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Organizational Changes at TECH cocktail

Four years ago Frank Gruber and I founded TECH cocktail. We sought to bring the Chicago startup and technology community together in a meaningful way and have been fortunate enough to do that and much, much more. I am very proud of the organization…

Looking for a new gig? Come to the Jobnob Chicago Happy Hour

From the folks at Jobnob: TECH cocktailers, you are invited to attend the Jobnob Chicago Happy Hour for free. The Jobnob happy hour is all about connecting jobseekers and startups. Jobnob has had 10 very successful events on the West Coast, and this is…

The Tech Pub Crawl: Thursday Night

Join us a “Tech Pub Crawl” next Thursday December 10th. It is sure to be the biggest technology networking night in December. You have the opportunity to network at two holiday parties in one evening. Start your night with ITA at TechNexus – THEN…

Job: BetterLesson Looking for a Senior PHP Developer

BetterLesson is looking for a senior PHP developer to join their growing team. I first met Alex Grodd, one of the founders of BetterLesson, at TECH cocktail in Boston over a year ago.  Then he was a man with an idea and a mission….

Day of Cloud Conference: October 16, 2009 in Chicago

This just in from Gabe Garms. If you are in to Cloud Computing I highly recommend checking it out. ————- The Day of Cloud conference is intended for developers and architects looking to evaluate the major cloud platforms, and provide them with enough information…

Volunteer Opportunity: Teaming 4 Technology Chicago

Teaming 4 Technology Chicago is a program of the United Way of Metro Chicago that exists, among other things, to match technologists with non-profits that need technology help.  If you can help non-profits design websites, network their offices and a number of other things…

Gal's Guide Summit Coming in October

TECH cocktail friend and supporter Blagica Bottigliero is holding the first Gal’s Guide Summit in Chicago on October 3rd.  It is shaping up to be a great event for the Women of the Windy City.  Check out the note below from Blagica for the…

Want to work for Zookie? SVP Consumer eCommerce Needed

TECH cocktail 11 sponsor Zookie is looking for a stellar individual to join their team as SVP of Consumer eCommerce.  This position will be the heart of the organization and the person holding it will have the chance to work with a fantastic team…

Argonne National Labs Open House: Saturday August 29th

Did you know that Argonne National Labs is holding a free open house on Saturday, August 29th? You can now see first-hand how Argonne is using science and technology to address some of the world’s toughest challenges in energy, the environment and national security….

SproutBox: Helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into reality

Frank and I love what SproutBox is doing for entrepreneurship in the Midwest.  They have a unique approach to venture capital that we really appreciate and that we think is very entrepreneur friendly.  Below you will find a note about what SproutBox is all…

TECH cocktail Chicago 11: Next Week

Just a reminder that TECH cocktail Chicago 11 is next week. We have some great sponsors and demoers coming to the event and a great lineup of attendees as well. It should be a great time and we hope to see you there. Click…

The Generation Project Needs Our Support: Event Wednesday Night

The Generation Project is an exciting new organization looking to get everyday people more involved in public schools by helping people donate much needed items to educators and students.  This is a very worthwhile cause and worthy of our support.  You can help by…

Google is Coming to Chicago (and having a Meetup)

Alright, alright… The headline is a little misleading.  We all know that Google already has a thriving office here in the Windy City.  That said, they haven’t done a meetup here and they certainly haven’t had some of the Mountain View Googlers out here…

TECH cocktail Chicago 11: August 6th

It has been a while. Too long really. Frank and I have both been very busy. Frank has been working on some new projects at AOL for AIM and on his own and I started work on a new company (TransFS.com).  With that said, we…

TeachStreet Comes to Chicago: Get Ready to Learn

My friend Dave Schappel (not the comedian) has been building up his latest company, TeachStreet, over the past year and I was happy to hear from him that the Chicago portion of the site is now live.  TeachStreet is a place where people can…