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Collaboration Versus Competition, When Building a Startup Ecosystem [VIDEO]

By | Oct 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm

There is no question that creating a city where collisions happen is imperative for a sustainable ecosystem. However, it requires time and strong will to build cities that encourages collaborations. Dylan Jorgensen led the conversation during Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference about the hurdles that must be overcome…

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Zaarly’s Eric Koester and Startup America’s Scott Case Create Main Street Genome

By | Dec 10, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Former Zaarly CEO Eric Koester has teamed up with former Startup America CEO Scott Case to create Main Street Genome, according to AngelList. We don’t know many details of this new venture, yet, but the AngelList profile states that Main Street Genome will be:…


9 of the Most Successful Young Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm

When people think of successful young entrepreneurs, we have a tendency to think of Mark Zuckerberg. I mean, sure, it’s easy to see why – he founded one of the most influential websites of our generation (arguably, THE most influential of all time). Or,…


Startup America Winds Down. Rolled Into UP Global With Startup Weekend

By | May 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

After two and half years of helping to foster entrepreneurship, the Startup America Partnership has announced they will be rolled into Startup Weekend, which is backed by the Kauffman Foundation. The two brands will live under the new brand, Up Global which according to…



Startup America’s Steve Case on Crowdfunding and Immigration [VIDEO]

By | Mar 10, 2013 at 11:05 pm

You can change things from the top down or the bottom up. Or, if you’re AOL cofounder Steve Case, you can do both. In the top-down realm, Case is a member of the president’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He rallied for the JOBS Act,…



1776 DC Tech Startup Campus and Hub Aims To Tackle Big Problems

By | Jan 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Since the Washington, D.C. region is so spread out with Maryland, Virginia and The District making up the unique area, finding a central hub for tech startups has been something the region has struggled with. Last year The Fort, a startup accelerator and work…


Texas Startup Scene on Display at Startup America Event

By | Dec 14, 2012 at 11:00 am

At Startup America’s annual meeting last Friday, the Texas startup scene was on display with a pitch competition and announcements from Startup Texas. Heyride, a carpooling startup from Austin, took home the prize. Startup America, which has affiliate organizations in 30 states, chooses a…



Starting Up in the Government’s Backyard

By | Nov 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

Washington, DC, is a city divided, in more ways than one. There’s Washington, seat of the government, in all of its partisan, bureaucratic glory. And then there’s DC or the District, a haven for great food, culture, and also tech startups. Inevitably the two…



Pitch Across Maryland Tours The State Celebrating Entrepreneurship

By | Sep 28, 2012 at 9:00 am

For the last two and a half weeks, Startup Maryland, a regional leadership team affiliated with the Startup America Partnership, has been on a bus touring the state showcasing entrepeneurship in an effort called Pitch Across Maryland. The tour stretched across the state with…



Google for Entrepreneurs: A New Online Resource for Startups

By | Sep 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Over a hundred people came to the DC Google office last night to hear more about Google’s current efforts to support and foster entrepreneurial communities around the world and in local regions. The event highlighted the new Google for Entrepreneurs resource, which includes acceleration and training…



Scott Case of Startup America: It’s Time for the Startup Economy

By | Sep 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

We’re at an unprecedented time in America’s history, says Scott Case, the CEO of Startup America. Back when he was the CTO of Priceline, startups basically had to figure things out for themselves. But not so anymore. Not only are there tons of startups,…



Startup DC Pitch to Win Competition

By | Aug 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

The DC regional startupland is producing startups that are all about changing the world. Everybody is hearing about LivingSocial, OPower, and HelloWallet, but what about all the other great startups that are ready for their moment to shine? If you enter the Startup DC…

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Scott Case On Sex, Gambling, Luck, and Growing Your Network

By | Jul 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Sex. Gambling. Luck. These are 3 things you wouldn’t associate with growing your startup and building your network. But Scott Case, the founding CTO of Priceline and currently the CEO of Startup America, might convince you otherwise. Watch the full session by Scott Case….


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MEGA Startup Weekend 2012 Highlights – Day 1

By | Apr 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Go MEGA or go home. This weekend in the Microsoft offices of Mountain View, CA, the good folks at Startup Weekend are hosting Mega Startup Weekend, a 54-hour event bringing together teams of hungry developers and designers in hopes of building the next big web or mobile…



Zombie Race Creators Win Cupid’s Cup Competition, Startup Maryland Launches

By | Apr 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

FINALLY – Zombie apocalypse training is gaining the recognition that it deserves.  At least that was the consensus amongst the most recent Cupid’s Cup business competition, held by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Reed Street…


President Obama Signs JOBS Act, Allowing Crowdfunding

By | Apr 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Today, President Obama signed the JOBS Act and opened up a new avenue of funding for entrepreneurs: crowdfunding. At a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, he reiterated his faith in American entrepreneurs to help our economy recover: “I’ve never been more confident…


Obama to Sign Crowdfunding Act on Thursday; What Startups Need to Know

By | Apr 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

President Obama is expected to sign the JOBS Act on Thursday, which will allow startups to begin crowdfunding up to $1 million per year from non-accredited investors. “Access to capital is not as broadly dispersed around the nation as it should be,” said Startup…