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 wave of small tech startups…

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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 of Splash Networks and the Civic…

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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 we had done or…

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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 keynote speakers Fred Humphries, Microsoft VP of US Government Affairs, and the District of…

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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 to the political, intellectual, social and financial capital that makes Washington, DC…

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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 new collaboration with TimeHop, an app whose…

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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 in one of…

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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, a DC-based public affairs consultant: In the face of austerity and caution…

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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 by Microsoft do not constitute “startups,” and that TechCocktail’s headline was misleading. Are the products…

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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 independent accelerator in the U.S. focused solely on…

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