Meg Rayford is a communications consultant based in Northern Virginia. She previously spent two years as the Director of Public Relations for a nonprofit startup, where she learned a lot about providing clean water for impoverished countries, even within the confines of a bootstrapped startup.

She is the editor of Tech Cocktail, and she develops media strategies for companies in Washington, DC and Virginia. You can read her most recent work in the marketing chapter of the upcoming book, "Social Innovation and Impact in Nonprofit Leadership," which will be published in Spring 2014 by Springer Publishing. Follow her @megkrayford.

 

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NGP VAN Launches Social Fundraising Tool with Gamification Features

DC-based NGP VAN is already gearing up for the next political season. The political tech company, which provides solutions to Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations, launched publicly their new Social Fundraising tool that helps campaigners raise money more effectively. While most peer-to-peer online…

The ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton System: The Ultimate Wearable Device

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Find Your Company’s Sales SweetSpot with This B2B Intelligence App

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Kansas City’s TeraCrunch Wrangles Big Data for Multiple Industries

TeraCrunch founder and CEO Tapan Bhatt had been in the tech startup world long enough to see the Big Data revolution coming before he launched his most recent entrepreneurial effort. “I have been involved with several highly successful hi-tech startups in the data analytics…

Test Your Startup Idea in the #GetStarted2014 Challenge

Do you have a great idea but aren’t sure whether it has legs? The folks at Simpleweb, Onboardly, and Rackspace want you to know that there’s still time to take the #GetStarted2014 challenge. But you need to hurry – entrants must submit their ideas…

Are Sketchy Weirdos Trying to Friend You on Facebook? Tell Them to FakeOFF!

Has this happened to you? You accidentally confirm a stranger’s request to become friends on Facebook, only to realize that “friend” is a total fake. According to recent studies, between 10-20 percent of Facebook’s more than 1.35 billion users are inauthentic. That’s right –…

Own a Piece of DC by Purchasing a Share of One of Its Buildings

We can’t all be real estate moguls like Donald Trump or Barbara Corcoran, but now DC residents can own a piece of an otherwise nondescript office building when it makes its debut on the Nasdaq next week. That’s right – a DC building will…

Mike Judge’s “Silicon Valley” Disrupts HBO

Hacking. Disruption. Critical mass of users. Oh, and a TED Talk to boot. Brogrammers, hold on to your iPhones because if you can’t laugh at yourselves, HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is going to be a rough ride. Mike Judge’s new show is all in good…

Mom Invents Firefly Upsee to Help Her Special-Needs Child Walk

For Debby Elnatan, entrepreneurship was the only option. Her son Rotem has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, and even his doctors told Debby to limit Rotem’s physical activity, meaning Rotem would have a limited life. But Debby had different plans for her son, so the…