Marc Andreessen Names Atlanta “Hot” Tech Hub to Watch

By | May 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

Looks like Silicon Valley is losing some of its groove. At least that is what venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen, told The New York Times in a recent article. And guess what city he mentioned as hot on his radar? Atlanta. Andressen was the co-founder of one…



Digital Atlanta is Now SouthWiRED

By | May 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Digital Atlanta, one of the city’s biggest technology events, announced that is has rebranded and is now SouthWiRED. The rebranding has been issued to more accurately reflect their intentions in becoming a tech conference for the region, not just Atlanta. SouthWiRED, taking place October 6-10,…



Yik Yak: The App That’s Taking Universities By Storm

By | May 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll started Yik Yak on a whim, but quickly a “side project” turned into an app that college students can’t get enough of. Buffington and Droll, both Atlanta natives and 23-year-old young entrepreneurs, launched the app at Furman University, a…



How Local Businesses and Nonprofits Can Benefit from Give to Win

By | Jan 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Wouldn’t it be great if you could support your community through local businesses and local nonprofits, at the same time? I mean both are equally significant to the lifeblood of the community – one supports us by providing the goods and services that we need, while…



VacationFutures Offers the Best Way to Manage Your Vacation Property

By | Dec 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

According to travel website, of the 14 days of vacation that the average American received in 2012, only 10 of those days were actually used. Aside from such dolorous findings of vacation depravity, this information helps us to understand the significance of VacationFutures. Vacation…



For Sideqik, Healthy Communications Are Central to Success

By | Nov 19, 2013 at 11:00 am

Currently, marketers manage their partnerships by sending emails back and forth, manually syncing up marketing calendars, and working with IT or their agency to build custom landing pages. According to Kurt Uhlir, this allows too many opportunities for these partnerships to break down or…



“Cars Are Personal, Car Shopping Should be the Same,” says Vinsnap

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Marc Hoecker and Chris Coad are car guys, plain and simple. At one point, Hoecker actually went on a four-day stakeout and car chase to reclaim his stolen 1985 Pontiac Parisienne. Coad grew up in the automotive industry, and while he has too many cars…

Gear & Gadgets


AudioActiv: “Water, Dirt, Sand, and Impact Can’t Break Your Speakers”

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 9:36 am

Have you ever dropped your smartphone in the sand at the beach? What about into a river while you were on a rafting trip? Either way, you see where I’m going with this – your device is rendered unusable, and it stinks. David Sanborn,…



Grapeword: Changing the Daily Deals Market, Grassroots Style

By | Nov 12, 2013 at 9:00 am

Paul Nichols, founder of Grapeword, truly believes that his customer acquisition and retention company is the next big trend in daily deal models. According to him, merchants are used and abused in the daily deals industry, and consumers find themselves fed up with email…



Nanofiber Solutions: “Our Technology is the Future”

By | Nov 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Science fiction is becoming reality. Nanofiber Solutions, a medical tech startup, has developed a broad technology platform to create and align nanofibers to form almost any kind of human tissue. The idea came out of Dr. Jed Johnson’s OSU postgraduate research on cancer and…


Atlanta Might be Unsexy, but Their Success Sure Isn’t

By | Nov 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

They are a 500 Startups company, an ATDC Selects company, and they recently won the title of unsexiest startup at the Unsexy Conference. Who are they? This is, a startup dedicated to working with email senders and service providers to keep their email…

Social Good


Uruut is All About “U” and Your Roots in the Community

By | Nov 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

How would you pronounce the name Uruut? Bobby Norwood, COO, let me in on a little secret: it’s a lot simpler than it seems. Actually pronounced “you-root,” Uruut is all about “U” and your roots in the community. “As the definition of community evolves to embrace…

Celebrate Startup Tour


Atlanta’s Hottest Showcasing Startup Is…

By | Oct 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Atlanta Mixer and Startup Showcase at Atlantic Station.  As always, we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series, including the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll, as well as the Best Pitch award, as determined by the Live SMS poll. Atlanta’s HOTTEST…

Celebrate Startup Tour


Who is Atlanta’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [POLL]

By | Sep 27, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Tech Cocktail has traveled the country, from Dallas to DC, Boise to Boston, uncovering the hottest startups in more than 20 cities.  Now, the word is out: winning startups from each city will go onto the next round and get the chance to qualify…