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Rokk3r Labs: Investing in the Entrepreneur, Not the Idea

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One way to get your startup off the ground is to leverage the mentorship and investor relationship opportunities of a startup incubator and accelerator. But that is not the ONLY way to do so, and many times it’s not the best alternative for the startup founder. “There are other alternatives for entrepreneurs to come into… Read more »


Techstars is Focusing Their Energy Behind Making Explosive Communities

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At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference we got to hear directly from the founder of Techstars, David Cohen, about how the accelerator and subsequent Demo Day aren’t your run-of-the-mill productions. On October 9, Techstars celebrated another class of startups, 13 in total, to successfully graduate and pitch at Demo Day in Boulder, Colorado. There… Read more »



Infographic: Women in Technology Then and Now

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The IT industry has got a bit of catching up to do when it comes to women in the workplace, as they represent half of the workforce worldwide, but only occupy a quarter of the jobs in Information Technology. The STEM professions (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) seem to be a good example of where… Read more »


9 Signs You’re Burning Out and Jeopardizing Your Startup

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The saying goes something along the lines: An entrepreneur is someone who works 23 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.  You know it is true, and that mindset is ingrained in the startup culture. It’s not easy adapting to the workflow and emotional fluctuation of being part of a startup,… Read more »


Insightful Interview with “Winning Without Losing” Author Martin Bjergegaard

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This isn’t exactly your typical magazine interview, but then again Martin Bjergegaard is not your typical book author. Not only did he speak with dozens of successful startup founders to compose “Winning Without Losing” with his friend and colleague Jordan Milne, but he launched [yet another] startup to go beyond traditional printing and publishing by… Read more »




3 Ways Sales Is Like War

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You can’t be afraid of sales. In any business, you are going to have to sell. It doesn’t matter whether it’s to customers, investors, or recruits. Many entrepreneurs are scared to go out and sell their business, and it prevents many companies from ever taking off. The brave ones who are sent to close deals… Read more »


4 Ways to Stop Sucking at Social Media

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Are you tweeting into a vacuum? Lacking likes on your Facebook posts? Only in your mom’s Google+ circles? You might be sucking at social media. You’re not alone. Countless entrepreneurs struggle with using social networking platforms to help develop an audience, grow a following, and build a community around their brand or business. Social Media… Read more »


17 Entrepreneurs Share Their Celebratory Rituals

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If you haven’t noticed already, we have a little bit of a celebration theme here at Tech Cocktail. Our annual conference is called Celebrate Conference, our CEO Frank Gruber has a whole chapter in his book about celebration, and he’s given talks about how celebration is one of the most effective and under-utilized tools for… Read more »


What You’ll Learn Raising Capital

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Raising capital is one of the hardest jobs an entrepreneur has to do. Not only does it take time away from your company, but you also have to hear every reason about why your company will fail. “Your business model is garbage.” “I still have no idea what your company does.” “Yeah, that will never… Read more »


Patrick Fitzgerald: Entrepreneur Profile

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Patrick Fitzgerald wears many hats — he’s an entrepreneur, teaches entrepreneurship at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the managing director at DreamIt Ventures Philly. “I have been an advisor on the side for a while at DreamIt,” says Fitzgerald. “When they asked me to get on board to run the… Read more »