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We Should be in a Golden Age for Math Education

By | Nov 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

How many of you out there think math is an important part of education? Also, how many of you really, truthfully enjoyed taking math courses in school? The resounding response to the former is that math plays a crucial role in education, but the…

Tech Cocktail TV

Cyrus Radfar: How do you Keep People Excited About Your Product?

By | Nov 28, 2014 at 11:00 pm

When Cyrus Radfar first got involved in the entrepreneurial world in 2004, the internet was a young, very different place. There were only 50 million domains, Google was the number five website in the world, and Britney Spears was the top search term. Blog was…

Uncategorized

Watch This Short Film of Robots Raising the Last Human Girl on Earth [VIDEO]

By | Nov 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

It’s the weekend, so I figure we should take the time to make the most of it and watch this short film about the last human girl on Earth who’s raised by robots. Directed by David Levy (the man who has worked as a concept…

Entrepreneur

David Copperfield is Both Illusionist and Entrepreneur

By | Nov 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

You might not think that a man like David Copperfield could have too much to say about starting up, but you would be wrong. In fact, Copperfield had some incredible insight into the daily grind that entrepreneurs face when he spoke with Ben Parr…

Downtown Project

You Can View a City as a Startup

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Up until 1954 people thought it was impossible to run a mile in under four minutes. But then somebody broke the mile time, and in less than one year other people were shattering the four-minute mile time as well. What changed? According to Tony…

Mobile

Mobile First Development is Shifting Paradigms

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Think for a minute about all the different services you used that are based in a web application. Brady Forrest, VP of Highway1, and Matt Galligan, founder of Circa, asked us this question at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference during their fireside chat….

Business

9 Best Things We Learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Town Hall Meeting

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held his first public town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California yesterday, where he spent some time answering questions from people across the world. From the questions regarding his thoughts on apple-tinis to more serious topics like…

Business

Collaboration Versus Competition, When Building a Startup Ecosystem [VIDEO]

By | Oct 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm

There is no question that creating a city where collisions happen is imperative for a sustainable ecosystem. However, it requires time and strong will to build cities that encourages collaborations. Dylan Jorgensen led the conversation during Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference about the hurdles that must be overcome…

Entrepreneur

Rachel Ryle: The Fear of Being On One’s Own is Greater Than Fear of Leaving a Job

By | Oct 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

Illustrator and animator Rachel Ryle has quickly become one of the most popular users on Instagram. And, for those who have seen her work on the photo-sharing and video-sharing platform, news of this really shouldn’t come as a surprise. What may come as a shocker…

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DC

Martin Ringlein on the Top Ten Traits of Entrepreneurship

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

Last month, Tech Cocktail joined startup and tech enthusiasts in welcoming Maria Thomas of SmartThings and Martin Ringlein of nvite in Crystal City at Disruption Corporation, home of Crystal Tech Fund. An award-winning designer, developer, entrepreneur and angel investor; Martin most recently was at…

Business

Philadelphia

Monica Lewinsky On Cyberbullying, But We’re All Responsible

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 10:40 pm

With the rise of social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Whisper, we’ve created more playgrounds for bullies to find and go after their victims. Today in Philadelphia Monica Lewinsky broke a decade of silence to share her latest mission, taking on cyberbullying. She explained…

Gear & Gadgets

Experience a Thrilling Drone Ride: FPV Quadcopter Races Through Advanced Course

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Want to feel what it’s like to take a ride on drone? A group of First Person View (FPV) quadcopter enthusiasts in the UK set up an amazing course throughout a series of field, forest, obstacles, and checkpoints to do just that. Using FPV quadcopters,…

Breaking News

What Are YOU Doing with iOS 8 Autocomplete? This Guy Made a Song.

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

If you’ve cleared up space on your iPhone to install iOS 8, you probably now fall into two categories: “Wow, look at all this thing can do!” or “Nooo! Don’t do it! It’s a TRAP!” (These are actual quotes I have read or heard…

Speaker Series

Miami

Open English CEO Andres Moreno on Raising $120 Million [Video]

By | Jun 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

We had the opportunity to talk to Andres Moreno, cofounder and CEO of Open English, about raising US$120 million in funding, potential IPO, and Miami’s growing technology scene. Moreno sat down with Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber during the Miami Sessions event at Venture Hive. Moreno also…

Entrepreneur

The Top 8 Video Hosting Platforms for Startups

By | Feb 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm

This following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Content marketing is one of…

Entrepreneur

10 Fall MOOCs to Check Out for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Entrepreneurship is an essential part of America’s economic tapestry – a core of its national ethos. Every day, someone out there is waking up with the desire to live and work for one’s own self! Oh, the freedom! Oh, the splendor! Can you taste…

Entrepreneur

Weekend Watching: 3 Videos on How to Be Happy at Work

By | Aug 30, 2013 at 11:00 am

On Monday, we’ll all celebrate Labor Day…by taking the day off. You’ve probably remarked on this paradox of Labor Day before, and you probably know the reasons behind it: many people don’t love their jobs, so they welcome any excuse to stay home. But…