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BirthplaceWoodstock, IL


Northwestern University, MS 2005
Computer Information Systems
Purdue University, BS 2000
Computer Information Systems

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CEO, Founder & Exec Editor

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Product Development & Evangelist
Product Development

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Frank Gruber

Frank Gruber grew up in the Midwest heartland and is an entrepreneur, new media journalist and investor. He is the author of Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide To Building, Growing and Celebrating Startup Success published by Wiley.

He co-founded Tech Cocktail in 2006, which has grown into a hub for the creative class, offering tech startup focused news, events, and resources. Frank has built and launched products for the masses while at AOL, Tribune and Classified Ventures along with startup efforts like Thankfulfor, Splog Reporter and more. As a journalist his works have been featured in a number of top media publications like TechCrunch, Fortune, HuffPo, etc. He was named by Forbes as one of the most connected people in tech. Frank is also a Venture Partner with Crystal Tech Fund.

While living the startup life, he also enjoys swimming, strumming his guitar and/or ukulele, warm weather, beaches and sports – especially the Chicago Cubs.

Recent Milestones



Frank Gruber Talking Startups with Sarah Lacy at AOL

Added: 9/18/12

Frank Gruber of Tech Cocktail is a guest on Fox News DC on June 15, 2011

Added: 9/18/12

The Tech Cocktail team of Frank Gruber and Jen Consalvo share their perspectives on gadgets and tech innovations with Kori Chambers of Fox News Chicago - October 11, 2011

Added: 9/18/12


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