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Women in Tech: Shannon Turner with Hear Me Code

Hear Me Code

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


Apply Now: Disruption Corp. Offers $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

Disruption Corporation Offering $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

The Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation announced earlier this week that they are offering a $3,000 scholarship towards one student’s tuition in an upcoming coding course that will be held at Disruption’s HQ in Crystal City. The #SparkDisruption Scholarship is made possible in partnership with The Iron Yard, the Greenville, SC-based accelerator and tech education organization… Read more »


1776 Gets Support from Former Obama Campaign Strategists

Precision Strategies Partners with 1776

Yesterday, Precision Strategies – the communications and digital consulting firm founded by former Obama deputy campaign managers Stephanie Cutter and Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, and digital director Teddy Goff – announced a partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776. The partnership will provide 1776 members companies access to top advice on how to approach their… Read more »


TalkLocal Launches Mobile App

TalkLocal Launches Mobile App

TalkLocal, the Washington, DC-based company that gives consumers an easy way to connect with local service providers, has announced the launch of its mobile app. The apps are available to download for free through the App Store and Google Play, and will allow consumers to speak with service providers in real-time over the phone right… Read more »


StockUp’s New Website Shows Latest Grocery Sales

StockUp's New Website Shows Latest Grocery Sales

StockUp, the Washington, D.C.-based company whose mobile app gives consumers a tool to easily create a grocery shopping list and help them find the best prices at nearby stores, announced today the launch of their new website, StockUpSales.com. This new website gives American consumers a central resource for finding some of the best unadvertised sales… Read more »


Data Transparency: What Can It Do For Us?

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Professionals from the tech, business, and government industries will convene on January 23rd and 24th at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC for Collaborate, an event aimed at educating participants on the implications of open data. Among those attending the event are Tom Chi, Chief Product Officer and Factory Co-Founder… Read more »


UK Prime Minister David Cameron Visits DC Startup Incubator 1776

UK Prime Minister David Cameron Visits DC Startup Incubator 1776

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776 this morning to talk to various startup entrepreneurs and investors prior to meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. Among those he spoke with were Steve Case, the AOL cofounder and chairman & CEO of  D.C.-based venture firm Revolution, Joseph Kopser, CEO and… Read more »


Interview with 17-Year-Old Founder Kegan Abbott

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Teen entrepreneur Kegan Abbott was on a quick trip to Silicon Valley, looking to recruit developers for his startup Printware, when he got some valuable advice from a homeless man. It was raining in San Jose, and a grocery store employee was trying to kick the homeless man out. So Abbott bought him a sandwich, sat down with… Read more »


DMV Startup: A Hot New Resource On All Things DC Tech

DMV Startup

For those wanting to get involved in the DC tech scene or for those wanting to make some new discoveries happening in DC’s startup world, a new resource launched today which aims to provide you with just that: DMV Startup. DMV Startup is a new wiki that’s dedicated to doing what all wikis do: letting people… Read more »


DC’s Kit Check Raises $12M Series B from Kaiser Permanente Ventures to Streamline Pharmacy Kit Processing

Kit Check

The Washington, D.C.-based health startup Kit Check announced today that they raised $12 million in a Series B round of funding led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures. To date, the company has raised a total of $22.4 million in funding. As part of the investment, Kaiser Permanente Ventures vice president and senior managing director Dave Schulte will… Read more »


Women in Tech: Elizabeth Vandenburg from Girls Excelling in Math and Science Club (GEMS)

GEMS Club

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


Women in Tech: Kaylyn Gibilterra from Women Who Code DC

DC FemTech

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


Women in Tech: Jackie Kazil from PyLadies DC

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The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


New York’s Black Card Startup SELECT Expands to D.C. in 2015

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Let’s get real: the vast majority of us will never – never – get access to an American Express Centurion Card. More popularly known as the Black Card, the invitation-only card offers premium services, including a dedicated concierge, personal shoppers, and an endless number of benefits with top airlines and hotels from across the world. But… Read more »