Business

Chicago

Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Top Quotes for Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Ben Huh may be best known as the cat meme magnate who is actually allergic to cats.  The founder and CEO of the social humor network, Cheezburger Network, has raised over $30M in funding since it first launched in 2007. His 60 websites, including…

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The First VC Fund Focused on Women’s Health Has Launched

By | Jul 2, 2014 at 10:30 am

Dr. Jessica Grossman is thinking about joining the first VC fund focused on women’s health startups, she announced at Tech Cocktail Week Sessions in downtown Vegas in June. The fund, called EXXclaim Capital, will invest in companies focused on areas like pediatrics, health and wellness,…

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Miami

Open English CEO Andres Moreno on Raising $120 Million [Video]

By | Jun 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

We had the opportunity to talk to Andres Moreno, cofounder and CEO of Open English, about raising US$120 million in funding, potential IPO, and Miami’s growing technology scene. Moreno sat down with Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber during the Miami Sessions event at Venture Hive. Moreno also…

Culture

DC

9 Ways to Support Diversity in DC Tech

By | Jun 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Last night, a few hundred people filled MLK Library for DCTech Meetup’s Women in Tech edition. After pitches from six women-led startups in the DC region, an all-female panel of local women in tech discussed the ways through which we can impact the membership…

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Chicago

4 Traits of a Kick-Ass Product Manager 

By | May 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Last week, we brought together a panel of experts in Chicago to talk about being a product manager – an often-unsung team player whose work spans business, design, and technology. “The buck starts and ends with the product manager. They’re the one person that…

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Chicago

How GrubHub Obsesses Over Their Customers (in a Good Way) 

By | May 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Last year, GrubHub was weeks away from releasing a new product. But at the last minute, they decided to pull the plug. “I actually felt pretty good about it,” recalled Sandra Dainora, director of product, at our Chicago Sessions event last week. “An important…

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Las Vegas

Kara Swisher Gets Real in Her Fireside Chat at Tech Cocktail Week [VIDEO]

By | May 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

We recently had the great pleasure of sitting down with Kara Swisher, the amazingly awesome journalist, for a fireside chat as part of Tech Cocktail Week in Vegas. Swisher sat down with our very own Frank Gruber to talk about her career, who she…

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DC

GE Is Launching a Fabrication Lab in Nigeria 

By | May 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

This year, after stops in Chicago and NYC, GE will be bringing a fabrication lab to Lagos, Nigeria. GE Garages are pop-up maker spaces that welcome members of the local community to come and use their tools, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC…

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Las Vegas

Kara Swisher: Tinder Is More Complicated Than the ObamaCare Website

By | May 9, 2014 at 11:48 am

On Thursday night, veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher joined us in Vegas for a fireside chat as part of Tech Cocktail Week. Swisher is the former co-executive editor of AllThingsD, and now co-executive editor of Re/code. In April, Swisher went on NBC’s Meet the Press…

Events

Miami

Open English CEO Andres Moreno Hints at Potential IPO

By | May 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The co-founder and CEO of Open English, Andres Moreno, shared some of his personal experience in proving a concept and dealing with competition with Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber during the Miami Sessions event at Venture Hive. Open English has raised $130 million in funding to date,…

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Las Vegas

PR Pro Sarah Evans’ “Life Mission Statement” Has Kept Her Grounded While Her Career Soars Higher

By | Feb 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

Sarah Evans doesn’t know how to code, but she has a thing or two to teach tech startups. What Evans does know is PR, and if you work in this industry like I do, you probably know her, too. That’s because she is generous…

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San Francisco

Liberty Huang Created a Smarter Volunteer Platform with Boobs4Food

By | Jan 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

Did you know that about 15 million people live in poverty and are considered to be food insecure? This means they don’t even know where their next meal is coming from. Most of us feel compassion for people who lack this basic need, something…

Business

Chicago

Harper Reed: Why Diversity is Important When Building Your Startup Team [VIDEO]

By | Jan 8, 2014 at 5:23 pm

While he certainly did a fine job leading President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, Harper Reed will tell you that there are definitely some things he would love to have changed if he had to do it all over again. For one thing, he would have dedicated…

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Las Vegas

Damien Patton: “I Want to Bring You the Things That Matter”

By | Jan 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

The Tech Cocktail Week Sessions from November 2013 wasn’t the first opportunity we had to interview Damien Patton, CEO and founder of Banjo. In fact, we had the pleasure of talking with him right after SXSW 2012, where Banjo was the “most buzzed about…