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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8 Tips for Successful (and Quick) Meetings [INFOGRAPHIC]

At the core of every successful company are productive and effective team meetings. There are likely very few people in the world who love meetings, but successful meetings are a necessity for business. How are team members supposed to collaborate, brainstorm, make group ...

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One Billion Acts of Peace Wraps Up First Year

We recently shared with you the story of Wooftrax, a fitness tracking GPS app for dogs that also fits into the social good realm, in that they donate money to animal shelters based on miles logged into the app; it’s the Toms Shoes model for dog...

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Grow Detroit Is Trying to Do Exactly That

Some people see Detroit as a lost cause, while others see it as a land of opportunity. In a way it’s the modern American frontier. A fallen city that now holds nothing but possibility. Grow Detroit  believes the city has a lot to offer...

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How to Have a More Productive Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

Oh the constant quest to be more productive. We want to optimize our time to the best of our ability so that we can be efficient, effective, and successful. We’re constantly barraged with advice on how to do this–and some of it is conflicting....

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Chicago’s Public Good Launches Nationally

Chicago based Public Good, an online donation platform and social network for discovering and contributing to non-profits, has just launched nationally. The company was founded in 2013 and until recently served local Chicago non-profits. They now have over 1 million charities on ...

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The Pentagon Has Infiltrated Silicon Valley

Okay, so the title is not entirely true, but it’s not every day that the Secretary of Defense has reason to be in Mountain View. Last Friday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met with key business leaders in Silicon Valley and announced a $171 million...

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The Internet and the Rise of Microbrand Watches

The Internet is making it easier for people to start their own ventures, follow their passions, or even successfully make a career jump. Obviously, there is still risk involved, but it is easier to calculate the risk and find resources and support online. Sites...

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A History of Amazon’s Acquisitions [INFOGRAPHIC]

One way successful companies continue being successful is through acquisitions. These are often seen as win-win situations for both the acquired and the ones that are doing the acquiring. While it’s not the only exit strategy out there – and there were actually ...

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5 Go To Websites for Design Inspiration

Let me preface this by saying that I’m not a designer. I have never designed a graphic, or a website, nor have I learned any of the technical skills to do so (just haven’t gotten around to it yet). However, I would say that...

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Turn Yourself Into a Hologram with HOLLAGRAM

About a year ago we introduced you to VNTANA, an Los Angeles, CA-based startup that wanted to leverage hologram technology to help celebrities and brands use holograms to entertain and engage their followers and fans. They have introduced their technology to venues all over...