Accelerator

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…

Entrepreneur

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…

Breaking News

President Obama Announces ‘Computer Science for All’ Initiative, Seeks New Funding

By | Jan 30, 2016 at 11:53 am

Today President Obama is announcing a new initiative that focuses on bringing computer science to K-12 schools, resulting in a prepared workforce after high school. The Computer Science for All Initiative would include $4 billion in spending for states and an additional $100 million for…

News

Knight Foundation Awards $450K to ‘Weighing the Wisdom of the Crowd’

By | Jan 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Today the Knight Foundation has announced the 17 recipients of the latest Knight News Challenge Award, including one Washington, DC-based venture. Out of 1014 entries, “Weighing the Wisdom of the Crowd” and 16 others will receive a portion of the $3.2M fund to use…

Opinion/Analysis

DC’s Trustify on the Importance of Recruiting a Diverse Team

By | Jan 14, 2016 at 9:05 am

The Trustify origin story would make a great movie. Cofounders Jennifer Mellon and Danny Boice were both seasoned entrepreneurs in their own worlds. It was fated (if you believe in that kind of thing) that they would meet, fall in love, blend their families,…

Startups & Apps

7 Hottest Startups Coming Out of DC Area Universities

By | Dec 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It should be no surprise that universities are often epicenters of innovation. The colleges and universities in the DC area are no exception. The DC metro area is home to some pretty exceptional educational institutions such as George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University,…

Ecosystems

Blackboard Continues Revitilization with New Office Space

By | Dec 21, 2015 at 8:19 am

Blackboard has had a pretty eventful year. As one of the companies that put DC edtech, or edtech in general, on the map, they’ve gone through several transformations over the last year. However, this latest change has them coming full circle. The company recently moved…

Entrepreneur

Being an Entrepreneur Means You’re Also a Public Speaker

By | Dec 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Does the phrase “public speaking” send shivers down your spine? Do your palms start to sweat and your mind starts to think of ways you can avoid opening your mouth? If this is your reaction, you’re not alone. According to the Chapman University Survey on…

Tech.Co Top Stories

2015 in Review: 7 of the Biggest DC Tech Stories

By | Dec 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Over the past year we’ve seen record-breaking funding announcements, rocky exists, and the local competition heating up. In DC we’re seeing more hyperlocal businesses going toe-to-toe with nationally recognized organizations such as Uber and WeWork, while others are outgrowing the area and moving to…

Announcements

Framebridge Hires Former Zappos Executive as VP of Operations

By | Dec 9, 2015 at 8:37 am

It’s been called (by us) the Warby Parker of  art framing. This DC startup has created an easy online and mobile service for custom framing. It’s an in demand service that people want, and the company has been growing steadily. They have gained support…

Trends

Dunkin Donuts Now Delivering to DC

By | Dec 1, 2015 at 10:10 am

Just when you were wondering if you would ever be able to order mediocre donuts – with icing that leaves a gross film on your tongue – on demand, Dunkin Donuts announced that they now deliver in DC. Apparently some people are excited about that. DC…

Product Launch

DC’s Personal Launches New Cloud-Based Platform

By | Nov 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

DC-based startup Personal has revolutionized how people protect their information online, while making it easy for people and companies to share passwords, credentials, and data with others who need it. The company is constantly coming out with new features, like their automatic form filling platform…

Product Launch

LivingSocial Launches ‘Restaurants Plus’ Platform in DC

By | Nov 20, 2015 at 10:01 am

We haven’t heard much from DC startup darling LivingSocial since they announced their new CEO, Gautam Thakar, over a year ago. One can guess that they’ve spent much of the last year with their heads down trying to figure out how to revamp the…

Reports & Rankings

The 12 Most Powerful Women in DC Tech

By | Nov 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Washingtonian Magazine recently posted a list of Washington’s most powerful women. This list features women across many different sectors – arts, philanthropy, education, law, and religion, just to name a few. However, one sector that appears to be missing is tech. While tech was not…

Entrepreneur

From Veteran to Entrepreneur: KlowdTV’s Bill O’Hara

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm

A graduate of the Naval Academy and a 5-year Navy Veteran, KlowdTV CEO Bill O’Hara leads the team dedicated to further advancing on-demand TV. When we last spoke to the team in July they discussed their future plans, so we checked back in to…

Entrepreneur

From Veteran to Entrepreneur: Sworkit’s Greg Coleman

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm

In honor of Veterans Day, I spoke with veterans who have used their skills and experiences from the military and turned them into successful entrepreneurial endeavors. For Sworkit’s COO Greg Coleman, there is a clear correlation between his training in the US Air Force…

Crowdfunding

ServingVETS Launches Crowdfunding Campaign, Expands Features

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 10:49 am

ServingVETS is a network dedicated to giving veterans a space to share their opinions about local resources. Using a ratings and reviews methodology, verified veterans are able to provide feedback on everything from educational opportunities, job seeking platforms, and health and wellness facilities. For…

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