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The Secret Ingredients in Georgetown Cupcake

  Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne knew better than to invest in perishable commodities. After graduating from Princeton, she’d spent four years learning the ropes at global venture capital firm, Highland Capital Partners. She loved her job, but loved her own entrepreneurial … Continue reading

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Decision Lens CEO Targets Emerging IT Prioritization Market

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9 Decision Lens CEO, John Kealey, started his career as an accountant at what was a Big Eight … Continue reading

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Second-Generation Geek

Christine Churchwell (top right) is the Marketing Director at Tech 2000, an education technology company her father, George Churchwell (left) incorporated in 1991. Like many, Christine has more than one job at her company. She’s nurturing two-year old training and … Continue reading

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Happy 2016 Entrepreneur’s Holiday Card

Dear Entrepreneurial community, Thanks for another great year. This 2015-16 Holiday card is for you Entrepreneurs pursue ideas worth the occasional chaos. Whatever you do this year, enjoy it. Life is shorter than it looks.

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The Pitch Man: Lessons from 10,000 Pitches from Dan Gordon of Valhalla Partners

When it comes to startup pitches, Dan Gordon might just have heard them all. In over a decade as technology partner at medium-size venture capital fund, Valhalla Partners, Dan estimates he’s heard at least 10,000 pitches. That’s about three to … Continue reading

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EverFi CEO, Tom Davidson, a Quiet, Relentless Competitor

Tom Davidson, Co-founder and CEO of EverFi, grew up near Tulsa Oklahoma and graduated in 1994 from Bowdoin College in the coastal town of Brunswick, Maine. After seven years in venture capital, the three-term Maine state legislator moved to the DC … Continue reading

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Mark Cuban Bets You’ll Hear About FiscalNote

FiscalNote co-founder and CEO, Tim Hwang, and his childhood friends, Jonathan Chen, CTO, and Gerald Yao, CSO, are making the U.S. legislative process transparent. Their company is entering its third year of refining next-generation legal software with programming expertise from … Continue reading

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FiscalNote Sprints with Mark Cuban and $10 Million Series B from China’s RenRen

Please enjoy the longer read just published at StartupGrind.com, the global entrepreneurship community — front page! FiscalNote Inc, formed March 2013, first appeared in this blog early in 2014, after I bumped into CTO, Jonathan Chen and his co-founders CEO … Continue reading

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AddThis founder, Hooman Radfar, Is All About Progression

If I hadn’t met Hooman Radfar before, I’d wonder if he were for real.  For such an accomplished entrepreneur, he just seems so…normal.  When the Pittsburgh-raised son of two Persian doctors told the crowd at Startup Grind DC in May that … Continue reading

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WeddingWire Founder, Timothy Chi, Reveals Faux Pas While Pitching Martha Stewart

The idea for Timothy Chi’s second company, WeddingWire, was borne of painful experience: Helping to plan his own wedding.  There were magazines that educated and inspired, but none that made it easier to execute sales, orders, and arrangements online.  Tim … Continue reading

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