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Trump Business Councils Are Disbanding After More CEOs Depart [Updated]

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Tech and media giants including Google and Paypal have reaffirmed their stance against hate groups in the wake of a violent white nationalist protest in Charlottesville last Saturday in which a white nationalist drove a car into a crowd of protesters, killing one individual and wounding 19…

3D Printing

3D Printing: How Tech Solves the Content Creation Roadblock

By | Dec 20, 2016 at 9:15 am

A couple of  years ago, most people’s opinion about 3D printing would be that they are “the new face of manufacturing.” The Economist even called 3D printing “the Third Industrial Revolution”, which gives a clear picture on the expectations the world had for this technology….


The Impact of Big Data and Analytics on Manufacturing [Infographic]

By | Dec 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm

As you may know, big data and software analytics have had a tremendous impact on modern industries. Industry disruptors like Google, Tesla, and Uber have used the many benefits presented by big data to expand into new markets, improve customer relations, and enhance the supply…


4 Industries Poised to Benefit from the Evolution of Robotics

By | Nov 18, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Love them or hate them, industrial robots are here to stay. While there are plenty of critics who are against the modern advancement and widespread adoption of robotic technology, these devices can be of great benefit to employees, business owners, and even mainstream consumers. In…

Product Launch


Local Motors Launches ‘Forth’ to Provide Platform for Better Products

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

As many founders have learned, having a great idea is only the first step to launching a successful startup. You need capital, you need employees, and you need a good location. But once you have all that under your belt, you still need to find…

Internet of Things

For the Internet of Things, an Opportunity in Industrial Manufacturing

By | Aug 25, 2016 at 2:15 pm

The plugged-in world has churned out huge opportunities for businesses. As the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads, its applications in businesses are on the rise. From finding new ways to connect devices to analyzing and accessing data with an IoT dashboard, IoT has helped…


Las Vegas

Hyperloop One Opens Their Very First Factory

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

For years, talk of a faster mode of transportation have bounced around the entrepreneur network. And with the advent of Hyperloop technology, the dream seems closer than ever. And between testing their technology in the desert with successful results and ousting their extravagant cofounder, Hyperloop One has had a pretty…

Case Study

Portland, Maine

What Biovation CEO Kerem Durdag Learned About His Company’s Failure

By | Mar 31, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Maine Startups Insider. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Companies fail. It happens, a lot. But entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs — they don’t often like to talk…

Startups & Apps

San Diego

It Shouldn’t Take a Master’s Degree to Become a Maker

By | May 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm

“Who is a maker? What’s a maker persona? 97 percent of makers have a college degree, and 80 percent have a post graduate degree. They’re all engineers and software people who do this as a hobby. The people doing business around it aren’t really…

3D Printing


Skriware: The One Stop Shop 3D Printer

By | Dec 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Despite the popularity surrounding 3D printing, a lot of people claim that it’s struggling. In fact, MakerBot recently announced that they’ll be having some major layoffs while countless other 3D printing crowdfunders weren’t able to deliver their final products. However, there’s no doubt that…


San Francisco

The Highway1 Spring 2015 Class is Their Best Funded Class to Date

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Highway1, PCH’s hardware accelerator, recently announced the new class of startups in their intensive four month program which began in February. The Spring 2015 class will be the first to work in Highway1’s newly opened 10,000 square foot facility, which sits adjacent to PCH’s Innovation…

Tips & How To’s

3 Tips to Success for Hardware Startups

By | Feb 13, 2015 at 7:00 am

Succeeding with a startup is extremely difficult.  It’s both costly and risky.  This is even more so with a hardware startup. With a hardware startup you must work especially smart because any mistakes are more costly. Below are three tips that I learned from my…



DC’s EverFi Teams Up with NAM to Launch Future Manufacturing Careers Initiative

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm

EverFi, the Washington, D.C.-based education startup that utilizes technology to help teach students critical skills, has announced its partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and its Manufacturing Institute to launch a national initiative aimed at developing and marketing career opportunities in the manufacturing…

Las Vegas

Vegas-Based Hardware Manufacturing Startup Factorli Halted

By | Aug 11, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Just over two months after raising $10 million in Series A funding, Factorli, the small-run, urban hardware manufacturing startup in downtown Las Vegas, has been put on hold according to a statement posted on the Factorli website today. It reads as follows: An update…


Tech Cocktail Top Stories of the Week: What Founders Eat for Breakfast, Tips for Starting a Family While Running a Startup, Top Programming Languages,

By | Jul 20, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…


Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow: Baratunde Thurston Chats with Us About GE’s Masterclass Series

By | Jun 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Suck, squeeze, bang, blow – and so goes a simple explanation on how jet engines work. In a new series of videos created by General Electric, comedian and technologist Baratunde Thurston takes us behind the scenes of what goes on at GE’s Global Research…


President Obama at White House Maker Faire: Today’s DIY is Tomorow’s “Made in America”

By | Jun 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Earlier today, President Barack Obama welcomed guests at the very first White House Maker Faire, where people from across the country got the chance to exhibit some of the most innovative ideas coming from the maker community that could potentially have a larger impact on…