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Improve the Planning and Running of Meetings with GoodMeeting App for iPad

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Why do most business meetings feel long and unproductive?  One big reason is because most people–up to 92 percent—multitask during meetings. Meetings are supposed to be engaging and a way to discuss ideas. GoodMeeting, a new app for iPads designed to improve the planning and…

Gear & Gadgets

Force Impact Technologies Announces the FITGuard for Concussions

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Whether it’s in professional hockey or high school football, concussions can be common among athletes. However, the severity is sometimes hard to track. “Concussions are one of the most commonly reported injuries among the 135 million participants in team sports, including the estimated 3.8…



Hinge: “Tinder Without the Creeps” Launches in Florida

By | Sep 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm

We can all agree that you can find some weirdos on Tinder! Wouldn’t it be nice to swipe right without the fear that the person may be a creep/crazy/sociopath? That’s what Hinge app offers for people looking to meet people. Hinge is a social discovery app…

Startups & Apps

10 Tips to Pump Passion Into The Creative Process

By | Jun 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Ever wonder how creatives do it — go from a vague idea to a beautifully executed final concept? Well, you’re lucky you clicked to read this because at Aveya Creative, we love to share. Here are our top tips to become a guru of…


When’s the Perfect Time to Launch Your Startup?

By | May 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! When’s the best time…



Come for the Fashion, Stay for the Fun: STYLECABLE to Launch in DC with a Pop-Up Party

By | Apr 22, 2014 at 9:11 am

Need some new clothes for the spring season? Tired of the hackneyed designs you’re finding in DC clothing retailers and department stores? Want to try on original pieces while getting treated to an open bar? Then come out to STYLECABLE’s pop-up shop and launch party this…



Gary Vaynerchuk to Launch $25M Seed Fund with Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross

By | Feb 13, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Well-known entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk is launching a $25 million seed fund, which will be backed by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Reportedly, the fund will focus on operating and incubating startups in what will be called the Vayner/RSE joint fund. As part of the…

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Hyperlocal Social Site EveryBlock Re-launches in Chicago

By | Jan 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

Last February, neighborhood discussion site EveryBlock shut down, leaving Chicagoans without their source of daily hyperlocal news. But yesterday, Comcast re-launched the site, returning the reigns of information gathering and dissemination back to the Chicago neighborhoods that can tell their stories best. The resurrection came…

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LinkedIn Launches Volunteer Marketplace to Connect Users with Causes They Support

By | Jan 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Today, LinkedIn launched a Volunteer Marketplace to help users find the perfect way to give back to a cause they support. This move is good news for both nonprofits and people looking to make a difference with their time and skills. When you’re looking…



Yopine, Real-time Social Polling App To Launch Version 2.0

By | Oct 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Yopine is the simple, quick and social way to curate decisions and opinions based on real-time and hyperlocal polls and brainstorms. Soon, they will be launching their latest version 2.0 app with segmented contacts, Facebook and Twitter integration and more. Where should we go…

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Photo App Moonfrye Launches to Inspire Kids’ Creativity

By | Aug 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

This week, family-oriented startup Moonfrye launched its first product. Also called Moonfrye, the free iOS photo app aims to help kids get creative with photos. Moonfrye was founded by Soleil Moon Frye, of Eighties sitcom “Punky Brewster” fame, along with Kara Nortman, formerly of…


July 4 is America’s Launch Day. How Did You Celebrate Your Launch Day?

By | Jul 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

If America is a startup, then July 4 is kind of like our launch day. In fact, America is like a startup – founded by a group of rogue pioneers who decided to rebel against “big corporation” Britain and write their own rules. July…


Twitter Launches Vine for iOS: Instagram for Video

By | Jan 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Twitter launched a new app under a new name this morning called Vine for iOS, which lets you take six-second videos. Vine can stitch together different scenes into one short video that you can then share via Twitter and Facebook or embed on a site. The…



Meet 21 Diverse Startups At Tonight’s Tech Week Startup Mixer in Chicago

By | Jun 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Tech Cocktail Startup Showcase & Mixer as part of TechWeek, where we will  be hosting a fantastic mixer in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago to preview some of the LAUNCH startups – and quite a few others….



VenueWize Focuses on Event Analytics

By | Jan 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

We first met VenueWize when they demo’d their new software at our Tech Cocktail Mixer event in Vancouver this past July. The team was very much focused on their international pilot test in an attempt to best understand event organizers needs when it comes…


Let the Bromance Begin: App for “Bros” Launching Today

By | Aug 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

Bromance, a location-based social app for “bros” to meet and schedule hangouts, beta launched today on iPhone and Android in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Wrapping my female brain around Bromance was a trip into the male psyche, but luckily cofounder Jeffrey Canty…


Tech Cocktail Exclusive: Cool Blue Press Launches Year of Social Media Books at SXSW

By | Mar 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

Are you a social media fanatic? Do you like to read? Look no further than Cool Blue Press, the upcoming publishing company primarily focused on social media marketing books launching this week at SXSW. Where better to launch a social media book publishing house…