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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 »



9 Ways to Support Diversity in DC Tech

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Last night, a few hundred people filled MLK Library for DCTech Meetup’s Women in Tech edition. After pitches from six women-led startups in the DC region, an all-female panel of local women in tech discussed the ways through which we can impact the membership ratio of the DC tech community. The Meetup was inspired by… Read more »



4 Traits of a Kick-Ass Product Manager 

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Last week, we brought together a panel of experts in Chicago to talk about being a product manager – an often-unsung team player whose work spans business, design, and technology. “The buck starts and ends with the product manager. They’re the one person that is solely responsible for the overall success of a product,” said Sprout… Read more »




GE Is Launching a Fabrication Lab in Nigeria 

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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 mills, injection molders, and Arduino kits. The spaces also host speakers… Read more »


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

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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 Global Innovation & New Models. The video below features Fishkin’s portion… Read more »



What Kara Swisher Looks for in Startups

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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. “I’m kind of like that Hollywood studio head. ‘Oh I’ve got… Read more »


Mamá Knows Best: Motherly Advice For Entrepreneurs

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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 the co-founder and CEO of Open English, she explained that at times it… Read more »