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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…



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…



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…



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…



Zvi Band of Contactually Shares How To Increase Your Luck Surface Area

By | Jul 30, 2012 at 8:00 am

Is it better to be lucky than to be good? When you run a business, you definitely need some luck; hard work and dedication can increase it. Zvi Band, Founder and CEO of Contactually, believes that you need to increase your luck surface area…



Seva Call Launches in DC Today

By | Jun 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Seva Call, which connects you to local businesses over the phone, launched publicly in the DC area today. Washingtonians can now log onto Seva Call and submit a request for an accountant, real estate agent, computer repairmen, mover, or other professional. Based on ratings,…



Timothy Chi of WeddingWire Shares Four Startup Success Factors

By | May 22, 2012 at 7:05 am

Timothy Chi, whom I recently had a conversation with, came up with the idea for WeddingWire while encountering pain points during the planning of his wedding. He took action on the simple idea of creating a resource for wedding planning and turned it into…