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Meet the 10 Asian Startups in Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Program

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Partnerships between big companies and growing startups have become a staple of the global ecosystem. While they used to stay in their lanes, the modern trend has become even more popular with corporate accelerators launching cohorts all over the world. And if you want…

Gear & Gadgets

Top Gadgets From Amazon Launchpad to Check Out This Black Friday

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Thanksgiving week isn’t just for being thankful during a food coma: It’s also the kickoff event for the holiday shopping season, Black Friday. If you’re not a fan of shopping, you’ll want to get it all done this weekend, so you can rest easy…


Amazon’s Launchpad Could Be the All-in-One Ecommerce Starter Kit

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Entrepreneurs love drop shipping as a business model: It’s easy enough to figure out that one person can be their own research team, buyer, and salesperson. And plenty of services exist to help with different aspects: Product Hunt helps you get traction and Shopify lets…


New Orleans

Launchpad Ignition Blasts Off First New Orleans Startup Class

By | May 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Startup accelerator programs have been spreading like wildfire over the last few years. We have been covering them since 2007 as TechStars launched in Boulder, Colorado to emulate Paul Graham and Jessica Livingston’s Y Combinator model. Since then we’ve seen TechStars expand to other…



CEA i-stage Awards Two Midwest Startups $50K In Prizes

By | Oct 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm

The CEA Industry Forum is taking place this week in San Francisco. Tech Cocktail was a media partner for the event and I participated as a judge for the i-stage startup launch competition. Eight startups offered three-minute elevator pitches to the crowded room of…


San Francisco

Last Day For Startups To Apply for i-Stage Springboard to CES

By | Aug 13, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Calling all startups! Today is the last day to apply to participate in i-Stage, the springboard to CES produced by the Consumer Electronic Association (CEA).  i-Stage will take place in San Francisco on October 18th and TECH cocktail will be represented as the i-Stage…