Last week, MapQuest Vibe closed out the last of a series of TechCocktail sponsorships in Boulder, Washington DC, San Francisco and finally Phoenix.

TechCocktail highlights emerging technology news, people, startups, products, and innovations for the true tech enthusiast. The sponsorships allowed for 40 start-ups to participate in the events for free and show off their products in front of almost 1800 attendees.

For the last event in Tech Cocktail's 2012 tour, 5 startups joined sponsor MapQuest at Bliss/reBar in Phoenix, AZ to demo their products: squareonestudios.com, superchoffeebros.com, Pinfob.com, Graze.ly & azprodjs.com. We took the opportunity to demo mqVibe, your guide to becoming a local anywhere and the positive feedback was exciting and encouraging.

(This post originally ran on the AOL Advertising Blog.)