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NGP VAN Launches Social Fundraising Tool with Gamification Features

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DC-based NGP VAN is already gearing up for the next political season. The political tech company, which provides solutions to Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations, launched publicly their new Social Fundraising tool that helps campaigners raise money more effectively. While most peer-to-peer online fundraising platforms keep efforts on the web, Social Fundraising integrates both… Read more »


Seven Tips to Build and Maintain a Successful Startup Brand

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Best friends: reliable, intuitive individuals with personalities that click perfectly. The same feelings often apply to favorite brands because the genius innovators behind them get into consumers’ heads, figure out what they really need and offer a clear, easy-to-use solution to the problem at hand. Thanks to this strategy, consumers trust solid brands and are eager… Read more »


Obama Visited DC’s 1776 Today [PHOTOS]

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President Obama spent this morning at DC startup campus 1776, meeting entrepreneurs and giving a talk about jobs and growing the economy. His visit comes the day before the 4th of July and also the day that the June jobs report was released. 1776 is an incubator, coworking space, and fund whose goal is to help startups… Read more »


DC’s iStrategyLabs to Open NYC Office in DUMBO, Brooklyn

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In a newsletter written earlier today, iStrategyLabs founder and CEO Peter Corbett announced that the company is opening an office in NYC. According to the post, Corbett will lead the NYC office and will split his time accordingly between DC and NYC. The new office will be based in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The news comes just a month after the… Read more »


Reduce Your Utility Use with Sol Vista  

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How much would you pay to reduce your utility use by 1420% per year? That astronomical reduction is exactly what The Bernstein Companies have realized since they became Sol Vista’s first client in 2010. Sol Vista enabled The Bernstein Companies to leverage a $25,000 investment in efficiency measures into annual savings of $300,000 and a… Read more »






Jim Bankoff on Leveraging Culture to Attract Talent

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Last Wednesday, Vox Media chairman and CEO Jim Bankoff sat down with us at our Tech Cocktail DC Sessions. Aside from learning about his belief that content isn’t Vox Media’s product, we learned that the company’s success can be attributed to its unique integration of technology, talent, and culture in its business model. When it comes down to it, though,… Read more »


Kroger Selects DC’s iStrategyLabs as Social Media Agency of Record

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Big news for the team! @Kroger Taps @iStrategyLabs as Social Media Agency of Record http://t.co/jDzhkcX0e0 #dctech — Peter Corbett ✈ (@corbett3000) June 25, 2014 It was announced earlier today that DC’s very own iStrategyLabs has been chosen as the Social Media Agency of Record for Kroger. Huge news for the digital agency, which adds yet another big… Read more »


Get Your Text Messages Translated to Spanish during the World Cup

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Texting your friends about the latest soccer (sorry, football) match and want to sound savvy? For a limited time, you can get accurate and free English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English translations from Muuzii. Just text #copa (“cup”) to 95997 to get an instant translation. This promotion (available until July 15) coincides with the launch of Muuzii, a… Read more »


Jim Bankoff of Vox Media: Content Isn’t The Product

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Since its founding in 2011, Vox Media has quickly become one of the leading digital media companies. With popular websites from the the likes of Eater and Curbed to The Verge and Vox, the company’s successful development of topical media content has allowed them to outpace more traditional publications on the Web competing in the similar markets. At last Wednesday’s Tech Cocktail DC Sessions… Read more »