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The Tradeoff Between Public Sector Apps Contests And Production-Quality Supported Software
Guest post by Dan Kasun, the Senior Director of Microsoft Public Sector Developer Evangelism. He blogs regularly at Techonomics and Government . This is one of my original cartoons. Apps contests, particularly in the public and civic sectors, are a double-edged sword. On the one hand, I absolutely...
22 Jun 2011
Mobile Health: AboutOne Provides On-the-go Personal Medical Information
This is a guest post by Stephanie Baum, the Philadelphia Bureau Chief for MedCityNews.com, where this article originally appeared . Reprinted with permission. A web-based organizer is helping users keep their healthcare records and data in one place to make it easier to access the information when...
4 Apr 2012
DC-based Enterprise Startup Incubator 'Acceleprise' Launches
A new startup incubator focusing on companies creating enterprise technology has launched in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. Founded by three locals - Sean Glass (who will act as managing partner), Collin Gutman, and Allen Gannett (the latter two, partners) - Acceleprise is the first...
4 Apr 2012
A 21-Year-Old Healthcare Startup Accelerator Founder From Stanford Shares Her Four Big Lessons Learned
This is a guest post by Deanna Logorelc, a staff writer at MedCity News, where this article first appeared . Reprinted with permission. Last summer, when regenerative medicine company Stem Cell Theranostics went through the StartX accelerator program at Stanford University along with one other biotech...
15 Aug 2012
Thought-Provoking And Short Thoughts At The "140 EDU" Conference In New York
Guest post by Andrea Genevieve Michnik, founder of BrandKit, a personal branding and career consulting agency for young professionals in Austin, TX. You can follow her on Twitter at @AndreaGenevieve . In my opinion, education in America right now looks a lot like the housing market did in 2009 --...
12 Sep 2011
Four Lessons Public Affairs Professionals Can Learn From Real Estate Mogul And Entrepreneur Donald J. Trump
Donald Trump is a master of public branding and marketing for himself and his eponymous business interests. While government doesn't usually consider itself in the business of "marketing" itself, in reality, the Open Government movement is to some degree about publicizing data and information in order...
20 Jun 2011
Steve Case Tells America How To "Control Alt Compete" At Microsoft-Hosted Entrepreneurship Event
Creating jobs, improving the economy through innovation, and increasing America's global competitiveness are incredibly important right now, and a lot of the improvement in these areas will come from small "startup" businesses in major metro areas around the country. In that vein, the Startup America...
6 Mar 2012
Random Hacks Of Kindness 6 Creates Solutions For Humanity's Challenges
This is a guest post by Patrick Svenburg, a director of public sector development and platform evangelism at Microsoft. Random Hacks of Kindness, or RHoK, is a joint Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, HP, NASA, and World Bank initiative that teams subject-matter experts on global challenges with technical...
31 May 2012
Publicyte Inteviews Former Venture Capitalist And Current iPad DJ Rana June Sobhany
Rana June Sobhany, better known as DJ Rana June to some, took a break from her tour to play the Publicyte launch event in Washington, DC recently. Widely recognized as one of the most innovative people working at the intersection of technology, music, and art , she continually inspires people in both...
29 Jun 2011
The “1776″ initiative launches in Washington, DC to convene and accelerate startups in the nation’s capital
Washington, DC’s startup community will have a new epicenter with the launch of 1776, a major multi-faceted initiative focused on helping entrepreneurs solve the country’s biggest problems. Located just blocks from the White House, 1776 will convene and accelerate startups by connecting them...
5 Feb 2013
Chicago-Based CrowdSpring Powers Free Creative Work For Nonprofits
Even when a successful nonprofit takes in a lot of money, much of it is earmarked for carrying out their main mission. Things like advertising, design work, and other activities, while valuable, are expendable if funds are limited. Now, a creative services company is helping them, pro bono. Crowdspring...
18 Apr 2012
Citizen 2.0: Startup HeroJobs Connects Veteran Skills With Civilian Workforce
During periods of high employment, particularly with the U.S. economy in a general slump, it's more important than ever to connect people who need jobs with those they might be qualified for. But there are lots of websites like Monster.com which have countless jobs descriptions, not to mention job postings...
16 Feb 2012
A Microsoft approach to thinking about lean government
In entrepreneurship, the idea of a "lean startup" has caught on like a firestorm. Inspired by Eric Ries' book of the same name, lessons about doing more with less and launching "minimum viable products" are being consumed by founders in Silicon Valley and around the world. Now these lean principles...
