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…



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…



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…



Women Who Tech Announces Women Startup Challenge

By | Apr 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Women Who Tech has one primary goal–to promote women-led startups. They recently announced a Women Startup Challenge where they plan to give away $50,000 (no strings attached) during the competition, thanks to crowdfunding and a partnership with prominent investors Fred Wilson, Joanne Wilson, and Craig Newmark of Craigslist and Craigconnects….



Intuit to Help Developers Create Apps for Small Business

By | Apr 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

Globally, there are 600 million small businesses who are increasingly running their operations in the cloud. This number includes 29 million U.S. startups and small businesses, according to a research report commissioned by Intuit Inc. The exciting takeaway from this study is that this creates…


Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Bus Tour Is Coming to the South

By | Mar 16, 2015 at 12:58 am

Get ready, Southerners: Steve Case just announced that his third Rise of the Rest tour will be coming to the south in May and awarding startups $500,000. The Rise of the Rest bus tours highlight and celebrate entrepreneurial activity in emerging startup regions between…


Alexis Ohanian Returns to Reddit, Starts New Podcast

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Redditors rejoice, your overlord is returning! Well, he technically returned this past November; Alexis Ohanian has finally gotten around to emailing the community about rejoining reddit as Executive Chair. “I’m so excited to be working with Ellen and the entire reddit team to keep improving…


GlobalHack Shifts Their Entire Focus to Civic-Minded Projects

By | Jan 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

GlobalHack, the nonprofit cofounded by Drew Winship and LockerDome CEO Gabe Lozano, has officially hired their first Executive Director after a successful first year of operations. Matt Menietti, currently Director of Operations for SixThirty, will be leaving to join GlobalHack full-time starting February 1….


Find the Best Holiday Spots in Your Neighborhood with the Nextdoor Holiday Cheer App!

By | Dec 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Today, Nextdoor, the free and private social network used by 47,000 neighborhoods, just launched a new Holiday Cheer Map app! Now, you can navigate the holiday season in your very own neighborhood. Nextdoor’s Holiday Cheer Map is a social discovery tool that helps you find…


Bitcoin Startups and Financial Disruptors: Last Chance to Apply for FinTech Innovation Lab

By | Dec 4, 2014 at 5:39 pm

The FinTech Innovation Lab is a 12-week program that takes place every Spring, and each year, only six companies are selected to take advantage of the connections that can be made in this incubator. FinTech itself is such a hugely exploding growth opportunity for…



Congrats to the Winners of the General Assembly & Tech Cocktail Chicago All-Star 2014 Awards!

By | Dec 1, 2014 at 10:00 pm

There’s no better way to end the year than with a great holiday party, and that’s precisely what we did this evening at the General Assembly & Tech Cocktail Holiday Party! Not only did we get the chance to hang out with all our friends…


Ferguson Youth Tech Program Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

By | Nov 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm

The national attention to the unrest and pain occurring daily in Ferguson, MO and the surrounding St. Louis suburban areas continues to stoke heated conversation about the origins of the issues that caused the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hand of Officer…


Taking a Road Trip this Holiday? Roadtrippers’ New App Will Help You Plan

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Road Trippin’ with your favorite allies just got easier. Online trip planner startup, Roadtrippers, recently launched their new iPhone app, making place discovery and trip planning easier and more intuitive than ever on the go. Let’s go get lost anywhere in the USA. The new app,…


How to Stop Ebola with Bitcoin All Year Long

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm

You know Black Friday and of course Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is a social movement held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is a day of giving back. Started in 2012 by the UN Foundation and 92nd St Y, #GivingTuesday has become a worldwide sensation,…


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Moboom Serves Small Businesses With Truly Free Website Builder, SiteKit

By | Nov 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Moboom, a San Francisco-based web technology company, has released a new website builder for small business, called SiteKit. SiteKit is the first platform to offer a fully-featured website without limits or a monthly fee. In a space where most platforms provide very limited options on…



StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: On Proving Naysayers Wrong and Raising $14.9M in Funding

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

How do you raise US $14M in venture capital from bald investors for a startup that deals with hair? For starters, you get high-profile investors like Ashton Kutcher, Sophia Bush and Guy Oseary on your side. Just ask Melody McCloskey, co-founder of the online…