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DC

Mach37 Cybersecurity Accelerator Announces Spring 2016 Cohort

By | Mar 28, 2016 at 11:15 am

The cybersecurity industry is predicted to double by 2020 and the DC metro area is the center of cybersecurity innovation in the US. Therefore it should be no surprise that the premiere accelerator for information security startups and entrepreneurs calls this area home. The accelerator…

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Aspen Institute Announces New Class of Entrepreneurial Fellows

By | Mar 18, 2016 at 11:34 am

Strong leadership is a necessity for any successful business, venture, organization, country, you name it. One thing good leaders do is create other good leaders, and the cycle continues. But even the strongest leaders, as unflappable as they may seem, have some room for…

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New Orleans

These 24 Will Startups Compete at Launch Pad PITCH in New Orleans

By | Mar 16, 2016 at 6:35 pm

This week is New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week, an eight-day-long event dedicated to highlighting and celebrating the quickly-growing startup scene in New Orleans, LA. Featuring more than 120 showcasing companies and speakers such as Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, AOL cofounder and Revolution chairman and CEO…

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DC

Messaging App On Second Thought Wins First Women Startup Challenge

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

The number of women launching businesses has grown 68% between 1997-2014, more than twice the rate of men. However, women have a harder time getting funding for a number of reasons. Only 7% of investor money goes to women led startups, but Women Who…

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Little Rock

Little Rock Accelerator Program VC FinTech Now Accepting Applications

By | Mar 9, 2016 at 10:12 am

2016 might just be a standout year for fintech. It’s an industry that has been growing rapidly in recent years, but the acceptance of new technologies by consumers and financial institutions seems like it is finally catching up with the companies that are innovating them. FIS,…

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Phoenix

Which Startup Should Win Invest Southwest’s Venture Madness? [POLL]

By | Mar 3, 2016 at 1:26 pm

The city of Phoenix, AZ has blown up recently as a hot startup ecosystem. For example, just last week the city played host to Startup Week, which selectively chooses the cities that have the most up-and-coming and unique startup cultures. It has also been recognized…

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Las Vegas

Digital Royalty to Shut Down, Will Repay Investors in Full

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 7:03 pm

It’s always sad when a startup decides to shut down operations, but there’s usually a good reason behind it. Last week the founder and CEO of Digital Royalty, Amy Jo Martin, decided it was time to close down her own company after meeting with…

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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…

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DC

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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Boston

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…

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DC

Local Motors’ Mobifactory Tour Hits DC

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a repurposed shipping container? More specifically, who doesn’t love a shipping container that’s been repurposed into a mobile micro-factory for the creation and demo of innovative automobiles? Local Motors has been working on the micro-factory concept for a number of years,…

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The Evolution of a Brand: From Cocktails to Content

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

You may have noticed our new brand – Tech.Co.  We never formally announced the transition from Tech Cocktail to Tech.Co, but decided it’s time to give you a little more background on why we made this big change. It’s been quite a while since we…

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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…

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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…

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NYC

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…

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Atlanta

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…

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DC

1776, General Assembly, DC Mayor Announce Innovation Opportunity Program

By | May 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

Since it seems that 1776 can’t go a week without making news, they just announced an Innovation Opportunity Program that they are launching with General Assembly. DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser along with representatives from TDF Foundation, THEARC, Capital One, MedStar Health, and Microsoft were…