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Vocus & Beyond: Rick Rudman’s Excellent Startup Adventure

When you read about people launching tech careers in the mid-1980s, it’s easy to chalk up their success to serendipity. Rick Rudman was lucky to be in tech at the moment in history when the PR industry needed to be automated. … 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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To the Internet and Beyond with Vinton G. Cerf!

In October, I went to a Startup Grind at Google’s new DC space to hear Google’s VP and Internet Evangelist, Vint G. Cerf, riff about life as a “Founding Father” of the Internet, net neutrality, smart cities, the IPv4 address … Continue reading

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Want Change? Sunlight Foundation Director, Ellen Miller, Shares How It’s Done in DC

Who can manage without measuring?  Who can lead without direction?  How can we fix the government without access to good, open government data? Startup Grind DC featured guest, Ellen Miller, executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, has dedicated her career … Continue reading

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So, this Macaw, Yapper, GovTribe, TrendPo and The PoshPacker Walk into a Tech Cocktail

No joke.  Tech Cocktail does a great job of gathering founders and innovation seekers in a public forum.  You know the drill:  Startup founders demo informally at high, round tables and then pitch the crowd to be named a top … Continue reading

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SmartThings, The Internet of Things and Just Plain Cool Things

Alex Hawkinson continues his 15-year leadership path with cloud-based technology companies as Founder and CEO of SmartThings, a platform to connect and control objects in the physical world remotely. Two things he said about the next phase of how we … Continue reading

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From Building Priceline.com to Driving the U.S. Economy, T. Scott Case Is All About Thinking Big & Connecting Startup Communities

From Building Priceline.com to Driving the U.S. Economy, T. Scott Case Is All About Thinking Big & Connecting Startup Communities T. Scott Case, best known as the CTO co-founder of Priceline.com, the name-your-price internet service, and now CEO of the … Continue reading

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