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DC Startup Urgent.ly Receives CIT GAP Funds Investment, Closes Seed Round

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This morning, the Center for Innovative Technology announced that it closed an investment in DC-based startup Urgent.ly through its CIT Gap Funds. The funding constitutes part of the company’s seed round, according to Chris Spanos, the cofounder and CEO of the on-demand roadside assistance startup. “Each year, we are seeing more entrepreneurs like the experienced team at Urgent.ly… Read more »


Charitweet Wants to Make Donating Less Annoying

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Making a donation to your favorite charity to support a cause you’re passionate about should be a seamless process, right? For some reason, sometimes it’s not. The process can be tedious, and not as spontaneous as people’s willingness to give. Charitweet is an online platform that uses the short and easy concept of Twitter to make donations… Read more »


TechShop DC-Arlington Opens in Crystal City

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TechShop, a membership-based facility that’s a do-it-yourself fabrication and prototyping studio, hackerspace, and learning center, announced today that it has officially opened its DC location in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, VA. TechShop DC-Arlington will give makers in the DC region access to tools and resources like 3D printers, laser cutters, plastics and electronics labs, a… Read more »



RoundPegg and Pathfinder Solutions to Offer Low-Cost Culture Development Tools for Nonprofits

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On Wednesday, RoundPegg, a Boulder, CO-based company that offers tools focused on highlighting a company’s culture, announced that it has formed a partnership with Pathfinder Solutions to offer those same services to nonprofit organizations at discounted rates. “We believe our communities are greatly enriched by the work of cause-focused organizations, and that it is important for RoundPegg to… Read more »


South Florida’s New Wave Surgical Corp. Acquired For Over $100 Million

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South Florida-based New Wave Surgical Corp. was acquired by Ireland-based Covidien for more than $100 million. New Wave Surgical Corp. invented and distributed the D-HELP kit, which keeps laparoscopic and robotic lenses heated and clean during procedures. The founder, R. Alexander Gomez, was trying to raise capital for expansion before the acquisition. In a recent interview with… Read more »


Spincard and Charitweet Win Tech Cocktail Week’s Hottest Showcasing Startups

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Last night we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series at Work In Progress, and it was a complete success. It included the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll and the Best Pitch award determined by our Live SMS poll. And the winners were…drum roll…. Tech Cocktail Week Hottest Showcasing Startup-Reader’s Choice Spincard- An app that allows… Read more »


Tory Burch, Rich Barton, Steve Case Among Those Named Obama’s Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship

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On Monday, the White House announced 11 members to the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) program, a new initiative by the administration to develop entrepreneurial interest and activity in the US and beyond. Ambassadors include the likes of clothing retail star Tory Burch, AOL co-founder Steve Case, and Zillow co-founder Rich Barton. “When we encourage and support the innate… Read more »




Venture For America Heads To Miami, Bringing Top Talent For Local Startups

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Part of creating and fostering a startup community is creating a system that funnels young talent into the ecosystem by creating leaders that will eventually build companies and create new jobs. Socializing and mobilizing young entrepreneurs is something that Venture For America has been advocating in various growing tech hubs throughout the country, and they… Read more »