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Praescient Analytics: Decoding Data for National Security and Defense


Katie Crotty, Yvonne Soto, and Patrick Ryan embarked on a mission when they started Praescient Analytics: revolutionize the way the world understands information with the latest analytics tools. It began as a modest offering, but soon blossomed into a $20-million-dollar business with clients in the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the… Read more »

Find Freelancers on Coworks


In 2010, one-third of all American workers were independent – that means freelance, self-employed, or part-time, explains the Freelancers Union. And many of the fastest-growing online freelance jobs are around technology, from email marketing (at #5) to Android (#6), WordPress (#8), and HTML (#9). The growth of freelancing is partly thanks to the uncertain economy, which… Read more »

Kuyam, Take Me Away! – Online Scheduler for Lifestyle Services

Kuyam  is an online scheduling platform that allows busy men and women to find lifestyle appointments and have them booked in “just 3 clicks.” It’s been described as a mix between Yelp and OpenTable. The services provided are anything from spa and hair salons, to health and exercise classes, even to babysitting and tutoring for the kids. Kuyam is free for users,… Read more »

Handii, The Uber of Servicemen, Wins Tech Cocktail Week’s Hottest Showcasing Startup


Last night, as part of Tech Cocktail Week’s Mixer and Startup Showcase in Downtown Las Vegas, Handii was announced the hottest showcasing startup. The Las Vegas-based startup is aiming to become the Uber of handymen.  Users start simply by entering their address, tap the Handii button, and a Handii (i.e. handyman) arrives to their location… Read more »

Find Lawyers through FairDocument and Reduce Legal Fees


If you died tomorrow, who would get your stuff? What song do you want played at your funeral? The government will decide for you, if you do not have a will (everything but the music, that is). Parents are not the only ones who need to have a will. Basically, anyone with financial obligations or… Read more »

Secure Quorum: Is Your Company Ready for a Crisis?


Unfortunately, tragic events in recent memory have illustrated the crucial need of efficient and effective response in times of emergency or crisis. The stakes are high, time is at a premium, and mistakes are compounded. This is the reason companies big and small, governments, and crisis response teams have continuity plans in place – plans… Read more »

PaddleYou provides Custom Ping Pong Paddle Branding Genius


The popular saying used to be, “There’s an app for that.” But, with the wave of niche startups in just about anything that you can imagine, the new saying should be, “There is a startup for that…and that, and that.’” PaddleYou is leading the way. This creative startup lets you custom design ping pong paddles using photos… Read more »

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

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Tech Cocktail is headed back to DC.  Why?  Because we’re a fan of good ideas.  On May 15th, Tech Cocktail will be Mixing things up at 1776 to showcase a fresh batch of local startups. < Sign Up for the Mixer Here > We’ll have more than a dozen up-and-coming startups on hand showcasing their goods, but… Read more »

Data Startup CompStak Announces Plans to Expand to LA and DC


CompStak, a startup that sells comparison data on commercial property leases, has just announced its planned expansion into the Los Angeles market June 1st, and into the Washington D.C. market July 1st. Opportunity exists where data are hard to come by. CompStak is positioning itself as a partner to a commercial real estate market that… Read more »

Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup, SquareOffs Offers New Take On Online Polls


Last night, SquareOffs, a social-focused, online polling startup, took home the title of Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup, at a capacity-packed Boulevard Brewing Company as part of Tech Cocktail’s KC Mixer and Startup Showcase. Built on the frustration of the lack of innovation of online polling, SquareOffs uses Facebook and Twitter authentication to shift the… Read more »

Who is Tech Cocktail Week’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [POLL]

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You know the drill.  The second week of every month, Tech Cocktail puts on an awesome conference called Tech Cocktail Week held in the emerging utopia that is Downtown Las Vegas.  That week is right around the corner, and as part of May’s Tech Cocktail Week, we’re thrilled to put on another Tech Cocktail Week Startup Showcase and Mixer. < REGISTER… Read more »

Brideside: Bridesmaid Dress Shopping Online


Let’s get this out of the way first. Yes, I am a guy. But, as my older sister and my girlfriend will attest to, I have been mercilessly stuck in enough wedding conversations to understand the daunting task that is planning a wedding. And yes, I have seen Jennifer Lopez’s Wedding Planner more than once…. Read more »