YOPP: From Arlington Small Business Day to an App That Connects You Directly to Small Businesses

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm

This past Saturday, President Obama was spotted at local bookstore Politics & Prose – undoubtedly a renowned institution in Washington, D.C. – supporting the small business economy by purchasing 17 books from the shop. In recent years, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated as “Small Business…


Little Rock

Proximity Based Marketing by a Global Team

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm

bfonics, Inc. enables businesses of all sizes to leverage ibeacon technology for proximity-based marketing. With 90% of retail sales still occurring in physical locations and 65% of consumers using mobile devices when they shop, retailers and brands are actively looking for ways to engage…


Happinin is Using Real-Time Videos to Provide Unbiased Venue Reviews

By | Nov 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm

What’s happening? That’s the essential premise behind the new application Happinin. Currently available Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD, the app allows users to discover what’s going on in local venues, helping them to narrow down which bars to go to or which events to…


DC’s SocialRadar Acquires Gridskippr to Provide High-Accuracy Location Tech to App Developers

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

SocialRadar, the Washington, D.C.-based startup that utilizes geo-location data from social networks to provide real-time information on people nearby, announced this morning that it has acquired the Baltimore, MD-based startup Gridskippr, which has experienced its own success through its advanced location manager and mobile advertising technology…

Gear & Gadgets

Back This: LifeShel’s Whistl Smartphone Case Aims to Prevent Sexual Assault

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), this adds up to more than 237,000 Americans every year. At a time when national attention has been focused on the disappearance of Hannah…



Mind My Business is Leveraging Open Data to Support Small Local Business

By | Oct 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

As if starting a business weren’t already difficult in itself, managing and running a small business has many additional challenges. From having to navigate the various local and state laws, to ensuring that customers actually make it through the door, being a small business owner…


DC’s Raises $1.2M Pre-Series A Round for Roadside Assistance Service

By | Oct 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

DC-based startup has announced the closing of a pre-Series A round of funding for its roadside assistance service. The company raised $1.2 million in this round of financing and was led by Select Venture Partners. Select Venture Partners is a new investor in…


LiquidTalent is a New Mobile Platform to Find Local High Quality Talent in the Freelance Market

By | Sep 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

As a freelancer, finding new and additional work takes a lot of time and effort. From seeking out new clients through personal leads to utilizing websites like Elance, oftentimes getting hired for a selected project comes down to how much you’re willing to put yourself out there…


Eyefull Lets You Discover Your Next Restaurant Meal with Its Visual Search App

By | Sep 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm

If you’re like every other Instagram user in the world, then your feeds are filled with pics of natural landscapes, selfies, and food. And, no matter your level of tolerance for such things, the prevalence of such things on the social platform will likely…


Flickr Co-Founder Launches Social Discovery App Findery to Android

By | Sep 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Places have unique stories, and no one can tell those stories better that people experiencing them first hand. That’s the idea behind Findery, a social discovery platform that lets you share stories and discover places near and far. They announced today their app is…


Online College Peer Networking Startup GetSet Raises $2.5M Seed Round

By | Sep 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Crain’s Chicago Business reported that GetSet raised $2.5 million in seed funding this week led by KGC Capital. Other participants in the round include Chicago Ventures, the Social+Capital Partnership, Howard Tullman’s G2T3V fund, as well as the founders of Braintree, Fieldglass, and Flutter. The news comes at…


Baltimore’s OrderUp Raises $7M Series A Led by Revolution Ventures

By | Aug 20, 2014 at 9:04 am

This morning, the Baltimore, Maryland-based online food ordering and delivery startup OrderUp announced that it has raised a $7 million round of series A funding led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures, with participation from LivingSocial cofounder Tim O’Shaughnessy. With this new round of financing, the five-year-old company has…


Event Social Platform Bizzabo Raises $2.5M

By | Aug 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Bizzabo announced yesterday that it has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from current and new investors. To date, the mobile networking platform for event organizers and attendees has raised a total of $4 million. Participants in this funding round include current investors…


Find Motorcycle Parking Easily With CurbNinja: From Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycles to Vespa Scooters

By | Aug 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

If you drive a gas consuming vehicle, you’ve definitely been feeling the rising prices of gas over the last couple of years. The average US regular gas price has risen more than 48% since late 2008, from below $1.70 in November 2008 to the…