Speaker Series

GE Is Launching a Fabrication Lab in Nigeria 

By | May 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

This year, after stops in Chicago and NYC, GE will be bringing a fabrication lab to Lagos, Nigeria. GE Garages are pop-up maker spaces that welcome members of the local community to come and use their tools, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC…

Business

Justin Fishkin of Local Motors: We’re Approaching the Third Industrial Revolution [VIDEO]

By | May 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Back in March, we held a Tech Cocktail Sessions DC event at the temporary GE Garage in downtown Washington, DC. At the event, we got the chance to talk with Justin Fishkin, the Chief Strategy Officer of Local Motors, and Stephen J. Liguori, General Electric’s Executive Director for…

Speaker Series

Amber Case Shows Why Developing the Ability to Think is Important [VIDEO]

By | May 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Amber Case seems to have done it all: she’s been on Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30, she was named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers, and she gets to work on next generation location-based technology in her day to day. Further, her startup Geoloqi was acquired…

Speaker Series

What Kara Swisher Looks for in Startups

By | May 12, 2014 at 6:35 am

On Thursday night, veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher joined us in Vegas for a fireside chat as part of Tech Cocktail Week. Swisher is the former co-executive editor of AllThingsD, and now co-executive editor of Re/code. Swisher obviously gets pitched by tons of startups….

Events

Mamá Knows Best: Motherly Advice For Entrepreneurs

By | May 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

Mother’s Day is upon us, and we couldn’t end this series on Andres Moreno at Tech Cocktail Miami Sessions without mentioning one of the event’s highlights: Moreno’s mother, Marianela Jimenez.  She briefly joined her son on stage, and when asked asked about being the mother of…

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Events

Re/code’s Kara Swisher Says Your Every Move Will Be Screened

By | May 9, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Kara Swisher, the co-executive editor of Re/code, was in Downtown Las Vegas to share her insights on the technology industry during Tech Cocktail Week. When asked to provide predictions of future trends in the technology industry, Swisher quickly alluded to wearables, even though she finds…

Speaker Series

Kara Swisher: Tinder Is More Complicated Than the ObamaCare Website

By | May 9, 2014 at 11:48 am

On Thursday night, veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher joined us in Vegas for a fireside chat as part of Tech Cocktail Week. Swisher is the former co-executive editor of AllThingsD, and now co-executive editor of Re/code. In April, Swisher went on NBC’s Meet the Press…

Inspiration

17-Year-Old Miami-Based Developer Lands On Stage with Zuckerberg at F8

By | May 8, 2014 at 9:00 am

A Miami teen developer has been making headlines this week after Mark Zuckerberg personally chose him to be featured at the f8 developer conference. Michael Sayman is a 17-year-old living in Kendall, who started making tens of thousands of dollars to support his family on…

Events

Open English CEO Andres Moreno Hints at Potential IPO

By | May 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The co-founder and CEO of Open English, Andres Moreno, shared some of his personal experience in proving a concept and dealing with competition with Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber during the Miami Sessions event at Venture Hive. Open English has raised $130 million in funding to date,…

Announcements

Open English CEO Will Invest $1 Million Dollars in the Miami Tech Community

By | May 2, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Last night, Miami’s tech community gathered at Venture Hive to listen to co-founder and CEO of Open English Andres Moreno. In a casual setting and surrounded by local entrepreneurs, Moreno announced that he will invest $1 million dollars in the region. More details about…

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Digital DC Has $25K-250K Grants Up for Grabs [VIDEO]

By | Apr 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

This is an advertorial sponsored by Digital DC, who hosted the Digital DC Day Party with us at SXSW. On March 5, DC mayor Vincent Gray unveiled Digital DC, an economic development initiative and marketing campaign to promote DC as the leading tech startup community. Perhaps the biggest announcement was a $1 million fund, which will…

Interviews

Mobile Future’s Jonathan Spalter Shares the Wireless Innovation Story [Video]

By | Apr 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Mobile Future is a Washington, DC-based organization that bridges conversations between policymakers and innovators working in the wireless arena. In the U.S., policymakers have wisely let mobile consumers and entrepreneurs drive investment and innovation and, as a result, the nation’s mobile sector has grown…

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Good.Co is Creating Happier Employees By Solving the Culture Fit Problem [VIDEO]

By | Mar 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! According to Jonathan Wylie, 77 percent of Americans are disengaged at work. This isn’t to say that…

Interviews

Thinkers, Doers, and Makers: Yoshi Maisami Wants You at DC’s Ideaspace [Video]

By | Mar 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Washington D.C. is home to many co-working spaces like 1776, but Yoshi Maisami thinks our nation’s capital…

Interviews

Aaron Saunders and Clearly Innovative Are Helping Underserved Students in DC [Video]

By | Mar 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Two years ago, Aaron Saunders had the opportunity to host a summer hackathon in the DC neighborhood…

Interviews

Sage Salvo’s Words Liive Sheds New Light on English Language Arts [Video]

By | Mar 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Sage Salvo founded Words Liive because he wants to help students read more proficiently and study literature…

Interviews

Doers, Donors, and Door Openers Are Helping Marissa Jennings Build SocialGrlz [Video]

By | Mar 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! While Marissa Jennings was at Bennett College she had to complete a senior project, and she decided…