Subscribe Via Email

Tech Cocktail


4 Reasons Your Startup Should Embrace Workplace Flexibility

workplace_flexibility

In the consumer Internet space, 30 percent of startups say too much competition is their greatest hiring challenge. Startups with increased workplace flexibility are bridging the gap between this rise in competition and the need for top talent. In fact, 73 percent of working adults list a flexible work schedule as one of the most important… Read more »


Watch the Exclusive Trailer for FedScoop’s Short Documentary ‘Tenacity: Women Redefining Leadership’ [VIDEO]

tenacity_trailer

Last month, the DC-based startup, FedScoop, released its list of Top 50 Women in Tech, which includes the likes of private sector executives like Susie Adams, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer for the federal government business, and public sector reps such Teri Takai, the Chief Information Officer at the Department of Defense. In celebration of these… Read more »


Give Back to Earth with 10 Eco-Friendly Crowdfunded Projects

earth day

It’s Earth Day! And what better way to give back to our beautiful planet than by doing our part. Let’s start recycling those Starbucks cups, and turning off the lights, and if you are too lazy to go plant a tree, how about contributing to an eco-friendly project? We created a short list of crowdfunded projects… Read more »


Come for the Fashion, Stay for the Fun: STYLECABLE to Launch in DC with a Pop-Up Party

STYLECABLEleadimage

Need some new clothes for the spring season? Tired of the hackneyed designs you’re finding in DC clothing retailers and department stores? Want to try on original pieces while getting treated to an open bar? Then come out to STYLECABLE’s pop-up shop and launch party this Wednesday night (tomorrow!). The DC-based startup is celebrating the launch of… Read more »


eMerge Americas Techweek Wants You To Win $30K

emerge_americas2

Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by eMerge Americas Techweek. We thank them for their support. To learn more about Tech Cocktail’s sponsored content programs, please contact us. eMerge Americas Techweek wants you to sign up to the Emerge Americas Hackathon for a chance to win $30,000 in prizes. The hackathon will  take place May 2-4 (starting with… Read more »


My Top 10 Game of Thrones Android Apps

android

When the calendar ticks March people start to think about warmer weather, green grass, and sunshine. I would wager that an equal amount of people see March and think only one thing: Winter is coming. If you’re up on your pop-culture then you’ll immediately understand the reference. However, if you’re unfamiliar with what’s happened over… Read more »



Google Glass in Surgery, and Other Health Care Advancements

google glass surgery

If there’s one industry that has seen huge dividends as a result of technological development, it’s the health care industry. From open heart surgery to 3D imagery to genetic coding, the health care industry today was science fiction just 50 years ago. There continue to be leaps and strides forward, with advances being made seemingly… Read more »


5 Top Apps for Online Storage

online_storage

With the across-the-board adoption of smartphones, tablets and laptops, technology is seeing less and less need for bulky hard drives. People are ascending to the cloud. Need storage for your cellphone snaps? Fly to the cloud. Want to synchronize a file across your many devices? The cloud can do that. If nothing else, online storage… Read more »


Pittsburgh’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

Pittsburgh hottest startup

Last night we were back in Pittsburgh for a Mixer & Startup Showcase, and it was an awesome night! It included the Best Pitch award determined by our live SMS poll and the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll. Here are the winners: Pittsburgh’s Hottest Showcasing Startup – Best Pitch LifeShel is empowering individuals to prevent sexual assault…. Read more »


Watch DC-Based Zoobean on Shark Tank This Friday

zoobean

DC-based startup Zoobean, which offers a web recommendation service that helps parents discover apps and books for their children, recently announced that its founders, Jordan Lloyd Bookey and Felix Brandon Lloyd, will be featured on tomorrow’s episode of Shark Tank. The episode airs at 9 pm EDT on ABC. “We were thrilled to present Zoobean to the Sharks,” said Lloyd, Zoobean’s… Read more »


DC Startup Urgent.ly Receives CIT GAP Funds Investment, Closes Seed Round

urgent.ly

This morning, the Center for Innovative Technology announced that it closed an investment in DC-based startup Urgent.ly through its CIT Gap Funds. The funding constitutes part of the company’s seed round, according to Chris Spanos, the cofounder and CEO of the on-demand roadside assistance startup. “Each year, we are seeing more entrepreneurs like the experienced team at Urgent.ly… Read more »


Charitweet Wants to Make Donating Less Annoying

Charitweet 1

Making a donation to your favorite charity to support a cause you’re passionate about should be a seamless process, right? For some reason, sometimes it’s not. The process can be tedious, and not as spontaneous as people’s willingness to give. Charitweet is an online platform that uses the short and easy concept of Twitter to make donations… Read more »


Xeelion: Crowdfunding for College Entrepreneurs

xeelion

According to a 2013 report by the World Bank, the crowdfunding investment market is predicted to hit $93 billion by the year 2025. For 2014, it’s predicted that the industry could reach $10 billion. With this continual increase of crowdfunded investments, several platforms have emerged to fill the demand. Aside from popular platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdtilt,… Read more »


Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

Kansas City hottest startups

Last night we were back in Kansas City for a Mixer & Startup Showcase, and we had a blast! It included the Best Pitch award determined by our live SMS poll and the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll. Here are the winners: Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup – Best Pitch CouponCloud, Inc - They disrupt the $14 billion… Read more »