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DC

Matt Calkins Joins AddThis Board of Directors

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

DC-based social sharing and analytics company AddThis knows the importance of having a strong Board of Directors–compiled of members who share their values and goals as a company. Their Board of Directors recently grew a bit stronger with the addition of Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian….

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Microsoft Ventures Is Coming to a City Near You

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Tech Cocktail is proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. You may have heard of Microsoft Ventures. It is a mentor-driven, no-dilution accelerator program with locations in seven cities…

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India

Google to Bring WiFi to Over 10 Million People in India

By | Sep 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

It’s hard to believe in our constantly connected world that there are over a billion people, just in India, who do not have access to the internet. Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, is making real plans to change that. Pichai, who grew up in India, and rode…

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Apply Now for Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year Competition in San Jose

By | Jun 13, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Being a successful startup takes hard work and dedication. But if you are looking to prove your worth, Tech.Co is about to give you the chance. We have traveled to dozens of cities across the US, and we are looking for the best of…

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Chicago

Chicago’s Code Platoon Turns Veterans into Developers

By | Sep 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

I have to admit, it warms my cold dead heart when I see startups who are making it their goal to help veterans. Veterans often get the short end of the stick when it comes to marketability in today’s world. No matter your political…

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Baltimore

BetaCity Celebrates Baltimore Innovation and Startups

By | Sep 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Baltimore isn’t usually the first city that comes to mind when people think of innovation. But that seems to be changing. I hear more and more lately about amazing things coming out of the city. It’s true that I may come across more news…

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Kickstarter is now a Public Benefit Corporation

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Kickstarter announced the company’s reincorporation as a public benefit corporation, meaning that the crowdfunding company is now legally obligated to make a positive impact on society. The company has legally changed its name from Kickstarter Inc. to Kickstarter PBC, and explained what the new name…

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‘Under 30 Change the World Social Entrepreneurs Competition’ Selects 6 Startup Finalists

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm

This morning, the Case Foundation – in partnership with Forbes, as well as the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Pratt Foundation, the Keywell Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, and Bob Duggan – announced the 6 startup finalists to compete in the Forbes Under…

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Pittsburgh

City of Pittsburgh Launches Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation

By | Sep 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The City of Pittsburgh has recently launched a project called the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation. It is designed to give Pittsburgh citizens a better quality of life through equitable access to technology, city resources, and information. The Roadmap is an initiative created by Mayor William Peduto’s Department of…

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The Pentagon Has Infiltrated Silicon Valley

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Okay, so the title is not entirely true, but it’s not every day that the Secretary of Defense has reason to be in Mountain View. Last Friday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met with key business leaders in Silicon Valley and announced a $171 million…

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San Francisco

Do You Have What It Takes to be Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year?

By | May 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

For years, Tech.Co has been hosting events in search of the best startup around, no matter where they might be. Whether you have developed the newest tech or the sleekest software, we want you to have a chance to show the world. We are pleased to…

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Alabama

Vote for Your Favorite Startup in the Will This Fly? Pitch Competition

By | Apr 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Before they launch their companies, startup founders have to ask a lot of questions. “Is there market demand for this product?” “Can we start production at a reasonable cost?” “Does anyone actually want what we’re selling?” But when all is said and done, running…

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DC

52 Women Programmers, Designers Recognized at DCFemTech Awards

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm

On Wednesday night I had the opportunity to  attend the second annual DCFemTech Awards. There were several hundred people in attendance, all there to celebrate women who work in the trenches of DC Tech. The DCFemTech Awards are unlike most awards in technology – even…

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Y Combinator Asking Hacker News to Choose Startups in Fellowship Program

By | Apr 7, 2016 at 5:20 pm

Hacker News is being prompted by users to look into funding startups. With users coming from diverse backgrounds in the startup world, the direction of which startups should be founded could shift dramatically for Y Combinator, according to a recent post. By keeping the…

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BREAKING: Tech.Co Purchased by Snapchat, Plans for Media Overhaul

By | Apr 1, 2016 at 12:14 pm

In a surprising move, popular photo-sharing app Snapchat has bought Tech.Co and plans to change the format of the publication. With their recent success in the app store and the overall expansion of their product, Snapchat felt that the acquisition of our company was integral…

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DC

Bunker Labs DC Announces First Ten Companies for Bunker Battle

By | Mar 30, 2016 at 9:25 am

There are a lot of pitch competitions these days. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was one a week in the DC metro area alone. But there aren’t many that are specifically for startups founded by veterans. Bunker Labs DC, a non-equity veteran business accelerator that…

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Chicago

Techstars Chicago Announces Its Fall 2015 Class

By | Jul 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Yesterday, Techstars Chicago announced the 10 startups that will be participating in its Fall 2015 cohort. According to the blog post written by Techstars managing director, Troy Henikoff, the majority of the companies selected for this year’s class fall into the B2B space –…