eCommerce Is Retail’s New Storefront

By | Apr 10, 2015 at 8:00 am

Online, or in line? Many consumers today are asking themselves this very question of whether they should order online or wait in line. With eCommerce on the rise, retail storefronts are now home pages, and departments are now in located on the sidebar. In…


Ben Parr on How to NOT Get his Attention

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm

On Wednesday night, Ben Parr, former editor-at-large for Mashable, joined us in DC for a fireside chat with Frank Gruber and to promote his new book, Captivology: The Science of Capturing Peoples’ Attention. In researching his book, which is all about how to captivate your audience,…


What Type of Entrepreneur Are You? [Infographic]

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Do you see yourself as an innovator or a world changer? Maybe you’re more like Jeff Bezos, known for being a “jack of all trades.” Or are you just getting started and consider yourself a “wantrepreneur”? Understanding what kind of entrepreneur you are is…


RECESS: Cuban’s College Tour Announces Dates, Partners with USA Network

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Call it a crossroads between music, ideas, and entrepreneurship. RECESS is continuing its nationwide tour to help students connect with mentors, grow their businesses, hear from successful entrepreneurs and celebrate with an end-of-the-day concert. “RECESS Pitch is a college ‘Shark Tank’ style competition that…


Joel Trammell: Management Is Not the Same as Leadership

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm

On Wednesday night we hosted an event for the DC crowd. Joel Trammell, CEO of Khorus and author of The CEO Tightrope, was one of two influential thought leaders who took the stage and answered questions from Frank Gruber and members of the audience. Trammell spoke…

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Product Launch

Find Your Soul: SoulCycle Just Launched an App

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm

For those devoted to the church of SoulCycle, today’s your lucky day! The company – renowned for turning indoor cycling into one of the most popular forms of exercise – today launched its SoulCycle app for iOS. With the new SoulCycle app, riders can…


Black Entrepreneurs Need to be Part of the Tech Revolution

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Pittsburgh-based tech founder Don Charlton wants to make the process of hiring easy and affordable for small businesses. He recognized a market that was underserved and in 2011 started a company that created a human-resources workflow management platform that is easy to use.  Both President Obama and…

Infographics / Images

Targeted Funding: Top VC Firms by Verticals [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

We’ve previously looked at the kinds of technologies that venture capitalists will fund in 2015 – from the Internet of Things to data acceleration, there’s a lot of time remaining in the year to see whether we see an upward trend in these industries….


DC 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….

Reports & Rankings

Will a Coding Bootcamp Increase Your Salary? [STUDY]

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 11:00 am

Coding bootcamps will probably increase your salary, suggests a new study by Switchup. Switchup surveyed over 300 graduates of coding bootcamps about their experience. 59% of those graduates saw their salaries increase six months after the program, and the average increase was $23,000. Meanwhile,…



DynaDo to the Rescue: Our Inboxes Need Saving

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

I don’t know about you, but sometimes going through my email inbox makes me want to pull my hair out. Imagine, though, if it’s that rough for an individual user like me what it must be like for businesses. According to DynaDo, conversations get…



Spring 2015 Tech Wildcatters Class is Their Biggest to Date

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

Spring of 2015 marks the biggest class Tech Wildcatters has ever admitted into their b2b accelerator based out of Dallas, Texas. The current class is very unique across many different verticals, but the common thread linking them all together is a strong focus on enterprise. According…


Las Vegas

SPROCKIT: If You Can’t Beat Tech, Join It

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

If tech is shifting how people watch television, why not join forces with startups responsible for creating the tools that are changing TV business today? That’s the goal of the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas, to forge relationships between startups and major media companies by starting a discussion on…


Twin Cities

Happy Mother’s Day: BoomBoom Prints to Gift $1,000

By | Apr 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In about a month it’ll be Mother’s Day, and it’s never too early to start thinking about your dear old mum. In honor of Mother’s Day, the online marketplace BoomBoom Prints has announced that it will give away $1,000 to one lucky shopper. Specifically,…

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