Business

Dallas

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

Dallas

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

Dallas

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…

Business

Dallas

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…

Fashion

Dallas

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…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Dallas

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…

Announcements

Dallas

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

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…

Business

Dallas

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

Dallas

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…

Productivity

Dallas

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,…

Marketplace

Dallas

NeverMissGift: Find Gifts for the Kids in Your Life

By | Mar 12, 2013 at 9:00 am

Given that I don’t have kids myself, but do have a busy schedule, getting presents for children is always a guessing game. It’s even less fun when you get them a present and then find yourself in an uncomfortable conversation with the parent. It goes…

Speaker Series

Dallas

Alex Chang of One Technologies Shares Simple, but Effective Advice for Entrepreneurs [Video]

By | Feb 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

In the video below, Alex Chang of One Technologies offers some very straightforward and applicable advice on how to how to run a successful company, as well as how to be an effective entrepreneur in general. Alex started Dallas-based One Technologies in 2000 with…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

iLumi LED Bulbs Offer Full Lighting Customization and Reduce Energy Costs

By | Feb 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

People often look to add new functions to a smartphone while sometimes passing over the stunning smartphone technology already available to them. To invent something new is great, but to maximize and elevate an already existing technology to new heights is amazing. iLumi cofounders…

Startup

Dallas

Evite Meets Kickstarter; CelebratePlus Wins Dallas’ Hottest Showcasing Startup

By | Feb 8, 2013 at 11:00 am

Some people are born to build.  Nelson Olavarrieta, founder at CelebratePlus – recently voted Dallas’ hottest showcasing startup – fits the bill.  Already on his third tech startup since 2006, Olavarrieta’s latest venture combines the concepts behind Evite and Kickstarter to provide a platform…

Business

Dallas

A History of the Dallas Startup Scene

By | Feb 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

As Tech Cocktail rolls into Dallas, Texas, for a mixer and startup showcase tonight, we’d like to stop and recognize how much the startup scene has grown in the past few years. Alexander Muse, a serial entrepreneur and cofounder of ShopSavvy, started rallying the…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

Who is Dallas’ Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Jan 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Everything is bigger in Texas.  Startup showcases are no exception.  Next week (February 7th), Tech Cocktail is headed to Dallas, Texas to throw a Mixer fitting for the Lone Star State’s already immense expectations. – Register for the Event Here –  We’ll have a dozen up-and-coming…