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Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Comes to D.C.

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 11:12 pm

We’re proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. We’ve talked about the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour for the past couple of weeks. The tour is visiting…


3 Successful Businesses Built by Military Veteran Entrepreneurs

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 8:18 am

Bravery in the face of opposition, stalwart leadership, and unyielding ingenuity. These traits sound like the definitions of a Medal of Honor recipient, but have proven to be invaluable secrets to success in the economic realm. The United States in particular has a lion’s…


Aspen Institute Announces New Class of Entrepreneurial Fellows

By | Mar 18, 2016 at 11:34 am

Strong leadership is a necessity for any successful business, venture, organization, country, you name it. One thing good leaders do is create other good leaders, and the cycle continues. But even the strongest leaders, as unflappable as they may seem, have some room for…



Startups to Smart Grid: Austin’s Cleantech Economy

By | Jun 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

Long known as the dot of blue in a red state; Austin, Texas has always been a little more “down to earth”. With an economy with deep technology roots dating back to Dell’s early days and the semi-conductor boom in the 1990s, following the…



Ground Transportation Aggregator RideScout Premieres New App for SXSW

By | Mar 9, 2015 at 4:07 pm

RideScout, the real-time ground transportation aggregation service, announced today that it has released a new version of its mobile application. Launched in time for this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX, the company has partnered with the city’s Capital Metro transit…



1776’s Challenge Cup 2015 Competition Kicks Off in DC

By | Oct 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Today, DC-based startup accelerator/incubator 1776 officially kicks off its Challenge Cup 2015 global competition. Forty startups are slated to compete at tonight’s pitch competition; each of which will represent one of four categories: health, education, cities, and energy. Tonight’s Challenge Cup DC competition will be the first of…



Today: RideScout’s Virtual Town Hall on Growing, Selling a Startup

By | Sep 12, 2014 at 10:30 am

From launching its service in DC last November, to getting acquired by car2go earlier this month, RideScout has done tremendously well for itself in a fairly short time frame. The company announced yesterday that it plans to hold a virtual town hall today, which…

Internet of Things

The Top 10 Stories of the Week: Maine’s Hottest Startups, Startupland Documentary’s Global Launch, Highest-Paid CEOs in Tech

By | Jun 15, 2014 at 8:58 am

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…



RideScout Expands to a Whopping 69 Cities across North America

By | Jun 9, 2014 at 9:09 am

We’ve had our eye on DC-based RideScout for a while now. Back in November, the company launched its app for iOS and Android, aggregating all your ground transportation options in real time. Just last month, they expanded the service to Chicago – the company’s fifth city since the launch. And, this…



DC-Based Ground Transportation Aggregator RideScout Expands to Chicago, Plans for NYC

By | May 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

DC-based RideScout announced today that the company will be expanidng its service to the Chicago metro area. This is the fifth major city since RideScout was launched in November of last year, with the San Francisco and Boston regions having been its most recent expansions….

Challenge Cup


Who Is The Challenge Cup’s Hottest Smart Cities Startup?

By | May 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

This Friday is the kickoff of the Challenge Festival in DC, the culmination of a huge global startup competition organized by startup hub 1776. Startups from 16 cities around the world will be competing in the categories of education, energy, health, and smart cities. Two winners from…



Is RideScout Necessary for Developing Smart Cities?

By | Feb 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm

RideScout has had a really good week. The DC-based startup, which aims to make ground transportation smarter and easier for people, offers a free mobile application that aggregates real-time data on all the available public, private, and social modes of ground transportation for users, giving…

Startups & Apps


RideScout’s Latest Update Aims to Reduce Capital Bikeshare Dock Blocking

By | Dec 31, 2013 at 9:39 am

Going on a date with someone from Tinder is already a pretty miserable experience. Getting dock-blocked at the end of the night certainly doesn’t help. Last Monday, DC-based RideScout got some major updates to their iPhone app, as it improved the functionality of some of its…



RideScout Launches in DC to Revolutionize Transportation

By | Nov 23, 2013 at 10:00 am

Remember that time I covered some really cool startups at 1776’s Challenge Cup DC Regional Competition? Do you also happen to remember how four amazing startups won that competition? RideScout – the winner in the “Smart Cities” category – officially launched their app at a pretty pimpin’ (is this, like,…

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Meet the Challenge Cup DC Regional Competition Winners!

By | Oct 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm

After two long days of workshops, roundtable discussions, and speaker sessions, the 35 startups selected to compete in 1776’s Challenge Cup DC Regional Competition took to the stage and presented their one-minute pitches to an audience and panel of judges at 1776. The competition was…