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BodyCap’s Sensors Can Track Patients’ Physiological Variables at Home

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The need for healthcare professionals to track patients’ physiological and ambulatory condition parameters outside of a hospital setting is increasing. This need is partially due to a growing aging population, increasing numbers of patients suffering from chronic illnesses, economic instability, and the desire for patients to have more control over their healthcare. BodyCap has developed miniaturized… Read more »



DC’s SocialRadar Launches Its Mobile App for iOS

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This morning, SocialRadar released its long-anticipated mobile app for iOS. SocialRadar is a DC-based startup led by Michael Chasen, which raised a $12.75 million Series A round last June. Utilizing social networks with geo-location data (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, and Google+), the SocialRadar app enables users to discover whether someone within their network is nearby and provides information… Read more »





Jonathon Perrelli Tells All About Fortify’s Closing of The Fort

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Following the fall 2011 pitch competition, Distilled Intelligence 1.0 (DI 1.0), Fortify Ventures conceived of an idea to open a tech startup accelerator, The Fort, in Washington, D.C. The doors to The Fort were officially opened in January 2012 and they welcomed an inaugural class of 12 relatively unknown startups. Among these first companies were… Read more »


Who are the Challenge Cup São Paulo’s Hottest Showcasing Startups? [POLL]

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In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities. On January 28th, Challenge Cup will bring the excitement to São Paulo, where dozens of startups will battle for the four regional… Read more »


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

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Little known fact: the only thing that got the Midwest through the polar vortex was the heat emanating from the Chicago startup scene.  No need to fact check that. That’s why in early February Tech Cocktail is headed back to the Windy City to showcase a fresh set of sizzling hot Chicago-area startups.  Join us at… Read more »



Can This Teddy Bear Help Keep Your Kids Healthy?

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At first glance, Teddy the Guardian looks like another teddy bear – it’s adorable and all you want to do is cuddle with it in bed. Looks can be deceiving, though. Teddy is essentially a real-life version of a Care Bear – one that will help monitor the health of your child. On the outside, Teddy the Guardian… Read more »


How Home-Based Entrepreneurs Can Be Productive, Not Just Busy

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According to Forbes, 52 percent of small businesses in the US are home-based. Proper time management is a key factor, if not the most important element of any successful business, but it can be especially challenging for entrepreneurs who work out of the home. Working from home means that you’ll have to battle numerous distractions, overcome… Read more »


Riide Simplifies City Commutes with an Innovative Electric Bike

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Living in an urban area provides any number of opportunities for work and play, which is a big reason people flock to cities. However, large volumes of people coexisting so closely together naturally has some downsides–nightmarish commutes and increased pollution being among them. Thankfully, two local DC entrepreneurs have introduced an innovative solution. Riide was founded… Read more »


Who are the Challenge Cup Denver’s Hottest Showcasing Startups? [POLL]

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In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities. On January 23rd, Challenge Cup will bring the excitement to Denver, where dozens of startups will battle for the four regional winners’… Read more »


9 Online Tools Teachers Can Use to Help Students Succeed

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We all know that education is more than books, paper, and pencils. To reach today’s students, teachers need to be tech-savvy and keep up on the latest innovations. As we all know, kids will generally learn better when they have fun and engage more of their senses. Some of these online tools help teachers connect with… Read more »