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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Authenticity Is Key When Marketing to Girls

There is so much that can be said about how gender is portrayed in the media. We could go even deeper and talk about how gender is understood and interpreted by our culture and society, but that’s another conversation for another time.  Right now...


Tune: a Wearable that Analyzes Running Technique

As a runner (or, someone who occasionally likes to believe she’s a runner) and as a person who loves pretty much any device that helps me quantify myself, I am very intrigued by the newest product from Kinematix: a wearable device for runners called Tune. Tune claims ...


Leveraging Technology to Foster New Love for Outdoors

Traditionally the world has been divided into two types of people: those who are outdoorsy and those who aren’t. We’ve all seen photographs in outdoor magazines of adventurers scaling cliffs and kayaking over waterfalls. Those photographs can be somewhat alienating ...


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...


BlueCrew Upgrades Its Blue Collar Staffing Platform

If you’ve ever been in between jobs and had to look for temporary employment, you’ve probably reached out to a staffing agency. You’ve also probably learned the kinds of jobs that these agencies typically recruit for; it’s a lot of paper pushing in law...


Mooki and Sonavex Win Baltimore’s Startup of the Year

Wednesday night, Tech Cocktail (a Tech.Co production) took its Startup of the Year Competition and Tour to the gritty streets of Baltimore. Seven startups showcased their ideas and pitched to the audience. There were several health/medical related startups, which is not ...


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...


DC Company Brazen Raises $4.7 Million

Arlington, VA based Brazen just raised $4.7 million, bringing their total investment to date to more than $10 million. The round was led by Osage Venture Partners, with participation from Randstad Innovation Fund. Existing investors Militello Capital and Kegonsa Capital Partners ...


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 ...