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4 Startup Tips from Constant Contact’s Alec Stern

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm

This Thursday, December 11, we are holding our Tech Cocktail Week: December Sessions in downtown Las Vegas, where we will hear about the experiences of successful entrepreneurs, investors and other industry experts. Alec Stern is the VP of strategic innovation and the …

Events

Las Vegas

Tech Cocktail Week Sessions Welcomes Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of OrderWithMe

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

TC Week is here! Our final Tech Cocktail Week for 2014 is upon us. We welcome our out-of-town guests to gather for several days of learning, networking, and touring the vibrant startup scene in Downtown Las Vegas. RSVP for the Speaker Sessions Thursday night  to…

Announcements

Chicago

Congrats to the Winners of the General Assembly & Tech Cocktail Chicago All-Star 2014 Awards!

By | Dec 1, 2014 at 10:00 pm

There’s no better way to end the year than with a great holiday party, and that’s precisely what we did this evening at the General Assembly & Tech Cocktail Holiday Party! Not only did we get the chance to hang out with all our friends…

Business

Miami

StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: Bootstrapping Was Difficult Yet Important for Growth

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

StyleSeat’s co-founder and CEO Melody McCloskey was in Miami this week to talk about her entrepreneurial journey during Tech Cocktail Sessions.  McCloskey spoke to an audience of industry leaders and entrepreneurs about beauty-booking app StyleSeat, and how she decided …

Business

Miami

Scout Venture’s Ed Boland on Unlocking Investments for Startups in South Florida

By | Nov 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Despite the chilly weather, Miami’s tech community gathered last night at The Stage Miami to be part of Tech Cocktail’s Speaker Sessions with Ed Boland of Scout Ventures and Melody McCloskey of StyleSeat. Ed Boland, Principal of Scout Ventures, took the stage early …

Business

DC

How Companies Like DC’s iStrategyLabs are Utilizing TechShop DC-Arlington

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm

On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry …

Dev & Design

DC

How TechShop DC-Arlington Enabled a High School Senior to Start a Business

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm

On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry …

Announcements

Miami

StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: On Proving Naysayers Wrong and Raising $14.9M in Funding

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

How do you raise US $14M in venture capital from bald investors for a startup that deals with hair? For starters, you get high-profile investors like Ashton Kutcher, Sophia Bush and Guy Oseary on your side. Just ask Melody McCloskey, co-founder of the online…

Business

DC

The Riide Electric Bike is the Future of Biking [VIDEO]

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm

On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with …

Dev & Design

DC

Top 4 Reasons to Switch to a Treadmill or Standing Desk

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with …

Entrepreneur

If You Want to Get Funding, Shut Up and Listen to Your Customers [VIDEO]

By | Nov 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Startups can’t survive on an idea or a product on its own. At some point, founders need to find a way to get some funding. Whether that’s through raising a friends-and-family round, spearheading a crowdfunding campaign, or attracting potential angel investors or …

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 …

DCSessions

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 …

Business

Bharat Vasan: Your Goal is Not to Acquire More Customers, But Happy Customers [VIDEO]

By | Oct 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm

In a conversation about the intricacies of the investor-investee relationship, Charles Hudson (partner at SoftTech VC) and Bharat Vasan (COO of August) told the audience at Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference that the dynamic needs to be balanced for the sake of the …