Get your exclusive TechCo news, guides and reviews!

Personal Branding

Forget Product-First: A Lesson in the Value of Networking

By | Sep 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

This article was brought to you in partnership with .ME, the premium top-level domain for professionals focused on building their online reputation. A 2010 analysis by the Harvard Business Review revealed that investors placed more money into companies in “which they were connected through…


Fred Wilson’s Guide to Starting Up: Business School for Startups

By | Mar 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Fred Wilson is a renowned venture capitalist and the principal of Union Square Ventures. Because of this, startups value any and all advice that they can get from him; and, for many, the main way they attain that knowledge is from his blog AVC…


Celebrating Your Wins and Wishing You a Merry Christmas!

By | Dec 25, 2014 at 8:00 am

Did you catch our holiday card? We created it just for you, to thank you for the journey we’ve shared this year. Take another look at our year in review, and then I’ll share with you some of our top holiday and celebration stories…


5 Things You Might Not Know About Startup Mixology Author Frank Gruber

By | Oct 18, 2014 at 8:30 am

At our Boulder Sessions event last night, we turned the tables a little bit. Instead of having our CEO Frank Gruber interview someone, he got interviewed by Foundry Group cofounder Jason Mendelson. On the agenda was Frank’s book Startup Mixology, a step-by-step guide to…


San Francisco

The Crowd Puts Veronica Belmont and Tony Conrad to Question in San Francisco

By | Aug 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

During our Startup Mixology launch, we stopped in San Francisco for a rousing fireside chat with both Veronica Belmont and Tony Conrad. Frank Gruber led the two through some great discussion topics before turning the microphones over to the crowd for a Q&A session. The…


Las Vegas

Go Beyond What People Consider “Good Taste”, And You’ll be Remembered

By | Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Saul Colt wants to be remembered, but not in the way that the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt did. Rather he wants to be remembered for taking chances with his marketing, and helping other brands take big leaps with their own efforts. That’s the crux…


Las Vegas

Is Your Planning Holding Back Entrepreneurial Success?

By | Aug 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Not four weeks before we held our Tech Cocktail Week Startup Mixology Book Launch, Brad Wisler was faced with a dire situation. He had finished investing out of his third fund a year prior, a $1 million fund, and had made a huge bet…


San Francisco

Passion as a Motivator: The Metaphor that Fuels Veronica Belmont’s Life

By | Aug 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

When Veronica Belmont graduated college in 2004 she had only one thing on her mind: move out of Boston to San Francisco. Having studied audio and radio production as an undergraduate, she wanted to immerse herself in the tech world. Belmont also tacked on…


San Francisco

Tony Conrad Knows How to Launch New Products Like None Other

By | Aug 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Before he ever founded Sphere or, Tony Conrad worked some crazy jobs. But however ridiculous these jobs may have been, they taught him invaluable lessons about life. For example, as a yogurt merchandiser in France Conrad had to speak French – a language…


Las Vegas

From Digg to Path: Matt Van Horn Knows How to Secure Business Partnerships

By | Aug 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Matt Van Horn has been with Path since before they launched at the end of 2010. And as the Vice President of Business his day to day consists of focusing on strategy and platform. However, before he started at Path Van Horn worked with…


Las Vegas

A Complementary Cofounder Makes the Difference between Success and Failure

By | Aug 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm

One of the original cofounders of Tech Cocktail, Eric Olson – currently an associate at Origin Ventures – took the stage at the Tech Cocktail Week Startup Mixology Book Launch. A longtime friend of our CEO Frank Gruber, the two formed the initial idea for Tech Cocktail…


Las Vegas

Amy Jo Martin Knows How to Elevate Your Brand Awareness

By | Aug 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Digital Royalty, Amy Jo Martin’s company, has been alive and kicking for over five years at this point, and they’ve been thriving in Downtown Vegas for two of those years. A social communications company, Digital Royalty helps brands elevate brands and awareness via social…


Las Vegas

“Run Unabashedly Free Through Life So You Can Live”

By | Aug 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm

At our recent Tech Cocktail Week in Downtown Vegas, Frank Gruber welcomed to the stage a host of great speakers to help promote the launch of his book Starup Mixology. Sarah Evans was first to take the stage as part of the panel, and we learned…


My Book “Startup Mixology” in the News!

By | Aug 1, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Whew! It’s been almost a month since I launched my book, Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. I’ve been busy with a book tour, speaking with other great panelists in DC, Miami, Vegas, San Francisco, and Dallas. I got to…


Las Vegas

Loveseat and Pelonkey Take Home a W From TCWeek

By | Jul 31, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Earlier in July we had our monthly Tech Cocktail Week Mixer & Startup Showcase in the middle of Frank Gruber’s big Startup Mixology book tour. Entrepreneurs packed into The Window to hear pitches from the local startups and vote on who they thought were…



4 Entrepreneurs Tell What Makes Miami a Great Tech Startup Ecosystem

By | Jul 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm

The Miami stop on the Startup Mixology book tour was epic. Not only was there a certified mixologist there to craft cocktails for the audience, there were also llamas – and an amazing panel of 4 entrepreneurs. Matt Haggman, Lori Anne Wardi, Hugh MacLeod,…



Zainab Zaki Embraced Her Failure and Learned From it

By | Jul 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Part of starting up is failure – that’s a given. It’s never easy, but at the same time it’s a learning process and long does the entrepreneur last who sees failure in this light. Zainab Zaki was the COO at Tappedin, a social discovery…