Social Good

Checking in with Cause Marketing Platform Cake Fundraising

By | Oct 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Cake Fundraising is a cause marketing platform that serves donors and fundraisers through dynamic promotional tactics and data capture. Cake makes it so that any nonprofit or business can create campaigns through four simple steps. Founder Justin Kersey pitched his company at a recent…


DreamIt Baltimore Now Accepting Applications for Next Class of HealthTech Startups

By | Oct 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm

The global accelerator DreamIt Ventures has announced that it is now accepting applications for DreamIt Health Baltimore, a four-month acceleration program based in one the country’s leading cities for health. With access to institutions like Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Maryland, healthtech startups…

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Who is Baltimore’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Sep 14, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Hey Baltimore, it’s time to tell us what Maryland’s startups have to show! Tech Cocktail wants to showcase Baltimore’s top startups in our upcoming Mixer and Startup Showcase event September 17th. Every vote counts, especially YOUR vote! Make sure to grab a ticket and mingle with industry…


Baltimore’s OrderUp Raises $7M Series A Led by Revolution Ventures

By | Aug 20, 2014 at 9:04 am

This morning, the Baltimore, Maryland-based online food ordering and delivery startup OrderUp announced that it has raised a $7 million round of series A funding led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures, with participation from LivingSocial cofounder Tim O’Shaughnessy. With this new round of financing, the five-year-old company has…


Baltimore’s Curiosityville Acquired by Education Giant Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

By | May 20, 2014 at 10:06 am

Baltimore-based Curiosityville, an education tech video game startup, was reportedly purchased by global education powerhouse, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The acquisition was announced this morning for an undisclosed price. Curiosityville provides children between the ages of three and eight with an…


Greg Cangialosi Named CEO of MissionTix, Hopes to Take it Back to Startup Roots

By | Apr 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

Baltimore-based MissionTix announced Tuesday that it has named Greg Cangialosi as CEO. MissionTix provides an online ticketing platform and consumer portal for events, concerts, and fundraisers, and Cangialosi plans to bring new ideas, technology innovation, and cutting-edge analytics to the team. “Our goal is…


UMBC Students Compete for a Chance to Launch a Startup in the Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition

By | Feb 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm

The Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition (CBIC) is open now for University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) students who aspire to become entrepreneurs. Both undergraduate and graduate UMBC students can apply by submitting a competitive and realistic 3-5 page technology-focused business plan by March 6….


If You Seek Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Seek Greg Cangialosi

By | Dec 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

Greg Cangialosi co-founded Betamore, an 8,000 square-foot urban campus for entrepreneurship, in January of 2013 in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. Under his leadership the campus has tirelessly worked to fulfill a twofold mission: stimulate the establishment and growth of tech-based startups and…


Discover Your Career Personality with Psychology-driven Compass Lite

By | Mar 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Choosing a career (or making a career switch) requires a tremendous amount of self-awareness; you need to dig deep and find the intersection between what you like to do and the skills you possess. Introspection is difficult, and typically not labeled as “fun.” Compass…


Baltimore is Booming with Startups Tackling the Education Space

By | Feb 20, 2013 at 11:00 am

Baltimore’s growing startup scene is tackling the education space with three companies that were featured recently at Tech Cocktail events. With more than a decade of experience in instructional technology and online learning at Johns Hopkins University (which just scored a $350 million donation…


Decisionaire: Helping the World Make Better Decisions

By | Feb 4, 2013 at 9:00 am

The founders of Decisionaire have found their niche in something that people do all day, every day – make decisions.  The purpose of this Baltimore-based startup is to help the world make better decisions by providing a marketplace where individuals can sell their decision-making expertise….

Gear & Gadgets

Solar System Express: Create Space-Compatible Technology in Your Garage

By | Feb 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Solar System Express has created a product that allows undergrad students, hobbyists, and small tech firms (or basically anyone on a simple level) to write code to create space-compatible hardware: the gravity development board, an electronic prototyping board. “Sol X,” as the company has…


HobbyBuddy: Bringing People Together Through Common Interests

By | Jan 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm

“Don’t just watch life.  Participate!” That’s the slogan of Baltimore-based startup HobbyBuddy.  Their purpose is to help people connect with locals who enjoy the same hobbies or activities.   You can sign up as an individual or as a couple and participate in activities either…


Personalized News App Offers Fun Games and Real World Rewards

By | Jan 18, 2013 at 10:30 am

The powerhouse team behind the upcoming news sensation NewsUp has put hours of effort towards changing the way Americans inform themselves. Through experiences at companies and corporations including ChangeUp Magazine, The Baltimore Sun, NASA, Connect AI, Aramak, Ignition 72, 4Ten Technologies, and Starwood Resorts,…


HDScores: Standardizing Data from Health Department Inspections

By | Oct 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Kitchen nightmare shows entertain over six million viewers a week, and the popularity of the genre doesn’t show signs of slowing. Rooted in these heavily produced food rehab shows is the reality that restaurants need to consistently meet inspection standards set out by local…

Startups & Apps

Who is Baltimore’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Oct 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Earlier this year, Tech Cocktail had the pleasure of sharing a few cocktails with Baltimore’s finest while checking out some of the hot, local startups.  Good news Baltimore, we’re coming back.  On October 18th, Tech Cocktail will be showcasing a dozen new up-and-coming Baltimore-based startups < register for…


Pitch Across Maryland Tours The State Celebrating Entrepreneurship

By | Sep 28, 2012 at 9:00 am

For the last two and a half weeks, Startup Maryland, a regional leadership team affiliated with the Startup America Partnership, has been on a bus touring the state showcasing entrepeneurship in an effort called Pitch Across Maryland. The tour stretched across the state with…