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Scale Isn’t Everything: CEO Chris Sopher on the Future of Staying Local

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Startups have an unhealthy obsession with plenty of things: Working too hard, getting useless perks, and “disrupting” everything, just to pick three. And as time passes and it’s time to scale, certain startups have proven that bucking these trends works well. They’re going lean…


5 Strategies to Grow Your Startup Within a Local Community

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Attracting new customers is priority number one for startups. In this digital era, most marketers will advise you to invest in online strategies, such as running influencer marketing campaigns, using social media, and relying on PPC ads to bring customers to your storefront. Although…

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SEO Overrated Compared to Local Influencers

By | May 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Search Engine Optimization: The term covers a range of tactics aimed at luring search engine users to your website. It is taught throughout numerous online courses and many terabytes of YouTube videos as one of the most important ways to attract customers. But what if technology has…

Startups & Apps


As Many Move to Enterprise, GataLabs Focuses on Local

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, or insert any other large tech company, and what you get is a constant focus on trying to tap into enterprise markets. However, a Toronto based company is looking to change all of this with their focus on local. Founded in…



Watsco Launches Accelerator for B2B Startups in Miami

By | May 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Watsco, the largest distributor of air conditioning and heating products announced that it will start an accelerator. According to the Miami Herald, the 12-week program will work with early-stage companies focused on the B2B or home comfort industries. Watsco is the largest distributor of HVAC/R in…



Research Triangle Helps Raleigh-Durham Startup Ecosystem Thrive

By | May 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Steve Case is on the road again, leading the Rise of the Rest Startup Tour in the Southern U.S. Case will travel 1,200-miles from May 4th to May 8th, where he will personally invest a total of $500,000 in local startups and shine a spotlight…

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Contribute to Tech Cocktail’s City Pages!

By | Oct 25, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Today at Tech Cocktail Celebrate, we announced an exciting change coming soon to the Tech Cocktail site: city pages! These pages will be a hyper-local resource focusing on cities across the country, ranging from Chicago to DC to Vegas to Miami. You’ll be able…


Healthy Eating for the Healthy Entrepreneur

By | May 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm

As you’re doing your planning for the Memorial Day weekend, consider some of your healthier options. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 35.9 percent of American adults, age 20 years and over, are considered obese. While the number has fluctuated over the…



Google for Entrepreneurs: A New Online Resource for Startups

By | Sep 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Over a hundred people came to the DC Google office last night to hear more about Google’s current efforts to support and foster entrepreneurial communities around the world and in local regions. The event highlighted the new Google for Entrepreneurs resource, which includes acceleration and training…


DC How to Tackle “Local” in a Post-Yellow Pages Era

By | Jun 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

The thump of the yellow pages hitting your driveway may eventually become a thing of the past. In April, AT&T sold a majority stake in its yellow pages business for around $1 billion, and the new owner wants to explore digital distribution. According to…


San Francisco

RAVN Helps Travelers – and Locals – Uncover Cities’ Best-Kept Secrets

By | Nov 30, 2011 at 9:18 am

San Francisco startup RAVN’s goal is to help users discover and book “every possible thing they could be doing in their city” – and they mean everything, from gourmet chocolate tours to jiu jitsu training to a pancakes-and-booze art show. This makes their offerings…



Exclusive Sneak Preview: Urbandig Expanding To New York City This Week

By | Oct 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Urbandig, the mobile application that gives you the “off the beaten path” places to go and things to do – and which we covered previously in August when it launched – is going to be hitting the Big Apple of New York City this…


Los Angeles

Experience A City Like A True Local With Urbandig

By | Aug 21, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Ever traveled to a city and wanted to know the “off the beaten path” places to go and things to do? While there are a number of applications that help you find local restaurants and other points of interest, they all seem to fall…

Location Based Services

Seattle – Localized Social Networking for the Real Estate Sector

By | Jul 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Social networking within the real estate sector has only gained notoriety over the past couple of years. With declining values in a depressed housing market, real estate agents have been expanding upon the traditional methods of marketing in a variety of innovative ways. Social…


San Francisco

Fashion Incubator Brings Couture Back to San Francisco

By | Jul 14, 2011 at 11:30 am

The Fashion Incubator San Francisco at Macy’s Union Square (FISF) officially launched on Monday, with the mission of reclaiming the city’s status as a fashion industry leader. Backed by support from San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the non-profit is dedicated to supporting local…