forever stand… Read more »


DC Luxury Clothing Consignment Startup Snobswap Raises $700k Seed Round

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The DC-based fashion startup, Snobswap, which offers an online marketplace where users can sell, swap, and shop pre-owned luxury clothing and accessories, announced today that it has raised $700,ooo in a seed round initially expected to close at $500,000. Prior to this seed financing, the company was self-funded. Participants in the round include SimplePitch, as well… Read more »



Gamify and Crowd Source Your Coding Experience

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CheckiO, billed as ‘The Game for Coders’, recently announced the launch of its new publish and share feature. With this new update, CheckiO players can write, design, and publish custom coding missions for immediate sharing across the global coder community. The CheckiO team wants people, scientists, and innovators to add challenges they personally struggle with… Read more »



Personal Launches “Personal University,” a Video Series on Data Privacy and Security

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The DC-based Personal, which offers people a secured digital data vault to store personal information, passwords, and files, announced in a blog post that it has launched Personal University, a video series dedicated to informing companies and individuals (particularly developers) about various topics in the personal data and privacy space. “With companies and developers struggling to… Read more »


Charitable Agents Helps Regular People Make Huge Donations

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Most Americans’ biggest purchase is their home. Imagine the positive impact of applying a percentage of your largest purchase to your favorite charity. That’s what the company Charitable Agents helps homebuyers do. Brothers David and Avi Tal were fascinated by this idea, and decided to make it a reality. David Tal shared the Charitable Agents… Read more »


Paul Singh’s 7 Dirty Secrets of Venture Capital

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On Tuesday night, Tech Cocktail headed to DC for a Sessions event called Learn How to Get Funded by DC’s Biggest Startup Investors. Among the panelists was Paul Singh, the founder of Disruption Corporation and general partner of the Crystal Tech Fund. He spent the evening giving away some dirty secrets of the industry (or… Read more »




Who is New York City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup [Poll]

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Tech Cocktail has traveled the country, from Dallas to DC, Chicago to Miami, uncovering the hottest startups in more than 30 cities.  Now, the word is out: winning startups from each city will go onto the next round and get the chance to qualify for Tech Cocktail Celebrate, our new national startup competition held in Downtown Vegas on… Read more »