Opinion/Analysis

Joel Trammell of Khorus: Leadership and Management Are Separate Things

By | May 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Leadership roles can take a toll on an individual. And if you are the person tasked with running a new startup, you could be thrust into a number of uncomfortable situations that you are in no way prepared to deal with. From employee management…

Startups & Apps

10 Hot Startups from the White House Demo Day

By | Aug 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Yesterday marked a major milestone for America: President Obama hosted the first ever White House Demo Day in Washington DC. The event was created to bring startups, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, advisors, and major influencers from across US tech ecosystems together to celebrate the current state of…

Ecosystems

Steve Case Celebrates US Entrepreneurs Alongside the White House

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

There’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in America. After all, high growth companies now have the ability to start and scale just about anywhere thanks to the myriad technological advancements that lower the barriers to entry. Revolution’s Rise of the Rest…

Social Good

Waveborn Sunglasses Signs Troy Aikman as Official Spokesperson

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

A DC based socially conscious sunglasses company just signed one of the most successful NFL quarterbacks of all time as their official spokesperson. Waveborn Sunglasses just announced a four-year deal with Troy Aikman that will bring him on as their official ambassador and spokesperson. “Signing…

Breaking News

Is EdTech Giant Blackboard Up for Sale?

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

According to a report from Reuters, the DC based, edtech company could be yours for a cool $3 billion. Blackboard’s stakeholders are looking to sell. Their majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has recently hired Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp to…

Entrepreneur

After a Cofounder Gets Shot, Kitchology Finds New Life

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm

After one of its founders got in an unfortunate gun violence incidence, Kitchology, a startup focusing on merging food and technology, is looking to take the tech world by storm. Founded by Iris Sherman and Alain Briancon, the company spent some time with us…

Product Launch

Growing KlowdTV Extends Viewing Options for Cord Cutters

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

When Hulu and Netflix launched, few could predict the widespread impact that would result from their service. As a result of streaming media, cord cutters have detached themselves from costly cable companies who force them into paying for channels and networks they never intend…

Breaking News

SocialRadar Cofounder Kevin Alansky Leaves to Join CircleBack

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 11:01 am

CircleBack, a Vienna, VA-based company aimed at keeping user contacts up-to-date using artificial intelligence and machine learning, announced this morning that it has brought on Kevin Alansky as its Chief Marketing Officer. The news comes as a surprise, as Alansky is also the cofounder…

Acquisition

Homemade Acquires CookNook to Bring Home-Cooked Food to More Cities

By | Apr 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

The sharing economy is my most favorite recent trend. I call it a “trend” but I really hope that it continues to grow and branch out in new and innovative ways. I love how technology can be leveraged to bring people together and facilitate in-person interactions…

Startups & Apps

Monthly Subscription for Air Travel? Sure, Why Not?

By | Jul 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It seems like every week I’m hearing about another business taking on the Netflix style monthly subscription model. It’s being applied, successfully, to many different verticals (even tampons). Now it’s being applied to domestic air travel as well. Paulius Grigas, founder of One Go,…

Opinion/Analysis

A Response to Jonathan Aberman DC Tech Identity Question

By | Apr 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm

I recently read Jonathan Aberman’s piece in The Washington Post, “Our identity question – What exactly is ‘D.C. Tech?’”. There was no real opinion to extract from the piece, and – worse – the entire thing felt like mere clickbait. The points I agreed…

Food

Waste to Taste: Startups Repurposing Food Waste with Delicious Solutions

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

What a better way to kick off a food startup column than to start with the end in mind – the topic of food waste. It’s unanimous across organizations such as the World Resources Institute, the USDA, World Food Day, and NRDC that in…

Announcements

52 Women Programmers, Designers Recognized at DCFemTech Awards

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm

On Wednesday night I had the opportunity to  attend the second annual DCFemTech Awards. There were several hundred people in attendance, all there to celebrate women who work in the trenches of DC Tech. The DCFemTech Awards are unlike most awards in technology – even…

Trends

Use This Simple Tool to Figure Out if Your Significant Other is Cheating

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Over the weekend, Ashley Madison – the online personals and dating website targeted at married people and those in committed relationships – had the personal information of its users taken by hackers. And, if I were one of the approximately 37 million users on…

Product Launch

This Company Figured Out What Google Maps Couldn’t

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Google Maps has saved the world from long travel times. With comprehensive directions and updated traffic patterns, traversing cities and suburbs alike has never been as easy as it is today. But when it comes to finding the front door of a business, Google drops…

Product Launch

Poshpacker: Upscale Backpacking Options for Your Digital Nomadic Ways

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Whether you consider yourself an avid explorer, casual traveler, or digital nomad who’s constantly planning your next adventure in between working wherever there’s a wifi connection, this latest trend in affordable travel may be right up your alley. DC based Poshpacker.co is the world’s first hotelier…

Gear & Gadgets

DrinkMate Funded on KickStarter in Four Days

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Last month a room full of eager entrepreneurs, techies, and everyone in between heard pitches from several startups in the DC area for the Startup of The Year Competition. Among the startups was DrinkMate CEO and Founder Shaun Masavage, the creator of a smartphone…