Partner with BestBuzz to Stimulate and Track Digital Buzz for Your Brand

By | Apr 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm

“Every business owner will tell you that word-of-mouth is the best form of advertising,” says Carrie Layne, CEO and founder of BestBuzz. The problem Layne sees is that traditional word-of-mouth is slow and data-less. BestBuzz brings word-of-mouth into the tech age. Layne’s integrated marketing…

Social Good

DangILoveThat: Give Feedback to Businesses, Benefit Charities

By | Mar 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Ian Jarrett was having a great time. He was dining in a restaurant and was so pleased with the experience he simply had to let them know. Only one problem: the restaurant didn’t have a forum in place for customer feedback, and third-party review…


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

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

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…


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…


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

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…


Key Takeaways for Entrepreneurs from the Dallas Digital Summit

By | Dec 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

The first annual Dallas Digital Summit rolled through North Texas earlier this week as an excellent opportunity for digital marketers, agencies, and entrepreneurs to learn from and connect with industry experts. It was well attended, with over 700 people in the audience, and featured speakers from tech giants…


Dallas’s Key Ring Poised for Growth After Acquisition

By | Nov 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

“Build a great product that solves a real problem,” says Mobestream Media cofounder Chris Fagan, when asked for his best advice for aspiring startups. It seems easy enough, but as any entrepreneur will tell you, the simplest ideas are usually the most difficult to execute. With…


SmartThings Aims to Simplify the Little Things in Life

By | Nov 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

It’s not every day a company aims to change the way we all live, but that’s exactly what SmartThings has set out to do. Their goal is to simplify our world, by connecting things we use every day to the web and allowing access…


RECAPP: Your Favorite Sports News in One Place

By | Nov 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm

If you’re a sports fan who visits a dozen websites everyday looking for fresh sports news, here’s a time saving solution. RECAPP is the sports news app that organizes high quality news by your favorite teams and sports. For fans, both casual and hardcore,…


VentureDocs: Automated Legal Documents for Startups Raising Money

By | Oct 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

VentureDocs provides legal documents for startups raising early-stage funding or doing crowdfunding. Its cofounders span the startup, investment, and legal industries: CEO Bo Sartain was a venture capital attorney, Thad Leingang started the Startup Conference in Mountain View, Jeremiah Howell founded three businesses, and…


Food Community iPhone App by Nommunity Helps You Locate Nearby Gluten-Free, Organic, & Vegan Restaurants

By | Aug 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

As a result of many recent food and health-related documentaries and literature, in additional to general hypochondria, more and more people seem to have developed restricted diets. Whether it’s gluten-free, kosher, vegan, or vegetarian, the process behind finding the right restaurant for the group…

TC Mixers

Tech Cocktail Dallas Mixer Wrap Up

By | Jun 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm

In May, we hosted our first Tech Cocktail Dallas Mixer and Startup Showcase. We worked with the amazing team at Startup Texas (part of the Startup America Partnership) and got to showcase some of the area’s most interesting early stage startups, both online and…


Tech Wildcatters to Showcase 10 Startups at July Demo Day

By | Jun 6, 2012 at 9:00 am

Tech Wildcatters, the Dallas-based B2B startup accelerator, just announced open registration for its summer demo day event. The 2012 class consists of 10 companies touching industries from sports to social media to ordering pizza, and everywhere in between. The pitch day event will involve…


CherryPick Helps You Keep Your Blog Humming with Curated Content

By | May 24, 2012 at 10:52 am

Finding time to blog is a challenge that all startup founders face – squeezing in time for writing and marketing when you’re trying to start up, launch, and then grow your company makes you long for more than 24 hours in a day (sometimes,…