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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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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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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 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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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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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…

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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…

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A Comprehensive List of Women Investors Who Blog

By | Mar 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

I’ve recently come across an interesting list that includes women investors with awesome blogs. The list was curated by Joshua Henderson, VP of Springboard, after CB Insights released its Periodic Table of VC Bloggers where only five of the 89 blogs were female VCs. More women investors…

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Straight Up Startup Advice from 150 Entrepreneurs

By | Mar 11, 2015 at 8:00 am

Do you think you know everything about what it takes to start and build a startup? It’s okay if you don’t – there’s a huge community of entrepreneurs out in the world that are likely willing to offer you some startup advice. But in case…

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Aspiring Israeli Tech Startups to Meet with American Investors

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

On March 24, ending on March 25, The Israel Dealmakers Summit will take place in New York City. The two-day, invitation only conference was designed for senior global thought leaders to discuss the tech, trends, and innovation shaping key sectors like Smart Cities, Internet…