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Girls in Tech Launches the Global Classroom

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Call it a new online learning platform that will connect girls across the world access to online courses, tools, and resources to help them improve their knowledge in STEM related fields. The platform is The Girls in Tech Global Classroom and it will launch this December. “The Girls in Tech Global Classroom incorporates a learning platform and… Read more »


‘Erec Makes a Fire’ is a Children’s Book to Help Teach the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

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It’s never too early to start getting your kids passionate about entrepreneurship. Not only does it encourage free-thinking, but it can also help to establish a sense of self-identity, and teach them all the other principles associated with running a business that can help support them throughout the rest of their lives. To help with… Read more »



D.C. Using Data to Envision Bike Lanes of the Future

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One bike every 13 seconds. One-hundred fifteen bikes in a 15-minute period. That’s what newly-installed bicycle sensors recorded during a recent evening rush hour on the 15th Street cycle track in Washington, D.C. – a massive number, considering the bike lane itself is just two years old. Darren Buck, the head of the Washington D.C…. Read more »


The 10 Regions with the Most-Improved Startup Funding

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For a full copy of our 40 page Accelerator Report, fill out the information boxes at the bottom of the page! Today, the Seed Accelerator Ranking Project released a ranking of the top 10 cities with the most growth in startup funding. Since their focus is on accelerators, they set out to answer this question:… Read more »


Webviews and In-App Browsers: What You Should Know

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Webviews can produce unexpected results. This is an understatement. And I bet you’ve seen it happen more than once: an article referenced in your Twitter feed looks pretty interesting, but when you click on it, you’re not able to view it. INTERNETZ! I just want to get my read on before I can get any other… Read more »



Shutterfly Inc. Acquires Shark Tank-Backed GrooveBook

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GrooveBook, a mobile photo book app subscription service that sends customers a keepsake book of their mobile phone photos each month, announced that it was acquired by the manufacturer and digital retailer Shutterfly for $14.5 Million. The acquisition includes an upfront purchase amount and a future performance-based earn-out. Fans of ABC’s Shark Tank will recognize GrooveBook, since the… Read more »


How TechShop DC-Arlington Enabled a High School Senior to Start a Business

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. Tomorrow night, November 18, TechShop DC-Arlington is having a… Read more »


Your Sales Strategy: Three Ways to Get on Your Client’s Side

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One of the biggest mistakes made in sales meetings is rushing into the pitch. With no regard to the client, the salesman starts spewing off about their company and product. They then ask the customer for their business and hope they did a good job. This is a Russian roulette strategy when it comes to… Read more »


Less Pizza and Beer: Why We Need Accelerators for Women

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Are traditional accelerators too male-centric? On November 5, Philadelphia accelerator DreamIt Ventures announced the launch of its DreamIt Athena program for women. DreamIt Athena is actually an accelerator within an accelerator: women founders will go through the program alongside the regular cohort, but get extra resources and programming targeted at their particular challenges. DreamIt is… Read more »



10 Steps to Keep Projects on Track

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Given the recurring fact that incomplete projects are the norm rather than the exception, project management success might simply be defined as finishing a project. However, despite the enormous difficulties in projects actually going according to plan, organizations still expect quick, inexpensive, high-quality work. Consequently, the only way to avoid project failures – poor quality… Read more »


Basecamp Shortcuts: Optimizing Project Management

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Quite wisely, Cafe Quill notes that even though we do have a lot of project management tools to choose from, “a common and frustrating problem using any tool is that the vast amount of available pages and functions offers more choice, takes up more time and ultimately, counters productivity.” Ugh, tell it, friends! So they… Read more »