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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KIDBOX Appoints Industry Veteran as New CEO

Micki Racine Berardelli wants to help your kids – and kids around the world – “unpack happiness.” With KIDBOX, the kid’s style box, Berardelli is accomplishing two of her company’s goals: sending personalized and unique assortment of clothes to consumers and giving back to…

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 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…

Tendr Relaunches Gift-Giving and Digital Platform

Tendr Relaunches Gift-Giving and Digital Platform

When it comes to gift giving, most customers don’t see how digital can connect to this field. But one startup is changing that. Jeff Beil wants to inspire people to give gifts that are digital, customized and designed to put a smile on your…

Onwards: Non-Profit Launches to Help Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

Onwards

Call it the intersection of adventure travel and entrepreneurship. Onwards – a non-profit organization that launched on Tuesday – is striving to improve economic development in poverty-stricken areas by working with small businesses in the tourism industry. “We forget that there are hundreds of thousands of people…

Evodesk Launches Customizable ‘Deskshields’

Evodesk Launches Customizable 'Deskshields'

Shopping for desks to match your home, office or personality can sometimes be a challenge. Plus, some of the desk offerings currently on the market are low-quality or standardized, which is why Evodesk launched Deskshields yesterday. Deskshields are like a “second skin” and gives users the…

Justin Kan, Andrew Maguire Offer Office Hours via RECESS

Recess Office Hours

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 May, followers of…

Helix Sleep: Your Custom-Built Mattress

custom built mattress

Helix Sleep will change the way you sleep – for people who don’t get enough sleep at night or can’t find the right mattress, Helix Sleep is a new company that builds individually personalized, custom built mattresses for singles and couples. “Helix collects individual information…

NextDesk: The Smartest Desk For Your Home or Office

standing desk

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

#DRONEWEEK

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…

Co-Working Space Alley Opens Up Second Location in Chelsea

New York City is known as ‘the city that never sleeps’ and it’s a place where everyone seems to be constantly on the go. While its entrepreneurs should have hustle and self-motivation, it can be challenging to move their businesses forward without the help…

Makey Makey: The Invention Kit for Makers Across the World

makeymakey

The world is a construction kit – we all have the ability to make, create or build projects with everyday products, according to Jay Silver, a co-inventor of Makey Makey. Makey Makey serves as an invention kit for anyone that is interested in making…

Kidbox: A Box That Combines Kids Clothes and Philanthropy

For parents, shopping for kids clothing can be a hassle – especially if they are unsure about  their child’s preferences. Malls and shopping outlets offer a number of clothing stores, but there is still a hole in the market, which is why Haim Dabah…

Northside Festival Features Dutch Innovation and Startups

Northside

Call it an event that’s bringing together tech, international startups, and culture. This past week through Sunday June 14th, the Northside Festival will help feature Dutch innovation, startups, and entrepreneurs. “It’s all part of a great collaboration to strengthen ties between Brooklyn and Amsterdam….

Dasher: Do Everything on One Platform

improve communication

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…

Align: The Dating App that Uses Astrology to Find Your Perfect Match

dating apps

Most dating apps are based on photos, pictures, the “hot or not” approach, or other superficial methods to find the perfect match. While this has worked for some people, Helen Grossman and Aliza Kelly Faragher – both Leos – have created a dating app…