Partnership Partners with Zendrive to Provide Accident Detection

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 12:35 pm

The DC-based has recently partnered with Zendrive, known as the “the driver-centric analytics company” to provide accident detection technology to their users. is a roadside assistance app that offers pay-as-you-go service for everything from flat tires, to empty gas tanks, to lock outs….

Product Launch

Pointless Corps Relaunches Community Site SpeakerRate

By | Apr 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

Public speaking is a common phobia among the general public, and there’s nothing more awkward than being at an event and watching a speaker fumble, get embarrassed, grow red, and fail to recover. Conversely, watching a skilled, confident speaker give a pitch, make a presentation, or…


6 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Startup

By | Apr 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

“If You Had To Hire a Small Business Marketing Expert who would you recommend?” I got this message from a good friend on LinkedIn. I love startups and small businesses, and I enjoy meeting with and mentoring entrepreneurs in my free time. Join a…


5 Stats That Will Convince You to Startup in D.C.

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Washington, D.C. region has one of the most vibrant startup regions in the country. In recent years, D.C. has gained recognition from the likes of The Washington Post and public radio to VentureBeat and Entrepreneur as one of the top tech ecosystems outside…


How to Offer the Right Employee Benefits with Aspire

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm

When Luke was looking for a new job, he received two job offers. Both jobs paid the same and offered the same health insurance options. What set the two companies apart were their perks. Company A only provided a gym membership near where Luke…


How Do You Pick Your March Madness Winners?

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Nobody has ever gotten the $1 billion bracket. If you’re unfamiliar, there’s a challenge every March Madness season that stipulates: if you can call every game perfectly you win $1 billion. But there are so many moving pieces in a March Madness bracket, not…


D.C.’s 1776 Announces Challenge Festival 2015

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 12:53 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776 announced this morning its plans for this year’s Challenge Festival 2015. Designed to be the culmination of the 1776 Challenge Cup competition, the week-long event will bring together business leaders, government officials, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs from across…

Programs & Resources

Tech.Co’s Guide to the D.C. Tech Scene

By | Mar 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

At this year’s SXSW Interactive, come stop by the We DC House to learn more about what Washington, D.C.’s startup ecosystem is doing these days, and how you can become a part of it. From meeting with D.C. officials like Mayor Muriel Bowser, to…

Programs & Resources

24 VC Firms in Northern Virginia You Should Know About

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

If you’re at SXSWi, join us this Sunday, March 15 from 12 to 2 pm at Maggie Mae’s for “Tap Into Government: The Sweet and Spicy Side of Startups”, an event cohosted by both the Arlington Economic Development and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership that will look at the obstacles and the opportunities…


Dcode42: Making Government Markets Attractive for Startups

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Despite its size and high demand for new technology solutions, most entrepreneurs don’t consider the government an attractive market. Dcode42, a Washington DC based company, wants to change that mindset though, and they recently launched a new program to help private sector startups and…

Product Launch

AT&T Drive Connected Car Announcement Provides Major Boost to D.C.’s

By | Mar 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based roadside assistance service startup,, got a major boost yesterday when it was announced at the Mobile World Congress that AT&T would be implementing the company’s app into the AT&T Drive connected car services platform. As automakers, tech companies, and consumers move towards…


First Successful Pipeline Fellowship Exit Hits an Untapped Market

By | Mar 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

This is a story of women helping women in an area that has been historically dominated by men. Dahna Goldstein is a crazy hardworking, DC-based entrepreneur in the not-so-sexy, but absolutely necessary world of grants management.  Her startup, Philantech, holds the most recent honor…


Former Optoro Executive Kathy Penny Joins Canvas as Chief People Officer

By | Feb 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

This morning, the Reston, VA-based Canvas, which provides Cloud-based software that enables companies to replace the use of paper forms, announced that former Optoro executive Kathy Penny has joined the company as its Chief People Officer. In this new role, Penny will work to cultivate…

Social Good

Leveraging Technology to Promote a Service Year among Youth

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm

On Friday morning I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast panel where the focus was service and technology. More specifically, the aim was to open a discussion about how to leverage technology to create interest and opportunities in promoting a year of service…


Tech Lady Hackathon: Civic Hacking for Women in Tech

By | Feb 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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…


Revmetrix Launches Retail Intelligence Platform with $2.2M in Funding

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 11:55 am

Located right out Washington, D.C., the Arlington, VA-based Revmetrix announced this morning that it has secured $2.2 million in seed funding to launch its retail intelligence platform. The new (and apparently first ever, the company claims) omnichannel data platform allows retailers to leverage their own…


Georgetown Women Who Code: Empowerment Through Digital Literacy

By | Feb 16, 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…