Elliot is an award winning journalist deeply ingrained in the startup world. He also runs a non-profit, Digital District, which focuses on improving professional digital literacy in DC. You can contact him by email at elliot(@)elliotvolkman.com or follow him on Twitter @thejournalizer.

 

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6 Gadgets To Help You Become a Cord Cutter

Apple TV cord cutter

In a world of streaming media, being a cord cutter has become a norm. Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Sling, HBO Go, and the hundreds of networks creating their own apps, consumers now have more options to move away from traditional cable and satellite in…

13 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for The Entrepreneur in Your Life

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day may not be the most important holiday, but it’s certainly one of the largest consumer-driven holidays of the year. In just over a week, restaurants will be overbooked, chalk-flavored candy hearts will be in every grocery store, and that special person in your…

5 Helpful Gadgets For Keeping Track of Your Pets

Pets Tracker

No matter how high your fence, how strong your door, or how vigilant your eyes are, if your dog or cat wants to escape, they will eventually find a way. Whether your pet is an escape artist or simply decides to go on an…

Twitter By The Numbers: #Inauguration Versus #WomensMarch

Twitter

There is no doubt that the past few weeks have been a bit heated in the US political realm. The most recent events of course being the inauguration of President Donald Trump and the Women’s March the following day, which consisted of upwards of 3 million…

Snap Spectacles Now Available for Online Purchase [Poll]

Snap Spectacles

Today, Snap (formerly Snapchat), announced that their video recording sunglasses are available for purchase online. Prior to today, Spectacles were only able to be purchased through specialized vending machines that would popup around the country. The move is likely being made in hopes of bolstering…

11 Gadgets To Build Out Your Dream Smart Kitchen

rotimatic smart kitchen

When the first fridge with a built-in screen was released, the world lost its collective mind. After all, who needs a touchscreen on a fridge, right? Whether we like it or not, the world of IoT has spun out a plethora of gadgets that…

Linksys WRT 3200ACM Brings Back Original Design, DD-WRT [Review]

For most consumers, a standard high-speed router is all we really need. However, in our current political climate, it never hurts to think about one’s privacy and security, which is where having an integrated VPN and more control over your flow of data becomes…

13 Entrepreneurs Dish On The Importance of Health and Wellness

health and wellness entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs, focusing on change and newness don’t just come at the start of a calendar, but at a moment’s notice. With hectic schedules, long days, and even longer nights, it’s important to carve out time to focus on your health, wellness, and of…

Flipgrid Refocuses on Education, Launches Free Version

BYOD Flipgrid

As a startup, it’s not always easy to identify when it’s time to make a change. Many companies go through multiple iterations before they can find market fit. When we last spoke to the team at Flipgrid in 2015, they were in the growth stages…

Stay Calm With Spire, A Pebble Shaped Wearable [Review]

Spire

Over the next four years, wearables are said to decline in both user adoption and general use; however, some of that may be due in part to a lack of innovation. From this year’s CES, we saw a general theme of refining technology, which…

Seed Spot, Booz Allen Launch DC Social Impact Incubator

SEED SPOT

Entrepreneurs have quite a few options when it comes to transforming the idea on the back of a napkin into a full fledged company. Unfortunately for those seeking to create a positive social impact, the options are notably less plentiful. In Washington DC however, SEED SPOT…

9 Podcasts To Get Your Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

best podcasts for entrepreneurs

There are a lot of ways to stay on top of the latest trends, get the best growth hacks, or just generally occupy your free time as an entrepreneur. But in recent years, podcasts have emerged as one of the better options. Whether you…

ShearShare Is Gaining Traction, Proving Beauty Is a Beast in Business

ShearShare Cofounders

Last year, we had an incredibly fierce competition during our annual Startup of the Year competition. Ultimately ShearShare took home the title. Admittedly, as soon as I heard their initial pitch during the first round of judging at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference, I…

Creator of DrinkMate Launches KickStarter To Make Your Guitar Smart

guitar

Coming off the curtails of CES, there is a clear indicator that 2017 will be the year of refinement in the technology world. Shaun Masavage, the CEO of Edge Tech Labs, a previous Startup of the Year contender, has decided this is the best path forward as…

Despite $34M in Funding, AI-Powered Lily Drone Shuts Down

lily

In 2015, an autonomous, AI-powered drone made waves when the creators showed off their concept of a quadcopter that will track, follow, and film a particular subject. From a skier going down a mountain to a person playing on the beach, all you would…