Uber, Fooda, Drizy, Others Team Up to Select One Great Chicago Company for the Ultimate Office Happy Hour

By | Dec 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Five Chicago startups are teaming up for Happy Hour Delivered, a promotion aimed at giving one Chicago business the ultimate happy hour experience. Drizly, Instacart, Fooda, Uber and Handy will be providing food, drink, transportation, and cleanup altogether worth up to $2,330 for one Chicago…


Military Veteran Entrepreneurs Saluted by SBA, Featured on Shark Tank

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm

In this White House memo, President Obama notes that during National Veterans Small Business Week, “we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that is crucial to developing the products, services, and ideas that fuel our economy, and we pay tribute to the veterans behind them.” The…

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Why Snuggling an Uber Kitten Is Good for Your Startup

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 9:00 pm

For National Cat Day yesterday, Uber teamed up with Cheezburger and ASPCA for the second year in a row to deliver kittens instead of people. Users in 7 cities – Austin, Chicago, DC, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle – could open up the Uber…


The Community Answers: What Is A Startup?

By | Oct 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Brandon Gadoci, in a blog post last week from Disruption Corporation, posed the question “Where Will Startups Be in 100 Years?” Gadoci notes how we have studied entrepreneurs from the early 1900s, quoted them, put them on T-Shirts and Oatmeal sites. Startups then didn’t know each…


What Do Entrepreneurs Find So Magnetizing About Steve Jobs?

By | Oct 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

While Steve Jobs’ life was cut tragically short only three years ago, people will be celebrating his legacy and accomplishments for generations to come. He was easily one of the most inspiring people of our time, which is why October 16 will be heralded as…


17 Entrepreneurs Share Their Celebratory Rituals

By | Sep 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm

If you haven’t noticed already, we have a little bit of a celebration theme here at Tech Cocktail. Our annual conference is called Celebrate Conference, our CEO Frank Gruber has a whole chapter in his book about celebration, and he’s given talks about how…


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Unplug and Be a Kid Again: Camp No Counselors

By | Sep 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Sleep-away camp isn’t just for kids anymore. Camp No Counselors is a highly curated, overnight camp for influencers in business, media, music, fashion, philanthropy, and film who want to do something atypical. You can be a kid again, disconnect from work, and be part…


8 Startups on How They Celebrated the Holidays

By | Dec 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Celebration is absolutely essential for startups. Whether it’s through acts or events, celebrations need to happen because they acknowledge and share the successes of a company and its employees. Without celebration, well, you’re left with a startup that’s neglecting its responsibility to all of…


Frank Gruber to Startups: Celebrate or Die [HubSpot INBOUND Talk]

By | Nov 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm

A strong company culture can make or break a businesses. How and what you do to help develop or strengthen that culture could ultimately determine the overall success of your company. For Frank Gruber, Tech Cocktail’s own CEO, celebration is an essential tool in…


13 Creative Ways to Celebrate Your Startup’s Wins

By | Sep 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Labor Day is meant to celebrate work, and I suspect many entrepreneurs will do so by…working. But to keep up with the long marathon of startup life, it’s crucial to celebrate work sometimes by not working. We asked entrepreneurs how they celebrate their successes,…