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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
On the unique and disparate nature of the DC tech community
Recently, I had coffee with a long-time fixture of the Federal tech community. I’ve known this person off-and-on for a while but we’ve never done a one-on-one to get to know each other and compare notes. It was enlightening for me. As we went back and forth talking about different things...
19 Feb 2013
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
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
Photos From Startup America's Entreprelooza! Party For Washington DC Entrepreneurs
On March 6th, Startup DC (the local arm of Startup America Partnership) hosted the first ever Entreprelooza! in Washington, DC, a celebration of all things startup and entrepreneurial. Besides being a 35,000 square foot festival for about 400 people (which stands out enough in DC), its diversity was...
13 Mar 2012
Inside The Beltway: Facebook Is To Politico As Twitter Is To National Journal
Guest post by Jeff Mascott, the Managing Partner of Adfero Group , a Washington, DC-based public relations firm. He also teaches at Georgetown University. You can follow him on Twitter at @jmascott . A version of this post originally appeared at K Street Cafe . There are an almost overwhelming number...
21 Jun 2011
Across the Threshold: Evolution of the White House "We the People" Open Government Platform
Today is inauguration day in Washington, the day when Barack Obama is sworn in as President of the United States for another four years. In 2009, when this happened for the first time, the outgoing George W. Bush administration staffers were in many cases replaced by people with social media savvy, and...
21 Jan 2013
Microsoft highlights its corporate citizenship and positive role in the economy in a pair of Washington, DC events
Two events held last week in the Washington, DC region highlighted Microsoft’s strong track record with empowering youth and strengthening the economy. YouthSpark Connection Breakfast At Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center on K St. in downtown DC, YouthSpark Connection Breakfast...
18 Feb 2013
SocialxDesign, An Influence Firm For The Socially-Networked Economy, Launches With DC and California Offices
Today, a new marketing and influence firm called SocialxDesign (pronounced Social “by” Design) launches with offices in hotspots Sunnyvale (Silicon Valley, Union Square (San Francisco), and K St. (Washington, DC). According to an email to Publicyte from one of the co-founders, Tony Chaudhuri...
14 Aug 2012
Entreprelooza! A Celebration of Washington, DC Entrepreneurship
Startup DC in partnership with Startup America and Microsoft has announced Entreprelooza! is occuring on Tuesday, March 6th at what was previously a Borders bookstore on 18th and L St. NW in Washington, DC. It will be a 70,000 square foot celebration of all things geeky, startup, and entrepreneurial...
28 Feb 2012
American TimeHop: How the National Archives could make uncovering old information easier and personalized
Want to understand how a government decision that seemed insignificant 15 years ago has a big effect on your life today? There’s an app for that. Well, actually, I lied — There isn’t. But there could be. USA Today integrates TimeHop USA Today recently announced an intriguing...
29 Jan 2013
Evidence From The White House 'Twitter Town Hall' That Twitter Is Both Cutting-Edge Tech Company And Old-Fashioned Media Company
This week, President Obama took part in the first "Twitter Townhall" event, hosted in the East Room of the White House. I was on the scene to take it all in. The event led to widespread general coverage (see articles from Forbes and Bloomberg , for example) and what could be considered a public relations...
11 Jul 2011
Interview With Blake Hall, CEO Of Washington DC Military And Veteran Services Startup TroopSwap
Blake Hall first got our attention when he spoke at the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, DC a while back. Since then, he's been making waves with his startup, hiring people, raising financing, and doing public good. Editor-in-Chief Mark Drapeau caught up with Blake over cocktails in Georgetown to talk about...
6 Jul 2011
Cradles to Crayons: A Nonprofit Providing Disadvantaged Children With Free School Supplies
Guest post by Donna Woodall, Microsoft's citizenship lead for the U.S. east coast. The organization Cradles to Crayons is an innovative, nonprofit organization that provides disadvantaged children with free school supplies. Recently, Microsoft and CVS partnered with Cradles to Crayons in Boston to...
6 Sep 2011
How To Design A Simple Yet Effective Social Media Strategy In The Public Affairs Space
Guest post by Jeff Mascott , the Managing Partner of Adfero Group, a Washington, DC-based public relations firm, and he also teaches at Georgetown University. You can follow him on Twitter at @jmascott . A version of this post originally appeared at K Street Cafe . I recently gave a presentation at...
23 Jun 2011
Acceleration Nation: Is Washington DC The Next Great Startup Hub?
First it was Silicon Valley of course, and then Silicon Alley (New York City), and then Silicon Beach (Santa Monica, CA area). What could possibly be next? Well, there's a lot of buzz about whether Washington, DC could be the next great American startup hub. Entrepreneur Allen Gannett, co-founder...
23 Feb 2013
The Art Of The Start: What The Birth Of Short-Lived Tech Startups Means For The Spirit Of America
The prominent startup blog TechCocktail.com recently published a piece titled, Startup Weekend e-Government DC Produced 13 Innovative, Public Sector-Focused Startups . DC-based technology journalist Alex Howard publicly commented that presentations by teams at the end of a 54-hour startup weekend hosted...
27 Jun 2012
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