Startups & Apps

New App WeCanResist.It Turns Trump Tweets Into Donations

By | May 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

It has been an interesting year in the political world, and no social media platform has seen more of a direct impact than Twitter. Sure, President Obama made great strides in using the platform, but President Trump uses it as his almost daily outlet…

Drones

Drone Hobbyists May No Longer Need to Register With FAA

By | May 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

On Friday, May 19, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a law put in place in 2015 that required both hobbyist and commercial drone pilots to register drones with the FAA. The D.C. court posits that the Registration…

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Interviews

How Learning From Mistakes Can Help Build Relationships

By | May 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Some of the biggest personal growth comes from learning from failures and mistakes. We talked with Carrie Rich, the co-founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund, an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University School of Nursing and the author of Sustainability for Healthcare…

Space

Meet NASA’s iTech Top 25 Startup Semifinalists

By | May 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The NASA iTech competition pits tech innovators from all around the country against each other in order to determine which 25 finalists have the ideas that hold “the most potential impact on future space exploration and support development of the most promising solutions.” The Innovation…

Funding

Edtech Company EVERFI Raised $190 Million Led by Bono’s The Rise Fund and TPG Growth

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Edtech company EVERFI, the leading provider of subscription-based digital learning to K-12 schools, universities, corporations, sports leagues, and non-profits, announced they have raised $190 million to advance their vision for education innovation. The Rise Fund and TPG Growth invested $150 million, with Main Street Advisors and…

Startups & Apps

10 New DC Cohorts from Social Good Incubator SEED SPOT

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Since its inception, SEED SPOT has supported 288 ventures, 49 percent of which were founded by women and 45 percent of which were founded by minority entrepreneurs. SEED SPOT works to support entrepreneurs of diverse industries that are effecting change through their products, services,…

Inspiration

Jean Case, CEO of Case Foundation, on the 5 Keys to Being Fearless

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 2:20 pm

How did Jean Case’s talk on Being Fearless open at the Rise of the Rest Summit today? With a bit of a head scratcher. “What if taking risks were the status quo?” In her talk, Jean walked through five values and goals that are most…

Startups & Apps

Seed Spot, Booz Allen Launch DC Social Impact Incubator

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Entrepreneurs have quite a few options when it comes to transforming the idea on the back of a napkin into a full fledged company. Unfortunately for those seeking to create a positive social impact, the options are notably less plentiful. In Washington DC however, SEED SPOT…

Product Launch

Creator of DrinkMate Launches KickStarter To Make Your Guitar Smart

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Coming off the curtails of CES, there is a clear indicator that 2017 will be the year of refinement in the technology world. Shaun Masavage, the CEO of Edge Tech Labs, a previous Startup of the Year contender, has decided this is the best path forward as…

Gaming

Shaquille O’Neal Announces eSports Gaming Marathon at the White House

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The world of eSports has taken the world by storm in recent years. With everything from official leagues to Olympic consideration, professional gamers are finally carving out their niche in the world of sports and entertainment. And while gaming is still a far cry…

Startups & Apps

Get HUNGRY With the Freshest Meal Delivery App in the DC Area

By | Nov 21, 2016 at 11:20 am

Food is a popular startup niche: Travel site Skift recently picked the topic for their new vertical, while Buzzfeed’s Tasty videos are their most popular and enduring accomplishment. TIME even has an entire site dedicated to breakfast. And a big part of food startups…

Opinion/Analysis

The 2016 Election Relied on Tech More Than Ever. Which Is Bad.

By | Nov 8, 2016 at 10:30 am

“As long as it’s on Facebook…people start believing it. It creates this dust cloud of nonsense.” That’s none other than sitting U.S. president Barack Obama, speaking in Ann Arbor just yesterday. When even the president is complaining about the negative impact of social media, you…

Politics/Government

The U.S. Government Wants to Supercharge A.I. Research and Development

By | Oct 13, 2016 at 5:50 pm

The U.S. government is taking a stronger look at AI research and development, according to a new report they just released. The report calls for additional support on “high-risk, high-reward AI research and its application,” alongside the need to “prioritize open training data and open data…

Books

Steve Case Wants to Collaborate With You on His Best Selling Book

By | Oct 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm

This year, AOL founder and CEO Steve Case wrote his best selling book The Third Wave. The paperback version of the book is coming out soon, and Steve Case wants to “collaborate with you” to make some revisions. In case The Third Wave is…

Funding

Social Tables Raises $13M To Create Next Generation of Event Planning Software

By | Oct 4, 2016 at 10:12 am

Today Washington, D.C. based Social Tables has announced the successful close of a $13 million series B round. The round is led by Maryland based QuestMark Partners, and has continued participation by Bessemer Venture Partners, Thayer Capital, Fortify Ventures, and Middleland Capital. In a…

Robots

This Is the Robot Helping Kids Learn in School

By | Sep 30, 2016 at 10:55 am

Robots have taken over the tech industry. From devices that clean your house to programs that plan your day, there is a robot for everything nowadays. And while you might think they’re primarily made to make your life easier, they can also address the…

Reports & Rankings

These Are DC’s Top Startup Founders Over 40

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Being an entrepreneur is often thankless, stressful, and certainly not a competition amongst one’s peers. Here at Tech.co, we celebrate and shine spotlights on those who take big risks to create something new and follow their dreams. As such, we reached out to the…