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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Let Your Network Earn You Money with Boon

We constantly hear about the importance of networking. It's often said to be the best way to land a dream job, further your career, or simply get on peoples' radar for future opportunities. And aside from networking for professional reasons, we all have our own...


Has Brooklyness Developed the Smartest Smart Bike Ever?

This is not your typical collapsable bike. This is a lightweight, electric, collapsable bike with bluetooth connectivity that can detect traffic patterns, hazards, and even help you find the next train home. Brooklyn based Brooklyness (yep), has recently launched an Indiegogo ...


Tado Raises $23M to Make Temperature Control Smarter

Among the most popular smart home devices are those like Nest that can regulate temperatures automatically and remotely. This is great if your home's temperature is controlled from a central source, but what if you don't? What if your air conditioner comes from a remote...


12 Books Recommended by Women Entrepreneurs

Are you a woman in the startup world? Do you sometimes like hearing about what other women entrepreneurs are reading? There are a lot of books that claim to have the best advice for starting up, being an entrepreneur, creating the perfect business model,...


8 Innovative Technologies That Are Changing the World

While there has never really been a period of human history that could be considered stagnant when it comes to innovation  (one could argue that things were a bit slow during the Middle Ages, but even that period brought us mechanical clocks, windmills, and gun powder),...


5 Health Wearables to Get You Primed for Summer

Mmm….sweatproof. It's not often that your online shopping includes that particular search word. But if you're looking to get more active this summer, and searching for the perfect wearable accessory to help you stay motivated, then the ability for it to stay functioning ...


Shocker: You Should be Getting More Sleep

It used to be considered admirable if you were one of those people who could function on three hours of sleep a night, fueling yourself with Redbull through an IV drip. However, anyone who insists that they can perform at their peak on three hours...


Is EdTech Giant Blackboard Up for Sale?

According to a report from Reuters, the DC based, edtech company could be yours for a cool $3 billion. Blackboard's stakeholders are looking to sell. Their majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has recently hired Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of ...


Top 5 States for Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Someone recently asked me, “What state do you think grows the most entrepreneurs?” I immediately pictured an agricultural field – a field of wheat, for instance, with all varieties of entrepreneurs cropping up in between the amber waves of grain. There were ...