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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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Want to be Happier in 2016? Quit Facebook

What if someone told you that you had to refrain from any Facebook usage for one week? How would you fare? Would it be as easy as if someone asked you to stay away from the planet Mars for one week? Would you have some...

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How Edbacker Is Closing the Education Funding Gap

Knowing many people who work in public education in the D.C. area, it's very clear that there is a huge gap between the “haves” and the “have nots.” Despite public schools receiving public funding, a school's ability to provide the highest quality ...

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DC Coworking Space Provider, Cove, Secures $2.8M

The DC-based Cove has 9 “productive spaces” sprinkled throughout the district, and they're looking to expand. The $2.8M Series A round they just raised should help them do that. With this funding, they plan to open more locations in DC as well as bust into other ...

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Car Sharing Service Getaround Launches in DC

The peer-to-peer car sharing community Getaround has had a lot of success on the west coast, since they first launched in San Francisco in 2011. Now they're coming to DC where they predict that they will surpass Zipcar in DC in the next year. DC will be...

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Create Personalized Latte Art with the Ripple Maker

We all love our latte art. Every casual Instagrammer out there has at least one of these frothy photos in their collection. You know exactly what I'm talking about – the flowers, hearts, and dragons (an example of why there are competitions specifically for this kind...

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Freelancers Will Dominate the Workforce by 2020

This is the time of year when many people are speculating about the future. They're wondering what the world is going to look like in one year, five years, ten years. They're looking at models and statistics to try to accurately predict and prepare. One...

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Applause Ranks Top Health and Fitness Apps

If you're like me, when it comes to health and fitness tracking apps, you listen to word of mouth reviews above all else. There are so many options out there, and it's hard to cut through all of the noise on your own to find the best...

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5 Tips to Wake Up with More Energy

Have you already made your New Year resolutions? Is one of them to be more productive in 2016? One way to be your most productive self is to wake up feeling rested, reinvigorated, and energized. Naturally, one way to make this happen is to...

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Nurx Brings Birth Control to Your Door

There is a startup out of San Francisco, CA that is leading the charge in the next on-demand necessity. Nurx has started delivering birth control to subscribers in the Bay Area. The contraceptives that they provide are free for people with health insurance and only $15...

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‘Tis the Season for Crashing Drones

The official numbers aren't in yet, but based on earlier numbers, it is predicted that 2015 will be the biggest year for personal drone sales so far. The FAA forceasted that more than 1 million drones would be gifted for Christmas across the United States. That...

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1776 Announces Challenge Cup Education Semi-Finalists

DC incubator and seed fund, 1776, kicked off its second annual Challenge Festival over the weekend. The event runs through the week and features conferences, speakers, and galas, all centered around The Challenge Cup, a global startup pitch competition. Over 70 entrepreneurs ...