Startups & Apps

Plink Gives You Gift Cards and Airline Miles Just for Using Your Credit Card

By | Oct 1, 2013 at 9:00 am

If you have a credit or debit card, signing up for Plink should be a no-brainer. Once you hook up Plink to your card, it will start recording purchases you make at participating stores, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Sears, and Kmart. In return, you get…

SaaS

Cloud Elements: Made by Developers for Developers

By | Sep 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

One day while Vineet Joshi and Atul Barve were developing API integration for a SaaS venture, they had a flash of brilliance. You see, they had been developing the same API integration again and again for each new venture, unable to carry their work…

Social Media

Make Your Event a Hole in One with myhub

By | Sep 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Eric Hubbell, CEO and founder of myhub, knew the path ahead of him would not be easy when transitioning from the golf industry into the world of tech startups. Nevertheless, he left his secure job with KBS Golf Shafts behind and made the big…

Productivity

egoBoom Will Change Outdated Internet Opinion Sharing

By | Sep 27, 2013 at 9:11 am

The online feedback mechanisms of today fail to address a need for easily measuring explicit opinions. We see the typical “Like” option on Facebook as a perfect example of this. While that may be an easy way to quantify data, it remains ultimately ambiguous….

Startups & Apps

AlchemyAPI: Deriving Business Intelligence From Unstructured Data

By | Sep 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Businesses use AlchemyAPI to build text analysis functionality into an application, service, or data processing pipeline.

B2B

Take Virtual Tours of College Campuses with Campuscene

By | Sep 19, 2013 at 9:04 am

To illustrate the problem he’s solving, cofounder and CEO Dave Meyer of Campuscene starts out with two simple statistics. Only 50 percent of students who enroll in college complete their degree, he says. But 90 percent of students who drop out are in good…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Denver’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

By | Sep 17, 2013 at 11:51 am

Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Denver Mixer and Startup Showcase at McNichols Civic Center Building.  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…

Culture

Inside the Company Culture of Denver’s TrackVia

By | Sep 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

In August, Denver-based TrackVia was named Outside Magazine’s #14 best place to work in 2013. The award cited their unlimited vacation time, free lunch Fridays, and $500 scholarship for employers to pursue their passions. TrackVia has around 40 employees and has been in business…

Celebrate Startup Tour

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

By | Aug 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm

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…

Entrepreneur

Teresa Taylor: Women Can Have It All, Except Work-Life Balance [Interview]

By | May 23, 2013 at 11:01 am

When women have kids, Teresa Taylor doesn’t want to see them quit their jobs or work part-time. But she does want them to throw out the idea of work-life balance. In The Balance Myth: Rethinking Work/Life Success, Taylor shares tips and personal stories to…

Health

Jordan Eisenberg: A True Captain of the Obvious

By | Apr 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

A few weeks ago, someone at the UrgentRx manufacturing facility had a heart attack. The Denver company makes fast-acting powder medications, including aspirin for heart attacks, so the worker literally grabbed a packet off the line, swallowed it – and survived. According to founder…

Entertainment

Efficiently Store and Organize Digital Media with Digital Fridge

By | Apr 21, 2013 at 10:00 am

You’re home, and you’re hungry. Before you rifle through take-out menus, your first move is to venture over to the fridge. Basking in the cool air and jolt of light as you open the door, everything is in front of you. Vegetables are in…

Mobile

Mosoro makes hardware app integration easy for mobile app developers

By | Apr 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Mobile app development is a vicious cycle. Every time technology hardware improves, so must your app. While it may be easy initially to build a small app following instructions and manuals available online, the process of building an app for a new technology (for example, Bluetooth…

Coworking spaces

Galvanize: Denver Coworking With Benefits Including Capital, Curriculum, & Community [Video]

By | Jan 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm

If the proof is in the pudding, in the coworking world, startups are the proof.  And by that standard, Galvanize is Denver’s richest pudding. In non-dessert lingo, Galvanize plays home to an impressive list of both Colorado-based startups as well as national branches including ROXIMITY,…

Ecosystems

5 Damn Good Reasons to Live and Work in Denver

By | Jan 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

You might assume that Denver, a stone’s throw away from the dense startup village of Boulder, lives in the shadow of its neighbor. But it’s too sunny in Denver for anyone to live in the shadows. Here are five damn good reasons for entrepreneurs…

Politics/Government

Keep an Eye on Congress with BillTrack50

By | Dec 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

While the rest of us go about our business, Congress is making decisions and voting on bills that could change our lives and the lives of our businesses. BillTrack50 wants to open up that world to public view. At its core, the Denver startup…

Startup

A Great! First Date: A More Natural Way to Meet People Online

By | Dec 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

If all the holiday parties – and the impending New Year’s Eve – are convincing you that the single life is so last year, you may be considering an online dating site to find your Mr. or Ms. Right. But, what if online dating…