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Get Quoted in a Book! This Week’s Topics: Scaling, Failure, and Serial Entrepreneurship

Tech Cocktail Book

As we announced, Tech Cocktail is writing a book about starting up! We are going to be working hard the next few months to write the book, but we need your help. The book is due out spring 2014 and will be published by Wiley as a how-to guide for starting up, along with inspiring stories from entrepreneurs around the world. This is your last chance to share your story and be included in the book – so if you have a story, we’d love to hear it! Below are the sixth set of questions for you, due Sunday night, December 8. If you have any questions, email Kira Newman from the Tech Cocktail team (


  • What are your top tips for scaling?
  • How is this stage different from the early stages of a startup?
  • Harsh reality: Tell us a story about how you struggled with scaling.
  • Tell us a story about how you incorporated fun or celebration into your scaling process.

Submit your answers!


  • How do you know when to shut down your startup?
  • Harsh reality: Tell us a story about a startup of yours that had to shut down. How much time and money had you spent on it? How did you feel?
  • Tell us a story about how you stayed positive after shutting down a startup.

Submit your answers!

Serial entrepreneurship

  • After your first startup, how do you decide if you want to do another? What are the factors to consider?
  • Harsh reality: Tell us a story about why deciding to “do it again” can be difficult.
  • Tell us a story about why doing it again can be fun.

Submit your answers!

View previous questions here

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About the Author

Frank Gruber is the founder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech Cocktail. He is an entrepreneur and new media journalist focused on sharing his tech product expertise and analysis on emerging technologies. Previously he built products for millions of users while at AOL and Tribune Company. He is a startup advisor and investor. He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.


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