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18 Times Ben Parr Caught Our Attention on Twitter

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 3:42 pm

On Wednesday, April 8, we’re holding a Tech Cocktail D.C. Sessions event featuring Captivology author Ben Parr and Khorus CEO Joel Trammell. Get your tickets now and join us tomorrow night at Highline RxR in Crystal City, Arlington, VA. A trained journalist – having previously…



Design and Smart Homes Discussed at DC Sessions Event

By | Sep 25, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Tuesday evening in Crystal City overlooking the Washington, D.C. views of Capitol and Reagan National Airport, Martin Ringlein of nvite and Maria Thomas of SmartThings shared their business insights and knowledge at Tech Cocktail DC Sessions speaker series event. Martin Ringlein, now the CEO and founder of nvite,…


The Top 10 Tech Cocktail Stories of the Week

By | Feb 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm

We get it, you’re busy.  You weren’t able to get to every Tech Cocktail post this week; you’ve been waiting in line for the PS4.  Us too.  Fear not, because we’ve curated the week’s top 10(ish) posts as determined by the Tech Cocktail editorial team….



JetJoose: The Social Network for Flight Crews

By | Dec 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

During this season of mass-travel, many of us are thankful for the flight crews that get us to our destinations safely and comfortably. JetJoose Co-CEO and Co-Founder Ronan Keane decided that these crews deserved their own social network to help them make the mass-travel…



Kojami Keeps On Truckin’ with Powerful Event Marketing Services

By | Dec 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Back in June 2011, I wrote about DC-based Kojami, the event planning mobile solution that helps you maintain a rockin’ social life. Kojami also offers companies some powerful event marketing services, including tracking attendees, sending out newsletters, and measuring everything for improved results. Kojami…




Hire People to Do Home Repairs, Cleaning, and More on Outroop

By | Sep 15, 2012 at 10:00 am

Outroop, a new startup out of Washington, DC, is a marketplace for getting stuff done. The site connects people with service providers like tutors, house cleaners, and repairmen. Right now, it skews more toward manual labor, like roofing, soldering, and painting. To make sure…



DataRPM: ‘Instant Analytics’ – Cloud-based Business Intelligence Software

By | Sep 8, 2012 at 10:00 am

The appetite for robust analysis tools to support data-driven decision making is strong; and a plug-and-play solution is an attractive proposition. Cost and complexity of development have kept many businesses on the sidelines – until now. DC-based DataRPM’s release of Instant Analytics expands access to…

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Create Online Magazines with PersonSpot

By | Sep 3, 2012 at 10:45 am

In July, two of the YouTube cofounders unveiled Zeen, a tool to create online magazines full of your favorite web links. Medium, launched in August by the Twitter cofounders’ Obvious Corporation, is also trying to rethink publishing. Joining them in their mission is PersonSpot, a…



Improve Employee Productivity with

By | Sep 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

Companies are always scrounging for ways to improve employee productivity, with things like free gourmet lunches, four-day weeks, and fancy espresso machines. To see whether the latest fad in employee pampering is working, companies need a way to track their goals and progress. Designed…



DC’s Smartly to Build Mentorship Website

By | Sep 1, 2012 at 10:00 am

Smartly, a new startup in DC that was founded in August, has plans to connect mentors with people in need of advice and (in the process) bolster a struggling US education system. Before tackling schools, Smartly will take a look at the corporate environment,…



Speek: Bringing Archaic Conference Calls Online

By | Aug 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm

As if meetings weren’t boring enough, conference calls – with their dial-in codes, PIN numbers, and groovy elevator music – can feel like a trip back to the ‘70s. Angel-funded startup Speek, a new resident at AOL’s Fishbowl Labs incubator, is modernizing this painful…



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

By | Aug 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Earlier this year, Tech Cocktail mixed together a couple hundred DC-area tech enthusiasts with a dozen local startups at the Shadow Room as part of Social Media Week.  Well DC, we’re coming back – this time to Artisphere.  As part of next week’s Tech Cocktail DC Mixer < register here > we’ll…


Tech Cocktail’s 6th Birthday: 132 Amazing Event Photos & Celebrity Bingo

By | Jul 6, 2012 at 9:15 am

You can find us in the club, bottle full of bub… Oh, hi. It was this same day in 2006 when Tech Cocktail hosted its very first mixer in Lincoln Park, Chicago.  More than 200 local tech enthusiasts packed STATE to do what they…



Meet 12 Innovative Startups at Tonight’s DC Winter Mixer

By | Feb 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Proving that DC is a hotbed of entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, we will be showcasing 12 startups at our DC Winter Mixer that offer everything from a fun way to find and share quotes to an affordable e-Ticketing software solution.  Meet the founding teams…



Predict Who Will Win the 2012 Election with ElectionGauge

By | Feb 16, 2012 at 10:28 am

In the weeks and months leading up to elections, news outlets conduct poll after poll and jostle to predict who will win. What if they had predictions updated minute by minute, based on an even larger audience? This is the idea behind ElectionGauge, a…



After 2 Decades in the Navy, Officer Sets Sail on an Entrepreneurial Journey

By | Feb 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

Chito Peppler served for 20 years in the U.S. Navy, but lately he has traded his uniform for the casual dress of the entrepreneur. “After serving in the military, I wanted to start my own business. I knew how to take orders – now…



Manage Information Overload with metaLayer

By | Nov 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm

DC-based metaLayer is offering a way to help organizations and individuals find what’s buried in their world of files and conversations. Say goodbye to big data problems – the startup’s suite of products visually manages images and text to help you deal with data…