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Why Richmond Virginia Is Attracting Startups to Local Accelerators

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 7:15 am

A lot of people characterize Richmond as a big city with a small town feel. That statement could not be more true of the startup community in Richmond. Richmond is home to a lot of disruptive, innovative, and successful high growth startups. Many of…


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Bitcoin Trading Company bcause Closes Series A Led by SBI Holdings

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been the talk of the financial world for a few years now. While big banks and notable minds have condemned the revolutionary digital currency has a bad idea, more and more industries are adopting it into their platforms. And…

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Meet the DC and Southern Virginia Startup of the Year Semi-Finalists

By | Oct 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

From the start of the 2015, has been on a journey to find the very best startups across the globe. From Washington DC to Las Vegas and everything in between, we’ve identified more than 50 startups deserving of the title Startup of the…



Savvy Apps is Not Your Typical Developer Shop

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

Walking through your typical tech startup you’re often met with a few common sightings: generic coffee machines everywhere, a lack of suits and ties, the occasional kegerator or bar, and a plethora of Apple products. For Reston, Virginia based Savvy Apps, they are going…

Startups & Apps


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….



Arlington, VA-Based Snagajob Raises $100M to Fund Future Acquisitions

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 7:30 am

Today, Arlington, VA-based Snagajob is announcing a successful funding round of $100 million. The round is led by New York-based Rho Acceleration, a division of Rho Capital Partners, and is joined by Washington, DC-based NewSpring Capital and the New York-based Invus Group. According to Snagajob’s official…



5 Ways to Overcome Working Remotely

By | Jan 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Regardless of company size or industry, working remotely is becoming a common benefit, but in some situations it can also be a hindrance. Regardless of all the amazing benefits, such as not having to go out and scrape ice off your car in 13…


Northern Virginia

New Cybersecurity Fund Announced for MACH37

By | Dec 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

In the quest to be the cybersecurity capital of the world, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced a new source of funding as a result of a public-private partnership. With a goal of creating new jobs and increasing revenue, the fund is to be…

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24 VC Firms in Northern Virginia You Should Know About

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

While it’s true that some of the best sources of venture capital can be found in Northern California, venture funding is increasingly developing in other parts of the country, with some surprising cities chasing at the heels on the amount of available funds in…



Time is On Our Side With Automated Vehicles

By | Dec 4, 2014 at 2:46 pm

A man climbs into the cab of a tractor trailer, hauling himself into the massive driver’s seat and shutting the door behind him as if settling into a captain’s chair. The steering wheel is massive, evoking the wheel of a mighty sailing ship even…



How Wearable Tech Will Transform Walkability of Our Cities

By | Nov 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Apple’s announcement in September regarding the 2015 launch of the Apple Watch has some pundits wondering if the tech giant can do for wearable tech what it did for the MP3 player and smartphone: create a must-have consumer device out of a fledgling, yet…



6 Ways to Become Your Own City Planner

By | Oct 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm

The trend is that governments are not only opening up data, but also their urban planning and budgeting processes. Public participation is taking on a whole new look. Local civic advocates are stepping up as collaborators who are well-versed in details once reserved for…


Going Big with the Gig: TechPad and Blacksburg Get Gigabit Internet

By | Sep 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

TechPad, a coworking space located across from Virginia Tech in downtown Blacksburg, Virginia, has officially flipped the on switch on their new gigabit Internet connection. TechPad crowdfunded the gigabit Internet, using a group funding platform called Crowdtilt, by successfully raising $92,400 from 181 contributors….


Chasing Silicon Valley: Is DC Doing It Wrong?

By | Feb 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Lots of entrepreneurs in DC – including the team at Tech Cocktail – are skipping happy hours and giving up time we’d otherwise spend sleeping to pursue our dreams and help build Washington’s startup ecosystem. But are we doing it wrong? According to a…



Remedy Health Media Acquires Health Information Startup, HealthCentral

By | Nov 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Early this morning, it was officially announced that Remedy Health Media, a New York-based health information company, acquired Arlington, Virginia-based startup HealthCentral, an online service that offers information, tools, and community access to both patients and caregivers alike. Terms of the deal were not…



Resources for Entrepreneurs and Startups in DC at

By | Sep 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Living the startup life can be exhilarating , yet exhausting, as entrepreneurs are often faced with more items on their “To-Do List” than hours in the day. Just finding trusted resources and making the connections you need can be a full-time job. is…



Venga Voted Hottest Early-Stage DC Startup

By | Jun 19, 2011 at 7:39 pm

When you think of tech startups in DC, you probably think of LivingSocial as they are one of the fastest growing startups in the country. But we wanted to see who our readers thought the hottest early-stage, up-and-coming startup in the DC region might…