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,…


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…

Startups & Apps

Jebbit Introduces Cost-Per-Correct Answer Marketing

By | Sep 1, 2013 at 10:04 am

In the 90s, the majority of Internet advertising could be summed up in one word: banners. They were as quick to fall as they were to rise, though, and are currently only considered successful if 1 out of 1,000 people click the banner. Not…


Maxwell Health: Proving That Small Startups Can Make Big Change

By | Aug 29, 2013 at 9:00 am

The highly competitive health care industry can be overwhelming for an entrepreneur who wants to break into the field. A young startup might feel outmaneuvered and outgunned, but they should not feel hopeless. There are entrepreneurs in the world who have created space for…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

By | Aug 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Boston Mixer and Startup Showcase at MassChallenge.  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. Boston’s Hottest…


Pixtr Brings Out the Best, No Matter How Bad the Photograph

By | Aug 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

If you are looking for a good headshot, forget hiring a professional photographer. Aviv Gadot and his cofounders, Avner Barr and Yaron Recher, have made it so all you need for professional-caliber photographs is their app, Pixtr. To put it simply, Pixtr makes you…


Can’t Find Auto Events Near You? PaddockScene Has You Covered

By | Aug 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Great Falls, VA, is home to Katie’s Cars & Coffee, and every Saturday morning at 6:30 am, the coffee is served alongside revving engines and candy-coated paint jobs. The locals all get together for a few hours to show off their Jaguar E-Types, Ferraris,…


ABSOLUT Vodka Says: Take a Real Lunch Break

By | Aug 23, 2013 at 11:00 am

Inspired by Sweden’s daytime dance parties, ABSOLUT Vodka is bringing dance parties to the United States to help people loosen up on their Friday lunch break. ABSOLUT Lunch Break* is inviting people in New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boston to attend their…


Angel Ed: Using An Angel Investment Mentality to Help Students

By | Aug 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

The angel investor plays a crucial role in the growth and development of a startup in two distinct ways. First and foremost, they fund the startup, providing new opportunities for the fledgling company. Second, they provide wisdom through mentorship, steering the startup down a…

Celebrate Startup Tour

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

By | Aug 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

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…


The Dress Sock Has Just Leveled Up: The Ministry of Supply Wows

By | Jul 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

Face it guys, the dress sock is living in the 1920’s while our fly suits are thriving in the modern age. Aside from a poor aesthetic, the traditional dress sock is uncomfortable and provides little to no cushion for the wearer. Thankfully, the Ministry…


5 Hot 4th of July Destinations with Even Hotter Startup Scenes

By | Jul 4, 2013 at 9:00 am

The American Dream is something we are all familiar with; it could be considered our national ethos. The 4th of July is a holiday where we celebrate all things America, and the spirit of the American Dream is no exception. This holiday, a lot of…


Elizabeth Yin of Launchbit: World Traveling Makes You Adaptable

By | Jul 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Elizabeth Yin spent her life, through college, living in the Bay Area; after graduating, she was anxious to get out and explore the world. As she worked, interned, and consulted in Switzerland, Japan, India, and New Zealand, Yin picked up some crucial skills that…

Startups & Apps

Evelo’s Electric Cycles Could be the Answer to Easy Green Transportation

By | Jun 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The electric car is at the forefront of a growing trend in America, but one issue has caused this trend to slow a bit. Buying an electric car, like the Tesla Model S, is a fantastic way to go green, but the price is insanely high,…

Breaking News

WegoWise Raises $3 Million in Funding

By | May 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

Yesterday, WegoWise raised $3 million in additional funding from Boston Community Capital. The platform helps real estate owners compare energy use and efficiency across their buildings to figure out which ones to upgrade first. WegoWise was started in Boston, previously raised $1.9 million from…


Sync OnSet Adds Technology to the TV/Film Creative Process

By | May 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Proof that no industry is beyond being re-imagining by technology, Sync OnSet is solving inefficiencies in the TV/Film industry. The goal of the product is to simplify the creative process during TV and film production. Wymsee, Inc, the Cambridge, MA-based team behind Sync OnSet, was inspired to…