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Zainab Zaki Embraced Her Failure and Learned From it

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Part of starting up is failure – that’s a given. It’s never easy, but at the same time it’s a learning process and long does the entrepreneur last who sees failure in this light. Zainab Zaki was the COO at Tappedin, a social discovery tool for professional networking, before they closed their doors. For Zaki,… Read more »




Zvi Band: The Key to Successful Networking is Practice and Effort

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During Frank Gruber’s recent Startup Mixology stop in Washington D.C. at the Crystal Tech Fund, he sat down with a panel of guests to talk about different facets of starting up, launching new products, and leveraging networks for success. When Zvi Band, CEO of Contactually, took the mic, he made an interesting point: it’s obviously all… Read more »



Matt Haggman: Miami is the Perfect City for Entrepreneurs

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Miami has everything a city needs to foster entrepreneurship. Matt Haggman believes that this is true. The Knight Foundation project manager, sat down with Tech Cocktail’s co-founder and author of Startup Mixology Frank Gruber to talk about all the elements that make Miami the ideal city for entrepreneurs. “Miami is enormously diverse and there is significant wealth…. Read more »


Jermaine Dupri: Music Industry Needs Tech Savvy Execs to Survive

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Music producer and entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri joined Tech Cocktail’s co-founder Frank Gruber on stage last night for the launch of Gruber’s book, Startup Mixology. They discussed startup culture, marketing and entrepreneurship in a room full of local entrepreneurs. Dupri, as founder of social media platform Global14, had a lot to say about the convergence of music… Read more »


The First VC Fund Focused on Women’s Health Has Launched

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Dr. Jessica Grossman is thinking about joining the first VC fund focused on women’s health startups, she announced at Tech Cocktail Week Sessions in downtown Vegas in June. The fund, called EXXclaim Capital, will invest in companies focused on areas like pediatrics, health and wellness, and digital health. According to MedCity News, the fund was started… Read more »




Evonne Heyning On Fostering Skills Based On Experiences [Video]

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Evonne Heyning of Eddefy was in Las Vegas Downtown project as part of Tech Cocktail’s Sessions, where she talked creating a platform that would help people thrive based on their experiences. Eddefy is an online tool that provides tool that foster collective intelligence to facilitate personalized lifelong learning and skill-building “The experience is what often changes us… Read more »


Amy Li on Leveraging Technology to Share the Health Benefits of Dancing [VIDEO]

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One year after having run a marathon and shortly after being offered admission and full scholarship to the highly-competitive Singularity University, Amy Li found herself in a state of absolute despondency. Confusing, particularly for someone of Li’s caliber, whose many successes both within her field of UX and outside her career should qualify her as a… Read more »


Open English CEO Andres Moreno on Raising $120 Million [Video]

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We had the opportunity to talk to Andres Moreno, cofounder and CEO of Open English, about raising US$120 million in funding, potential IPO, and Miami’s growing technology scene. Moreno sat down with Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber during the Miami Sessions event at Venture Hive. Moreno also spoke about future plans that include developing a web-based Next University,… Read more »


Technology +Talent + Culture = Vox Media Formula to Success

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Content is King, but not what helped Vox Media raise capital and trust of investors. It takes more than that, there is a formula. That formula was shared by Vox Media’s CEO Jim Bankoff talk during Tech Cocktail Sessions, to a crowd of entrepreneurs in Crystal City Wednesday night. Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber led the… Read more »