Business

Miami

5 Reasons Why Miami is an Awesome City for Tech

By | May 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Maybe I’m slightly biased here; I’ve grown up in Boca Raton, a stone’s throw away from Miami, for the last 18 years and have looked to the city as a hub of entrepreneurial activity for the last four years. While Silicon Valley has always…

Announcements

Miami

Video Game Development Firm, Shiver Entertainment, Moves to Miami

By | May 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Shiver Entertainment, a video game development firm led by industry veteran and former Zynga and EA Tiburon executive, John Schappert, is moving to Miami. The company has leased 16,000 square feet on the second floor of The Offices at Sunset Place, near the University of Miami. “We’d…

Case Study

Miami

The Unraveling of Miami-Based Gui.de

By | Apr 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” These were the final words posted on their homepage as Gui.de fell into an already inundated abyss of failed startups that…

Education

Miami

Spanish Coding School Ironhack Heads To Miami

By | Apr 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm

A new coding school is coming to Miami, so for those looking to develop those skills, rejoice! Ironhack will offer students an 8-week bootcamp beginning this fall that trains students in web technologies including Ruby on Rails, Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3.  Ironhack has been…

Business

Miami

Miami’s LiveNinja Partners with IMRSV to Bring Emotion Recognition Technology to Online Shopping

By | Apr 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

Just last month, Miami-based LiveNinja launched Katana, their real-time video chat platform aimed at developing better understanding and closer relationships between businesses and their customers. This morning, the company announced that it has partnered with NYC’s IMRSV to add emotion recognition technology to Katana, providing an additional…

.CO

Miami

Miami Startup Posto7 Joins Latin American Accelerator NXTP Labs

By | Apr 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Miami-based startup Posto7 will be one of 25 startups participating in the sixth class of NXTP Labs, a Latin American seed investment fund with an accelerator program. Posto7 is a mobile app that helps you share your favorite restaurants, hotels, and nightlife venues with your closest friends. The idea…

Announcements

Miami

South Florida’s New Wave Surgical Corp. Acquired For Over $100 Million

By | Apr 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

South Florida-based New Wave Surgical Corp. was acquired by Ireland-based Covidien for more than $100 million. New Wave Surgical Corp. invented and distributed the D-HELP kit, which keeps laparoscopic and robotic lenses heated and clean during procedures. The founder, R. Alexander Gomez, was trying to raise…

Events

Miami

Venture For America Heads To Miami, Bringing Top Talent For Local Startups

By | Apr 9, 2014 at 9:38 am

Part of creating and fostering a startup community is creating a system that funnels young talent into the ecosystem by creating leaders that will eventually build companies and create new jobs. Socializing and mobilizing young entrepreneurs is something that Venture For America has been…

iPhone

Miami

Now Faster, Bloop It Lets You Edit And Share YouTube Videos On The Go

By | Apr 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

We’ve all done it before, fast-forward a YouTube video to the punch line or shared a video with friends with the exact time on the video that made you laugh. We just want to get right to the point! Bloop it is the app…

Announcements

Miami

Zeel, the Uber For Massages, Launches In Miami

By | Apr 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Zeel, an app that enables same-day, in-home massage appointments on-the-go launched in Miami today in beta mode. It allows users to select a 60- or 90-minute massage–options varying from Swedish to deep tissue massage–at a preferred location and selected time window of the customer’s…

News

Miami

Hey, Y Combinator: Stop Hating On #MiamiTech

By | Apr 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm

First it was Miami Beach Mayor Levine telling the Washington Post earlier this year that the idea of turning Miami Beach into a tech hub was “the dumbest idea in the world.” This sparked an outrage amongst the community like never seen before, both from tech…

Conferences

Miami

We Robot: The Uncertainty of Drones

By | Apr 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

What is it with our fascination of robots taking over the world? A future where our streets will be protected by Robocops, and cars are automated without you having to touch the steering wheel. Is this perception of the future far-fetched? According to University…

News

Miami

Join Tech Cocktail and Andres Moreno for the First Miami Sessions Event in May

By | Apr 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Sessions, Tech Cocktail’s speaker series will debut in Miami May 1st at Venture Hive. We are excited to announce that Andres Moreno, c0-founder and CEO of Open English, will join Frank Gruber for an intimate conversation about his experience as an entrepreneur. Moreno has raised…

Music

Miami

Ultra Music Festival Survival Apps

By | Mar 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Miami, Ultra Music Festival is upon us and there is no escaping the annual musical festivity. For some, the time has come to grab their dancing shoes and go on a 72-hour dance-infused trip like no other. For others, it’s a nightmare to avoid…

Entrepreneur

Miami

“Hope is Not a Strategy” Q&A with Peter Shanley

By | Mar 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

If you are part of a startup, you probably consider Eric Ries’ Lean Startup your startup bible and its scientific principles, startup commandments. Principles of the Lean Startup include: Entrepreneurs are everywhere Entrepreneurship is management Validated Learning Innovation Accounting Build Measure Learn We caught…

Breaking News

Miami

Miami’s LiveNinja Launches Katana to Give Online Shoppers an In-Store Experience

By | Mar 26, 2014 at 10:00 am

Miami-based LiveNinja today announced the launch of Katana, an immersive and customizable platform allowing businesses to drive sales by connecting customers instantly using real-time video chat technology. Now online shoppers don’t have to sacrifice the personalized assistance they receive from salespeople while shopping in-store….

Entrepreneur

Miami

Can the eMerge Americas Techweek Conference Put Miami on the Map?

By | Mar 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by eMerge Americas. We thank them for their support. To learn more about Tech Cocktail’s sponsored content programs, please contact us. From May 1-7, eMerge Americas will host a huge tech conference hoping to bring together the tech scene across the Americas,…