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The 5 Hottest Events at TechWeek Washington D.C.

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

Washington D.C. is a hot bed for government activity and emerging startups. Between the need for innovation in the local ecosystem and the desire for politicians to make an impact on their communities, this political haven provides the perfect place for startups, founders, and…

Healthy Entrepreneur

How a New FDA Pilot Program Will Speed Up the Health Tech Industry

By | Sep 27, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday its plans to launch a pilot program for nine top tech companies, allowing them to avoid a few regulations that have been slowing down the release of software and products within the health industry. In essence, they’ll be…

Space

NASA iTech Cycle 3 Challenge Wants Startups to Help With Space Exploration

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm

NASA’s technology has been instrumental in tracking the movement of this year’s devastating hurricanes. Their Aqua satellite provides infrared data to forecasters that reveals clues about highest, coldest, strongest storms within a hurricane. In addition, their suitcase-sized radar instrument capable of detecting human heartbeats…

Books

Why Venture Capital Misses The Big Ideas

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

For most people, “innovation” means what we invest in: Where’s the next Uber or Lyft? But there’s been very little innovation in how we find ideas. As one tangible example, most of the venture capital process today is a “one size fits all” system…

Security

How to Protect and Monitor Your Identity After The Equifax Hack

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

The Equifax breach is one for the books and has compromised 143 million consumer’s private and personal financial data. The unauthorized access occurred between mid-May and July 2017, and was discovered on July 29 – the company just announced it last week.  According to…

Social Media

The Gap Between TV News and Online News Shrunk a Ton in Just a Year

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

Americans’ reliance on online news is catching up to their long-time favorite news source, TV. According to a new August 2017 study fresh out of the Pew Research Center, the internet is a scant seven percent of the U.S. population behind TV. Look, the…

Opinion/Analysis

Equifax, You Had One Job

By | Sep 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Social security numbers, drivers licenses, and the kitchen sink have all been compromised in one of the biggest hacks of personal information to Equifax. Customers generally found out through the media that Equifax’s breach was detected July 29, 2017 and impacted approximately 143 million…

Accelerator

Every Major DC Accelerator, Listed

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

Accelerators are to startups as spinach is to Popeye. And for those located in the DC area, it’s important to stay updated on the biggest and brightest accelerators available. It’s tough to stay on top of the constantly shifting mass of incubators, accelerators, and…

Politics/Government

How Tech Leaders Are Opposing Trump’s DACA Order

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The Trump administration has today ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or the DACA. No new registrations will be accepted into the Obama-established program and the current members — 800,000 individuals who were brought into the U.S. as young…

Ecosystems

Emerging Tech Hubs Can Give Startups a Competitive Advantage

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

In a 2017 study by TechNet, they found that encouraging the creation of dynamic startups across the nation can create one million new jobs per year. The study demonstrates there is vigorous progress returning to the economy via small-to-medium sized businesses and startups. This…

Education

12 EdTech Startups Aimed At Solving Jobs Gap

By | Aug 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

My high school motto is Finis Origine Pendet or “the end depends upon the beginning.” The motto has stuck with me, and it seems especially pertinent as I think about the state of the workforce today. The whole concept of a job is in…

Facebook

Super Ideological Senators Get More Facebook Followers Than Moderates

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Today, in news we kinda already knew: Pew Research has uncovered data indicating that those with a strong ideology will gain more Facebook followers than those with moderate positions. Yep, being reasonable on the internet will make you way more invisible. The Data You’ll…

Gear & Gadgets

25 Photography Gadgets To Shoot Like A Pro

By | Aug 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

There is nothing more fun than shopping for new gear and gadgets. But you always want to make sure you’re getting the right new gear and gadgets (i.e. not just the most expensive). We’re here to help you figure out the best photography gadgets…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Yoga Can Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

Fatigue, irritability, reduced appetite, back problems, anxiety and the inability to make decisions are subtle symptoms of depression. Any founder that has been through the startup journey will tell you that these signs are more common and reoccurring than people will admit. In a…