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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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DC Based Carsquare Is Adding Features and Raising Money

DC based Carsquare has become much more than just a search platform for buying/leasing cars. In recent months, they've added a bunch of new features to their site to make it easier, higher functioning, and more engaging for users. They're also in the process of a second ...

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The Serendipitous Encounter That Became Project Halcyon

Who doesn't love a good serendipitous meeting?  Serendipity was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Downtown Project as Tony Hsieh first envisioned it. Since Tech.Co is headquartered in downtown Las Vegas it shouldn't be too big of a surprise that ...

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TurboAppeal Raises $3M to Fuel Nationwide Launch

It's true that home ownership is on the decline these days as more young people are opting to rent instead, but one startup that provides a service specifically for homeowners is seeing a lot of success. TurboAppeal, a residential tax appeal technology service, has...

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Dating App Happn Violates Its Own Privacy Terms

A few weeks ago I introduced you to the French dating app Happn  (now available across the US and in other European cities). It's an app that connects users with others who are close by. It will display all users who you've “crossed paths” with, or in...

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8 Foods That Boost Brain Power

We know that your physical and mental health are important to your overall success. And since we want you to be successful, we offer lots of tips on how to be your healthiest. We even give you examples of what other entrepreneurial rockstars are chowing down...

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Mast Helps Freelancers Communicate on Their Own Time

The gig economy is picking up steam fast. From the casual Airbnb renter and Etsy shop owner, to the freelance graphic artists who manage to bang out quite a living, one-third of the adult working population does some kind of freelance, or gig work. And that...

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ThankView Lets You Send Video Thank You Cards

There's something special about receiving a handwritten note in the mail. It might have something to do with the fact that it's so rare these days. No one writes letters anymore. In fact, I think the only handwritten, personalized items I've even received in...

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Praditus Helps Individuals Find Best Career Fit

Humans are naturally curious creatures. And thanks to our highly developed frontal cortex, we have self awareness and a tendency to turn that curiosity inward. We like learning about ourselves for self improvement purposes, to live happier, fuller lives, and simply out of ...

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MIT Team Wins Hyperloop Pod Design Competition

In addition to testing reusable rockets, SpaceX is also coming up with innovative ideas that could affect our everyday lives here on the ground. The company recently held a competition where teams could submit pod designs for Hyperloop, a super high-speed public ...

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Apple Pay Will Soon Be Available at ATMs

How long until credit and debit cards are truly a thing of the past? I can't tell you the number of times (okay, probably only like twice) I had forgotten a card at home, but was thankfully able to get coffee, lunch, or a...

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Hire an On-Demand Private Investigator with Trustify

My first thought when I learned about Trustify (formerly known as FlimFlam) was “is there really a market for on-demand private investigators?” And then I thought about my personal life, and the couple rare occasions when I probably would have paid a small amount ...