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GE Opens a Pop-Up 3D Printing Lab in Downtown DC

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The GE Garages DC program officially launches today, with a pop-up, collaborative fabrication lab in downtown Washington, DC. The program provides individuals with some hands-on experience with various manufacturing technologies, including laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC mills, and injection molders. Starting today, visitors can take part in several on-site activities, such as building smartphone cases using GE’s… Read more »


Vote YES to Help Uber Launch in Miami!

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Two important bills that could bring Uber closer to launching its services in Miami will be up for consideration in the Florida Senate next week. In an email to Florida supporters, Uber asked state residents to vote YES to two legislations that would remove “antiquated regulations” and would instead provide consumers with “choice and increase transportation options.”… Read more »




.CO Acquired By Neustar

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Today .CO Internet, the popular domain, just announced they have been acquired by Neustar. In a blog post, CEO and co-founder Juan Diego Calle shared the news in saying: “In our desire to take .CO to the next level, we are confident that now is the perfect time to join forces with Neustar.” Neustar is… Read more »


Surf, Sun, and Startups – San Diego is Becoming a Major Player: Part 2

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What could be better than having a strong university in your city that inspires students to explore an entrepreneurial future? The only thing I can think of would be having 3 universities that work both independently and collaboratively to fuel students’ entrepreneurial goals. Between The University of San Diego (USD), San Diego State University (SDSU),… Read more »


Jarrett Coger of Pavo Talks About the Diversity of Fashion Styles

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! On some days, I like to wear skinny jeans, some vintage boots, and a grandpa cardigan. On others, I’ll wear a nice pair of chinos, leather chukkas, and… Read more »



Keep the Smart, Ditch the Phone

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Let’s start by getting something out of the way: I am stone-cold sober. Didn’t even hit CES this year. I do, however, hail from DC, proud home of Mayor Marion Barry, who was smoking crack when Rob Ford was in short pants (suck it, Toronto!), so it’s possible that there’s just a little crazy hazy… Read more »


SMPLE Is Like a Social Media Consultant for Small Businesses

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Many years and hundreds of startups later, small businesses still seem to be struggling to get online. SMPLE is attempting to tackle this problem with a unique, DIY twist. The general challenge most local business owners face is figuring out how to get their business online. While it might seem straightforward to most tech-savvy people… Read more »


Debt Ain’t A Dirty Word

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In the young startup space, it is acknowledged that finding investors is the Holy Grail. Oh those many hours of listening to presenters at conferences and reading the forests of articles written or how-to’s created – on better success at raising capital through investors. In truth, all this attention to finding investors can lead an… Read more »


Trey Bowles: Dallas is “Exploding” with Entrepreneurial Activity

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support!  In two years, says Trey Bowles, Dallas will be the fastest-growing ecosystem in the country. “What we’re really seeing is this explosion of entrepreneurial activity,” he says. Bowles… Read more »


Katiri Zuluaga and Springboard Enterprises Are Supporting Female-Led Startups

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! It has been over 50 years since the President’s Commission on the Status of Women was established under President Kennedy’s New Frontier and led to the official end of discriminatory policies affecting… Read more »


DC Startup ID.me Raises $7.5M in New Venture Funding

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Security startup, ID.me, has reportedly raised $7.5 million in new venture funding, according to the Wall Street Journal. This funding follows the $1.2 million grant that the company received from the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology this past September. According to the SEC filing, the Mclean, VA-based digital verification network has raised upwards of $10.4 million total, with… Read more »



Why Your Startup Should Be a Visual Organization: Interview with Phil Simon

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Next Monday, Phil Simon‘s sixth book, The Visual Organization, hits the shelves on Amazon. Last year, Simon told companies they needed big data with his book Too Big to Ignore; now, he’s telling them what to do with it – namely, visualize it. We’re not talking infographics here; we’re talking about turning tools and data into insights about… Read more »