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…

Entrepreneur

Interview with 17-Year-Old Founder Kegan Abbott

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

Teen entrepreneur Kegan Abbott was on a quick trip to Silicon Valley, looking to recruit developers for his startup Printware, when he got some valuable advice from a homeless man. It was raining in San Jose, and a grocery store employee was trying to kick the homeless…

Entrepreneur

DMV Startup: A Hot New Resource On All Things DC Tech

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm

For those wanting to get involved in the DC tech scene or for those wanting to make some new discoveries happening in DC’s startup world, a new resource launched today which aims to provide you with just that: DMV Startup. DMV Startup is a new…

Funding

DC’s Kit Check Raises $12M Series B from Kaiser Permanente Ventures to Streamline Pharmacy Kit Processing

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based health startup Kit Check announced today that they raised $12 million in a Series B round of funding led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures. To date, the company has raised a total of $22.4 million in funding. As part of the investment, Kaiser…

News

Women in Tech: Elizabeth Vandenburg from Girls Excelling in Math and Science Club (GEMS)

By | Jan 12, 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…

Coding

Women in Tech: Kaylyn Gibilterra from Women Who Code DC

By | Jan 5, 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…

Ecosystems

Women in Tech: Jackie Kazil from PyLadies DC

By | Dec 30, 2014 at 10:00 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…

Product Launch

New York’s Black Card Startup SELECT Expands to D.C. in 2015

By | Dec 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

Let’s get real: the vast majority of us will never – never – get access to an American Express Centurion Card. More popularly known as the Black Card, the invitation-only card offers premium services, including a dedicated concierge, personal shoppers, and an endless number of…

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