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Opinion/Analysis

Joel Trammell of Khorus: Leadership and Management Are Separate Things

By | May 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Leadership roles can take a toll on an individual. And if you are the person tasked with running a new startup, you could be thrust into a number of uncomfortable situations that you are in no way prepared to deal with. From employee management…

Entrepreneur

After a Cofounder Gets Shot, Kitchology Finds New Life

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm

After one of its founders got in an unfortunate gun violence incidence, Kitchology, a startup focusing on merging food and technology, is looking to take the tech world by storm. Founded by Iris Sherman and Alain Briancon, the company spent some time with us…

Acquisition

Homemade Acquires CookNook to Bring Home-Cooked Food to More Cities

By | Apr 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

The sharing economy is my most favorite recent trend. I call it a “trend” but I really hope that it continues to grow and branch out in new and innovative ways. I love how technology can be leveraged to bring people together and facilitate in-person interactions…

Opinion/Analysis

A Response to Jonathan Aberman DC Tech Identity Question

By | Apr 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm

I recently read Jonathan Aberman’s piece in The Washington Post, “Our identity question – What exactly is ‘D.C. Tech?’”. There was no real opinion to extract from the piece, and – worse – the entire thing felt like mere clickbait. The points I agreed…

Announcements

52 Women Programmers, Designers Recognized at DCFemTech Awards

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm

On Wednesday night I had the opportunity to  attend the second annual DCFemTech Awards. There were several hundred people in attendance, all there to celebrate women who work in the trenches of DC Tech. The DCFemTech Awards are unlike most awards in technology – even…

Product Launch

This Company Figured Out What Google Maps Couldn’t

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Google Maps has saved the world from long travel times. With comprehensive directions and updated traffic patterns, traversing cities and suburbs alike has never been as easy as it is today. But when it comes to finding the front door of a business, Google drops…

Announcements

Bunker Labs DC Announces First Ten Companies for Bunker Battle

By | Mar 30, 2016 at 9:25 am

There are a lot of pitch competitions these days. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was one a week in the DC metro area alone. But there aren’t many that are specifically for startups founded by veterans. Bunker Labs DC, a non-equity veteran business accelerator that…

Startups & Apps

EverCharge and Schneider Electric Are Coming to a Building Near You

By | Mar 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm

At 1776, one of our tools to accelerate innovation is our Seed Fund, which allows us to invest in startups poised to scale. When we spot a shifting landscape within one of our core sectors like transportation or energy, we search for startups that…

Announcements

Mach37 Cybersecurity Accelerator Announces Spring 2016 Cohort

By | Mar 28, 2016 at 11:15 am

The cybersecurity industry is predicted to double by 2020 and the DC metro area is the center of cybersecurity innovation in the US. Therefore it should be no surprise that the premiere accelerator for information security startups and entrepreneurs calls this area home. The accelerator…

Funding

DC’s Surprise Ride Accepts Deal from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary

By | Mar 24, 2016 at 10:12 am

For one DC startup, the past year has been quite an adventure. Surprise Ride, a fast-growing e-commerce site for kids, was recently featured in an episode of  Shark Tank spinoff Beyond the Tank. They ended up walking out of the experience with a $50,000 investment from Shark Kevin…

Product Launch

Atlas Lane Launches in DC, Upgrades Property Management

By | Mar 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

Today, Washington, DC based property management company Atlas Lane is publicly launching. Having run quietly for the past few months while testing their platform and services, the company will now support Washington, DC and parts of Maryland within the beltway. Unlike other property management…

Gear & Gadgets

DrinkMate: iPhone Breathalyzer [REVIEW]

By | Mar 4, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Last year during one of Tech.co’s startup tour events I stumbled upon an entrepreneurial duo showing off a very small piece of hardware. That piece of hardware was an Android-connected breathalyzer called the DrinkMate. It was so small in fact that it may even…

Reports & Rankings

DC Is the Top City for Women in Tech

By | Feb 29, 2016 at 9:00 am

Nashville may be the best city for women-owned businesses, but DC is the best city for women in tech. This is the second year in a row that the capital region has earned the title, according to a report produced by SmartAsset, a financial software company. Kansas…

Books

Learn the Origin of AOL’s Iconic “You’ve Got Mail”

By | Feb 19, 2016 at 9:38 am

“You’ve got mail!” No matter your age, you’re likely familiar with the timeless greeting – a memento from the Internet’s early days, and a pithy and humbling reminder of the origins of our digital age. Thanks to early Internet pioneer and AOL cofounder, Steve Case,…

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