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San Francisco

SoundBetter Wins Double Awards at Tech Cocktail’s San Francisco Mixer & Startup Showcase

By | Apr 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm

For San Francisco-based SoundBetter, last night wasn’t too shabby. The music industry startup snagged both the Best Pitch and Reader’s Choice category awards at our San Francisco Mixer & Startup Showcase, making it the definitive Hottest Showcasing Startup. And we want …


For Work or Play, Get “FriendSourced” Motivation Using MakeMe App

By | Aug 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I like to think I am organized, as it pertains to work, but not when it comes to achieving personal objectives.  The concept of the MakeMe app is to use gamification to help people achieve their goals in a way that is fun to play…


Visualize Your Heartbeat and Master Performance with Instabeat

By | Feb 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm

It’s well known that competitive athletes monitor biometrics to optimize workouts and enable peak performance. Capturing heart rate is easy – if you’re a runner. But what if you’re a swimmer? Do you really want to slap a device on your chest (or your…

Co-working Spaces

Tech Cocktail Week Lightning Talks Recap: Day 2

By | Dec 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Friday was our second day of inspiring lightning talks at Tech Cocktail Week, following a lineup of 10-minute talks Thursday from the likes of Aziz Gilani, Cathy Brooks, and Michael Tchong. The talks kicked off with Andy White, a partner at VegasTechFund, talking about…


San Diego

Finding the Underlying Gems in User-Generated Content with 451 Degrees

By | Dec 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm

We all know that content is “king.” Thoughtful, meaningful, original online content garners high SEO results – true back in the early days of search engines, and still true now. However, if content is king, then smart and thoughtful user-generated content about your …



Real Cocktail Baltimore: Urban Planning, Innovation & Cocktails

By | Apr 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm

As we broaden our view of innovation beyond the Web, we see fascinating changes happening in every sector. Some industries are changing faster than others, and some are ripe for innovation, but could use some catalyst. As we grow Tech Cocktail, we’ll be experimenting…


Los Angeles

Tech Cocktail Los Angeles Event To Showcase Tech Innovations

By | Apr 21, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States. Known for it’s entertainment scene which blossomed in the early nineteen hundreds, LA also has some of the best schools in the country in UCLA and USC. They also have a growing tech…



Oh Boise! 13 Innovative Startups at Tech Cocktail Boise Tonight

By | Apr 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Security, sustainability, and streamlined workflows are some of the themes at Tech Cocktail Boise tonight. From a service to keep your kids safe to a web security wonder, you’ll find companies to keep all of your important assets protected. Lawns can look amazing this…



Location-Based Marketing Goes Niche With Venga

By | Jan 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Carrying the Internet in your pocket was bound to change the way entertainment decisions are made. Large food companies and chain restaurants have recognized this – and have the resources to create their own customized mobile strategy to keep up with the market. Independent…


San Diego

TapGuest Looks To Replace Restaurant Pager Systems

By | Nov 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Who uses pagers anymore? Restaurants do. They usually use flashy, brightly lit pager systems to manage their waiting customers. San Diego-based startup TapGuest just launched offering restaurants a more modern and useful solution. TapGuest is a web-based, iPad friendly wait list …


San Diego

OpenCandy Helps Software Developers Make Money And Reach New Users

By | Nov 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm

OpenCandy is a well-funded, San Diego-based startup in the business of software recommendations. You know the drill, when you install software and it asks you questions as you go through the process and you keep clicking “next”? OpenCandy has created a way to add…



StarStreet: The Sports Stock Market

By | Nov 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Fantasy Sports is a huge industry with millions of participants and a market impact in the billions. If you’ve ever participated and had your team win, you probably remember how great it felt. Now wouldn’t it be interesting if you could just invest in…


San Diego

Tech Cocktail San Diego on 12/2 Rounding Out A Great 2010

By | Nov 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Oh, what a year it has been for Tech Cocktail as we traveled the globe covering technology entrepreneurs, startups and the latest innovations online, while also showcasing them at our 20 events. To round out the year we will be hosting our final mixer…