iLumi Kills it on Shark Tank, Brings Home $350,000 From Mark Cuban

By | Apr 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

We’ve been looking forward to watching Shark Tank all week to cheer on the fine folks at iLumi Solutions. Last night we turned the lights down, put our feet up, and watched Corey Egan and Swapnil Bora pitch their Bluetooth light bulbs to the…

Gear & Gadgets

Tune in Friday to See Dallas’s iLumi on Shark Tank

By | Apr 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm

This Friday at 9 pm, Dallas startup iLumi will reach national audiences on the hit ABC show Shark Tank. The episode has already been filmed, but cofounder Corey Egan’s lips are sealed. “Filming for the show was a surreal experience,” says Egan. “There were…


Trey Bowles: Dallas is “Exploding” with Entrepreneurial Activity

By | Mar 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support!  In two years, says Trey Bowles, Dallas will be the fastest-growing ecosystem in the country. “What we’re…


Deals of Scale is Reinventing the Common Coupon

By | Feb 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

The global coupon industry has reached an all-time high and since its inception more than 125 years ago, coupons have evolved from traditional newspaper cut-outs into new digital formats. In a busy marketplace where an increasing number of consumers are looking for ways to…


The DEC Announces Big-Time New Projects and Partnerships

By | Dec 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) last night celebrated their national launch at a special event, the ‘State of Entrepreneurship in Dallas: View from the DEC,’ held by the founders. Amidst the partying, the DEC introduced new projects and partnerships dedicated to empowering Dallas’ entrepreneurial…

Social Media

Mark Doyle and Scruddle, A Portrait of Determination

By | Nov 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm

“Time has always been the biggest challenge, especially as a solo entrepreneur,” says Mark Doyle, founder and President of Scruddle. “I spent a lot of time trying to develop a business model, coding the entire website and underlying services, running my outside software contracting…

Startups & Apps

Jurify: Lowers Cost and Time of Legal Research

By | Sep 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Dallas-based startup, Jurify, is taking on one of the most challenging markets for any new entrant – the legal information and research industry. The stakes are high, but the current market is old, expensive, and dominated by a few key players. Any company that…


ilumi Launches Kickstarter Campaign

By | Sep 20, 2013 at 9:00 am

This week, ilumi Solutions announced the official launch of their Kickstarter campaign to fund their re-imagined LED light bulbs. The multicolor, intelligent, and tunable bulbs, after only two days into their funding campaign, have raised $16,134 of their overall $25,000 goal. The first thing that…


DressMyWay Brings Dream Dresses and Dream Jobs to Life

By | Sep 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

The word innovation is tossed around a lot when it comes to the world of tech startups, but rarely is the actual definition examined. It is a simple definition: the introduction of something new. However, that simplicity leads us to believe that the “something…


Jackalope Jobs: The Job Search Where the Networking is Done for You

By | Sep 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

When it comes to job searching, any already employed individual will tell you that the key to success is networking. Though, the problem with that overly simplified answer is that a lot of job seekers might not have vast professional networks to tap for…

Social Media

Look Out LinkedIn! Who@ Has a Better Idea

By | Sep 10, 2013 at 11:00 am

The reason I love LinkedIn is my ability to reach out to just about anyone. It is digital networking at its best. In theory, if I can get in front of someone that needs my product or service, hopefully I can sell them a…

Social Networking

How Gab Plans to Bring a More Meaningful Experience to Social Media

By | Sep 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm

The Internet is full of noise.  Nowhere is this more apparent than on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.  How often do you share an article on Facebook, get a few likes, and it’s forgotten within an hour?  How about the thousands…


Verizon Power My Startup Launches: Wants to Give You Free Phones, Mifis, Tablets, and More

By | Aug 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Announced yesterday, Verizon has unveiled Power My Startup, a program providing early-stage startups with communications, strategic, and operational support.  The Power My Startup Kit includes a pair of Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones, a Verizon Mi-Fi, a Samsung Galaxy Tab, a Verizon Power Pack, and…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Dallas’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

By | Aug 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Dallas Mixer and Startup Showcase at Collide Center.  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. Dallas’s…


Health Wildcatters Announces Inaugural Accelerator Class

By | Aug 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm

The new health care seed accelerator Health Wildcatters, cofounded by technology accelerator Tech Wildcatters, today released the 12 companies chosen for their inaugural program. This is the first health care accelerator Southwestern America has ever seen, and six of the startups are relocating to Dallas…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Who is Dallas’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [POLL]

By | Aug 16, 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…


Secure Quorum: Is Your Company Ready for a Crisis?

By | May 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Unfortunately, tragic events in recent memory have illustrated the crucial need of efficient and effective response in times of emergency or crisis. The stakes are high, time is at a premium, and mistakes are compounded. This is the reason companies big and small, governments,…