Brittany Laughlin of Incline Discusses Arming Veterans with the Right Skills

By | Jul 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

Brittany Laughlin is a self-described geek and Navy brat.  She has used her interest in technology as a former technology and travel writer for Forbes and as an entrepreneur.  Her first startup was gtrot (now  Boomerang), which was a local discovery tool for events…


San Francisco

Duncan Logan of RocketSpace on Nurturing Startups from Seed to B [Video]

By | Apr 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

Startups don’t succeed in a vacuum, and few entrepreneurs understand this better than RocketSpace founder and CEO Duncan Logan. Founded in early 2011, his San Francisco-based accelerator has already grown to about 130 companies, all of which are focused purely on tech. But, Duncan and…



Chicago Tech Set Shows Off Best “Blue Steel” At Geek 2 Chic Chicago

By | Nov 2, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Tonight in Chicago, an event called Geek 2 Chic blended fashion with local tech geeks – the tech set strutted their stuff at the all-male fashion show for a good cause. Executive producer Mark Drapeau of Microsoft was joined by master of ceremonies and former…



Tech Cocktail Team Appears On Fox News Chicago

By | Oct 11, 2011 at 12:30 am

The hottest technology that everyone is excited about today may be obsolete in just a few years. This week Frank Gruber and Jen Consalvo of Tech Cocktail appeared on Fox News Chicago with Kori Chambers as they shared their opinions on both new and…



An Inside Look At The X.commerce eXpress Tour Bus

By | Sep 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Last week in New York, we got a chance to sync up with the X.commerce team, which is a new division of eBay. X.commerce includes eBay, PayPal and Magento and will soon be launching a new platform for merchants, payments and beyond. The launch…



The DC Startup Community: Micro-Documentary

By | Sep 18, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Washington, DC and its entire metro area have produced many successful tech companies in the past. America Online rooted itself in the region a couple of decades ago, and, more recently, companies like Blackboard and LivingSocial have been focal points in the tech-web-entrepreneurial action….


Social Media Is For Losers [MUSIC VIDEO]

By | Jul 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Social media is for losers. Do you agree or disagree? Some folks, like Charlie Sheen, have leveraged social media to feel like a “winner.” Others have seen it turn them into losers, where all they do is live for the next FourSquare check-in, Instagram…


San Francisco

Hotpads.com HQ San Francisco Office Preview

By | Jul 4, 2011 at 9:09 am

Hotpads.com has been operating from Washington, D.C. since 2005 as one of the first visual searches for real estate and apartment rentals. We covered the launch of both its Android and iPad apps. This past May they opened up a West Coast office in…



The Origins of Top Entrepreneurs

By | Jun 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I’m fascinated by the way successful entrepreneurs see themselves and the world. That’s why I asked the speakers at this year’s Startup Mixology Conference how they first came to see themselves as entrepreneurs. Their diverse answers prove its never too late (or too early)…



How Top Entrepreneurs Conquer Fear

By | Jun 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Fear can be a terrific motivator, but it also stops many would-be entrepreneurs from achieving their dream. After interviewing the speaker’s at this year’s Startup Mixology Conference, I learned that even the most successful entrepreneurs wrestle with fear. Watch the video to see how…



How Top Entrepreneurs Get Motivated

By | Jun 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

What separates entrepreneurs from everyone else? After all, most people don’t start, lead, or fund amazing companies. So what drives the people who do? I asked top entrepreneurs speaking at this year’s Startup Mixology Conference to reveal what motivates them. Their answers were inspiring….



Video: The Rising Baltimore Tech Community

By | Mar 10, 2011 at 8:22 am

The Baltimore technology and startup community gathered on March 3rd to showcase their latest tech innovations and have some fun doing it at the first Baltimore Tech Cocktail event. Tech Cocktail partnered with friends at the Greater Baltimore Tech Council and partners at Blue Sky…


Los Angeles

Hackathon SD Rallies Southern California Developers

By | Feb 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

This past weekend San Diego based startup OpenCandy, focused on helping software developers make money and reach new users, rallied together developers to host the first annual Hackathon SD event in San Diego. The event was aimed at bringing together developers and hackers from across…


Polaroid: Lady Gaga Introduces HAUS of GAGA

By | Jan 25, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I grew up with quirky and fun Polaroid instant cameras and sunglasses in my house. I loved everything about the brand, including the colorful, shiny logo. So I was sad to see the company’s assets auctioned off in 2009 after Polaroid declared bankruptcy. Private equity…