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Here are StumbleUpon’s Top 20 Videos of 2014

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It’s that time of year again my friends: time for lists! As the 2014 year comes to a close, people all over the world will be reading lists of the top (insert anything) of 2014. There’s inevitably going to be a list of the top YouTube videos of 2014, but this year I wanted to… Read more »


This Interactive Graph Compares the World’s Top Startup Ecosystems

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San Francisco and the Bay Area are no longer the only alternative for entrepreneurs and investors looking to find a budding tech ecosystem. More people are looking for opportunities beyond. Simply Business released an interactive comparative graph of the world’s top startup ecosystems. These graphs illustrate best opportunities for startups seeking funding, startups not seeking funding, investors and… Read more »


Create Employee Advocates to Attract Talent with Aptvue

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The future of your startup could depend on a community of employee advocates who will spread awareness of your company. Employee advocates are a powerful asset for any employer because they build trust between the company and its target customer. The easiest way to accomplish this is to use Aptvue. How Aptvue Works By using… Read more »


BYOD, WiFi and What Small Business Need to Know

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Welcome to the BYOD arena. In the red corner, we have freedom and productivity, and in the blue corner, we have security threats. All joking aside, when you boil it down, these are the two primary issues surrounding BYOD implementation. Those hesitant to bringing employee-owned devices into the workplace normally don’t question the freedom of… Read more »


On-Demand Parking App SpotHero Launches in San Francisco

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Chicago-based startup SpotHero announced this week that  San Francisco drivers are now able to use their on-demand parking app when looking for a parking spot in town. SpotHero helps drivers find parking anywhere in the city, and whether it’s self-park or valet, drivers can reserve a spot in advance using the app. On top of that, they can get discounted… Read more »



Passion: The Biggest Startup Myth

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What are your favorite startup myths and tall tales? Silicon Valley is not the center of the industry, your local Starbucks is. Minorities, women, and employees over the age of 40 would disagree with the notion that the industry is truly a meritocracy. But the biggest myth, which is heralded by investors and entrepreneurs alike,… Read more »


Techstars++ Launches, Partners With Mayo Clinic

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This week David Cohen, CEO of Techstars, rolled out a brand new program with the Mayo Clinic called Techstars++. The new program leverages the already existing network of Techstars corporate partners to provide new business opportunities to post-accelerator program entrepreneurs. Along with the Mayo Clinic, Techstars++ is planning to bring on additional corporate partners soon…. Read more »


15 Films and TV Shows Entrepreneurs Should Watch this Holiday

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions belong to Tech Cocktail. Please see below for additional disclosure. The holiday season is just around the corner, and before you panic about your endless To Do List, we’ve created a film guide to help you relax and be inspired this holiday break. This holiday,… Read more »


It’s Cram Time! StudyBlue Offers Library of Online Study Materials

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For college students nationwide, semester finals are upon us. StudyBlue offers the largest and fastest-growing library of online study materials, containing more than 250 million user-generated digital notecards covering every topic from Algebra to Zoology. 7 million students are using the app to create and share study materials — flashcards, lecture outlines — and master their subjects on all… Read more »


7 Recommended Learning Sites for Would-Be Entrepreneurs

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Learning new skills necessary in managing a business is one of the essential things that every entrepreneur should take. We know that enrolling in top universities and colleges can be expensive but did you know that you can now take business courses online for free? Because of technology advancement a growing number of academic institutions… Read more »


Imgur is Gearing up for a Massive 2015 Ad Push, Hires new VP Market Development

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Currently Imgur is the fastest-growing image sharing community on the internet, and today they announced the hiring of Steve Patrizi as the VP of Market Development. Patrizi will be responsible for the management and growth of all facets of the ad business including sales, creative services, marketing, ad products, and business development. “Imgur has become one… Read more »


Redefining Detroit as the Startup Mobility Hub of the World

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We recently wrote an accelerator report that featured Detroit as one of America’s cities most affected by accelerator presences. Ford Motor Company today announced that they’ll help contribute to the growth in the city by joining Techstars to launch Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit. A startup incubator, Techstars Mobility is aiming to deliver innovative mobility… Read more »


Office Holiday Party Guide for Entrepreneurs: Dos and Don’ts

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‘Tis the season of office holiday parties! It’s that time of the year of endless celebrations before you have a little break. We’ve created a brief guide for entrepreneurs for their best advice on everything that has to do with holiday party etiquette: From what to bring and awkward situations to avoid (mistletoe and boozing)…. Read more »