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BoomBoom Prints: A Marketplace of Art for Young Families

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

Not too long ago Ryan Broshar was looking, without success mind you, for nursery wall art to match a quilt made by his newborn’s grandmother. When he and his wife couldn’t find anything that fit their taste, Broshar decided that it was a problem…

3D Printing

Stratasys Offers Free 3D Printing Course for Educators

By | Feb 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Minneapolis-based company Stratasys is introducing a free, 3D printing curriculum for educators. The 3D printing company is offering a 14-week course online to help prepare secondary and post-secondary students for careers in the industry. Learning materials are free for educators and include a curriculum guide, supporting…


US Internet to Provide Minnesota with 10 GBPS Internet

By | Dec 26, 2014 at 2:30 pm

It was recently reported by Tech Times that Minneapolis, Minnesota will be the first city in continental America to get 10 GBPS (gigabits per second) internet speed. According to the author of the article, Anu Passary, this will give Minneapolis the distinction of having…

Internet of Things

Your Dance Moves Will Build Virtual Planets in the Futurekave

By | Nov 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm

“I think it’s important to recognize that a startup can come from many different places and disciplines,” says Chuck Olsen, co-founder and CEO of VidTiger. “There’s a sort of mono-culture around the whole process of tech startups, but Futurekave started as an art project.”…


With CommunityLeader, Crowdfunding Becomes a Possibility for Many

By | Nov 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Nowadays, it seems that everyone and their mother is taking part in crowdfunding. From larger crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, to smaller niche platforms like PubSlush and EventStir, crowdfunding seems to be one of the next major players in financing. Unbeknownst to many who…


vBench is the One-Stop-Shop for Freelancers Looking for Work

By | Nov 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

About 18 months ago JT Eberly moved from Chicago to St. Paul, Minnesota to immerse himself in the local startup culture and foster the growth of his company, vBench. His co-founder Matt Pundmann stuck behind in the windy city, and together they have successfully…


The Twin Cities’ Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

By | Sep 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Last week we teamed up with MOJO Minnesota and Café Inc. to host a booming Mixer & Startup Showcase in the Twin Cities (before it gets too cold!). Local entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts met at Makers Café in downtown Minneapolis to celebrate the best…


Who is Twin Cities’ Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 10:25 am

Twin Cities, Tech Cocktail wants to showcase Twin Cities’ top startups. So mark your calendars, on Sept. 10th we will be hosting our Mixer and Startup Showcase event where you will have the opportunity meet industry leaders and founders of top startups. Time to vote for…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Minneapolis’s Hottest Startups Are…

By | Oct 3, 2013 at 12:15 am

This evening was Tech Cocktail’s Minneapolis Social at The Open Book, Target Performance Hall.  Of the startups included at the event, the Tech Cocktail editorial team selected the two hottest.  And they were… Nice crowd listening to startups at #TechCocktailMPLS — Minnov8 (@Minnov8) October…


On, Doctors Make Videos Answering Your Questions

By | Nov 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

As someone once said, looking up medical information online usually consists of putting your symptoms into Google and waiting for the word “cancer” to pop up. But many of those results are regular people speculating about their condition, and we can scare ourselves unnecessarily….

Gear & Gadgets

With Spark Devices, Your Lights Connect to Wifi and Talk to You

By | Nov 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

In Harry Potter, the Weasley family has a magic clock that indicates where all the family members are, from school to prison to mortal peril. If Spark Devices has its way, we might see a primitive version of that next year – a lightbulb…


Rock Your Block: The Social-Networked Job Engine for Teens

By | Mar 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I wish Rock Your Block existed when I was in high school.  (Of course, there was no Internet then, so that is truly wishful thinking….)  This Minneapolis-based startup has developed an online and mobile location-based application that helps 13-17 year-olds find neighborhood jobs, part-time…


Timeboxing QR Codes Deliver on Black Friday

By | Nov 29, 2011 at 8:56 am

There are few places in the U.S. that speak to our love for shopping like the Mall of America in Minneapolis, so it is fitting that QR Codes met their match there on Black Friday. Mall of America worked with Minneapolis-based mobile agency MixMobi…

Social Media

Proliphiq Real-time Platform Sorts Through Social Media Noise

By | Oct 12, 2011 at 10:55 pm

With over 940 million social media users globally there is a ton of content being created every day. With this social revolution taking place, products like Klout, PeerIndex and, more recently, PeopleBrowsr KRED look to help people and companies understand who is having the…