Jobs

How to Offer the Right Employee Benefits with Aspire

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm

When Luke was looking for a new job, he received two job offers. Both jobs paid the same and offered the same health insurance options. What set the two companies apart were their perks. Company A only provided a gym membership near where Luke…

Sports

How Do You Pick Your March Madness Winners?

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Nobody has ever gotten the $1 billion bracket. If you’re unfamiliar, there’s a challenge every March Madness season that stipulates: if you can call every game perfectly you win $1 billion. But there are so many moving pieces in a March Madness bracket, not…

Incubator

D.C.’s 1776 Announces Challenge Festival 2015

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 12:53 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776 announced this morning its plans for this year’s Challenge Festival 2015. Designed to be the culmination of the 1776 Challenge Cup competition, the week-long event will bring together business leaders, government officials, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs from across…

Programs & Resources

Tech.Co’s Guide to the D.C. Tech Scene

By | Mar 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

At this year’s SXSW Interactive, come stop by the We DC House to learn more about what Washington, D.C.’s startup ecosystem is doing these days, and how you can become a part of it. From meeting with D.C. officials like Mayor Muriel Bowser, to…

Programs & Resources

24 VC Firms in Northern Virginia You Should Know About

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

If you’re at SXSWi, join us this Sunday, March 15 from 12 to 2 pm at Maggie Mae’s for “Tap Into Government: The Sweet and Spicy Side of Startups”, an event cohosted by both the Arlington Economic Development and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership that will look at the obstacles and the opportunities…

Accelerator

Dcode42: Making Government Markets Attractive for Startups

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Despite its size and high demand for new technology solutions, most entrepreneurs don’t consider the government an attractive market. Dcode42, a Washington DC based company, wants to change that mindset though, and they recently launched a new program to help private sector startups and…

Product Launch

AT&T Drive Connected Car Announcement Provides Major Boost to D.C.’s Urgent.ly

By | Mar 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based roadside assistance service startup, Urgent.ly, got a major boost yesterday when it was announced at the Mobile World Congress that AT&T would be implementing the company’s app into the AT&T Drive connected car services platform. As automakers, tech companies, and consumers move towards…

Acquistion

First Successful Pipeline Fellowship Exit Hits an Untapped Market

By | Mar 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

This is a story of women helping women in an area that has been historically dominated by men. Dahna Goldstein is a crazy hardworking, DC-based entrepreneur in the not-so-sexy, but absolutely necessary world of grants management.  Her startup, Philantech, holds the most recent honor…

Ecosystems

Former Optoro Executive Kathy Penny Joins Canvas as Chief People Officer

By | Feb 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

This morning, the Reston, VA-based Canvas, which provides Cloud-based software that enables companies to replace the use of paper forms, announced that former Optoro executive Kathy Penny has joined the company as its Chief People Officer. In this new role, Penny will work to cultivate…

Social Good

Leveraging Technology to Promote a Service Year among Youth

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm

On Friday morning I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast panel where the focus was service and technology. More specifically, the aim was to open a discussion about how to leverage technology to create interest and opportunities in promoting a year of service…

Profiles

Tech Lady Hackathon: Civic Hacking for Women in Tech

By | Feb 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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…

Funding

Revmetrix Launches Retail Intelligence Platform with $2.2M in Funding

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 11:55 am

Located right out Washington, D.C., the Arlington, VA-based Revmetrix announced this morning that it has secured $2.2 million in seed funding to launch its retail intelligence platform. The new (and apparently first ever, the company claims) omnichannel data platform allows retailers to leverage their own…

Ecosystems

Georgetown Women Who Code: Empowerment Through Digital Literacy

By | Feb 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

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…

Acquistion

DC’s School Data Management Platform ‘Always Prepped’ Gets Acquired

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Always Prepped, the Chevy Chase, MD-based education company that offers a school data management platform, has been acquired by Alma, a Portland, OR-based startup that provides schools with both a Learning Management System (LMS) and Student Information System (SIS) in one platform. The terms…

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