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Knight Foundation Funds Innovation, Improves Communities

By | Aug 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Over the years the Knight Foundation has granted millions of dollars with the goal of creating informed and engaged communities. In the past three, they launched a new grant fund that specifically focuses on prototyping to help media makers and techies to take an…

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Startups Gain Access to Amazon’s Retail Expertise and Infrastructure

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

It was only a matter of time before Amazon decided to jump full force into the startup world. They have an astounding amount of resources to offer young innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups, and today they officially made their pantheon available to all. Amazon announced…

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7 Resources to Improve Your Programming Skills

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Programming used to be a tedious (and expensive) task to learn.  But in the last few years, a great number of cloud-based tools and organizations have emerged to make it easier for people and companies to learn programming, improve their code, and develop better…

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Girls in Tech Appoints 11 Phenomenal Leaders to Board of Directors

By | Jun 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

Girls in Tech has announced eleven new appointments to their Board of Directors. All of the new board members are executives and/or entrepreneurs. They come from large corporations, non-profits, and the startup world and bring with them a high quality combination of leadership, experience, mentorship, and…

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The White House and SBA Launch the ‘Startup in a Day’ Initiative and Prize Competition

By | Jun 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The White House and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has just announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at providing entrepreneurs and small business owners with an easier way to transform their ideas into actual businesses. Created in coordination with the National…

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Kode with Karlie Scholarship Gives 21 Teen Girls Chance to Learn Software Engineering

By | May 19, 2015 at 5:33 pm

In case you didn’t need another reason to love Karlie Kloss (the badass was just featured in Taylor Swift’s recent, feminist-charged music video for “Bad Blood”), the supermodel recently teamed up with the New York, NY-based coding school Flatiron School on a scholarship aimed…

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Miami

LaunchCode and The Idea Center at Miami Dade College to Offer Harvard-Based Computer Science Class

By | May 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Non-profit LaunchCode and The Idea Center at Miami Dade College have partnered to offer the introductory computer science course CS50xMiami to the Miami community following the Harvard and edX class’s success as a pilot program. LaunchCode co-founder Jim McKelvey announced that the class will…

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Tulsa

Partnering with Economic Resources Can Help Startups Grow

By | May 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

One of the best things that can happen to any startup or entrepreneur is when you encounter other organizations willing to collaborate with you. As a startup founder I often use the willingness of like-minded organizations to partner as a litmus test of whether…

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Tulsa

Tulsa Startup Weekend: What is It and What to Expect

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

The hardest part about creating a new company is determining a viable business model. Are you creating a solution to an actual problem? Will your solution earn money? As simple as this may seem it’s not as straightforward as it sounds (ask me how…

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You Can Apply Now for the First White House Demo Day

By | Apr 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm

It should be no surprise by now that President Obama is not at all opposed to the integration of digital innovation and the federal government. From hosting the first White House Maker Faire last year, to getting involved in a fun BuzzFeed video to…

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DC

High Schooler Creates Tech Competition to Mentor Middle School Girls

By | Apr 13, 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…

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Here’s MIT’s Free Course on Math For Computer Science

By | Apr 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In January, the Harvard Business Review shared a study that showed that the average entrepreneur did not study a STEM field while in college. But, that’s totally fine, because we’re privileged with the illimitable freedom of the human mind, and we’ve got plenty of…

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Prison Entrepreneurship: A Program that Works

By | Mar 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In the classic novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, ex-convict Jean Valjean underwent a complete transformation after receiving unmerited forgiveness from the bishop he was trying to rob.  Valjean later became a dignified businessman and pillar of the community, advocating for the poor and…

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DC

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…