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Tech Cocktail DC

Justin Fishkin of Local Motors: We’re Approaching the Third Industrial Revolution [VIDEO]


Back in March, we held a Tech Cocktail Sessions DC event at the temporary GE Garage in downtown Washington, DC. At the event, we got the chance to talk with Justin Fishkin, the Chief Strategy Officer of Local Motors, and Stephen J. Liguori, General Electric’s Executive Director for Global Innovation & New Models. The video below features Fishkin’s portion… Read more »

29 Tips for Entrepreneurs & Women in Tech


Between the hundreds of Meetup groups and email invitations for the next panel on fundraising, the tech scene in any city can be hard to navigate. In DC alone, there are more than two dozen organizations that are angled as resources for women in tech or aim to teach people how to code. Together, they… Read more »

HelloWallet Founder to Keynote Tonight’s American Technology Awards Showcase at DC’s 1776


Tonight in Washington, D.C., TechAmerica will hold the inaugural American Technology Awards (ATAs) Showcase at incubator and co-working space, 1776, where the 40 finalists will demo some of their new products. It was announced a few days ago that HelloWallet CEO Matt Fellowes will keynote tonight’s event. Fellowes founded HelloWallet in 2009 as a way to improve the consumer financial… Read more »

Innovation is in Demand and Uncle Sam Needs You!


A groundswell of emerging opportunities exists for innovative technologists and companies interested in doing business with the federal government. At the 2013* (really 2014) GEOINT Symposium held April 14 – 17 in Tampa, FL, several speakers threw out names like “GEOINT Solutions Marketplace,” “DIA Open Innovation Gateway,” “NeedipeDIA” and App Malls.  So, what’s this all about? Most of us… Read more »

Startups Win Big as 1776’s Challenge Cup Competition Comes to an End


Back in October, 1776’s Challenge Cup held its first regional competition in Washington, DC. After 16 total competitions in cities around the world, from NYC to São Paulo to Beijing, the Challenge Cup finally came to a close this past Saturday, when the judges selected San Francisco’s HandUp as the overall winner at the Challenge Cup Global Finals…. Read more »