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Why Tacoma’s Thriving Intellectual Workforce Is Attracting Startups

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Tacoma, Washington is a city between the booming Seattle and Portland ecosystem. But why are startups taking up residence in this city versus the nearby ones? In this interview series of #StartupsEverywhere, we talked with Lee Reeves, cofounder of Startup253, and Shadrach White, founder and CEO…

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San Francisco

Meet the Top Startups Competing at Innovate Celebrate 2017 [WEST]

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm

For anyone that loves beautiful weather, outdoor adventures, and innovative startups, the West Coast is the place to be. Not only do states like California, Colorado, Washington, and New Mexico enjoy enough sunshine to make tanning lotion a necessity, they also house some of…


San Francisco

What Are The Top Tech Hubs? 25 Cities Ranked

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The mission to become the “next Silicon Valley” has become a trite endeavor as every city outside of the San Francisco bay area has attempted to spur the connectivity, capital, talent, and success potential that it has to offer. Let’s not forget, Silicon Valley…



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…


Washington D.C.

1776 Announces 20 Startup Programs to Join UNION Network

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm

With roots in Washington D.C., the global incubator 1776 helps startups by providing connections, insights, and tools to help give companies the boost they need to drive massive scale revenue growth. Through UNION, a global digital network and platform that catalyzes innovation by uniting startup ecosystems…


The WDCEP Looks to Get DC into the Startup Spotlight

By | Aug 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm

If you’re at all involved in DC’s tech or startup ecosystems, you probably think we have a lot going on here. However, a recent ranking of the top global ecosystems shows that DC didn’t even crack the top 20. We clearly have some work…


The 2015 State of the Union Recapped In 24 Obama Quotes

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 10:29 pm

President Barack Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union address that covered a number of topics with themes based in optimism, resilience, rebuilding, bedrock values, and creating change. He started with the story about an American named Rebekah from Minnesota, noting her family’s  struggles and resilience. Here’s a quick…


WeedHire Releases Q4 Cannabis Jobs Report

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

WeedHire today released an infographic that details the job growth in the cannabis industry in the year 2014. Between states with active medical marijuana laws and states in the process of implementing those, over 148 million Americans now live in pro-medical marijuana states. And after the…


Las Vegas

The Intersection of Marijuana and Technology, Part 1

By | Dec 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm

This is part one of two of my interview with Leslie Bocskor, Chairman of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association. Leslie Bocskor splits his day-to-day three ways – he’s the Chairman of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association (NVCIA), Managing Partner at Electrum Partners, and a founder…



$100M Fund to Rewrite Operating System of Everyday Life

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Today, Bryan Johnson, the founder of Braintree, (which was sold to eBay/Paypal) has announced the launch of the OS Fund, a new $100 million fund focused on attacking big challenges – really big challenges. Johnson published a manifesto today, outlining the fund from his…



DC’s Year Up Relocates to Bring its Year-Long IT Training Program to More Young Adults

By | Apr 2, 2014 at 11:00 am

When your organization is as successful as Year Up, growth is inevitable. Since 2006, Year Up National Capital Region (NCR) has tackled what it calls “our American crisis,” expanding its student roster of low-income technology students from 20 in its first year to 240…



DC Mayor Vincent Gray Visits SXSW Festival [VIDEO]

By | Mar 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

At the SXSW Interactive festival this weekend, DC mayor Vincent Gray and some of his colleagues were on hand in Austin to learn more about the technology industry and talk about DC’s plans. One of Mayor Gray’s five-year goals is “to grow the most…



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…



A History of DCWEEK

By | Sep 21, 2012 at 9:00 am

After poking around the iStrategyLabs office and speaking with some of the people who were there when DCWEEK was just a tossed-out, pipedream of an idea, I learned about how this amazing event came to be. The original idea for DCWEEK was spawned about…



Rachna Choudhry: How We Got POPVOX into the House of Representatives

By | Sep 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm

POPVOX has come a long way since cofounder and CMO Rachna Choudhry nervously called her mother to tell her the website had launched. Now, nearly 2,000 House Democratic staffers can log onto their intranet and see the opinions of the public and advocacy groups…



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,…



Hire People to Do Home Repairs, Cleaning, and More on Outroop

By | Sep 15, 2012 at 10:00 am

Outroop, a new startup out of Washington, DC, is a marketplace for getting stuff done. The site connects people with service providers like tutors, house cleaners, and repairmen. Right now, it skews more toward manual labor, like roofing, soldering, and painting. To make sure…