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…

Funding

DC’s UrbanStems Raises $1.5M Seed Round

By | Feb 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm

UrbanStems, the Washington, D.C.-based startup that delivers hand-crafted bouquets in New York City and D.C., has announced that it has closed a $1.5 million round of seed funding. This new financing was led by D.C.’s Middleland Capital, with participation from Sagamore Ventures, NextGen Angels,…

Ecosystems

Code and Coffee: Casual Coworking for Women in Tech

By | Feb 9, 2015 at 11:00 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…

Ecosystems

Cvent Cofounder Chuck Ghoorah Joins TrackMaven’s Board

By | Feb 5, 2015 at 5:45 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based TrackMaven, which offers an analytics platform that gives digital marketers deep intelligence to create competitive campaigns, announced today that Cvent cofounder Chuck Ghoorah has been named to its Board of Directors. Ghoorah joins the likes of Harry Weller, General Partner at…

Funding

DC’s FiscalNote Raises $10M Series B Led by Renren

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm

FiscalNote, the Washington, D.C.-based startup whose artificial intelligence technology analyzes and predicts the outcome of legislation, announced this morning that it raised a Series B round of funding led by Chinese social network Renren. The social media giant joins early investors including Visionnaire Ventures,…

Mobile

Never Miss a Call Ever Again with Callr

By | Feb 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm

When scheduling calls in my calendar – whether that’s a company-wide conference call, personal call, or whatever – I always include two reminders to make sure that I don’t forget to make the calls; each workday is long, and remembering every call that I have…

Programs & Resources

Women in Tech: Elizabeth Merkhofer with Ladies Who Code

By | Feb 2, 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…

Programs & Resources

Women in Tech: Shannon Turner with Hear Me Code

By | Jan 26, 2015 at 9:00 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…

Programs & Resources

Apply Now: Disruption Corp. Offers $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm

The Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation announced earlier this week that they are offering a $3,000 scholarship towards one student’s tuition in an upcoming coding course that will be held at Disruption’s HQ in Crystal City. The #SparkDisruption Scholarship is made possible in partnership with…

News

1776 Gets Support from Former Obama Campaign Strategists

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

Yesterday, Precision Strategies – the communications and digital consulting firm founded by former Obama deputy campaign managers Stephanie Cutter and Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, and digital director Teddy Goff – announced a partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776. The partnership will provide 1776…

Android

TalkLocal Launches Mobile App

By | Jan 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm

TalkLocal, the Washington, DC-based company that gives consumers an easy way to connect with local service providers, has announced the launch of its mobile app. The apps are available to download for free through the App Store and Google Play, and will allow consumers…

Product Launch

StockUp’s New Website Shows Latest Grocery Sales

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm

StockUp, the Washington, D.C.-based company whose mobile app gives consumers a tool to easily create a grocery shopping list and help them find the best prices at nearby stores, announced today the launch of their new website, StockUpSales.com. This new website gives American consumers…

Breaking News

Data Transparency: What Can It Do For Us?

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

Professionals from the tech, business, and government industries will convene on January 23rd and 24th at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC for Collaborate, an event aimed at educating participants on the implications of open data. Among those attending…

News

UK Prime Minister David Cameron Visits DC Startup Incubator 1776

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776 this morning to talk to various startup entrepreneurs and investors prior to meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. Among those he spoke with were Steve Case, the AOL cofounder and chairman…

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