Business

Techstars Boston Hosts International-Heavy Demo Day

By | Nov 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

Last week Techstars held their 2014 Boston Demo Day to celebrate the 12 startup companies graduating the accelerator program. According to the team, one of the awesome characteristics about this year’s class is that it’s one of the most international classes out of Boston…

Fashion

Date My Wardrobe Will Connect Worldwide Fashionistas Through the Sharing Economy

By | Nov 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Date My Wardrobe is a sharing economy app, available for iOS, that helps consumers sell or rent items from their own personal wardrobes to allow others to expand their options. The Date My Wardrobe team presented their company at Tech Cocktail’s Startup Showcase in…

Food

CookRadar Utilizes the Trust Economy to Facilitate Sharing of Homemade Food

By | Nov 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm

CookRadar connects people through homemade food, in the neighborhood. This takes the sharing economy to remarkable new levels: you want homemade food, your neighbor makes great homemade food, you get connected and fill your tummy. Yes, that’s how CookRadar works. For a hungry foodie,…

Security

Rejjee Offers App to Register and Protect Valuables

By | Nov 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm

93% of the estimated $50B in personal property lost or stolen in the US is never recovered, costing consumers and insurance companies billions in replacement purchases and/or claims for reimbursement. With Rejjee, consumers can report stolen goods faster, and the police get better data…

Mobile

Moodsnap is Image-Based Music Discovery

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Moodsnap wants to help you choose what music you want to hear – based on tapping the image that feels right. This product was designed for the instinct-driven, right-brain oriented music consumer. How many millions of songs are available at your fingertips on today’s…

Accelerator

MassChallenge 2014 Awards Over $1.75M to More Than 20 Promising Startups

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

“The MassChallenge finalists are some of the most inspiring, hardest-working people I’ve ever met,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “The drive of these entrepreneurs and the incredible support of the community continues to amaze me, and is yet more evidence that Boston…

Gear & Gadgets

Hawk Attacks Drone: Caught On Film

By | Oct 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Christopher Schmidt found out just what can happen when technology and nature meet. On October 8th, Schmidt was taking his drone for a spin on Magazine Beach in Cambridge, Massachusetts to capture some film footage of the beautiful fall leaves and foliage. His drone encountered a…

Business

Healthcare Startup Cohealo Raises $9M Series A Funding

By | Oct 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Boston-based Cohealo announced it raised $9 million Series A round led by Romulus Capital and Miami-based Krillion Ventures. The funding was composed of both equity and convertible note financing. Cohealo is a cloud-based sharing platform that enables hospitals to more efficiently manage medical devices. They currently manage…

Ecosystems

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech is Now Live

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Earlier this month, I wrote about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech, a comprehensive guide to all things happening in the Boston tech scene and a central resource for startups, investors, and anyone just looking to get involved in the Boston tech community. At the…

Events

Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

By | Sep 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

We’re in the final leg of our national events tour leading up to Tech Cocktail’s Celebrate, kicking off on October 6 in Downtown Las Vegas. We’ve been hunting for the hottest showcasing startups in America, and the crowd in Boston was amped to help us…

Business

MIT is Hosting a Breast Pump Hackathon This Weekend

By | Sep 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

For a device that’s supposed to help new mothers everywhere (and for something that’s been around since the mid-19th century), breast pumps sure haven’t gotten any better at doing their job. While the main goal of a breast pump is to literally pump milk…

Business

Startup Institute Raises $3M Series A, Offers 50% Off Fall Tuition

By | Sep 16, 2014 at 10:30 am

Startup Institute, a career accelerator that teaches skills to help people become successful startup employees, has closed a $3 million Series A round of financing. The funding comes as a result of a partnership with Silicon Valley Bank – the money comes from SVB Financial…

News

If You Want to Know All About the Boston Tech Scene, There’s a Guide for That

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm

This Thursday, September 11, Tech Cocktail is holding its Boston Mixer & Startup Showcase at District Hall. In a previous piece about Boston’s startup ecosystem, we looked at the positive effects that the area’s local colleges and institutions have helped push Boston ahead of other…

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

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Hey Boston, the competition is on and we want to know your city’s top startup! Tech Cocktail will be hosting our Mixer & Startup Showcase event Sept. 11. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with Boston’s industry leaders and more. VOTE NOW…

Android

In a Competition Between NYC and Boston Startups, Boston’s VerbalCare Reigned Supreme

By | Aug 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This past Wednesday, WeWork held its Fenway Fast Pitch Competition, a competition designed to determine which city is truly better: New York City or Boston? Okay, well, that wasn’t really the whole point of it, but the startup pitch competition did feature three startups from…

Gear & Gadgets

The ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton System: The Ultimate Wearable Device

By | Jul 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Wearable technologies are popping up on wrists, faces, and more, but what if a wearable were meant for your entire body? Argo Medical Technologies creates “exoskeletons” for people living with spinal cord injuries so that they can regain movement and freedom in their lives….

Business

Boston Cybersecurity Company BioCatch Raises $10M Series A

By | Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

It was announced this morning that the Boston-based cybersecurity company BioCatch has raised $10 million in a Series A round of financing. The round was led by Blumberg Capital and OurCrowd, with existing investors participating in the raise. BioCatch provides behavioral authentication and threat detection…

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