The Top 18 Tech Cocktail Stories of 2012 [Editorial + Reader’s Choice]

December 27, 2012

3:00 pm

The emergence of crowdfunding, historic IPO’s, and billion dollar acquisitions– 2012 will go down as a year where startup headlines permeated the mainstream news.  But what about the startup stories that didn’t crack the front page of USA Today?

That’s where we come in.

Amidst a busy, exciting, and volatile 2012, the below 18 stories and resources sit atop this year’s Tech Cocktail editorial.  The posts were chosen based on your favorite posts (as determined by traffic) intermixed with the Tech Cocktail editorial team’s favorites that may have slipped between the cracks.

The Top 18 Tech Cocktail Stories of 2012

  1. Femanomics: 105 Women Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors You Should Know
  2. Top 15 US Startup Accelerators Ranked; Y Combinator and TechStars on Top
  3. Defying Confucius: Tales of Risk Taking from Asian Entrepreneurs
  4. These 12 Cities are a Startup Paradise, According to Young Entrepreneurs
  5. 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Mallory Kievman: “Don’t Take No for an Answer” [Interview]
  6. 30+ Organizations for Women in Technology
  7. Quotes to Live By from 5 Distinguished Entrepreneurs
  8. 10 Organizations for Learning to Code
  9. Interview with the Alleged Creator of the “What I Really Do” Meme
  10. Malcolm Gladwell: ‘The Greatest Entrepreneurs Are Amoral’
  11. A Quick Guide to the Asian Startup Scene [Infographic]
  12. Hiring is a Dog From Hell
  13. 9 Must Have Productivity Apps and Tools; Young Entrepreneurs Weigh In
  14. Meet Emma Peterson, Tikly’s 22 Year Old CEO Taking on Ticketmaster
  15. An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Relationship Management: Who To Keep in Touch With, and How Often
  16. 500 Startups’s Paul Singh: 3 Startup Trends to Watch Out For
  17. The Power of Story Marketing: 4 Case Studies Revealed
  18. Chris Guillebeau Previews His New Book/Survival Guide, “The $100 Startup”

What was your startup highlight of 2012?  Let us know in the comments below.

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When Zach Davis isn’t getting lost in the mountains, he is hustling from Boulder, CO as Tech Cocktail’s Director of Marketing. He is the author of Appalachian Trials, a book chronicling the mindset necessary for thru-hiking all 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a feat he accomplished in 2011. Zach is a green tea enthusiast, die-hard Chicago sports fan, and avid concert-goer. Follow Zach on Twitter: @zrdavis.

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