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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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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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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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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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Why Routeam Wants More from You than Step Counters

  Virtual communities strengthen and disrupt existing institutions.  We’ve seen them place new resources and connections within reach of previously unconnected individuals and organizations. It was only a matter of time before the fitness community harnessed this development.  We have … Continue reading

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What Do Ted Leonsis and FiscalNote CTO, Jonathan Chen, Have in Common? Enjoying College Graduation Season for Starters!

I live in North Bethesda and ride my bike a little over 9 miles to Potomac, past the outer gates that lead to the road that leads to the Leonsis family home.  Ted Leonsis, Revolution LLC growth equity investor, owner … Continue reading

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