17 Apr 2013
Startup Weekend Gov Features U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park And Data Entrepreneurs
This is a guest post by Ashish Jaiman, a platform and development evangelist with Microsoft Public Sector based in the Washington, DC area. See photos from this event on Ashish's Skydrive . Last weekend , Microsoft hosted Startup Weekend Gov in our Chevy Chase, MD offices, featuring speakers like...
29 Jun 2012
Startup Weekend EDU Convenes Education Geeks For 54 Hour Hackathon
This is a guest post by Ashish Jaiman, a developer evangelist for Microsoft based in the Washington, DC region. See photos from the event on Ashish's Skydrive . Startup Weekend EDU is a 54-hour startup incubator event focusing on innovative solutions for education challenges. It was held June 1-3...
15 Jun 2012
Therapydia, An Emerging Social Network For Physical Therapists, Raises $5 Million In Venture Funding
This is a guest post by Deanna Pogorelc, a Cleveland, OH-based staff writer for MedCity News, where this article originally appeared . Reprinted with permission. Healthcare social media has a new player in a two-year-old startup that’s just raised $5 million in venture capital and launched an...
31 Jul 2012
Microsoft's Geek 2 Chic charity fashion show with Bloomingdale's coming to San Francisco on May 15th!
Today I am pleased to announce that the charity fashion show series Geek 2 Chic that I produce for Microsoft in partnership with Bloomingdale's is coming to San Francisco. Geek 2 Chic: SF will take place from 6-9pm on Wednesday, May 15, on the second level of Bloomingdale's Westfield San Francisco Centre...
29 Apr 2013
Should Digital Health Entrepreneurs Focus On B2B Or B2C Business Models?
This is a guest post by Stephanie Baum, the Philadelphia bureau chief for MedCityNews.com, where this article first appeared. Reprinted with permission. Before digital health entrepreneurs start a company, they have to decide two important things: who will use their product, device, or app and who...
13 Jun 2012
Infographic: Matching Military Veterans With Tech Jobs
All the way up to the White House , Americans are concerned about employing currently unemployed and underemployed veterans, whose rate of unemployment is higher than average. Microsoft and other like-minded companies are stepping up their efforts in this area. Now, Payscale.com has created a very...
21 Feb 2012
High-Tech Republican Consulting Firm CrowdVerb Mobilizes Conservative Voters
Three alums from Microsoft - Cyrus Krohn, Todd Herman and Sally Poliak (the first two veterans of running tech for the Republican National Committee) - recently launched Bellevue, WA-based CrowdVerb , a right-leaning political consulting firm specializing in data analysis and identifying and mobilizing...
21 Feb 2012
Online Education Startup Minerva Launches Non-profit to Reimagine 21st-Century Research Universities
The Minerva Project , an education startup self-described as "the first elite American university launched in a century," has $25 million in venture funding and advisors including former Harvard president Larry Summers. From their website: Minerva is assembling an exceptional team dedicated...
17 Jan 2013
Where are all the tech people on Washington Life magazine's Young and the Guest List?
Mayor Vincent Gray was there. So was Rep. Darrell Issa. And entrepreneur and investor Steve Case. No, not some event in Washington, DC, but rather the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas this past week, talking about all things DC and startup. There’s a lot of talk about a new...
13 Mar 2013
Research Commercialization: Temple University Opens Early Stage Biotech Incubator
Guest post by Stephanie Baum, the Philadelphia Bureau Chief for MedCityNews.com, where this article originally appeared . Reprinted with permission. A university is offering early stage companies from its academic community office space in an incubator as the institution doubles its technology transfer...
16 Mar 2012
Meet Five Hot New College Startups From Maryland
Most people still approach their time spent in college in a traditional way: Try to get into the best one you can, take what you think are useful classes and get good grades, and when you get close to graduation look for a "good job." But some of the most famous people we know -- Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg...
27 Mar 2012
A Preview Of Three Telemedicine Pilots From Childrens Hospital Boston
This is a guest post by Arundhati Parmar, Minnesota Bureau Chief for MedCity News, where this article originally appeared. Reprinted with permission. Cheap communications technologies have brought more muscle to the field of telemedicine , and organizations are looking to leverage these tools in innovative...
20 Jul 2012
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