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Jonathon Perrelli Tells All About Fortify’s Closing of The Fort

By | Jan 28, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Following the fall 2011 pitch competition, Distilled Intelligence 1.0 (DI 1.0), Fortify Ventures conceived of an idea to open a tech startup accelerator, The Fort, in Washington, D.C. The doors to The Fort were officially opened in January 2012 and they welcomed an inaugural…



When to Change Course: DC’s Venga Launches New Product

By | Mar 21, 2012 at 10:30 am

Venga spent 8 months “gold plating” their first product: an app for browsing nearby restaurant specials and events. It had the catchy feature names (like A List and Rutbuster), the exclusive deals, even a prize involving a Top Chef – and was available on…

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The Fort Unveils Its First Class In DC – And We Got A Tour

By | Mar 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm

The Fort, a DC-based startup accelerator that launched earlier this year, is quickly becoming a center point in the DC area. With its office space granted by DC Mayor Vincent Gray, the Fort currently houses thirteen early-stage startups as it looks to offer a hybrid…



New DC Startup Accelerator The Fort Launches

By | Jan 13, 2012 at 10:00 am

A new tech accelerator is coming to town:, a venture fund from Virginia, will begin accelerating some of its portfolio companies at The Fort in DC. The Fort’s launch is supported by a grant of $100,000 from DC mayor Vincent Gray. Initial startups…