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There are Strong Similarities Between Detroit and DTLV

By | Nov 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Anthony Montalbano, the co-founder of AMBR Detroit, is a Michigan local who spent the majority of his life taking trips into Detroit for sporting events and concerts. And while the city has had a historically bad reputation, everything changed when Dan Gilbert moved Quicken…

Tech Cocktail TV

We Should be in a Golden Age for Math Education

By | Nov 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

How many of you out there think math is an important part of education? Also, how many of you really, truthfully enjoyed taking math courses in school? The resounding response to the former is that math plays a crucial role in education, but the…

Tech Cocktail TV

Cyrus Radfar: How do you Keep People Excited About Your Product?

By | Nov 28, 2014 at 11:00 pm

When Cyrus Radfar first got involved in the entrepreneurial world in 2004, the internet was a young, very different place. There were only 50 million domains, Google was the number five website in the world, and Britney Spears was the top search term. Blog was…

Entrepreneur

Aaron Draplin: An Evocative Look at the Life of a Graphic Designer

By | Sep 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Aaron Draplin was born in Detroit, Michigan: a true Midwesterner through and through. At the age of 4, his parents moved their family from big-city Detroit to a small town in Central Lake Michigan. Life was good for a while, but when Draplin hit…

Sessions

Las Vegas

Revell Horsey: What is ‘Purpose’ to an Entrepreneur?

By | Sep 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Revell Horsey once thought himself incredibly smart, back when he was working in investment banking. He would see small, entrepreneur-led companies and then get them ready to go public. But it occurred to Horsey one day that he really knew nothing about what it…

Sessions

Las Vegas

Here Are David Kidder’s 5 Lenses for Entrepreneurial Success

By | Aug 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

David Kidder has been doing startups for 20 years at this point in his life and he’s experienced every emotion that runs the gamut from soul crushing loss to elated victory. He joined us in the desert for our Tech Cocktail Week Sessions to…

Sessions

Las Vegas

David Hornik Went From an 80s Pop-Loving Undergrad to a Venture Capitalist

By | Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Believe it or not, David Hornik studied computer music as an undergraduate because he was really excited about 80s pop. It might sound completely irrelevant, but as it turns out a lot of tech companies came out of the synth-tastic world. Granted, Hornik went to…

Sessions

Las Vegas

From Digg to Path: Matt Van Horn Knows How to Secure Business Partnerships

By | Aug 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Matt Van Horn has been with Path since before they launched at the end of 2010. And as the Vice President of Business his day to day consists of focusing on strategy and platform. However, before he started at Path Van Horn worked with…

Sessions

Las Vegas

Amy Jo Martin Knows How to Elevate Your Brand Awareness

By | Aug 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Digital Royalty, Amy Jo Martin’s company, has been alive and kicking for over five years at this point, and they’ve been thriving in Downtown Vegas for two of those years. A social communications company, Digital Royalty helps brands elevate brands and awareness via social…

Speaker Series

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 …

Sessions

Las Vegas

Monisha Perkash: Fail Early, Fail Often, But Always Fail Forward

By | Jun 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Monisha Perkash is an individual motivated by a singular, powerful force: do good and do well at the same time. As an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader, she’s gained valuable insights and experiences into managing cross-functional teams to fulfill her desire to do …

Entrepreneur

Amy Li on Leveraging Technology to Share the Health Benefits of Dancing [VIDEO]

By | Jun 27, 2014 at 9:07 am

One year after having run a marathon and shortly after being offered admission and full scholarship to the highly-competitive Singularity University, Amy Li found herself in a state of absolute despondency. Confusing, particularly for someone of Li’s caliber, whose many …