Product Launch

Canvas Launches New PDF Designer to Make Companies Greener

By | Sep 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

With the advent of digital technology, it’s become clear that many previous forms of communication and documentation create an excessive amount of paper waste. You go to the grocery store and make a purchase? You get a receipt. Need a crack on your windshield…

Product Launch

Hexsee Makes Online Shopping a Social Experience

By | Sep 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm

We first introduced you to Groupsurfing in September of 2014 at our Tech Cocktail DC Startup Showcase & Mixer. That night they were competing for the title of DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup. Exactly a year to the day that they first demoed at our event,…

Celebrate Startup Tour

RouteHero & Spiritway Win DC Startups of the Year

By | Sep 10, 2015 at 10:06 am

Yesterday, eight DC startups went head-to-head to be crowned DC’s Startup of the Year and move on to the semi-finals next month. There is only one more stop on our national tour, and we’re wrapping things up in Albuquerque next Tuesday. Of the competing…


Savvy Apps is Not Your Typical Developer Shop

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

Walking through your typical tech startup you’re often met with a few common sightings: generic coffee machines everywhere, a lack of suits and ties, the occasional kegerator or bar, and a plethora of Apple products. For Reston, Virginia based Savvy Apps, they are going…


D.C.-Based Global Incubator 1776 Closes Seed Fund

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

This morning, the Washington, D.C.-based global startup incubator 1776 announced the closing of a $12.5 million Seed Fund aimed at making investments in pre-Series A startups disrupting highly-regulated industries. “Technology is permeating the global economy and unmooring it from its industrial era roots, creating…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Who is DC’s Startup of the Year? [Poll]

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

Some of the most promising and newsworthy startups in the DC area are getting together next Wednesday evening at 1776 – Crystal City. Will you be there? Or will you miss out on the latest innovations in energy, data, wearables, and software? At Tech.Co’s Startup…

Startups & Apps

DC’s On Second Thought is Moving to Silicon Valley

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

One of the most successful new startups out of the DC area, On Second Thought, has decided to leave the city and make a new home in the Bay Area. On Second Thought, an app that allows users to undo, edit, or hold texts before they…

Breaking News

Shana Glenzer Moves on from SocialRadar, Joins Aquicore as CMO

By | Aug 20, 2015 at 11:20 am

It was announced this morning that Shana Glenzer – who most recently held the role of vice president of social marketing at SocialRadar – has been named the new chief marketing officer at Aquicore, a Washington, D.C.-based startup that offers an analytics platform for…

Startups & Apps

The Ashley Madison Data is Out, and Here’s Where You Can Check on Your Significant Other

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm

The hackers who claimed to have stolen data from Ashley Madison, the online personals and dating website aimed at those in committed relationships, shocked the world on Tuesday when it actually followed through on its word on releasing that data. Yesterday, nearly 10 gigabytes…


Lisa Ellman is a Total Pro on FAA Drone Regulations

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

You know what’s incredibly confusing? Drone regulations. It’s not that they’re impossible to understand, it’s just that there are enough nuances and subtleties to sink the Titanic. Sure, there’s a website called Know Before you Fly that details some of the regulations in your…

Social Good

DC’s Mission: Launch Wants to Turn Former Prisoners into Entrepreneurs

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

There are not many opportunities out there for those with a prison record. What could be more discouraging for a person who has been incarcerated than knowing that almost any company they apply to is going to perform a background check, and that the background…

Product Launch

After Speek, Waliszewski Launches New Travel App TripScout

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Earlier this month we spoke with then Speek COO Konrad Waliszewski about their acquisition, rocky year, and what would become of their service. During our chat, Waliszewski let us in on his next project, an app called TripScout that provides self-guided city tours from…


UVA Professor Utilizing Wearable Tech to Track Impact of DC Area Development

By | Aug 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Tysons Corner is one of the Washington, D.C. area’s most renowned suburbs and thriving areas of business, featuring big-name companies like Deloitte, Capital One, and Microstrategy. By 2050, though, the area is hoping to become more than just a hub for office buildings and…

Startups & Apps

10 Hot Startups from the White House Demo Day

By | Aug 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Yesterday marked a major milestone for America: President Obama hosted the first ever White House Demo Day in Washington DC. The event was created to bring startups, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, advisors, and major influencers from across US tech ecosystems together to celebrate the current state of…


Techstars Commits to Diversity at White House Demo Day

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

President Obama made major headlines today as he hosted America’s first ever White House Demo Day. It’s a massive event similar to any other demo day, the main difference being the fact that President Obama oversees the whole thing and will incorporate announcements and…


Steve Case Celebrates US Entrepreneurs Alongside the White House

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

There’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in America. After all, high growth companies now have the ability to start and scale just about anywhere thanks to the myriad technological advancements that lower the barriers to entry. Revolution’s Rise of the Rest…

Social Good

Waveborn Sunglasses Signs Troy Aikman as Official Spokesperson

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

A DC based socially conscious sunglasses company just signed one of the most successful NFL quarterbacks of all time as their official spokesperson. Waveborn Sunglasses just announced a four-year deal with Troy Aikman that will bring him on as their official ambassador and spokesperson. “Signing…