TECH cocktail Chicago 6

The sixth TECH cocktail in Chicago took on the Windy City last Thursday evening to bring together over 500 guests for another installment of the event series. In case you are unfamiliar, TECH cocktail is a series of mixer events, founded by Frank Gruber and Eric Olson, opened to bloggers, technology enthusiasts and entrepreneurs interested in the technology arena in under served tech communities like Chicago, Boston and Washington, DC among others.

The event which looks to “amplify the technology signal and have fun doing it” certainly took a step in the right direction by showcasing the following startups:

42 Friends, LLC – Facebook apps like “Growing Gifts“, “Goals” and many more
Cappex – a safe and effective tool for college students to connect the right college or university
Dawdle – a gaming marketplace where buyers are hooked up with sellers of used video games, systems and accessories – online property management system
SeatQuest – a soon to launch ticket search engine that virtually shows you your seats
Songza – slick web music search engine and player created by Humanized - personalized online review system
Waves.TV – a video platform for web cam vlogging in a matter of seconds

Aza Raskin demos Songza
Aza Raskin demos the new music search and player Songza.

The event was sponsored by Centro, Carepages, Athena Optimus Solutions, SingleHop, ChicagoMicro, myAOL, Interactive Mediums, Saper Law, Fiodan Corp., SitterCity, NUDirection Consulting, MK Capital, Origin Ventures, SeatQuest, Frost, Ruttenberg & Rothblatt, P.C. and Hinshaw & Culbertson.

TECH cocktail Chicago 6 at John Barleycorn Wrigleyville

TECH cocktail Chicago 6 took place at John Barleycorn just across the street from Wrigley Field home of the Chicago Cubs.

TECH cocktail co-founder Eric Olson & Frank Gruber
TECH cocktail co-founders Eric Olson formerly of FeedBurner/Google now with BuzzFeed & Frank Gruber of myAOL & Somewhat Frank fame enjoyed another super turnout.

SingleHop Took This Shot
A packed house at TECH cocktail Chicago 6 taken by the SingleHop.

Former FeedBurner Crew Hangs Loose
Formerly of Chicago-based FeedBurner Justin Ward and company hang loose at TECH cocktail as FeedBurner is now a part of Google.

Harper Reed & Atkins of Threadless with Frank Gruber at TECH cocktail Chicago 6
Harper Reed & Atkins of skinnyCorp/Threadless with Frank Gruber.

I <3 Threadless
Chicago-based Threadless had swag in full affect.

Laura Apple and gents
Lauri Apple of Humanized wore her penguin suit while hanging with her buddy Dan Henrick from Playboy Enterprises & David Wexler of

TECH cocktail Chicago 6
Jason Rexilius of HostedLabs, Kristen Nicole blogger for Mashable, Sam Mele
founder & CEO of Firm58 and Greg Cangialosi of Blue Sky Factory.

TECH cocktail Chicago 6 Glowing Cups
TECH cocktail drinks were flowing and glowing!

Alden, Eric Olson & Paul
Eric Olson hangs with some other TECH cocktailers.
TECH cocktail Chicago 6
Frank Gruber with Araceli Arroyo sporting some Cappex swag and Maureen Malungcot of Centro.

Daliah Saper of Saper Law
Daliah Saper of Saper Law held off on her wedding packing to take in TECH cocktail Chicago 6.
SingleHop at TECH cocktail Chicago 6
SingleHop had a lot green on hand for TECH cocktail Chicago 6.

Photos from the event were taken by Rachelle Bowden. Check out more photos from TECH cocktail 6 and add TECH cocktail as a contact on Flickr.

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    no imageCharles Knight (Who am I?)22 November 2007 4:16 pm

    Sorry I missed the fun! But luckily you can read reviews of Songza on (in about six languages) as well as SeatQuest and just about every other alternative search engine that you can think of.
    Then we cover a few hundred that you probably can’t think of – every day. I invite everyone to stop by for a scroll, or we will be at SES Chicago next week.
    Charles Knight, editor
    Read/WriteWeb Network

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