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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The Best Financial Management Tools for Startups

Financial management may not be one of the most glamorous parts of starting up (assuming you consider pulling sober all-nighters, eating nothing but ramen for a year, and regularly going to meetings in unwashed clothes to be glamorous), but it's arguably the most important. ...


One Month Announces Startup Bootcamp Competition

There is a startup that exists solely with the mission of arming entrepreneurs with the right education for success. One Month, the first-ever online school for entrepreneurs, provides their students with all of the knowledge needed to start a business in as little ...


Uber Wants in on Nokia’s Mapping Service, Here

Uber has their critics (*cough* DC cab drivers *cough*) but some credit is due for the way they've grown exponentially in the few years they've been around. They're not a company to simply glide on their current success. They're constantly on the lookout for new technologies ...


7 Successful Infographics from the Past Year

Infographics are among the most successful visual tools to convey data. Our short, multitasking attention spans today don't have the bandwidth to read lots of text. Infographics help us absorb a lot of information in an engaging and easy to read (if done correctly) way....


Sesame and other Game Changing Smart Locks

Sesame, by Candy House, Inc., recently finished up a very successful Kickstarter campaign (raising $1,428,519 with an original goal of $100,000) for their smart lock technology. Their success makes me wonder just how long it will be until the common house key is obsolete. We ...


1776 Continues its Expansion with Acquisition of Hattery

Is world domination the ultimate goal of 1776? Possibly, but who could really blame them? The DC-based incubator and seed fund just announced its second acquisition in almost as many weeks, this time acquiring San Francisco's Hattery. Hattery is a co-working, education, and ...


After School App Relaunches with Safety in Mind

After School App is a messaging platform for high school students where they can post anything school or non-school related, within their high school's closed network. The posts show up on the app anonymously so that the students can contribute freely without fear of...


6 Qualities of Non-Toxic Employees [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some people are toxic, plain and simple. There's no point in sugar coating it.  Obviously these are not the people you want working for, even worse, running your company. Toxic employees tend to share three common traits: They're resistant to change, they get aggressive...