Send Us Your Nominations for Tech Cocktail and Refresh Miami Holiday Party

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The holiday season is just around the corner. And for most of us here in Miami, it’s that time of year where you wear your boots and flannels even though it’s still swimsuit weather, the city is flocked by snobbish northerners, and the Miami…


Worldwide Meteor Day Unites Developers in Over 40 Countries

By | Nov 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

The entire international Meteor community is hosting simultaneous meetups on Thursday, November 6. Worldwide Meteor Day is not a gathering of like-minded stargazers. This event will be hosted by software developers in 127 cities across the globe who are interested in Meteor, an open-source platform for building modern web…


Las Vegas

The Founder Institute Sets Its Sights on Las Vegas

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

The learning doesn’t stop in Downtown Las Vegas. The Founder Institute, the “world’s largest startup accelerator”, has announced a new class meetup featuring leaders in the local tech community. According to the company’s website, the program offers a “structured, 4-month curriculum of weekly training courses and business-building…


Las Vegas

8 Building Blocks to Create Regional Tech Clusters

By | Sep 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Bambi Francisco, Founder and CEO of, spoke during Tech Cocktail Sessions in Las Vegas, where she shared layers for a foundation in building a regional tech hub based on her experience in Oakland. There needs to be eight building blocks in place before a city can…



The People and Passion Are What Make UP Global’s Startup Weekend Great

By | Jul 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm

UP Global’s Startup Weekend thrives on one thing: passion for entrepreneurship. And over the course of the last decade, there has been a dedicated team pushing it to scale and reach as many cities as possible to inspire as much entrepreneurial passion as possible….



Venture For America Heads To Miami, Bringing Top Talent For Local Startups

By | Apr 9, 2014 at 9:38 am

Part of creating and fostering a startup community is creating a system that funnels young talent into the ecosystem by creating leaders that will eventually build companies and create new jobs. Socializing and mobilizing young entrepreneurs is something that Venture For America has been…



“Hope is Not a Strategy” Q&A with Peter Shanley

By | Mar 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

If you are part of a startup, you probably consider Eric Ries’ Lean Startup your startup bible and its scientific principles, startup commandments. Principles of the Lean Startup include: Entrepreneurs are everywhere Entrepreneurship is management Validated Learning Innovation Accounting Build Measure Learn We caught…



Alex Hawkinson of SmartThings: We’re Staying to See DC Tech Become a Top 5 Ecosystem

By | Jan 28, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Last night, Alex Hawkinson, the CEO and one of the founders of DC-based SmartThings, spoke at a StartupGrind DC about how the city has been influential toward the company’s success and the role it wants to play in showing the rest of the country that…


Thanks for Supporting the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship at our Chicago Social!

By | Jul 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Last Tuesday, we had a blast at our Chicago Social networking event sponsored by SceneTap. On top of all the fun that was had, the proceeds from the event went to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). NFTE is a nonprofit that provides young people…


Chicago Moves To Agile Development Approach To Spur Continued Innovation

By | Jul 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Anchored in Chicago since 1997, has been providing consumers with a complete set of tools, research and listings they can use to find the right new, used, or certified vehicle. has 13 million consumers a month, so this is no small task….



Lean Startup Conversations with Dan Martell of Flowtown, plus GroupFlier and Brazen Careerist

By | May 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm

On April 26, 2011, the DC Lean Startup Circle gathered to once again focus on sharing information about starting up and getting valuable feedback about their approaches – all from a “lean startup” perspective. You can watch the entire session here. The Talks: We…



Tech Cocktail and ELEW in NYC on April 14th

By | Apr 7, 2011 at 6:47 pm

On April 14th we will be hosting our Tech Cocktail NYC mixer event sponsored by Walker Corporate Law Group and Sprint. We’ll be showcasing a dozen or so early-stage start-ups as we look to shine a light on some of their latest tech innovations. After…



2 Startups Strategize With Max Ventilla of Aardvark at Lean Startup Circle

By | Feb 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Video from first part of event (intro and startup presentations): Video from second part of event (interview with Max Ventilla): February’s Speakers: Max Ventilla of Aardvark, Sean Gorman of FortiusOne and Sean Murphy of CloudSpree Kevin Dewalt, Patrick Smith and Steph Hay have organized another great…


Los Angeles

Hackathon SD Rallies Southern California Developers

By | Feb 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

This past weekend San Diego based startup OpenCandy, focused on helping software developers make money and reach new users, rallied together developers to host the first annual Hackathon SD event in San Diego. The event was aimed at bringing together developers and hackers from across…