Tech Cocktail 1: Wrap and Thank You

July 7, 2006

5:11 am

TECH cocktailLast night we hosted our first Tech Cocktail Chicago tech event in Lincoln Park. Thank you to everyone who came out to make TECH cocktail a success. We had over 225 guests, some of which were from Google, Playboy, Orbitz,,, Yahoo, Tribune and a number of other Midwest-based companies.

Special thank you to our sponsor midPhase hosting, State Restaurant and Café for the fabulous venue and Stormhoek the featured wine of the event. If you are interested in sponsoring the next TECH cocktail be sure to email contact us.

TECH cocktail schwag!Thank you to the Chicago-based companies that performed demonstrations: ZapTix, FeedBurner, TableTop Interactive. They all have unique products and stories so we are happy they were able to share them with the group. RipIt Digital, Naymz,, Gritwire, Coastr, and skinnyCorp were also represented at the event.

You can check out some TECH cocktail photos here. We had a number of photographers and bloggers in attendance and we thank you – be sure to tag your blog posts and photos: TECHcocktail1. We also have a video recap below.

TECH cocktail crowdFinally, thank you to everyone that helped out with the event – we could not have done it without you. We hope you now feel like you have made some new connections with people with similar interests living in the same geographic area.

Be sure to check back for the next TECH cocktail event – details coming soon.


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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.