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Websitetech.co
Twitter@techcocktail
CategoryNews/Media
Emailcontact@techcockt...
Employees
Founded5/2006
Descriptiontech startups events, news and resources

Offices

Tech Cocktail - HQ
Tech Cocktail - DC
Tech Cocktail - Chicago

People

CEO, Founder & Exec Editor
Director of Marketing
COO & Co-Editor
National Event Coordinator
Senior Writer & Editor
Contributing Writer

Funding

TOTAL $2.5M
FUNDING TOTAL $2.5M
Seed, 5/2013
Tony Hsieh
$2.5M

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Tech Cocktail

Tech Cocktail is a media company and events organization for startups, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts. Since 2006, its goal has been to amplify local tech communities and give entrepreneurs a place to get informed, get connected, and get inspired. Tech Cocktail dedicates itself to covering news, how-to’s, up-and-coming startups, and industry trends online, and hosting events in over 20 cities in the US and abroad.

From a simple community-building event, Tech Cocktail has transformed into a full-fledged media company with thousands of fans, followers, and supporters across the globe. Tech Cocktail has hosted local mixers, breakfasts, conferences, festivals, and other events around the country that have attracted thousands of attendees, educating entrepreneurs as they showcase their latest achievements and the local technology communities they live in.

Working with Tech Cocktail has helped startups find employees, co-founders, funding, and even acquirers. Tech Cocktail has hosted events in Chicago, DC, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Boulder, Austin, and more. A better informed, recognized, and connected tech community is possible through Tech Cocktail.

History - The company was co-founded in 2006 by former Tribune and AOL product strategist, long-time tech blogger, and new media pioneer Frank Gruber and early Feedburner employee Eric Olson as a way to better and amplify the local Chicago tech startup scene. In 2010, after over three years as a passion project, Eric moved on to take on new endeavors and Frank teamed up with the leadership of expert technology producer and longtime AOLer Jen Consalvo as the company was reborn into a full-time media company.

Recent Milestones

Videos

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Celebrating the Startup Life - SXSW 2012

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How Top Entrepreneurs Conquer Fear - June 2011

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How Top Entrepreneurs Became Entrepreneurs - June 2011

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What Motivates Top Entrepreneurs? - June 2011

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DCWEEK Festival 2011 - co-produced by Tech Cocktail & iStrategy Labs

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The DC Startup Community Micro-Documentary - September 2011

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Dennis Crowley of Foursquare Talks With Tech Cocktail - SXSW 2011

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Tony Hsieh of Zappos talks with Tech Cocktail - SXSW 2012

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Sources

  1. Tech Cocktail nabs $2.5M to become the ‘leaders’ of VegasTech (venturebeat.com) [edit]
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