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From Office Yoga to Jetsetter Vacations, Discover How These Startup Founders Find Time to Relax

By | Aug 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm

To many of us startup founders, the idea of much-needed R&R seems like an obscure concept, like wandering up to space to check out the scenery. I mean, we don’t all have private rockets like Richard Branson. However, as the ageless founder of superbrand…

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DC

9 Ways to Support Diversity in DC Tech

By | Jun 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Last night, a few hundred people filled MLK Library for DCTech Meetup’s Women in Tech edition. After pitches from six women-led startups in the DC region, an all-female panel of local women in tech discussed the ways through which we can impact the membership…

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No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets: How Saying No Allows You to Say Yes

By | Apr 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Editor’s note: This post was originally published by John O’Leary on the Rising Above blog. As leaders, we are challenged each day to say “yes” to ever-increasing responsibilities. We’re charged to say “yes” to increasing sales with less time and fewer …

Coworking spaces

Startup Jackpot: Not Your Typical Pitch Competition

By | Apr 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

This past weekend, a room full of people became investors at Startup Jackpot, a startup event raising seed money for other startups. Fifteen local DC startups went head to head for a cold hard cash prize of $10,000 at Canvas, a quirky coworking space…

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Weekend Inspiration: An Entrepreneur by Choice, Not Necessity

By | Sep 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

This week, as I complained about apartment hunting in San Francisco for the hundredth time, a friend reminded me that I’m lucky. I have a choice about where to live, even if it’s in a city that’s ridiculously expensive and Olympicly competitive. The same…

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Bangalore

Weekend Inspiration: A Connected World

By | Aug 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Shilo Shiv Suleman’s drawings, depicting the colorful people, scenes, and rituals of India, used to stay confined to the pages of her journal. But after starting a blog, she saw her art makes its way through the web, in front of a TED audience,…

Weekend Inspiration

Kuala Lumpur

Weekend Inspiration: FashionValet Promotes Small Designers in Malaysia

By | Jul 8, 2012 at 10:00 am

For some fashion designers in Malaysia, their designs never leave their hometown – and their only customers are the ones who happen to pass by their roadside shop. For those who do sell online, the experience isn’t much better. The traditional way of selling…