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Can Happy Seed Standardize the Way We Build Apps?

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Independent of the programming language, developing web and mobile apps is a huge commitment – a lot of time and necessary patience goes into building something that often becomes the product focus for many startups. Because of the reliance on such apps, developers must try to build them in a timely manner to match the company’s… Read more »




Event Social Platform Bizzabo Raises $2.5M

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Bizzabo announced yesterday that it has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from current and new investors. To date, the mobile networking platform for event organizers and attendees has raised a total of $4 million. Participants in this funding round include current investors Kaedan Capital, AfterDox, and Gigi Levy. New investment comes from OurCrowd… Read more »



4 Reasons to Not Feel Guilty about Taking Breaks

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If you’ve ever felt guilty or irresponsible for taking a break during the workday, you’re not alone. But guilt is the last thing you should feel for taking a break. Arianna Huffington was taunted for advocating naps and nap rooms, but she’s not too far off the mark. She was basing her comments on the… Read more »


Every Breath You Take…Spire Will Be Watching You

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Ask any yogi, and you’ll find out that “just” breathing is a lot harder than you think – maybe it’s why all those new-agey types have “breathe” tattooed on their wrists as a constant reminder. Humans have a knack for doing the bare minimum, even when it comes to breathing. The good news is that… Read more »


12 Startup Founders Share their Favorite Coffee Spots in 9 Cities

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Warning: this story will make you crave your favorite cup of coffee. Startup founders live off coffee. Let’s be honest, coffee culture is deeply entrenched in the startup culture. Can you blame them? When that coffee hits your lips and wakes your overworked brain, it’s delicious. Studies have shown that, depending on level of intake, caffeine can help to improve… Read more »



PonoMusic is Giving Donors a Chance to Invest Alongside Neil Young for Company Equity

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Kickstarter saw its third largest campaign ever, one that even surpassed the Oculus Rift. PonoMusic, a high resolution digital music market backed by music legend Neil Young, raised $6.2 million on Kickstarter with the support of over 18,000 backers. However, the ride is far from over for PonoMusic, as they’ve announced the launch of an equity… Read more »


Who is Chicago’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Chicago, let’s get ready to rumbleeee…well, you get the idea! Tech Cocktail is back in town and we’re very thrilled to host our 3rd 2014 Chicago Startup Showcase & Cars.com Speaker Series event. We have a special event prepared for our local entrepreneurs, which includes a chat with Ben Huh, CEO and Founder of Cheezburger, and Talia… Read more »


VCs Aren’t as Omniscient as We Think

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When David Hornik finished his first day of work at August Capital, nearly 15 years ago, he thought, “I’m pretty sure I’m f***ed.” Everyone was discussing microprocessors and systems and seemed to know what they were talking about – so he just pretended.  Ever since, Hornik has treated his VC job as a learning experience…. Read more »


Lottolotto App: The Easiest Way to Check and Scan Lottery Tickets

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You’re more likely to get struck by lightning than to win the lottery. While the probability of winning mega-millions is slim, thousands of winning tickets (ranging from a dollar to several million) go unclaimed every year. “It’s like comparing numbers, it’s annoying,” says Brett Jacobson, CEO and founder of Lottolotto. “Most people don’t like doing… Read more »


Klroy: The Anonymous App That’s Adding Social to Any Location

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Some anonymous apps are based on broadcast messages and require users to connect to their Facebook accounts, but with Klroy content is driven by your location. According to the site,“Klroy wants to become a digital collective archive of experiences, images, and thoughts that people have in and about certain places.” Founder Ben Reddy says a… Read more »