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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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Chicago Startup Fights to Lower Your Medical Costs

Even if you have great health benefits through your employer, when unforeseen emergencies hit, medical costs can get out of hand quickly. Then add on the percentage of medical bills that have errors (up to 80%!) and you can't help but feel a little outraged...

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Tips for Combating the Winter Blues

Winter in the DC area is so unpredictable. One day the high will be 5 degrees and you're still freezing under your six layers of North Face clothing, and the next day will be 60 degrees and sunny. We're also no stranger to the...

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7 Signs of a True Leader

There are bosses/supervisors/managers (insert your term of choice here) and then there are leaders. Sometimes they are one in the same but not always. Just because someone is a good manager doesn't necessarily mean they are an effective leader in the truest definition of the...

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DC Is the Top City for Women in Tech

Nashville may be the best city for women-owned businesses, but DC is the best city for women in tech. This is the second year in a row that the capital region has earned the title, according to a report produced by SmartAsset, a financial software company. Kansas...

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LessAnalytics Wins One Month Startup Competition

There were 110 startups competing for the grand prize, but there could only be one winner. One Month, the first ever online school for entrepreneurs, just closed up its first ever startup competition where LessAnalytics came out on top. The One Month startup course...

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Startup Week Makes Its Way to Phoenix

The sun in Phoenix, AZ can get pretty hot. Another thing that's hot in Phoenix right now is tech – and it's one of the reasons why Startup Week heads to Arizona for Phoenix Startup Week. The startup ecosystem in Phoenix and the surrounding...

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Chinese Valet App Ubo Raises $900K

Beijing has a huge parking problem. The problem is so prevalent that the Beijing government requires residents to own a parking spot in order to own a car. Growing car ownership has led to approximately 5.48 million active vehicles in a city with only 2.76 million ...

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Luma Lab Incubator to Launch at Howard University

When people think of innovation happening in the DC area they probably think of Georgetown, George Washington, 1776 and Crystal City. Despite its rich history and groundbreaking legacy, Howard University is probably not one of the first institutions that springs to mind. Now ...

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Eastern Foundry Hosts First Bi-Annual Foundry Cup

This weekend is the first bi-annual Foundry Cup. It is an innovation competition launched by Eastern Foundry specifically aimed at startups, companies, and nonprofits who are working on solutions to issues facing veterans. Saturday is Demo Day for the Foundry Cup where ...

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UpGuard Analyzes Security of Top Dating Sites

There's some personal information that likely causes you to pause before blindly typing it into a website. You're probably not going to throw your Social Security number all over the internet, and for good reason. But most dating apps don't ask for this kind...

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Is QuiQ a Game Changer In Video Apps Space?

Video is where it's at these days when it comes to social apps. We're so over still photos. We need to be engaged with movement, sound, heightened creativity. The big players are familiar names — Vine, Instagram Video, Mobli; but it seems like there are...