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Calling All Austin, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis Entrepreneurs – Get Quoted in Tech Cocktail

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We’ve heard a lot about what accelerators can do for an individual startup. A product that’s doomed to failure suddenly becomes something with great potential. A pitch wows investors at demo day and attracts promises of big checks right on the spot. A startup is convinced to bring on a cofounder and turns into a multi-billion-dollar company…. Read more »


Force Impact Technologies Announces the FITGuard for Concussions

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Whether it’s in professional hockey or high school football, concussions can be common among athletes. However, the severity is sometimes hard to track. “Concussions are one of the most commonly reported injuries among the 135 million participants in team sports, including the estimated 3.8 million sports-related concussions reported in the US each year,” says Anthony… Read more »


Nashville Gamer Startup OverDog raises $2M in Funding

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Nashville-based startup OverDog Inc. raised $2 million in a new round of funding from Atlas Venture, Chicago Ventures and founders of gaming companies Zynga and Machinima. OverDog allows sports fan to game with people with common interests rather than anonymous ones. OverDog’s app pits sports fans against professional athletes and other fans on video games.  Nashville  is… Read more »


Don’t Work for a Startup You Wouldn’t Start Yourself

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From the outside, startups appear to have none of the rules that make corporate life such a drag. They shun dress codes, knock down cubicle walls in favor of open floor plans, and replace the tired cafeteria menu with free catered food. Most importantly, in just a few years’ worth of work, the company’s first… Read more »


Coca-Cola Bridge Program Connects Israeli Startups to Global Ecosystem [Video]

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The Coca-Cola Company started a 6-month program for the Israeli entrepreneurial community called The Bridge, with the aim of  connecting Israeli startups to all major global markets including the U.S., Europe, Africa, Eurasia, and the Pacific. According to this article, Coca-Cola reached out to Israel’s startup network (angels, VCs, incubators, etc.), and got recommendations on almost 200 startups.  10… Read more »


The More Friends You Add, the Cheaper Hive Gets

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There is a group of entrepreneurs who have noticed the ever-present and ever-growing cloud storage trend and set out to disrupt the paradigm set in the market segment. There are some great cloud storage options already available, but more often than not the price tags on the premium models of service are pretty big. Hive,… Read more »


Math Program KnowRe Announces $6.8M in Fundraising

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KnowRe is an education technology company with an innovative cloud-based adaptive learning program for secondary mathematics. This program assesses a student’s strengths and weaknesses, algorithmically creates a personalized curriculum targeting that individual’s gaps in learning, and engages students through gamified learning and beautiful graphics. Through its Teacher Dashboard, KnowRe provides teachers with data on each student’s progress… Read more »


500 Startups Demo Day Includes Tech-Enabled Decluttering Service Remoov

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Austin Rachlin and Luis Perez can now call themselves 500 Startups alumni and even mentors, now that Batch 10’s Demo Day has wrapped. The pair are cofounders of Remoov, a decluttering service that utilizes tech in every step of their operations to track and refine logistics. With Remoov, customers pay upfront, and then the Remoov workforce clears out all the customer’s unwanted… Read more »


Chicago’s NuCurrent Raises $3.48M Series A for Wireless Charging Technology

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NuCurrent, the Chicago-based startup that has grown to become a leader in wireless charging antenna technology, announced this morning that it has raised $3.48 million in a Series A round of funding. “Wireless power is rapidly being engineered into a broader range of consumer and business products from hand-held electronics to furniture to medical devices,… Read more »


1776’s Challenge Cup 2015 Competition Kicks Off in DC

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Today, DC-based startup accelerator/incubator 1776 officially kicks off its Challenge Cup 2015 global competition. Forty startups are slated to compete at tonight’s pitch competition; each of which will represent one of four categories: health, education, cities, and energy. Tonight’s Challenge Cup DC competition will be the first of sixteen regional competitions. At each of these competitions, startups will get… Read more »



Florida-Based Startup Magic Leap Raises $542M Led by Google

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Dania Beach, FL-based startup Magic Leap Inc, a company focused on augmented reality technology, has received a large investment led by Google Inc. A whopping $542 million has been invested in this round, which also includes Legendary Entertainment and its CEO Thomas Tull, KKR, Vulcan, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Andreessen Horowitz, and Obvious Ventures. This is one… Read more »