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

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 ...

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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...

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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 and ...

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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...

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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. And just ...

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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, ...

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Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Comes to Boston

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle.  The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their 7 global accelerator programs that run in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, ...

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Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Stopping in NYC

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

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Matt Calkins Joins AddThis Board of Directors

DC-based social sharing and analytics company AddThis knows the importance of having a strong Board of Directors–compiled of members who share their values and goals as a company. Their Board of Directors recently grew a bit stronger with the addition of Matt Calkins, ...

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Samsung Pay Now Available to US Customers

There has been lots of talk about Samsung Pay (similar to Apple Pay and Android Pay) since it was first announced in March. In September the NFC-based payment service launched in South Korea and saw over $30 million in transactions in its first month. Of the...

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Here’s What Makes Up Salesforce’s Customer Base

Last week was the annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. The event brings more than 130,000 thought leaders, industry pioneers, and companies together to share ideas, network, and give back. Salesforce, the CRM company behind Dreamforce, is a monster success in its ...