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Contur: A Virtual Assistant that Organizes Your Email Overload

By | Sep 16, 2012 at 10:00 am

Sometimes, the best way to handle your email overload is to let someone else do it. Los Angeles startup Contur realized this early on. So rather than giving you ways to sort and categorize your email, their technology does it for you. It observes…

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

How Surf Air is Breaking into the Airline Industry

By | Sep 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

Two weeks ago, Surf Air made quite a hefty purchase: three Pilatus PC-12s, eight-passenger luxury planes with leather seats and lots of legroom. It’s a milestone in their quest to start a new, all-you-can-fly airline. With the help of cofounder Dave Eyerly, a commercial…

Events

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…

Events

Los Angeles

Find a Parking Spot Fast with Parking in Motion App

By | Dec 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

Between crowded meter spots and overpriced garages, trying to find parking in a busy city district can be a major headache. Luckily, now we have Parking in Motion (PIM) – the new parking app that lets you find and compare parking wherever you may…

Events

Los Angeles

Video Meets Social Meets Travel with Chatterpop’s Easy-to-Use Video App

By | Dec 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

If you are an obsessive social media user with a sense of adventure, LA-based startup Chatterpop, which demo’d at our Tech Cocktail Los Angeles mixer last week, has developed an easy-to-use video app with a social learning underpinning. The vision behind Chatterpop is to…

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10 Exciting Startups Showcased at Tech Cocktail Los Angeles Tonight

By | Dec 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm

In the 2nd stop on our West Coast swing, we are hosting the Tech Cocktail Los Angeles mixer tonight, where you can meet the founders behind 11 exciting new startups. Proving that social discovery is a hot trend, we have a few startups capitalizing…

Events

Los Angeles

Gamers, Get Your Energy Snacks at GamerFood

By | Dec 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Saving the world ain’t easy, just ask anyone who plays Half-Life. Neither is destroying it, as anyone who plays Grand Theft Auto can attest. Whether you’re vowing your efforts for the side of good or evil, one fact remains constant: serious, all-night gaming requires…

Events

Los Angeles

OneGoodLove Brings a Highly-Tailored Online Dating Site to the Gay Community

By | Dec 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Whether you are gay or straight, the dating scene can veer from ridiculous to scary.  Everyone has a horror story to share, that’s for sure. While I am as straight as they come, I have heard firsthand from gay friends about the sometimes truly…

Events

Los Angeles

Recreating Events Digitally with Dather

By | Dec 6, 2011 at 11:30 am

Think of the last concert or major sporting event you attended – did you check in via Facebook, or maybe Foursquare? Tweet about it? Post a clip to YouTube? Chances are good that you did. And if you didn’t, guaranteed there were people who…

Android

Los Angeles

Fix That Pothole: CitySourced Gets Your Complaints to the Local Government

By | Dec 6, 2011 at 9:50 am

Instead of grumbling about potholes and all those other things their local government has yet to fix, CitySourced users have been making themselves heard since 2009. The Los Angeles-based startup lets users submit video, audio, or photo evidence of local issues related to public…

Events

Los Angeles

Improve Your Email Productivity with SaneBox

By | Dec 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm

What would you do with two extra hours added onto your week? Exercise?  Spend time with loved ones?  Work?  Personally, I would opt for two additional hours of sleep. (I know what you’re saying, but I don’t want to wait until I’m dead). Why…

Startup

Los Angeles

NeighborGoods 2.0 Launches – Groups Added and Location Technology Updated

By | Jun 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

NeighborGoods, the social sharing service, has had a very busy spring.  First they were featured at our SXSW Accelerator Kickoff, where they won Best Bootstrapped Startup, and last week, they demo’d at Tech Cocktail Los Angeles. But that’s not all.  They were just featured…

Events

Los Angeles

14 Startups Showcased At Our First Tech Cocktail Los Angeles Event

By | May 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm

As we continue our tour up the West Coast, we are really excited to hosting our first ever Tech Cocktail Los Angeles event tonight in Santa Monica.  Though Los Angeles does not spring to mind when talking about hot cities for startups, we will…

Games

Los Angeles

Meet New People and Build Relationships With the Social Gaming Platform Gickup

By | May 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

In an age where gaming has become one of the biggest activities in the world, it is easy to forget how anti-social it can actually be. It is one thing to speak with someone else through a microphone but actually conversing with another person…

Location Based Services

Los Angeles

Make Air Travel Fun Again with Social Travel Site Airpair

By | May 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Traveling by air seems to get worse every year. Security rules randomly change, or are just draconian – my entire family, including my little kids, got patted down at Schipol Airport in the Netherlands last month.  Miles don’t get you to first class as…

Social Media

Los Angeles

Stream and Monetize Live Performances Using StageIt

By | May 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

If you’re a recording artist, reaching as many fans as possible has gotten easier with live-streaming performances, but making money from live-streaming has not been easy to do until now.  San Francisco-based startup StageIt enables artists to stream and monetize live performances while interacting…

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

Share Goods and Skills Using NeighborGoods

By | May 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Did you know that the average power drill gets used for approximately 12 minutes in its entire lifetime?  Or how about the fact that 80% of the stuff we own gets used less than once per month?  Americans own so much junk that we…