Gulnara is passionate about technology and startups. Her goal is to make Washington, D.C. a vibrant startup playground. She is the Founder of and an Event Organizer for Weekly DC Nightowls Co-Working Sessions.

Gulnara has a strong financial background and is currently working on analyzing and valuing companies for credit financing. When not crunching numbers, interviewing amazing people or writing articles, Gulnara can be found snowboarding around the US.

Follow her @Gulnara , @twosidebrain and @DCNightowls


Recent posts by this Author

DC vs the Valley: An Interview With John Burke Of True Ventures

Last week, I got a chance to meet with John Burke, Founder of True Ventures, to discuss the differences between the tech scene in the Washington, DC and Silicon Valley.  Burke has vast experience investing in early stage tech startups in both regions; though…

The Winners of Startup Weekend Education in NoVA

Almost a hundred people came to Startup Weekend Education in NoVA organized by  CIT GAP Funds in partnership with Startup Weekend DC. The event was held this past weekend at Microsoft’s Reston, VA office. After all the pitches were made on Friday night, thirteen…

Define and Test Your Business Model With LeanLaunchLab


How often do you test your business model hypothesis? According to Ben Mappen, CEO and the Founder of LeanLaunchLab: Before you go and do the most expensive work, which is development, you should be talking to customers, validating the riskiest assumptions about your business…

Culture and Collaboration: The Language of Social Media

Rosetta Stone

On Monday night, Rosetta Stone hosted an event at Barcode as part of Social Media Week in Washington, D.C. The title – “Interactive Culture: Food, Drinks, and Social Collaboration with Rosetta Stone” – caught my attention. In the description of the …