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16 New Orleans Startups Making Moves in Silicon Bayou

By | May 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Startup talent is no longer confined by the coasts. While New York and San Francisco used to be the exclusive hubs for innovative ideas, good ideas are spreading like wildfire across the entire country. And if you haven’t checked out some of the talent…


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Somavac and HABERDAShe Win Delta Entrepreneurship Network Pitch Competition

By | Mar 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Some people think that great companies only come from the coasts. They believe that New York and San Francisco have bogarted so much talent and capital that there’s no way anyone outside of these tech hubs could possibly create, develop, and sell something of…


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New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Is an Intimate Celebration of Local Innovation

By | Mar 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

While tech hubs like San Francisco and New York boast some of the most innovative companies in the world, the value of local ecosystems cannot be understated, particularly when it comes to promoting diversity in tech. These smaller markets are filled with innovative ideas,…

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These Startups Are Competing in the Delta Entrepreneurship Network Pitch Competition

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you didn’t know, New Orleans is a hot bed for innovative startups and budding entrepreneurs. Whether it’s the southern hospitality or the innovative spirit of the bayou, startup founders of all shapes and sizes flock to this southern haven for the support and…


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VetLaunch Accelerates Veterans to New Careers

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

The job market is always a contentious subject for debate, especially when it comes to reducing the unemployment rate. This is especially true for veterans leaving the military who are entering the civilian workforce, many of whom feel their options may be limited. Whether…


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These 24 Will Startups Compete at Launch Pad PITCH in New Orleans

By | Mar 16, 2016 at 6:35 pm

This week is New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week, an eight-day-long event dedicated to highlighting and celebrating the quickly-growing startup scene in New Orleans, LA. Featuring more than 120 showcasing companies and speakers such as Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, AOL cofounder and Revolution chairman and CEO…


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Independent Gaming League Announces NOLA Gaming Fest

By | Dec 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm

In Mid-November, Washington, D.C.-based Random Nerds founder Joe Corbett announced the formation of a new organization focused on bringing people together to learn, compete, and play. Dubbed the Independent Gaming League (IGL), they will create and host events around video games that bring the…



The Rise of the Rest Tour Through The South

By | Apr 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Built off the premise that you can startup from nearly anywhere these days, I’m excited to be joining Steve Case, Revolution Ventures, Up Global, Google for Entrepreneurs and a great group of individuals on the Rise of the Rest tour through the south in…


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Previously Bootstrapped, Dinner Lab Closes Seed Round at $2.1 Million

By | Jun 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Dinner Lab got their initial start down south in New Orleans, but they soon expanded into new markets like Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco, Nashville, New York, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. While Dinner Lab was previously bootstrapped, today they announced that they…


The Top 10 Stories of the Week: Frank Gruber’s New Venture, #MiamiTech, and Why It’s Important to Keep Customers Happy

By | Apr 5, 2014 at 12:34 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…


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Meet Colin Grussing, New Orleans’ Most Fearless and Crazy Entrepreneur

By | Apr 4, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Entrepreneurs are often described as a bit crazy; those of us who have embarked on an entrepreneurial journey can tell you that “crazy” comes in handy. Some entrepreneurs take crazy to another level; however, when it’s combined with fearlessness, that’s when big things can…


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An Interview with Airpnp’s Max Gaudin, The King of the Porcelain Throne

By | Feb 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

I had the privilege to interview Max Gaudin, the co-founder and “PEO” of one of New Orleans’ newest and most-talked about startups, Airpnp. Max’s company provides a service that all of us probably wish we had at one time or another, and that is…

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New Orleans Hottest Startups Are…

By | Oct 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm

This evening was Tech Cocktail’s New Orleans Social at Ohm Lounge.  Of the startups included at the event, the Tech Cocktail editorial team selected the two hottest.  And they were… New Orleans’s Hottest Startups Dinner Lab – In the simplest sense, Dinner Lab is a platform for…


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Launch Fest 2013: Launch Pad Showcases 8 Startups in New Orleans

By | May 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Launch Fest is an event that combines an entrepreneurship conference with a demo day for the Launch Pad accelerator class of 2013, and yesterday marked their fourth annual event. The goal of this year’s Launch Fest, from the startup perspective, was to showcase the…


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Chris Schultz Talks About New Orleans-based Launch Pad and the Newly Launched Niko Niko

By | Mar 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Over the last few years, New Orleans has been in a constant state of rebuilding. Along with the volunteers and contractors who have worked to rebuild the historic city, came a crop of talented, smart entrepreneurs looking to build companies, too. In the video…


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14 Apps to Pump Up Your Super Bowl Sunday

By | Feb 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

Apparently, there’s some sort of sporting event going on this weekend. Whether you’re watching the Super Bowl from the comfort of your couch or with the crowds in New Orleans, here are some apps that will keep you plugged in. From Home NFL Mobile:…


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Siri, Pay the Check: Mobile Payment Insights from CTIA Wireless 2012

By | May 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

If you are like me, you almost never have cash to pay the bill at a restaurant or elsewhere, but you ALWAYS have your mobile phone with you.   So why is it that more people don’t use mobile phones to pay for transactions?   Some…