Send Us Your Nominations for the General Assembly & Tech Cocktail Chicago All-Star Award Ceremony

By | Nov 20, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Guess what? Thanksgiving is next week. And then there’s that whole period between Thanksgiving and Christmas when all you can think about is, well, um, Christmas. More importantly, though, the holiday season signals the inevitable end to the year; hence, the period after Thanksgiving often…


Enterprise Companies have Banded Together to Create Let’s Encrpyt: SSL/TLS Everywhere

By | Nov 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Today, it was announced that Let’s Encrypt, a new organization that will provide an easier way to obtain and use a server certificate (TLS) to secure web sites, has been launched. According to Bill Brenner of Akamai Technologies, “The industry-wide transition from SSL to TLS…



Send Us Your Nominations for Tech Cocktail and Refresh Miami Holiday Party

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The holiday season is just around the corner. And for most of us here in Miami, it’s that time of year where you wear your boots and flannels even though it’s still swimsuit weather, the city is flocked by snobbish northerners, and the Miami…



StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: On Proving Naysayers Wrong and Raising $14.9M in Funding

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

How do you raise US $14M in venture capital from bald investors for a startup that deals with hair? For starters, you get high-profile investors like Ashton Kutcher, Sophia Bush and Guy Oseary on your side. Just ask Melody McCloskey, co-founder of the online…


Las Vegas

Startup Weekend Las Vegas: Register Now for This Weekend!

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 9:30 am

Startup Weekend is a time-honored tradition and global grassroots movement to rapidly collaborate and build a business over a weekend. According to a press release from the Startup Weekend Las Vegas organizers, “Teams organically form around top ideas, as determined by popular vote. Each team…



Get to Know’s City Page: Miami

By | Nov 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Chances are that you have come to one of the many Tech Cocktail events that we hold throughout the year and throughout the country. We went to Denver to hold a Startup Showcase during Denver Startup Week, and we are headed to Washington DC…


Get to Know’s City Page: NYC

By | Nov 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm

All year long, Tech Cocktail hosts events all across the country to celebrate and connect local startups, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and other tech-minded individuals. We host major events in Austin during SXSW, in Las Vegas during CES, and have created fabulous one-off events to…


It’s America Recycles Day! Do you have a Green Office?

By | Nov 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

It’s got a Presidential Proclamation and everything, so it’s real: Today is America Recycles Day! You might already be recycling at home, but do you continue the practice at the office? How much greener can you make the world by making changes in the…



PRIV Announces Funding, Month Long Partnership with Dove Hair Comes to a Close

By | Nov 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

PRIV, a New York-based startup, allows users to book wellness, beauty and fitness services to the comfort of their own home, recently announced a $3 Million Angel round that was lead by PRIV’s executive Chairman, Alain Schibl. “It is PRIV’s first funding since their…



Chicago Made: Learning Marketplace Announces Funding

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 11:45 am, originally launched in January 2014 by Discovery Communications, is a consumer-centered online marketplace that features the best learning-based content. They have announced that the ownership of the company will change from Discovery to an independent company, Beacon Solutions, Inc. Also announced was a…



Post 500 Startups CareLuLu Raises $1.7 Million

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Last week I wrote an article about CareLuLu and how they recently graduated from the 500 Startups accelerator in Batch 10. We’ve long known 500 Startups is a great jumping off point for startups with big ideas, and this week it’s been proven once…



Dropoff Launches to Provide Trustworthy Same-Day Delivery in Austin

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 7:30 am

On November 12, Dropoff will be launching for businesses to ensure their same-day deliveries get from Point A to Point B safely. There are many industries that have been advanced by same-day delivery, but courier services have not progressed. Local businesses are still trusting…


VeteranCrowd Seeks Investors for Vet Ventures

By | Nov 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Timed with this year’s Veteran’s Day, VeteranCrowd, LLC a Richmond, Va-based equity crowdfunding portal, is opening the door to help veteran-managed companies find accredited investors. The portal is itself led by a founder and a board full of military veterans, including founder Robert P. Louthan, who…


Little Rock

Arkansas Startup Week Announces Events to Support Entrepreneurs

By | Nov 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

“Entrepreneurship is a right that everyone has the opportunity to pursue. The Arkansas Venture Center is going to be a place where we can support people who are bold enough to go after entrepreneurship.” –Jordan Carlisle, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. Through startup acceleration, corporate innovation,…


Military Veteran Entrepreneurs Saluted by SBA, Featured on Shark Tank

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm

In this White House memo, President Obama notes that during National Veterans Small Business Week, “we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that is crucial to developing the products, services, and ideas that fuel our economy, and we pay tribute to the veterans behind them.” The…


Worldwide Meteor Day Unites Developers in Over 40 Countries

By | Nov 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

The entire international Meteor community is hosting simultaneous meetups on Thursday, November 6. Worldwide Meteor Day is not a gathering of like-minded stargazers. This event will be hosted by software developers in 127 cities across the globe who are interested in Meteor, an open-source platform for building modern web…