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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


Luma Lab Incubator to Launch at Howard University

By | Feb 18, 2016 at 10:06 am

When people think of innovation happening in the DC area they probably think of Georgetown, George Washington, 1776 and Crystal City. Despite its rich history and groundbreaking legacy, Howard University is probably not one of the first institutions that springs to mind. Now things…


Startup Angels Partners with Google, Accelerates Startup Investing

By | Feb 15, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Last week Washington, DC-based Startup Angels announced a new partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs (GFE). The two organizations will join together in an effort to bring more capital to early stage startups and create more growth in startup investing on a global scale. Startup…


Accurate Stories of Dating in the Digital Age [VIDEO]

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm

As we approach Valentine’s Day, we wanted to take a look at some of the more unique situations that can arise as a result of dating apps and dating websites. Granted there is no shortage of creeps found at your local bar, it’s a…


Social Tables Opens New 30,000 Square Foot Office in DC

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Social Tables, one of the fastest growing startups in the hospitality world, has opened up a new Washington, DC-based office. From a new serpent table to an incredibly pink entrance area, this 30,000 square foot office is designed with growth in mind. The company…


AT&T Aspire Application Deadline for EdTech Accelerator to Close February 5

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

From nonprofits to established organizations, there is continuous change benefiting the education space as a result of new technology. In an effort to kickstart these new ed-tech concepts, one telecom company created a $350 million commitment to make that happen. As part of AT&T’s…


DC and Federal Government Come Together, Discuss Transition To Tech

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 10:34 am

In a joint press conference last week, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chief of Staff for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Vikrum Aiyer, President & CEO of the Washington DC Economic Partnership Keith Sellars, and Social Tables CEO Dan Berger discussed their continued…