Get Quoted in a Book! This Week’s Topics: Team, Culture, Celebration & Relationships

As we announced, Tech Cocktail is writing a book about starting up! We are going to be working hard the next few months to write the book, but we need your help. The book is due out spring 2014 and will be published by Wiley as a how-to guide for starting up, along with inspiring stories from entrepreneurs around the world. We’ll be reaching out weekly with a chance to share your story and be included in the book. So if you have a story, we’d love to hear it! Below are the third set of questions for you, due Sunday night, November 3. If you have any questions, email Kira Newman from the Tech Cocktail team (


  • What are your top tips for building a team?
  • What are your top tips for managing a team?
  • Harsh reality: Tell us a story about how you struggled or made mistakes building or managing a team.
  • Tell us a story about how you incorporate fun or celebration into hiring or managing your team.

Submit your answers!

Company culture

  • What are your top tips for creating company culture?
  • Harsh reality: Tell us a story about what happens when company culture goes wrong.
  • Tell us a story about incorporating fun and celebration into your company culture.

Submit your answers!


  • Why is it important for startups to celebrate during their journey?
  • How do you incorporate celebration into your startup journey? Give an example.
  • How do you make sure that celebration isn’t excessive or distracting?

Submit your answers!


  • What are your top tips for networking and building relationships?
  • Harsh reality: Tell us a story about some of your struggles and mistakes in networking and relationship building.
  • Tell us a story about how you make networking/relationship building fun instead of a chore.

Submit your answers!

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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.
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