Kristin is an aspiring entrepreneur who is enthusiastically navigating her way through the DC startup space. She has an unending passion for learning and is never satisfied with the status quo. During the day she is an ops, biz dev, and marketing maven for Fission Strategy

 

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Monitoring and Removing Stress Through Serenita

Stress Monitor App: Monitoring and Removing Stress Through Serenita

You are stressed out; I know this. You’re all hustling your asses off (even though no one cares) and completely maxed out on bandwidth. And just in case you were worried about having too much free time in the future, don’t worry, things aren’t going…

DC’s Contactually Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding

DC's Contactually Raises $8 Million in Series A

Washington, D.C.-based Contactually has just announced the close of a Series A round in which they raised $8 million dollars. The round was co-led by Rally Ventures out of Menlo Park, and Grotech Ventures out of D.C., with participation from Correlation Ventures and prior …

13 Free Courses to Make You a Business Badass

13 Free Courses to Make you a Business Badass

If you follow my writing at all (don’t worry, I don’t suspect that any of you do), you’d know that I’m a huge fan of MOOCs. The fact that people can take free, quality, courses online, in their own time, and learn valuable real life…

Vendeve: Where Women Entrepreneurs Can Help a Sister Out

Vendeve: Where Women Entrepreneurs Can Help a Sister Out

I’ll admit that I often have mixed emotions when I hear about a startup, accelerator, pitch competition, or whatever else that is exclusively for female entrepreneurs and founders. On the one hand, I love that people are interested in encouraging women as entrepreneurs …

6 Startup Offices and the Cultures Behind Them

The way a company structures its office can say a lot about about it’s culture. Are they collaborative? Laid back? Creative? Or…none of those things. As much as the office’s aesthetics might reflect the culture, the opposite is true as well. These offices …

Monkey: DIY Smart Lock for Apartment Dwellers

There are a lot of smart lock options out there and more and more homes are becoming keyless. However, most of the smart locks available have one big drawback, they don’t work for people who live in apartment buildings and have to unlock more than…

8 Entrepreneurial Skills To Teach Kids [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s amazing how some of the lessons you learn as a kid really stick with you. Childhood is when you’re the most impressionable and you’re basically a human sponge, sucking up knowledge and “way of the world” information from everyone around you. …

The Punniest Business Names in the United States

How much does a business’ name matter? Some might argue that the name is the most important branding tool that a business has. Others might argue that the name isn’t all that important, and what matters most is the product it puts out. There…

20 Most Googled Halloween Costumes of 2015

We’re still a couple weeks away from Halloween, but for those who shudder at the word “procrastination” (not me), I’m sure their Halloween costumes have already been carefully researched, materials and props purchased, and are probably 90% completed. …

Riide Offers Electric Bike Leasing through RiidePass

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

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote theirMachine Learning Accelerator in Seattle.  The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their accelerator programs that take place in  7 cities (Bangalore, Beijing, …