Archive for September 28, 2010


FINAL TECH COCKTAIL DC OF 2010!

Register for Sprint sponsored TECH cocktail DC Fall Startup Mixer presented  by Palantir in Washington, United States  on Eventbrite

Although TechCocktail has been storming through various cities across the country this year in search of emerging tech and early-stage startups, we are especially thrilled to be coming back home to host our final D.C. event of the year; and ready to make it our best mixer yet!

On Wednesday, September 29th, hundreds of excited entrepreneurs, innovators and tech enthusiasts, will gather as we showcase many of the latest and greatest technology start-ups that this spectacular city has to offer – click here to read about them. Special guest and TechCocktail alum, GrubHub, who is in town as a recent Inc 500 list maker will also be featured.

The event is being sponsored by Sprint and presented by one of the hottest DC startups, Palantir Technologies. It also has the community support of Hoffman CFO Consulting and The Duke and the Duck Productions.

So, come join us for a fun filled night of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and hobnobbing with the brightest developers and designers in the biz. Be sure to register now if you haven’t already.

Event details:
When: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Where: Slaviya (formerly known as LeftBank) 2424 18th St, NW
What: A “cocktail of TECH people”
Price: $10 (online early bird), $15 (standard), $20 (at the door)
(You must be 21+ to attend)

Register for Sprint sponsored TECH cocktail DC Fall Startup Mixer presented  by Palantir in Washington, United States  on Eventbrite

TOUR UPDATE

We just finished a swing through the Midwest which brought us to Big Ten country at University of Illinois and Indiana University where we showcased 16 early-stage startups and rallied together over five hundred local tech enthusiasts. We then headed west to host our first ever San Francisco event where we showcased 10 startups and brought together some of the most notable angels, super angels, classic VCs, tech entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.
The rest of the 2010 TECH cocktail tour takes us to some familiar cities and a few new ones (schedule is subject to change):


Sept 29 – Washington, D.C.
Oct 7 – Austin, TX
Oct 28 – Chicago, IL  (Startup Mixology Conference and Startup Mixer)
Nov  – New York, NY

Dec 2 – San Diego, CA


TOUR SPONSORS
TechCocktail has been fortunate to work with many top tier companies as sponsors through the years. Now we’re looking for a few special sponsors for the entire tour, or specific events or segments of the tour. Interested? Contact us and we’ll be happy to work on a sponsorship package that suits your needs.


THE STARTUP MIXOLOGY CONFERENCE


TECH  cocktail Startup Mixology Conference Chicago 2010The Startup Mixology Conference will be hosted on October 28th in Chicago. The full-day conference will cover key ingredients that go into starting up and running a business.

The conference has a stellar lineup of speakers which includes Brad Feld, Tony Conrad, David Cohen, Tim O’Shaughnessy, Micah Baldwin, Travis Kalanick, Genevieve Thiers and many more. We couldn’t be more excited!

If you are interested in attending, be sure to REGISTER NOW to secure the early bird pricing as there will be only 200 tickets available for this event. This is going to be a very intimate and informative event that you will not want to miss!

Register for TECH cocktail Startup Mixology Conference Chicago 2010 in  Chicago, IL

We are still looking for additional sponsors for the Startup Mixology conference. Interested? Conference sponsorship opportunity details can be found here.

We are excited about the next year as we continue to help amplify, connect and educate local technology startup communities across the startup nation!

Best,
Frank (@frankgruber co-founder of @techcocktail)

TechCocktail | techcocktail.com

http://facebook.com/techcocktail

Upcoming 2010 events:
DC – 9/29 (Mixer) Austin – 10/7 (Mixer) Chicago – 10/28 (Conf)

On Tuesday, September 28th – Cramton Auditorium, on the campus of Howard University, will host two groundbreaking events.


The Poetry of Science: Discussions of the Beauty of Science
—- 12 noon, Tuesday, September 28th

Two of science’s luminaries converse on the  beauty of science.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and host of NOVA and evolutionary
biologist Richard Dawkins will explore the wonders of the cosmos and of life,
its origins, its inspirations, and why science is not just an option,
it is the only reality we possess.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Tyson is the recipient of twelve honorary doctorates
and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. His contributions to the
public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the
International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid 13123 Tyson.
On the lighter side, Tyson was voted Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by
People Magazine in 2000. Tyson is the first occupant of the Frederick P. Rose
Directorship of the Hayden Planetarium.

Richard Dawkins: Evolutionary biologist and former Charles Simonyi
Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University.
With his strong, determined, and tenacious advocacy of science, he has taken
on his critics with wit, humor and, most of all, evidence. Among his books
are The Greatest Show on Earth, The Ancestor’s Tale, The Selfish Gene,
The Blind Watchmaker, Unweaving the Rainbow, and The God Delusion.

There will be a book signing immediately after the lecture.

The public event is hosted by the Department of Physiology & Biophysics
of Howard University, The Richard Dawkins Foundation for
Reason and Science, and the Secular Students of Howard University.

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Dialogue of Reason: Science and Faith in the Black Community
—  6:30pm, Tuesday, September 28th

A dialogue concerning the role of faith and science in the Black Community.
Faith has traditionally played a significant role among African Americans,
while science has been marginalized. It is time to confront the issues that
have kept Blacks out of the halls of science and confined to the pews.
Richard Dawkins along with Anthony Pinn, Sikivu Hutchinson, and others
will meet at Howard University to discuss the issues surrounding science
within the Black Community as well as the impediments imposed by
superstition and religious dogma.

Panelists include: Richard Dawkins, Anthony Pinn, Sikivu Hutchinson and Todd Stiefel.

There will be a book signing immediately after the lecture.

The public event is hosted by the Department of Physiology & Biophysics
of Howard University, The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science,
the Secular Students of Howard University, The James Randi Foundation
as well as other local and national secular groups.