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Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Top Quotes for Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Ben Huh may be best known as the cat meme magnate who is actually allergic to cats.  The founder and CEO of the social humor network, Cheezburger Network, has raised over $30M in funding since it first launched in 2007. His 60 websites, including…

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

By | Jul 2, 2014 at 10:30 am

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,…

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Miami

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

By | Jun 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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…

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DC

Technology +Talent + Culture = Vox Media Formula to Success

By | Jun 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

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…

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DC

9 Ways to Support Diversity in DC Tech

By | Jun 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

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…

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Chicago

4 Traits of a Kick-Ass Product Manager 

By | May 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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…

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Chicago

How GrubHub Obsesses Over Their Customers (in a Good Way) 

By | May 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Last year, GrubHub was weeks away from releasing a new product. But at the last minute, they decided to pull the plug. “I actually felt pretty good about it,” recalled Sandra Dainora, director of product, at our Chicago Sessions event last week. “An important…

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Las Vegas

Kara Swisher Gets Real in Her Fireside Chat at Tech Cocktail Week [VIDEO]

By | May 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

We recently had the great pleasure of sitting down with Kara Swisher, the amazingly awesome journalist, for a fireside chat as part of Tech Cocktail Week in Vegas. Swisher sat down with our very own Frank Gruber to talk about her career, who she…

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DC

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…

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Las Vegas

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…

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Las Vegas

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….

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Miami

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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Las Vegas

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…

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Las Vegas

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…