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Organize, Learn, and Grow as a Student With Semester Planner


Who better to design a platform for college students than a college student? As a full-time student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Marcell Purham developed Semester Planner as a collaborative app that allows students to keep track of every aspect of their school life. Purham is an interesting entrepreneur to examine, and it… Read more »

F This: 6 Reasons Why Recoup is Going to Disrupt Social Commerce


Do you know what f-commerce is? It’s okay if you don’t – most people aren’t acquainted with it. You have (certainly) heard of e-commerce (um hello, Amazon?). Well, guess what? Get over it because f-commerce is the next big thing…if done correctly. Recoup - a DC-based startup that runs an e-commerce platform connecting businesses to consumers through… Read more »

Bring Corporate Culture to Life with Cooleaf


Do you want to make your employees happier while improving your corporate culture? Cooleaf could be the solution to promoting healthy living and a positive culture in your workplace. Cooleaf is a free tool for employers looking to help their employees discover fun and exciting ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle at work. This tool… Read more »

Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup is…


Last week was Tech Cocktail’s Kansas City Mixer and Startup Showcase at Boulevard Brewing Co.  As always, we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series, including the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll, as well as the Best Pitch award, as determined by the Live SMS poll. Kansas City’s HOTTEST SHOWCASING STARTUP: Reader’s Choice & Best Pitch Hoopla… Read more »

Jhoombox: Singing, Gaming, Streaming, Creating


“Everyone has heard about smart TVs and mobile consoles, and we don’t want to be another product in a saturated market,” says Rashid Moin, founder of Jhoombox. “We want Jhoombox to be about you. It is a device that lets people delve into their creative side and unleash something that they never knew could be… Read more »

The Future of Gambling Belongs to Furywing


Here’s a tricky question for you. What do Ludwig van Beethoven, Winston Churchill, Louisa May Alcott, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and Socrates all have in common? They were all told failure was their destiny. But what really united this group of people is that they had the willpower to never give up regardless of what… Read more »

SceneTap Tells You the Gender Ratio at Local Bars Right Now


You know the feeling: you head out to your favorite restaurant for a relaxing drink after your hectic workday, only to find it’s packed and roaring. Or oddly worse: you’re all geared up for a night of partying, but the bar you choose is deader than JLo’s acting career. SceneTap, which just won $10,000 and… Read more »

Top 10 Android Devices


You all have joined me on a wonderful journey over the last eight weeks as I dug up some of the hottest Android-exclusive apps around. It has brought me great joy to bring all of you apps that may never see the light of day on the iOS platform. But I was thinking the other day, what… Read more »

News Media is Dead: Why Mobile Strategy Matters


Hey, news media, here’s a reality check for you: improve your mobile strategy or die. In March of this year, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism published its annual report on the “State of the News Media.” Unsurprisingly, the report shows what most of us already knew: news media is dying, and it’s… Read more »

My Study Rewards Wants to Instill Lifelong Learning


“In the 4th grade, my parents offered Air Jordan sneakers as a reward for earning straight A report cards,” says Dominique Wilkins, CEO of My Study Rewards. “By the end of 6th grade, I had earned 9 straight A report cards out of 12 marking periods and earned a scholarship from Dr. Ben Carson.” This experience… Read more »

Meet The 40+ Startups of Tech Cocktail Celebrate

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Throughout the year, we’ve traveled far and wide with the goal of uncovering the nation’s hottest startups.  In 20+ cities, we’ve uncovered 40+ startups who have been recognized as their city’s Hottest Showcasing Startup. On October 24 and 25th, we’re thrilled to show these startups off to the world at Tech Cocktail Celebrate, our national… Read more »

Macaw, the Code-Savvy Web Design Tool Raises $175K+ on Kickstarter


Building beautiful websites is mastering the art of both design and front-end development. Web designers must focus on crafting beautiful, intuitive websites while developers meticulously bring these elements to life through lines of code. Out of all of the web design tools out there, not one seamlessly integrates these two processes. With existing tools, you… Read more »

Meet the 24 Startups Pitching at Tech Cocktail Celebrate


Tech Cocktail has spent the past year traveling far and wide, uncovering the hottest startups in cities across the country.  Each region had two Hottest Showcasing Startups, as determined by an online poll leading up to the event and a live SMS poll at the event.  We’ve invited all of these Hottest Showcasing Startups to be a… Read more »