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Mobile Future Announces the Winners of The Mobileys

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This is a sponsored post by Mobile Future, and we want to thank them for all of their support! The applications for The Mobileys, Mobile Future’s national innovation competition, closed back in August, and it’s finally time to reveal the winners. This year’s Mobileys winners collectively demonstrate the transformative possibilities mobile connectivity holds for tackling… Read more »


FiscalNote Raises $7M Series A for Its Legislation Prediction AI

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The Washington, D.C. startup FiscalNote, whose artificial intelligence technology analyzes and predicts the outcome of legislation, announced a $7 million Series A. This round of financing was led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund Visionnaire Ventures, with participation from Cloud Ventures, NEA, Winklevoss Capital, Enspire Capital, Green Visor Capital, and Middleland Capital. Notable angelsin this round… Read more »



D.C. Using Data to Envision Bike Lanes of the Future

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One bike every 13 seconds. One-hundred fifteen bikes in a 15-minute period. That’s what newly-installed bicycle sensors recorded during a recent evening rush hour on the 15th Street cycle track in Washington, D.C. – a massive number, considering the bike lane itself is just two years old. Darren Buck, the head of the Washington D.C…. Read more »


How Companies Like DC’s iStrategyLabs are Utilizing TechShop DC-Arlington

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. This Tuesday night, November 18, TechShop DC-Arlington is holding… Read more »


How TechShop DC-Arlington Enabled a High School Senior to Start a Business

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. Tomorrow night, November 18, TechShop DC-Arlington is having a… Read more »


TechShop DC-Arlington is a Great Resource for Veterans

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. This upcoming Tuesday, November 18, TechShop DC-Arlington is having… Read more »


The Riide Electric Bike is the Future of Biking [VIDEO]

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. Prior to this summer, if you were to ask… Read more »


Top 4 Reasons to Switch to a Treadmill or Standing Desk

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. We work a lot – we all do, but… Read more »



Post 500 Startups CareLuLu Raises $1.7 Million

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Last week I wrote an article about CareLuLu and how they recently graduated from the 500 Startups accelerator in Batch 10. We’ve long known 500 Startups is a great jumping off point for startups with big ideas, and this week it’s been proven once again as CareLuLu has just announced the close of a successful… Read more »


DC’s SocialRadar Acquires Gridskippr to Provide High-Accuracy Location Tech to App Developers

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SocialRadar, the Washington, D.C.-based startup that utilizes geo-location data from social networks to provide real-time information on people nearby, announced this morning that it has acquired the Baltimore, MD-based startup Gridskippr, which has experienced its own success through its advanced location manager and mobile advertising technology for smartphone apps. As a result of this acquisition, SocialRadar can further… Read more »


Disruption Corporation Begins Construction on Space Expansion

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On Friday, the Crystal City, Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation officially began construction on an expansion project that will double the current size of its Crystal Tech Fund workspace. Founded by Paul Singh, the Disruption Corporation created the Crystal Tech Fund earlier this year as a venture arm to invest in post-seed, high-growth tech startups. As… Read more »


StayFaster Offers Online Hotel Booking From a Veteran-Backed Venture

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In the Army National Guard, John K. Hart rappelled out of helicopters, which took almost as much nerve as starting his own online hotel booking service. This Veteran’s Day, we’d like highlight the profile of this entrepreneur and the company that he is leading to revolutionize the way consumers find hotel rooms online. Entering a very crowded market that… Read more »