Accelerator

Constant Contact’s Small Business Innovation Program Announces First Class of Startups

By | Jun 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Yesterday, Constant Contact announced the first four startups in the inaugural class of its Small Business Innovation Program, a four-month-long accelerator program created to help entrepreneurs that are aiming to scale their solutions for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Constant Contact provides email marketing, social…

Elevator Pitch

Startup Jackpot Boston Leaves Startups with Valuable Advice and a Shot at Mass Challenge

By | May 14, 2014 at 10:42 am

Last Saturday, the grassroots startup competition Startup Jackpot held an event at Boston’s WeWork South Station. Fifteen startups got the opportunity to pitch their businesses for a chance at a $4,300 cash prize, a final round interview with Mass Challenge, and a spot at…

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Healthy Entrepreneur

3 Yoga Poses for Busy Entrepreneurs 

By | May 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

In April, Boston startup Happier launched a $20 course called Yoga to Go, which is like bite-sized yoga for very busy people (or beginners). If a one-hour class (and the requisite yoga pants) intimidates you, Yoga to Go is a way to get your…

Business

Twitter & Foursquare Founders, Execs, Investors Among Others Prove #BostonStrong Finish Boston Marathon

By | Apr 21, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Today was a big day as the Boston Marathon resumed after last year’s horrific bombing. A number of tech startup founders, investors and entrepreneurs participated, so we thought we’d show some support by pulling together some of the notable techie Boston Marathon finishers. Congrats…

Gear & Gadgets

Plans for the Highest Wind Turbine in the World Announced by Altaeros Energies

By | Mar 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Altaeros Energies, a wind energy company out of MIT that showcased at our Boston event in the summer of 2010, announced today its plan for the highest wind turbine in the world. The Altaeros BAT, a $1.3 million project that’s been in operation for 18…

Business

Boston’s Numerous Academic and Institutional Resources Make it a Prime Startup Ecosystem

By | Mar 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Northeastern, UMass, Emerson, BU, BC, Tufts, Harvard, MIT… If you’ve ever visited Boston or have ever considered attending a college in the Boston metropolitan area, then I’m sure you’re aware that when it comes to higher ed, Boston is a powerhouse teeming with institutions. From…

Startup

Silverside Detectors: Making Global Nuclear Threat Detection Possible

By | Feb 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm

The team at Silverside Detectors is of the firm belief that connected devices are changing the world and the way we look at it. And they’re not wrong either, as we learned at the 2014 International CES. We saw that the connected device ecosystem…

Business

LAFORGE Optical’s Indiegogo Campaign Introduces Stylish Wearable Tech

By | Feb 18, 2014 at 5:16 pm

LAFORGE Optical today kicked off their Indiegogo campaign for a pair of smart-glasses called Icis (pronounced eye-sis). The team has been developing them for the last 18 months to defeat the stigma of bulky and stylistically austere wearable tech, and now they want to…

Business

The Boston Startup Scene Is Anxiously Watching Care.com’s IPO Today

By | Jan 24, 2014 at 11:27 am

In a big milestone for the Boston tech community, Sheila Marcelo’s caregiver marketplace Care.com is going public today. Founded in 2006, Care.com helps you find caregivers for children, seniors, and pets. They’ve grown to over 9.5 million members in 16 countries and 357 full-time…

Breaking News

Boston-Based BabbaCo Acquired by Barefoot Books

By | Jan 14, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Announced today, Boston-based BabbaCo, a monthly activity box for kids, announced that it was acquired by Cambridge-based Barefoot Books.  Terms of the deal have not be disclosed. BabbaCo founder and CEO Jessica Kim, will assume the role of President at Barefoot “with the goal…

Health

Looking for Happiness in 2014? Sign Up for Happier’s Life-Improvement Courses

By | Jan 6, 2014 at 2:51 pm

While the rest of the world excitingly anticipated the arrival of the new year, Boston-based Happier, Inc. announced a new way to help people lead happier lives in 2014: mobile life-improvement and wellness classes. It’s some refreshing news from the happiness and wellness company, and certainly comes…

Challenge Cup

Meet The Challenge Cup Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startups [Reader’s Choice]

By | Dec 24, 2013 at 11:17 am

Last week was the Challenge Cup Boston’s Regional competition, held at Center for District Hall.  Dozens of startups delivered their one-minute pitch on stage to a panel of judges, where one company from each category would emerge as the winner and move onto the final round….

Challenge Cup

1776 Rolls Through Boston on Challenge Cup Tour

By | Dec 21, 2013 at 10:00 am

The 1776 Challenge Cup rolled along its domestic route through Boston this week stopping at District Hall in Seaport Square. Decidedly the best place in the city to host such an event, the hall was built specifically as a dedicated space where the innovation…

Business

Maxwell Health Raises $6 Million on the Heels of Tech Cocktail Celebrate Victory

By | Dec 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

On December 17, Maxwell Health made the announcement that they had secured a hefty $6 million in series A1 funding. The entire purse will be put directly toward fulfilling the growing demand, at both companies and benefits advisories, for their web- and mobile-based employee…

Challenge Cup

Who are the Challenge Cup Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startups? [POLL]

By | Dec 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities. On December 11th, Challenge Cup will bring the excitement to Boston,…

Culture

Want to Work for a Startup? Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

By | Nov 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm

“The ‘ideal’ startup hire should be one of two things: 1) a continuous learner, who understands that there’s no way any one person can know everything and is also willing to learn more about [himself or herself], or 2) a truth-seeker, someone who wants to find…

Celebrate Startup Tour

ANNOUNCING the 5 Finalist Startups at Tech Cocktail Celebrate

By | Oct 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Over the last 10 months, we’ve examined thousands of startup applications where hundreds were selected to participate at their local Tech Cocktail Mixer.  Tech Cocktail readers and event attendees selected their favorites at each event, accounting for the 45 companies who comprise the Startup…

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