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Funding

Tokyo

What You Need To Know About Softbank’s $100 Billion Vision Fund

By | May 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Earlier this week, the funding world changed forever as the world’s largest private equity fund, SoftBank’s Vision Fund, announced it has raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics. The fund is backed by SoftBank and Saudi…

Opinion/Analysis

Poll: Implantable Brain Chips Are Just Too Much

By | Sep 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Every single generation finds a tech advancement to hate. Think about Baby Boomers complaining about young people always being plugged into their cell phones. Then take a look at history: One member of the older generation in 1902 once wrote an editorial letter in favor…

Sports

Las Vegas

Are Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling or Skill-Based Contests? [Poll]

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 12:09 am

For those of you sports fans out there, you may have noticed that daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and Draft Kings have exploded onto the scene this season with huge investors and brands behind them (e.g. MLB, NFL, Fox Sports, The Kraft Group, etc). In 2006 lawmakers…

Opinion/Analysis

What Type of Leader are People Most Likely to Follow?

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Hundreds of books and articles have been written about great leaders and their unique styles of leading teams within a company. These entrepreneurs are great examples of what it takes to lead a team during challenging times by keeping them motivated. One of the most influential studies…

Announcements

Miami

Who is Miami’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | May 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Miami, the Tech Cocktail Mixer is headed your way! We’ll be kicking off our Mixer & Startup Showcase Tuesday, June 3rd at The Stage. To get the community fired up for the event, Tech Cocktail is excited to announce the awesome companies that were selected to showcase and…

Startups & Apps

Las Vegas

Who is Tech Cocktail Week’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Apr 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm

You know the drill.  The second week of every month, Tech Cocktail puts on an awesome conference called Tech Cocktail Week held in the emerging utopia that is Downtown Las Vegas.  That week is right around the corner, and as part of April’s Tech Cocktail Week, we’re thrilled…

News

DC

DC’s ProConIt Does Surveys Right

By | Feb 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The ease and speed at which we can gather data today is remarkable and has increased, and in some cases, secured the bottom line of many businesses. ProConIt delivers the benefits of social evaluation, interactive surveys, and nicely designed embeddable widgets with their service….

Startups & Apps

San Francisco

Who is San Francisco’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Jan 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm

A new year; a new wave of early-stage tech startups to shine a spotlight on.  Saying that we’re excited for the first event of 2013 is a vast understatement – and we’re kicking off the fun in San Francisco. – Register for the Event Here – …

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

Who is Los Angeles’ Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Nov 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Next Thursday, Tech Cocktail is SoCal-bound to mingle with LA’s finest over a couple of cocktails, while surveying the region’s startup scene.  The last Mixer was bananas; we expect more of the same on December 6th. Register for the Event Here We’ll have a…

Startup

San Francisco

Y Combinator Launches 39 Startups At Demo Day 2012 – Vote For Your Favorite

By | Mar 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Based in Silicon Valley, Y Combinator is one of the hottest startup accelerators offering seed funding for startups. Founded by Paul Graham just 7 years ago, YC has produced such companies as Airbnb, Reddit, Justin.tv, and more. This spring they put out another large and…

Announcements

33 Startups Showcasing At Tech Cocktail’s SXSW Event – Vote For Your Favorite

By | Feb 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce the participating startups for Tech Cocktail’s South by Southwest (SXSW) event: #Startuplife Celebration presented by .CO. It was one of the toughest group of startups we’ve ever had to sort through, and in all honesty, we wish we had…

Entrepreneur

DC

Venga Voted Hottest Early-Stage DC Startup

By | Jun 19, 2011 at 7:39 pm

When you think of tech startups in DC, you probably think of LivingSocial as they are one of the fastest growing startups in the country. But we wanted to see who our readers thought the hottest early-stage, up-and-coming startup in the DC region might…

Entrepreneur

DC

Poll: What’s The Hottest DC Early-Stage Startup?

By | Jun 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm

With our Startup Mixology Conference coming up next week followed by our classic Tech Cocktail DC Summer mixer which will showcase a handful of early-stage DC area startups, we thought it would be fun to do a quick community poll. While DC has birthed…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

FeeFighters Voted Hottest Early-Stage Startup In Chicago

By | Apr 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm

When you think of tech startups in Chicago you probably think of Groupon as they are one of the fastest growing startups in the country, if not the world. So we wanted to see who our readers thought the hottest early-stage startup in Chicago…

Startups & Apps

Champaign

Poll: What’s The Hottest Chicago Early-Stage Startup?

By | Apr 7, 2011 at 9:24 am

Coming off of one of our biggest Tech Cocktail mixer events in Chicago this past week, which showcased 14 early-stage start-ups, we thought it would be fun to do a quick poll. While Chicago has birthed a number of start-ups over the years from…

Mobile

Austin

Poll Results: Hurricane Party Hottest Startup at SXSW 2011

By | Mar 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm

After a week of polling, Austin-based startup Hurricane Party came out on top of our 2011 Hottest Startup at SXSW poll. Though group texting/chat was a hot trend at SXSW 2011, it seems that the real battle was between geo-location services that help connect…

Location Based Services

Austin

Poll: What’s The Hottest Startup at SXSW 2011?

By | Mar 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

In the past, South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) has been a place where startups launch and make a big splash. In 2007 and 2008, Twitter was the buzz. The last two years, both Gowalla and Foursquare grabbed people’s real-time check-in attention. This year at…