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DC Tech Responds to Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan with CrisisCamp Philippines

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A week after Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan wrought the landscape of Tacloban, in the Philippines, crews continue to find bodies underneath destroyed homes and buildings that once populated the urbanized, seaside city. Once home to approximately 220,000 people, the city has suffered (to date) over 12,000 injured people, 3,600 deaths, and over 1,000 missing. Additionally, while Tacloban certainly… Read more »


Want to Invest In Your Favorite Small Business? Then, Fund the Republic

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Crowdfunding should not be new to anyone. With growth expected to reach $5.1 billion raised in this year alone (representing an incredible 89 percent increase in dollars raised from 2012), the crowdfunding industry is certainly one on which you’ve kept your eye. Besides sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, however, numerous crowdfunding niches are really taking off, ranging from… Read more »


LivingSocial’s Tim O’Shaughnessy: We’re still a giant startup. We don’t have everything figured out yet.

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Not only is Tim O’Shaughnessy anti-breakfast, he’s against the traditional take on whether a startup is, or will be, successful. Metrics like capital raised and number of employees hired shouldn’t be the only focus, the LivingSocial CEO and co-founder explained at our Tech Cocktail Sessions event in DC. According to LivingSocial‘s O’Shaughnessy, it’s all about… Read more »


An Intro to the DC Startup Community with Peter Corbett

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Last night, General Assembly (in partnership with 1776) hosted a class that focused on helping newcomers navigate their way through the DC startup ecosystem. Titled “Intro to the DC Startup Community” (you really can’t get more straightforward than that), it was led by the always-enjoyable Peter Corbett, founder and CEO of DC tech darling iStrategyLabs. In it, Corbett… Read more »


Alexis Ohanian Comes To DC; Tells Startups 10 Ways to Be Awesome

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Sure, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian may be at my (and his) alma mater today, in Virginia, but we mustn’t disregard the fact that it has been Alexis Week in DC.Currently sitting on Reddit’s board, Ohanian is also the founder of Breadpig, an advisor to Hipmunk, an Ambassador for Y Combinator, and a serial investor. Renown for his active fight against SOPA and… Read more »



Paul Singh’s Dashboard.io Spins Out Data Product Called Indicate.io

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Today Paul Singh’s Dashboard.io data product was renamed and reintroduced to the world as Indicate.io, but will keep the community product at a Dashboard.io. Indicate.io will collect data about startups, accelerators, and portfolios automatically every day and employ teams of analysts to validate said data while providing their own, unique insights. “The startup landscape has changed… Read more »


Hinge Raises $4 Million Series A Funding

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Yesterday Hinge, a mobile dating app, announced a successful Series A funding round in which they raised $4 million. The round was led by New York-based Great Oaks Venture Capital as well as Fortify Ventures, 1776 co-founder Evan Burfield, 500 Startups, and an undisclosed founder of LivingSocial. The money will go toward an expansion of… Read more »


Who is The Challenge Cup DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Smart Cities]

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In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities. Earlier this week, the first Challenge Cup was held at 1776 in DC, where 36 startups vied for the four regional… Read more »


Who is The Challenge Cup DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Health]

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In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities. Earlier this week, the first Challenge Cup was held at 1776 in DC, where 36 startups vied for the four regional… Read more »


Meet the Challenge Cup DC Regional Competition Winners!

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After two long days of workshops, roundtable discussions, and speaker sessions, the 35 startups selected to compete in 1776’s Challenge Cup DC Regional Competition took to the stage and presented their one-minute pitches to an audience and panel of judges at 1776. The competition was fierce – each startup offering a great idea or product that… Read more »


Who is The Challenge Cup DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Energy]

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In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities. Earlier this week, the first Challenge Cup was held at 1776 in DC, where 36 startups vied for the four regional… Read more »


Who is The Challenge Cup DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Education]

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In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities. Earlier this week, the first Challenge Cup was held at 1776 in DC, where 36 startups vied for the… Read more »


Pitch Perfect: Lessons on the Startup Pitch at Challenge Cup DC

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Today’s the day! Today’s the day! Okay, well, yesterday was the day – but whatever! The Challenge Cup, an international startup competition aimed at finding the most innovative startup solving a pressing global issue, kicked off yesterday with its DC regional competition. Taking place at 1776, day 1 of the two-day event was really focused on working with… Read more »