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Dabble: The Marketplace to Teach Your Passion [VIDEO]

By | Dec 18, 2015 at 10:30 am

Ever since I first saw Anchorman in theaters, the word dabble has been an extensive part of my vocabulary. For all of you who don’t know which scene I’m referencing, it’s when Veronica Corningstone asks if Ron Burgundy plays the jazz flute, and he…

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IADB Can Build You a Website in Less Than 90 Seconds [VIDEO]

By | Dec 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Anybody can start a website these days – it’s one of the many benefits to living in a technology-focused world. However, maintaining a website becomes an entirely different beast to manage in its own right. That is, a lot of people settle for a template…

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For People Spread, It’s All About Word of Mouth Marketing [VIDEO]

By | Dec 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

When you ask a startup what their plan for marketing is, a lot of times you’ll hear that they’re budgeting thousands of dollars to help spread the word about their idea or product. However, we see a lot of startups also go the route…

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Danielle Morrill Shares Mattermark’s Pivot from Media to Data [Video]

By | Dec 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

At Celebrate 2015, Mattermark cofounder and CEO Danielle Morrill joined Tech.Co to share with attendees a keynote speech highlighting the importance of open access to business data in a period wherein startups have become commonplace – banal, even – and the title “investor” becomes…

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Payments Don’t Have to Be Boring [VIDEO]

By | Nov 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Payment processing integration for startups can be a nightmare sometimes, but we wanted to help remind everybody that it doesn’t have to be. In fact, payments can be incredibly fun – it’s all about how you look at it. At Celebrate 2015 we invited Sneha…

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Local Motors is the Motor of a Local Economy [VIDEO]

By | Nov 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm

What is it that makes Local Motors a truly local company? When we spoke with Jay Rogers at Celebrate 2015 he answered this question, and his answer centered on the fact that Local Motors doesn’t like to wave a flag of American manufacturing. In…

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Jermaine Dupri Wants to See if He Can Use All of His Brain [VIDEO]

By | Nov 14, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Jermaine Dupri started producing for hip-hop artists when he was a teenager and hit it big when he discovered Kris Kross in a shopping mall in Atlanta when he was 19. Since then he has worked with artists from Mariah Carey, to Weezer, to Lil Wayne. So…

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Witness the Symbiosis Between Enterprises and Startups [VIDEO]

By | Nov 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Throughout various startup ecosystems across the US there are a lot of examples of startup companies working alongside enterprise corporations. It’s not uncommon by any means, and there’s a lot more to this symbiosis than acquisitions. On one end, you see the enterprise provide access…

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“You’re the Heartbeat of Where Vegas is Going” [VIDEO]

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The very first speaker we had on the docket for our third annual Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference was none other than the twenty-second Mayor of Las Vegas, Mayor Carolyn Goodman. She took the stage like a gale force wind, which isn’t surprising given that…

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The Current Funding Landscape and How to Get Funded

By | Oct 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

According to Bradley Harrison of Scout Ventures, there are three things that kill a startup: running out of money, having shitty investors, and making bad hires. Regardless of what stage startup you are, funding is always a priority. Be it bootstrapping, crowdfunding, angel investors,…

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Kara Goldin’s Scrappy Journey to $70M in Revenue

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 8:27 pm

Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of Hint Water, a company that created a type of flavored water completely untarnished by terrible ingredients. That means no diet sweeteners and preservatives; additionally, the water is also gluten-free, non-gmo, vegan, and contains zero calories. At…

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Blendoor Wins Celebrate 2015 Startup of the Year

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 8:21 pm

The votes are in! We’ve officially announced this year’s Startup of the Year. We had $250,000 in prizes to give away this year, so while we had one grand prize winner, each startup will still get to go home with something pretty amazing. So,…

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Which Celebrate 2015 Finalist Will Take Home Gold?

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Our Startup of the Year pitch competition is one of the biggest cornerstones of the Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, and there’s no denying it: our attendees go absolutely crazy over it. We’re only a mere hour away from finding out who the winner is…

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For Startup Success, Focus on the Customer Experience

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 6:56 pm

What value are you bringing to your customers? It’s one of the most important things for a company to consider – especially when the overall success of your business wholly depends on whether your company can continue to bring in new customers and keep…

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Techstars’ John Fein Shows us How to Nail an Investor Meeting

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 6:06 pm

The afternoon is winding down here on the final day of our third annual Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, and everybody is eagerly awaiting the pitch competition with our five Startup of the Year finalists. However, the crowd was just as excited to see Techstars‘…

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Nabyl Charania of Rokk3r Labs: Focus on Setting Up Your Company, Not Your Idea

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 5:12 pm

In the startup world, ideas matter a lot – an original idea can pay off in the long-run and can ultimately affect whether or not a company will survive in the end. But, according to Rokk3r Labs’s cofounder and CEO Nabyl Charania, the idea can’t…

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Danielle Morrill is Organizing the World’s Business Data and Information

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Before we broke for lunch on the final day of this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference Danielle Morrill took to the stage to give a keynote speech all about data. More to the point, she spoke about her role as cofounder and CEO at Mattermark, detailed…