Amanda Quick is a tech/startup reporter covering young entrepreneurs for Tech Cocktail. She's also interested in covering apps, emerging technology, IoT and beauty & wellness.

Amanda is currently in grad school at Syracuse University studying Information Management. In the past she has interned at NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, Brand-Yourself, and the Times Leader Newspaper as well as worked at WWNY-TV and the StartFast Venture Accelerator in Upstate New York. Amanda is originally from Kansas City, MO but has also lived in Canton, MA and Scranton, PA.

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Tuck: The Mattress that Gets Shipped Right to Your Door

Last summer, Russell Suskind along with a few of his friends from Venture for America, wanted to test an idea before turning it into a full-fledged business. They ran a “proof of concept” campaign called Campus Sleep by partnering with a local mattress supplier...


After Rebrand, ‘Life Is Better in Bed’ for Doze

After Brendan Rice and Russell Suskind sold the name of their company to a group of entrepreneurs, they spent about two weeks thinking of a new name for their business and discovered it in one of the most unlikely places: on an ice hockey rink in South...


Justin Kan, Andrew Maguire Offer Office Hours via RECESS

RECESS — the national tour that makes stops at various universities throughout the year — is a music and ideas festival that helps feature up-and-coming startups founded by student entrepreneurs. While the Spring 2015 Tour ended with the National Competition this ...


NextDesk: The Smartest Desk For Your Home or Office

Call it the desk that could help you lose weight – or at least obtain extra health benefits at work. NextDesk is striving to change the way people work by creating a desk that easily adjusts to sitting and standing height. “NextDesk was founded...


#DRONEWEEK: GE Launches First Live Drone Series

Where can you see production machinery that can withstand temperatures of up to 350 degrees fahrenheit or test sites where 1,500 jet engines are made every year? GE is launching #DRONEWEEK — a live entertainment and educational series shot on drones that will air...


Dasher: Do Everything on One Platform

Jesse Boyes is a self-proclaimed “terrible chatterer.” In the past, he would send messages to friends to make plans, but then would use Venmo or Foursquare to coordinate instead. “I kept forcing friends out of our text conversation and into other experiences with links...


HoverStat: “Drone Automated Roof Inspections”

Assessing roof damaging is can be long process for homeowners who want roof repairs. Most insurance adjusters can only assess two roofs a day and sometimes the reports aren’t accurate, but Leanne Eckelberg and Mark Saap have created a solution with their company called...


How the Best Professional Athletes Are Using Tech

For professional athletes or anyone who’s trying to reach the next level, it’s crucial that they have the tools to run faster down the field, jump higher than their opponent, or cross the finish line first. Trainers keep athletes on track, but they can...


BTCPoint: Your Bitcoin ATM Network

Bitcoin – digital currency that’s transferred from one person to another without a third party — is the future of the way people will exchange money. While it’s a relatively new concept, BTCPoint is making the process faster, easier, and more secure from ATMs...