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Social Good

DC

9 Socially Conscious Startups Making Moves in DC

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Founders, young to senior, wake up each day and try to make this world a better place through their innovation and solutions. The rise in social impact startups are gaining the attention from investors and experts who are looking for different ways to solve…

Celebration

Chicago

Celebrating 11 Years of Entrepreneurial Advice

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

On this day eleven years ago, we gathered a couple hundred startup founders, developers, creators, investors, tech enthusiasts and executives into a bar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago to host the first TECH cocktail event ever. We pulled it together with a…

Ecosystems

San Francisco

What Are The Top Tech Hubs? 25 Cities Ranked

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The mission to become the “next Silicon Valley” has become a trite endeavor as every city outside of the San Francisco bay area has attempted to spur the connectivity, capital, talent, and success potential that it has to offer. Let’s not forget, Silicon Valley…

Politics/Government

DC

Live: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate 📺

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

If you’re curious about the Russian hacking and fake news allegations coming out of Washington, D.C. lately, you might want to tune into todays’s testimony by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying before the Senate. The questioning of Sessions is said to be…

Startups & Apps

DC

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…

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Funding

DC

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…

Reports & Rankings

DC

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…

Announcements

DC

Nominate: Who Are The Most Notable Startup Founders Over 40 in DC

By | Jul 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Fortune has 40 under 40, Forbes and Inc. has 30 under 30; however, what if we told you most startup founders are over the age of 40? Not only do the latest studies support this, but the largest age group showing signs of increased…

Autonomous Vehicles

DC

Local Motors Launches Olli Self-Driving Electronic Car At New DC Facility

By | Jun 16, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Today, in National Harbor on the Maryland shore of the Potomac River just south of the Nation’s Capital city, Local Motors held a press conference to open their latest facility and launched the first self-driving car called Olli. Olli is the first autonomous vehicle…

Office Tour

DC

Huge Relocates to Huge Union Market Office [PHOTOS]

By | May 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Since planting their roots in the Washington, DC area in 2011, agency Huge has continuously expanded. For those unfamiliar with the brand, they provide user-focused design, digital strategy, and integrated marketing services. Although headquartered in Brooklyn and with offices around the world, their local…

Opinion/Analysis

DC

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…

Startups & Apps

DC

EverCharge and Schneider Electric Are Coming to a Building Near You

By | Mar 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm

At 1776, one of our tools to accelerate innovation is our Seed Fund, which allows us to invest in startups poised to scale. When we spot a shifting landscape within one of our core sectors like transportation or energy, we search for startups that…

Startups & Apps

Arlington

Energy Intelligence Wins 2nd Annual Foundry Cup

By | Mar 28, 2016 at 9:05 am

On Friday, Eastern Foundry hosted its second annual Foundry Cup. Seven finalists pitched to a panel of three judges for the grand prize of $10,000 and their name engraved on the official Foundry Cup trophy. An additional $1,000 was awarded to the Peoples’ Choice winner….

SXSW

Austin

Steve Case on the Third Wave of Entrepreneurship in America

By | Mar 25, 2016 at 12:12 pm

At this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX, I sat down with Steve Case to talk about his thoughts on innovation and entrepreneurship in America, the Rise of the Rest, and his new book The Third Wave. In our exclusive Steve Case SXSW interview (which…

Product Launch

DC

Atlas Lane Launches in DC, Upgrades Property Management

By | Mar 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

Today, Washington, DC based property management company Atlas Lane is publicly launching. Having run quietly for the past few months while testing their platform and services, the company will now support Washington, DC and parts of Maryland within the beltway. Unlike other property management…

SXSW

Austin

DC-Area Tech Companies Set to Invade SXSW

By | Mar 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Going to SXSWi 2016? Consider coming out to one of Tech.Co’s many events! In just a few days, startups and technologists from Washington, DC and Northern Virginia will embark on the annual journey to Austin, Texas. The DMV crew will be met by other…

Gear & Gadgets

DC

DrinkMate: iPhone Breathalyzer [REVIEW]

By | Mar 4, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Last year during one of Tech.co’s startup tour events I stumbled upon an entrepreneurial duo showing off a very small piece of hardware. That piece of hardware was an Android-connected breathalyzer called the DrinkMate. It was so small in fact that it may even…