Who Is Tech.Co’s SXSW Startup of the Year? [POLL]

By | Feb 23, 2016 at 11:45 am

This year’s SXSW Interactive is coming up fast, and if you’re the founder of a startup, then you know that how important it is to to have a strong presence at the annual festival. Historically, launching your startup at SXSWi has given companies the…



Luma Lab Incubator to Launch at Howard University

By | Feb 18, 2016 at 10:06 am

When people think of innovation happening in the DC area they probably think of Georgetown, George Washington, 1776 and Crystal City. Despite its rich history and groundbreaking legacy, Howard University is probably not one of the first institutions that springs to mind. Now things…

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MIT Team Wins Hyperloop Pod Design Competition

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm

In addition to testing reusable rockets, SpaceX is also coming up with innovative ideas that could affect our everyday lives here on the ground. The company recently held a competition where teams could submit pod designs for Hyperloop, a super high-speed public transportation concept. The competition took place…


We’re Looking to Hire Tech.Co Editorial Fellows!

By | Jan 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

Do you have experience reporting and writing about technology and startups? Do you find enjoyment in critiquing Alphabet’s (née Google) most recent acquisition or arguing that the United States’s antiquated immigration policy is having a deleterious effect on innovation? Do you have an erudite…


Las Vegas

AMPY Wins at Tech.Co’s Startup Night at CES

By | Jan 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Last week was a busy week in Las Vegas, NV, where thousands from around the world gathered for this year’s International CES. According to CES, more than 170,000 professionals from around the world (including more than 50,000 from outside the United States) attended this…



Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Kicks Off 2016 Class

By | Jan 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) today announced that it has selected eleven startups for its Winter 2016 class, which begins today. The 11 companies selected to participate in the four-month program are innovating in a variety of significant industries, all with businesses primed to grow…



Microsoft Azure Tour Offering Developers a Free Day of Cloud Training

By | Dec 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm

According to some analysts and industry leaders, more than a quarter of applications will be available via the cloud by 2020. Additionally, by 2018, it’s approximated that there will be 8.2 billion active mobile devices around the world (that’s more than the current world…



Framebridge Hires Former Zappos Executive as VP of Operations

By | Dec 9, 2015 at 8:37 am

It’s been called (by us) the Warby Parker of  art framing. This DC startup has created an easy online and mobile service for custom framing. It’s an in demand service that people want, and the company has been growing steadily. They have gained support…



Wonder Workshop & UCF Partner for Hour of Code

By | Dec 7, 2015 at 9:22 am

This week is Computer Science Education Week (December 7-13). This means lots of events around the country with a focus on getting kids interested in computer science. As part of the week-long celebration, millions of children will be taking part in Hour of Code events, which gets kids…



Second Foundry Cup Competition Coming to Arlington in March

By | Nov 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

Back in the spring we brought you news of the first ever Foundry Cup competition.  They just announced the second Foundry Cup for March, officially making it an annual event. The second Foundry Cup will take place from March 23–25, 2016 in Crystal City. The theme for this…


San Francisco

LA and SF Prepare to Receive the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. This fall, the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour will be stopping off in 11 different cities across the US. It’s all…



Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is Stopping in Chicago

By | Nov 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their accelerator…


Attention Innovators: Here’s Your Chance to Win $20,000 in Prizes

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Are you an innovator? Or, at the very least, do you or someone you know consider yourself an innovator? What even is an “innovator”? Am I an “innovator”? (Answer to that last question: no). If  you’re one of the thousands of people participating in…



Meet the 10 Awesome Startups from ERA 9 Demo Day

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) introduced its ninth batch of companies to the greater New York tech investor community and then on the West Coast in Silicon Valley last week. Before introducing the class, the NY-based accelerator highlighted the success of its diverse group on alumni. To…


Highway1 Celebrates Second Anniversary by Increasing Investment

By | Oct 24, 2015 at 7:55 am

Hardware accelerator Highway1 made a big announcement on their second anniversary. They’ve upped their investment to $100,000 for 8% equity or $50,000 for 5% equity. Brady Forrest, vice president of Highway1, said this to say about the program in a statement: “Highway1 is the…



Riide Offers Electric Bike Leasing through RiidePass

By | Oct 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

We’ve told you the story of Riide before (actually twice before). They are a successful startup out of DC that has developed a lightweight electric bike. The purpose of Riide isn’t to make it easier to cheat at bike riding, but to give city dwellers…



Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Comes to Boulder

By | Oct 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote theirMachine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their accelerator programs that…