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

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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 »


Condiment and the Trend Toward Lifestyle Products

Condiment

Patricia Handschiegel is the CEO and founder of Condiment, the digital magazine and marketplace for independent lifestyle products and tips. Condiment highlights products from necklaces to sake to cookie pies. And Handschiegel is no stranger to this industry. Lifestyle products focus on bringing homespun or handmade beauty, creativity, and uniqueness across every product category. For example,… Read more »




DC-Based Kona Kase Delivers Monthly, Healthy Treats to Endurance Athletes

KonaKase

Have you noticed the gold rush toward subscription based delivery services over the last couple of years?  Perhaps you’re familiar with Truck Club, Birchbox, Foodzie, and/or Quarterly.co?  Science Inc.  has doubled down on this trend with their backing of Wittlebee, Dollar Shave Club, Urban Remedy, and Fresh Dish.  With the success of those who have paved the way, the… Read more »



CNC Strategy Cloud Solutions: Developing simplified cloud-based business strategies for complicated problems

CloudSolutions

When a business grows too large, it sometimes starts to lose focus. Top tier executives may share a strong vision with their teams, but others in the company may end up clouding the overall company vision and execution. You’ve likely experienced the verbal game of “Telephone” where a message is passed from one to another… Read more »


Planwise Helps You Plan for the Future, Save Money the Right Way, and Retire Rich

PlanWise

Many people don’t seem to know the answers to long-term financial stability. How do you save money? How do you plan financially for retirement? With all of the so-called experts, why have so many people lost their savings during the recession? Planning for the future can be difficult, and, without proper guidance–possibly downright impossible. But don’t just… Read more »



Coull: Never cringe at a video pop-up ad again

Coul

When’s the last time you actually clicked on an ad in a video online? Maybe never? Video ads are just plain annoying pop-ups, and they typically have nothing to do with the actual video–most of the time. Very few video ads actually seem interesting, and the ones that do are typically just eye candy. But… Read more »


Chicago-Based Parsecco Brings a New Spin to Collaborative Projects

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A new economy means new jobs, new employees, a new ethos.  Freelancers, consultants, creative professionals, and solo-preneurs have taken main stage, but the way in which they work and find work still lags behind. Miki Johnson is attempting to solve this with Parsec.co, a team-building tool powered by a project-focused social network.  Current highlight projects range from iOS productivity… Read more »


Customize and Socialize Your Art with JuicyCanvas

JuicyCanvas

Have you ever had a space on the walls of your home that you just couldn’t seem to fill? Maybe you tried a variety of paintings, a couple of pieces of metal wall art, or even some type of sconce scenario, but nothing could quite inhabit the space the way you pictured it in your… Read more »




Online Soccer Academy, Winner of Tech Cocktail Week’s Hottest Showcasing Startups, Takes Professional Soccer Tutorials to the Web

online soccer academy

Friday night, Online Soccer Academy, an online video course lead by former professional soccer player Jared Montz, took home the title of Tech Cocktail Week’s hottest showcasing startup. Proof that the Las Vegas-based startup is gaining traction, Montz’ recruitment strategy for votes included one short video he filmed on his smart phone shortly after getting word of… Read more »


Encore: An Innovative Way to Captivate Your Donors

Encore

How much do you know about the daily struggles and triumphs of the charities you support?  If you’re involved with a nonprofit yourself, how do you engage supporters and share the incredible stories that make your work worthwhile?  Newsletters, more often than not, are deleted from inboxes almost as automatically as spam.  On the rare… Read more »