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Leslie Miley: ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ Is Not a Four Letter Word

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The lack of diversity in tech has been a consistent problem for years. Despite numbers showing that an inclusive environment breeds success in the workplace, companies of all shapes and sizes refuse to make meaningful change in their hiring practices. And, if you ask…

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Compassionate Capitalism Is Possible Through Effective Corporate Philanthropy

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Charitable giving is no longer just something you do around the holidays. For businesses large and small, being philanthropic has become a necessity to survive. With Millennials valuing socially focused companies more than ever, success is virtually unattainable if you aren’t giving back. However,…

Startups & Apps

These Startups Are Competing in the Delta Entrepreneurship Network Pitch Competition

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you didn’t know, New Orleans is a hot bed for innovative startups and budding entrepreneurs. Whether it’s the southern hospitality or the innovative spirit of the bayou, startup founders of all shapes and sizes flock to this southern haven for the support and…


LineGard Med Wins Delta Challenge at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

By | Mar 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Spencer Jones, CEO of LineGard Med clinched the first place spot at the 2016 Delta Challenge on Thursday afternoon at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW). The showcase, presented by the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), represented the culmination of a multi-month process which kicked off this fall in…


These 24 Will Startups Compete at Launch Pad PITCH in New Orleans

By | Mar 16, 2016 at 6:35 pm

This week is New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week, an eight-day-long event dedicated to highlighting and celebrating the quickly-growing startup scene in New Orleans, LA. Featuring more than 120 showcasing companies and speakers such as Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, AOL cofounder and Revolution chairman and CEO…


Independent Gaming League Announces NOLA Gaming Fest

By | Dec 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm

In Mid-November, Washington, D.C.-based Random Nerds founder Joe Corbett announced the formation of a new organization focused on bringing people together to learn, compete, and play. Dubbed the Independent Gaming League (IGL), they will create and host events around video games that bring the…


VetLaunch Accelerates Veterans to New Careers

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

The job market is always a contentious subject for debate, especially when it comes to reducing the unemployment rate. This is especially true for veterans leaving the military who are entering the civilian workforce, many of whom feel their options may be limited. Whether…


Rebuilding New Orleans Has Fueled Diverse Startup Resources

By | May 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

New Orleans is famous for Mardis Gras and jazz music, and the 2009 NFL Champion New Orleans Saints. But, similar to the city of Detroit, New Orleans has had to rebuild in the last decade. After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city and the entire…


Is Your Team Depressed or Apathetic? Niko Niko Will Tell You

By | Jun 30, 2014 at 11:00 am

When some developers leave the office at the end of the day, they stop at a calendar on the wall and draw a smile, frown, or neutral face. This is called a “niko niko calendar.” Part of the agile development methodology, niko niko calendars…


Previously Bootstrapped, Dinner Lab Closes Seed Round at $2.1 Million

By | Jun 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Dinner Lab got their initial start down south in New Orleans, but they soon expanded into new markets like Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco, Nashville, New York, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. While Dinner Lab was previously bootstrapped, today they announced that they…


Meet Colin Grussing, New Orleans’ Most Fearless and Crazy Entrepreneur

By | Apr 4, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Entrepreneurs are often described as a bit crazy; those of us who have embarked on an entrepreneurial journey can tell you that “crazy” comes in handy. Some entrepreneurs take crazy to another level; however, when it’s combined with fearlessness, that’s when big things can…


An Interview with Airpnp’s Max Gaudin, The King of the Porcelain Throne

By | Feb 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

I had the privilege to interview Max Gaudin, the co-founder and “PEO” of one of New Orleans’ newest and most-talked about startups, Airpnp. Max’s company provides a service that all of us probably wish we had at one time or another, and that is…

Startups & Apps

7 New Orleans Startups Destined to Breakout in 2014

By | Feb 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail is more region specific than ever. Atlanta, Austin, Boise, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, NYC, and San Francisco have gotten their own dedicated pages with their own design, their own posts, and their own trending content from around the web. It’s cool – we agree, but…

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New Orleans Hottest Startups Are…

By | Oct 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm

This evening was Tech Cocktail’s New Orleans Social at Ohm Lounge.  Of the startups included at the event, the Tech Cocktail editorial team selected the two hottest.  And they were… New Orleans’s Hottest Startups Dinner Lab – In the simplest sense, Dinner Lab is a platform for…