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How Past Startup Failure Led Me to Buy an Airstream Trailer

By | Jul 13, 2016 at 5:01 pm

I used to run a tech startup in DC. It was called TappedIn and it was one of the first apps in the social discovery space. I like to say we were ahead of the curve. We ran the startup for over three years,…



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…



Make Every Conversation Matter at Your Next Networking Event with TappedIn

By | Mar 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

There’s no doubt that professional networking could work better.  At least that’s the premise behind the new wave of web and mobile apps aiming to make the experience more efficient.  Earlier this week it was Shortlist. Today it’s TappedIn. In a nutshell, Zainab Zaki, TappedIn…


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…



Tech Cocktail DC Summer Mixer Tomorrow Showcasing 13 Early Stage Startups

By | Jun 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Following our Startup Mixology conference tomorrow, we look forward to seeing friends, technology enthusiasts, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, developers, designers and social media folks from across the DC region as we showcase 13 really cool emerging technology companies at our Tech Cocktail DC Summer Mixer. Thanks…




Meet the Right People at Networking Events with TappedIn

By | Jun 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Networking without thinking meets eHarmony for business at DC-based startup TappedIn.  In short, they pre-screen attendees at an event that they think you need to meet, allowing you to talk to the right people instead of random people. Here’s how it works: Their pre-social…