Frank Gruber grew up in the Midwest heartland and is an entrepreneur, new media journalist and investor. He is the author ofStartup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide To Building, Growing and Celebrating Startup Success published by Wiley. He co-founded Tech Cocktail in 2006, which has grown into a hub for the creative class, offering tech startup focused news, events, and resources. Frank has built and launched products for the masses while at AOL, Tribune and Classified Ventures along with startup efforts like Thankfulfor, Splog Reporter and more. As a journalist his works have been featured in a number of top media publications like TechCrunch, Fortune, ReadWrite, HuffPo, etc. He was named by Forbes as one of the most connected people in tech. Frank is also a Venture Partner with Crystal Tech Fund. His alma maters include Purdue and Northwestern respectively. While living the startup life, he also enjoys swimming, strumming his guitar and/or ukulele, warm weather, beaches and sports – especially the Chicago Cubs.
Frank currently lives in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. but travels a lot as he circles the globe speaking, hosting events and helping entrepreneurs, startups and technology communities amplify their local technology signal.
You can find Frank on Twitter at @FrankGruber or contact him by email at: frank [at] tech dot co