Sports

StubHub Partners with Nationals for Virtual Reality Ticketing

By | Jun 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The sun is shining. The beer is flowing. Hot dogs are grilling. Clearly, it’s time to take-in a baseball game. But if you haven’t been to a game in a while, you need to make sure you don’t get a seat that sucks. And…

Autonomous Vehicles

Local Motors Launches Olli Self-Driving Electronic Car At New DC Facility

By | Jun 16, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Today, in National Harbor on the Maryland shore of the Potomac River just south of the Nation’s Capital city, Local Motors held a press conference to open their latest facility and launched the first self-driving car called Olli. Olli is the first autonomous vehicle…

Trends

7 Technologies Changing the Government

By | May 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The Obama administration has made a consistent push to increase innovation and to increase the adoption of startups and non-traditional technologies. The word “innovation” may conjure headlines on remote sensing devices or drone technologies, but technology’s impact on government is also affected through platforms,…

Office Tour

Huge Relocates to Huge Union Market Office [PHOTOS]

By | May 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Since planting their roots in the Washington, DC area in 2011, agency Huge has continuously expanded. For those unfamiliar with the brand, they provide user-focused design, digital strategy, and integrated marketing services. Although headquartered in Brooklyn and with offices around the world, their local…

Ecosystems

DC’s Mayor Bowser Kicks of Second Annual InnoMAYtion

By | May 10, 2016 at 9:08 am

Washington, DC is a city where innovation is a major focus. It is the seat of the federal government after all, so if DC isn’t moving forward in innovative ways, it can hardly set an example for the rest of the country. It’s also…

Opinion/Analysis

Joel Trammell of Khorus: Leadership and Management Are Separate Things

By | May 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Leadership roles can take a toll on an individual. And if you are the person tasked with running a new startup, you could be thrust into a number of uncomfortable situations that you are in no way prepared to deal with. From employee management…

Entrepreneur

After a Cofounder Gets Shot, Kitchology Finds New Life

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm

After one of its founders got in an unfortunate gun violence incidence, Kitchology, a startup focusing on merging food and technology, is looking to take the tech world by storm. Founded by Iris Sherman and Alain Briancon, the company spent some time with us…

Acquisition

Homemade Acquires CookNook to Bring Home-Cooked Food to More Cities

By | Apr 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

The sharing economy is my most favorite recent trend. I call it a “trend” but I really hope that it continues to grow and branch out in new and innovative ways. I love how technology can be leveraged to bring people together and facilitate in-person interactions…

Opinion/Analysis

A Response to Jonathan Aberman DC Tech Identity Question

By | Apr 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm

I recently read Jonathan Aberman’s piece in The Washington Post, “Our identity question – What exactly is ‘D.C. Tech?’”. There was no real opinion to extract from the piece, and – worse – the entire thing felt like mere clickbait. The points I agreed…

Announcements

52 Women Programmers, Designers Recognized at DCFemTech Awards

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm

On Wednesday night I had the opportunity to  attend the second annual DCFemTech Awards. There were several hundred people in attendance, all there to celebrate women who work in the trenches of DC Tech. The DCFemTech Awards are unlike most awards in technology – even…

Product Launch

This Company Figured Out What Google Maps Couldn’t

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Google Maps has saved the world from long travel times. With comprehensive directions and updated traffic patterns, traversing cities and suburbs alike has never been as easy as it is today. But when it comes to finding the front door of a business, Google drops…

Announcements

Bunker Labs DC Announces First Ten Companies for Bunker Battle

By | Mar 30, 2016 at 9:25 am

There are a lot of pitch competitions these days. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was one a week in the DC metro area alone. But there aren’t many that are specifically for startups founded by veterans. Bunker Labs DC, a non-equity veteran business accelerator that…

Startups & Apps

EverCharge and Schneider Electric Are Coming to a Building Near You

By | Mar 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm

At 1776, one of our tools to accelerate innovation is our Seed Fund, which allows us to invest in startups poised to scale. When we spot a shifting landscape within one of our core sectors like transportation or energy, we search for startups that…

Announcements

Mach37 Cybersecurity Accelerator Announces Spring 2016 Cohort

By | Mar 28, 2016 at 11:15 am

The cybersecurity industry is predicted to double by 2020 and the DC metro area is the center of cybersecurity innovation in the US. Therefore it should be no surprise that the premiere accelerator for information security startups and entrepreneurs calls this area home. The accelerator…

Funding

DC’s Surprise Ride Accepts Deal from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary

By | Mar 24, 2016 at 10:12 am

For one DC startup, the past year has been quite an adventure. Surprise Ride, a fast-growing e-commerce site for kids, was recently featured in an episode of  Shark Tank spinoff Beyond the Tank. They ended up walking out of the experience with a $50,000 investment from Shark Kevin…

Product Launch

Atlas Lane Launches in DC, Upgrades Property Management

By | Mar 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

Today, Washington, DC based property management company Atlas Lane is publicly launching. Having run quietly for the past few months while testing their platform and services, the company will now support Washington, DC and parts of Maryland within the beltway. Unlike other property management…

Gear & Gadgets

DrinkMate: iPhone Breathalyzer [REVIEW]

By | Mar 4, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Last year during one of Tech.co’s startup tour events I stumbled upon an entrepreneurial duo showing off a very small piece of hardware. That piece of hardware was an Android-connected breathalyzer called the DrinkMate. It was so small in fact that it may even…

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