Startups & Apps

Orate is a Startup to Connect Speakers with Speaking Gigs

By | May 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

When our startup moved into a cool new shared office space in Tysons Corner, we took it upon ourselves to do something every startup joining a new office should do: find out who the neighbors are. In our case, we ran into a celebration in…

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Celebrate Startup Tour Heads to DC

By | May 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm

DC Tech, we’re back! This time we’re rocking and rolling on the Tech Cocktail (a Tech.Co production) mixer and startup tour so join us on June 10th at 1776 where we’ll search for the Startup of the Year! Since January, Tech Cocktail has been traveling the…

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Contactually Premieres New Insights Feature to Help Businesses Accelerate Relationships

By | May 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based Contactually premiered today a new feature on its customer relationship management tool that will give companies and organizations the ability to look at the overall performance and health of their key business relationships. Contactually’s already-popular social CRM tool helps individuals at…


DC Coworking Space Provider, Cove, Secures $2.8M

By | May 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

The DC-based Cove has 9 “productive spaces” sprinkled throughout the district, and they’re looking to expand. The $2.8M Series A round they just raised should help them do that. With this funding, they plan to open more locations in DC as well as bust into other markets…

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Car Sharing Service Getaround Launches in DC

By | May 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The peer-to-peer car sharing community Getaround has had a lot of success on the west coast, since they first launched in San Francisco in 2011. Now they’re coming to DC where they predict that they will surpass Zipcar in DC in the next year. DC will be…


DC’s Golden Triangle Highlights its Burgeoning Tech Scene

By | May 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Golden Triangle is the business, banking, and technology center of Washington, DC. Located in close proximity to the White House, the Treasury Department, and the World Bank, it takes up approximately 43 blocks and is home to global corporations, law firms, non-profits, and tech companies,…

Challenge Cup

Twiga Fruits Wins Challenge Festival Global Finals

By | May 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Saturday evening saw the culmination of the 1776 Challenge Festival with the global Challenge Cup finals. Throughout the week, startups from around the world (a total of 80 startups in all) competed in four different categories: Education, Health, Energy & Sustainability, and Cities & Transportation. From each…

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Cities and Transportation Challenge Cup Semi-Finals

By | May 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

One of the areas in which 1776 is trying to hone strong entrepreneurship, is cities. This involves everything from solving transportation problems, improving urban development strategies, helping the homeless, or making our cities more green and sustainable. Considering 54% of the world’s population lives…

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ReliefWatch and Unima Win Challenge Cup’s Health Competition Semi-finals

By | May 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

Twenty healthcare startups from 12 different countries delivered two minute pitches yesterday in hopes of capturing their semifinal spot in 1776’s Challenge Cup global competition held in Washington DC. Each company took their spotlight moment to explain why their technology deserves adoption as a global…

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BaseTrace and Radiator Labs Win Energy Semi-Finals at 1776 Challenge Cup

By | May 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm

1776‘s second annual Challenge Cup competition continued on Tuesday night with the energy & sustainability semi-finals. 1776, as an incubator and seed fund, is focused on startups who are working on ideas in the areas of education, energy & sustainability, health, and cities & transportation. The…

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1776 Announces Challenge Cup Education Semi-Finalists

By | May 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

DC incubator and seed fund, 1776, kicked off its second annual Challenge Festival over the weekend. The event runs through the week and features conferences, speakers, and galas, all centered around The Challenge Cup, a global startup pitch competition. Over 70 entrepreneurs will compete in…

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DC’s SocialRadar Launches SDK to Compete with iOS, Android Location Services

By | May 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based SocialRadar, the startup that uses geo-location data from social networks to provide real-time information on people nearby, announced today at Apps World the beta launch of LocationKit, an SDK to compete with the native location services offered on Apple’s iOS and…

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16 Healthcare Startups Face Off at Second Annual Challenge Cup

By | May 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Washington DC-based startup incubator 1776 is gearing up for its second year of hosting a global competition known as the Challenge Cup.  This year’s event will feature healthcare entrepreneurs from 16 cities, representing 11 countries.  All competitors were selected based on their innovative ideas…


Interactive Agency Nclud Launches Rebrand

By | May 8, 2015 at 8:00 am

Interactive agency nclud, based in DC, just announced that they’ve rebranded. For the past year they’ve been working on a new brand system with an updated aesthetic and redesigned website. The redesign highlights their focus on creativity, originality, and boundary pushing. “We have always sought…


1776, General Assembly, DC Mayor Announce Innovation Opportunity Program

By | May 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

Since it seems that 1776 can’t go a week without making news, they just announced an Innovation Opportunity Program that they are launching with General Assembly. DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser along with representatives from TDF Foundation, THEARC, Capital One, MedStar Health, and Microsoft were…


Power Supply’s Recent Acquisitions Aimed at Accelerating Network Growth

By | May 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Yesterday, we reported on Washington,D.C-based Power Supply’s recent acquisitions of eliteEATS and Healthy Bites. Today, we found out some additional details behind the acquisitions, and how they contribute to the Power Supply’s overall expansion strategy. Tech.Co initially suspected that the acquisitions of both companies…


DC’s Power Supply Acquires Healthy Bites, eliteEATS

By | May 5, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Tech.Co has learned that the Washington, D.C.-based Power Supply has acquired the Los Angeles, CA-based kitchen and meal delivery program eliteEATS and the D.C.-based health food delivery service Healthy Bites. According to an email sent earlier today by District Capital Partners, which served as…