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SkinnyScoop Helps Women Help Each Other

SkinnyScoop

Skinny Scoop, the site where women can recommend things to other women, launched publicly today. SkinnyScoop has built a community of hundreds of thousands of women who turn to each other for suggestions on apps and books, child care, beauty products, and more. In the process, woman can become influencers within their field and build… Read more »


Dallas’s Key Ring Poised for Growth After Acquisition

KeyRing

“Build a great product that solves a real problem,” says Mobestream Media cofounder Chris Fagan, when asked for his best advice for aspiring startups. It seems easy enough, but as any entrepreneur will tell you, the simplest ideas are usually the most difficult to execute. With Key Ring, however, Fagan and his Dallas-based team have managed to… Read more »


Secure Your Website Easily, but Thoroughly with ArmorHub

ArmorHub

Washington, DC-based ArmorHub launched Thursday to offer small-to-medium sized businesses a priceless commodity in today’s world – website peace of mind. Specifically, ArmorHub offers a web security service that finds and fixes vulnerabilities in a simple, straightforward way. Together, founders Kendall Dabaghi and Evan Beard know a thing or two about both web security and… Read more »


3 DCWEEK Tech Cocktail Winners Represent the Innovation and Diversity of the DC Startup Scene

DCWeekWinners

Washington DC startups Encore, JetJoose, and Eventstir were named DCWEEK Winners at Tech Cocktail’s DCWEEK Mixer & Startup Showcase last Thursday. The event was held at Artisphere in Arlington, VA, and was sponsored by Amazon Web Services, The Boss Group, Sapient, CentricSource, American Airlines, APT, LogiXML, EarlyShares, and R&R Catering. From a company that helps… Read more »


Navigation Startup Waze Never Ceases to Amaze

Waze

I own a Toyota with a navigation system but have hardly used it since I got a smartphone with Google Maps and Google Navigation. The problem with in-dash navigation is that the maps can only be updated by going to the dealer and paying a hefty fee and that they have to be updated annually…. Read more »


WebWaitr Cooks up a User-Friendly Solution for Online Ordering

WebWaitr

Ordering food from restaurants through smartphones, tablets, or computers is a convenient option that’s gaining traction in the marketplace. However, the costs to implement mobile commerce technology acts as a barrier to entry for smaller restaurants. WebWaitr was created to equalize the playing field by providing a low-cost, user-friendly solution for online ordering. Customers can… Read more »


Science Inc. Launches Urban Remedy, Nutritional Juice Delivery Startup; Adds $1M in Funding

urban remedy

This morning,  Science Inc. has announced the launch of their latest operation, Urban Remedy, a wellness-focused startup that delivers juices, meal replacements, and healthy snacks.  The company launches with $1 million in seed funding from Science and a group of angels with experience in the beverage industry. “Urban Remedy solves the health problem for people… Read more »




Social Food App Forkly Sets the Table in Denver

Forkly

If you’re scheduled to have a conference call with Forkly and are put on hold, you get to listen to Weird Al’s “Just Eat It.” And, that’s exactly what the Denver-based startup wants its users to do. Forkly cofounder Brady Becker is looking to connect with food fans from all walks of life. His company… Read more »


Startup Generation Wants Students to Work at Startups, Not Just Start Them

StartUpGeneration

Starting a company when you’re young is becoming increasingly popular. But it’s not for everyone – nor is getting a regular, 9-5 job after college. Startup Generation wants to offer a third option to students: working at startup jobs. “I think more entrepreneurs should do that,” says cofounder Danny Beckett Jr., who leads Startup California…. Read more »


TroopID Helps Veterans Prove Their Identity Online

TroopID

Two days after Veterans Day, DC startup TroopID launches to bring benefits to veterans online with a simple identity check. Many companies want to offer online discounts to veterans, but they worry about non-military customers lying to save money. TroopID verifies military affiliation (with information like Social Security number and birthday), and participating websites can… Read more »


DoubleDutch Raises $4 Million to Make Enterprise Software More Friendly

DoubleDutch

Today, enterprise software company DoubleDutch announced $4 million in Series B funding led by FLOODGATE and including Bullpen Capital and Lightbank. The San Francisco startup will use the funding to expand internationally and open an office in Amsterdam. DoubleDutch already has customers in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. DoubleDutch makes mobile engagement apps for… Read more »