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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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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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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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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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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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Capital One’s Nigel Morris and Hinge: What’s in your dating app?

“Yes ma’am, I’m still in the Airforce,” said Airmen Wight Goforth, who has about eight months to go. For now, Wight works an eight-hour shift at the USAF in Virginia then drives to the 1776 campus in DC where he … Continue reading

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