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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…



Startup Updates: BiteHunter’s New Mobile App, LiquidFare’s Foursquare Integration, SocialGuide’s Partnership with Zap2It

By | Nov 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Three NYC-based, entertainment-related startups we have covered previously –  2 focus on food and drinks, 1 focuses on social TV watching – shared some fun updates with me over the past month: BiteHunter, which we covered in April when they demo’d at Tech Cocktail…



10 Early Stage Startups Showcased at Tech Cocktail’s NYC Event

By | Sep 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Our next Tech Cocktail mixer event is tonight, where we will be showcasing the 10 local, early stage startups listed below at General Assembly.  Thank you to creative agency After10 for sponsoring this event, as well as X.commerce, who will be in the house…



Fitocracy Adds New Features To Its Fitness Web Game

By | Sep 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Fitocacy, the web game that helps you improve your physical fitness, has a new look and feel to help you manage your workouts. We covered Fitocracy back in May, to let our readers know how they can improve their fitness results using this fun and challenging…



If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail – Fortunately, Profitably Can Help

By | Sep 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Profitably, a web-based platform that helps businesses plan for the future, has taken the old adage that “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” to heart.  As many small business owners can attest, managing a business oftentimes forces you to spend altogether…




Embed Local Deals on Your Site or App with Sqoot

By | Sep 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

If you are looking for a new way to monetize your website or app, NYC-based startup Sqoot allows you to embed a local deal layer complete with content and revenue are all in one place. Targeted at loyalty, travel, mobile, search, and e-commerce sites…



A Music Industry-Friendly Startup? MyStream Does Device-to-Device Sharing

By | Sep 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm

MyStream, a free app that streams music from device to device, could be a boon for a music industry that has been flailing for years. “We’re making it more valuable to have your own copy of music again,” says founder Richard Zelson, whose background…



Honestly Now Announces Funding and Goal to Reach 1 Billion Honest Moments

By | Sep 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm

This morning, NYC-based startup Honestly Now announced they closed their Series A financing round led by Golden Seeds and Canrock Ventures. The team, led by CEO and co-founder Tereza Nemessanyi, has been completely revamping their online product and their mobile apps, and they are relaunching…



Content, Career, and Community for Professional Women from The Daily Muse

By | Sep 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm

In between Cosmo and Glamour, there isn’t much in the way of content aimed at young women beyond celebrity news, sex tips, and what shoe is hot for fall.  There’s nothing wrong with that, of course – it’s really fun – but it’s not…



Appetude Vying to Be the Social Network for Food – and Ordering, Too

By | Sep 19, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Angel-funded New York City startup Appetude has a plan – and part of that plan involves giving data to their competitors. More specifically, Appetude is contributing to OpenMenu, an open database of menus updated by restaurants. “We’re all innovating in food tech. Even if…

Location Based Services


MICROS Announces Partnership with TabbedOut: Big Nod for Mobile Payment Acceptance

By | May 11, 2011 at 9:15 am

TabbedOut, a mobile-payment application for smart phones and one of the featured companies at Tech Cocktail NYC, recently partnered with MICROS, a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries. Through this partnership, TabbedOut’s software will be integrated with a…



13 Awesome Startups at Tech Cocktail NYC Event Tonight

By | Apr 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Though they say you can’t beat Paris in April, we’d much rather be in NYC in April, especially tonight!  We are really excited about our lineup of 13 fabulous startups at Tech Cocktail NYC. Special thank you to sponsors Walker Corporate Law Group, a…

Gear & Gadgets


Portapure Launching New Product At Tech Cocktail NYC

By | Apr 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Portapure, the company that creates portable water filtration systems, is debuting their new eco-friendly Travel Filter at Tech Cocktail NYC tonight. Designed to achieve bottled water taste without the expense and waste of purchasing bottled water, the pocket-sized TravelFilter is the perfect alternative to…



Restaurant Registry Site Foodie Registry Expands to NYC

By | Apr 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

Foodie Registry, the service that allows couples to register for dining at upscale restaurants rather than traditional wedding items, has expanded to the ultimate dining city in the world, New York City. We’ve covered Foodie Registry in the past.  The service was founded in…

Startups & Apps


Fashion Gets Social With Clothia

By | Apr 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Shopping is more fun when you bring a couple of girlfriends along, and this social aspect is the inspiration behind the new website, Clothia.  Clothia is an online gathering place for fashionistas to connect, create, and share. Founder Elena Silenok describes Clothia as a…

Startups & Apps


Combine Couture: Luxury Shopping Meets Online Convenience

By | Apr 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm

With careers, kids, and social activities, women have never been busier.  Combine Couture, an online luxury retailer, believes that shopping shouldn’t suffer just because your calendar is full! Combine Couture is an online shopping destination featuring multiple retailers and hundreds of designers all in…

Social Media


Discuss TV Shows Live – or Later – With TweePLayer

By | Apr 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Have you ever wished you could dissect TV shows with people who are watching the same programs as you? TweePLayer is a new way to connect with fellow viewers through Twitter while watching your favorite programs. Don’t be left out of the conversation again! TweePLayer syncs…