Category Archives: entrepreneurs

Esther Dyson’s Way to Wellville Model Is Paved with Support, Jobs, and Funding

It’s a major challenge for the U.S. to figure out how to set so many more citizens on the path to healthier lives.  Entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist, Esther Dyson, has embarked on a 5-10 year national challenge, The Way … Continue reading

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The Creator’s Code Mentors the Entrepreneur in Us All

Entrepreneurship has always been a staple of the American economy, but the velocity of business development by creative enterprises has accelerated since the web and its parade of related innovation. Looking at the role of technology and beyond, Stanford Business … Continue reading

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When Improvonia’s Co-Founders Realized the App Wasn’t Their Own

Last year, The Mid-Atlantic Venture Capital Association (MAVA) moved from Georgetown to a stunning shared-space near the Farragut North Metro stop in the heart of DC’s Golden Triangle (BID).  Maybe it’s the new view, but it seems that TechBuzz keeps … Continue reading

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TechBuzz: Fresh Tech Look for Spring 2015

Ideas all over the place at the Mid-Atlantic Venture Capital Association (MAVA) Spring 2015 TechBuzz in DC’s The Sphinx Club.  It was as if Elon Musk’s head had exploded. To get off to a great start, MAVA’s Executive Director, Julia Spicer, introduced … Continue reading

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Funding and Fueling Our Big, Fat Tech-Enabled Future

There are a lot of really smart, experienced, and influential people in the DC area.  Thankfully, there are business community leaders who get them to come out to share their insights at various gatherings. Peter Barris, the Managing General Partner … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Big Idea CONNECTpreneur, 2U CEO Chip Paucek & VC Panel Insights

At Big Idea CONNECTpreneur’s Winter Forum, organizer Tien Wong’s positive energy filled the room. For about three years, the successful Virginia-based global tech company CEO of Tech 2000 and Appnetic, Chairman of Lore Systems, and investor, has gathered 250 or … Continue reading

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One Decision Led Nick Lavezzo to Visual Sciences and FoundationDB

The longer I live, the more I relate to Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard’s observation:  “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Looking back, Nick Lavezzo, an early employee of Visual Sciences and now Co-Founder and … Continue reading

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