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Drones

DC

U.S. Small Drone Registry is Back

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

It’s not all that uncommon that provisions get added into more important legislation, or a rider, and this week President Trump signed National Defense Authorization Act that included new guidance for small drone hobbyists. That new guidance? It’s actually more of a revival as…

Tips & How To’s

NYC

8 Sales Hacks to Use When Attracting Government Clients

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

Selling to local, state, or federal governments can be a long, arduous process. Municipal and statewide statutes mean there is strict regulation on public sector funds. State and local agencies each have their distinct purchasing guidelines and practices, making a pre-planned, one-size-fits-all strategy challenging…

Accelerator

Boston

Techstars Joins U.S. Air Force to Launch Autonomous Tech Accelerator

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

With more government agencies taking an interest in the private sector and its innovations, Techstars is excited to announce our second defense-focused accelerator and our second accelerator in Boston – Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force. Techstars is the worldwide network…

Healthy Entrepreneur

DC

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…

Drones

Drone Regulations Are Continuing to Fall Into Place

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 11:30 am

Drones are one of the most easily recognizable tech advancements. While VR, AR, and every single type of AI out there are all software, drones can be seen zooming around scaring the squirrels in your local parks. And since they’re interacting with the physical…

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Space

DC

NASA Hiring Planetary Protection Officer To Defend Earth From Aliens

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 6:51 pm

Yes, you read that correctly. If you’re like me you may have instantly thought of the popular movie, Men In Black. But this is not a movie, this is a real job. NASA currently has job opening for a “planetary protection officer” responsible for ensuring alien…

Entrepreneur

DC

What Is Startup Day & Why Should You Care?

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Everyday is a “startup day” for me and millions of other entrepreneurs starting and running their own businesses. But today is officially Startup Day, the day when government officials pop out of their summer slumber to show their support for the new economy set…

Security

5 Cybersecurity Trends to Be Aware of in 2017

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

Haven’t you heard enough about cybersecurity? With Black Hat finishing up and cyber attacks making headline news, you’re probably more familiar with the latest ransomware attack than you are with your grandmother’s surprise birthday party coming up. However, hackers are learning faster than you…

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…

Games

This Company Turned Fake News Into an Arcade Game

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

The term “fake news” has become all too familiar in the last year. Whether it’s social media users pointing out that the article you shared was from a satirical website or the president talking about CNN, fake news has become a staple of our…

Drones

Arlington

This Drone is Helping Golf Courses Stay Green

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 11:30 am

In just a few short years, the advancement in drone technology has made it possible for everyone from a young child to commercial business to use its core capabilities. James Peverill, CEO GreenSight Agronomics, used to build drones for the military and now uses…

Space

Boston

MIT’S New Laser Technique Will Help Predict Space Junk Collisions

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office is dedicated to addressing the millions of pieces of man-made space junk known as orbital debris, whirling around the near-Earth space at an ungodly 17,500 miles per hour. Anything from tiny chips from a rocket to a non-functioning satellite…

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…

Drones

DC

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…

Startups & Apps

5 Ways That Startups Can Outdo Their Competition

By | May 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Competitive analysis is an essential element of a business plan, but unfortunately, many startups aren’t ready to accept this fact. The result is in front of us — 90 percent of them fail within the first 18 months. As a business owner, it’s your job to…

Facebook

Facebook Town Hall Feature Is Civic Engagement for the Internet Age

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 3:45 pm

Facebook just added a new politics-oriented feature: “Town Hall.” It’s a fun and simple way to learn more about your local government and connect with your representatives. Check out how it works and what it means below. How Facebook Town Hall Works Just go right…

Funding

Portland, Maine

Report: Maine SBDC Clients Secured $47.1M in 2016

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Business owners who sought assistance from the Maine Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) raised $47.1 million in capital during 2016, more than any other year in the program’s 40-year history, according to the Maine SBDC’s recently released annual report. Maine SBDC surveyed 1,583 of their clients…