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Tech Cocktail’s DC Sessions featuring author Ben Parr and Khorus’ Joel Trammell

Apr 8, 2015 6:00 pm - Apr 8, 2015 8:30 pm


Tech Cocktail Sessions is a special event that brings relevant experts and peers on stage for a one-night-only gathering designed specifically to enlighten the community. Prepare to be entertained, inspired, and learn valuable lessons that you can apply to your startup journey.

Hear the stories from other entrepreneurs, in their own words, and ask them your questions in an intimate setting.  Check some of our impressive speakers from past Tech Cocktail Sessions events.



Ben Parr  |  
Author, Captivology


Ben Parr is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, investor, and expert on attention. He is the author of Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention and the Co-founder and Managing Partner of DominateFund, an early-stage venture capital firm. Previously, he was Co-Editor and Editor-at-Large of Mashable; and served as columnist for CNET.

Parr was named one of the top ten tech journalists in the world by Say Media and named to the Forbes “30 Under 30.” He lives in San Francisco.

Joel Trammell  |  CEO, Khorus


Joel Trammell is a successful CEO and entrepreneur with a 20-year career in IT-related software companies. Joel is committed to using his experience to help current and aspiring CEOs. In addition to The American CEO blog and his new book – The CEO Tightrope – he has regular columns at

Joel’s leadership as a CEO has resulted in successful nine-figure acquisitions by two Fortune 500 companies. As CEO of network management software firm NetQoS, he delivered 31 consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth and nearly $60 million in revenue. CA Technologies acquired the company in 2009, generating more than 10x return on capital to its private equity investors. In 2010, he co-founded Cache IQ, a storage software company that NetApp acquired two years later. He is currently CEO of Khorus, which provides a business management system for CEOs and other leaders.


How to support the startups in my community? – Tech professionals, industry experts, and enthusiastic community members alike all find value in the information shared at Tech Cocktail Sessions. Gather with us to encourage and inspire one another as we learn from the many stories of failure and success on the entrepreneurship journey. Tech Cocktail also offers sponsorship opportunities for brands to leverage the event for exposure, hiring opportunities, or simply in support of community education. To integrate your brand, [contact us here] (link)! At a Tech Cocktail event, the networking opportunity is just one of the benefits that goes along with coming out to support startups. Be prepared to find your next employee, mentor, investor, or cofounder!