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15 Feb What the Board Expects from the CMO

As the average tenure of a CMO continues to decline, it’s critical that CMOs strive to meet the expectations of their board and provide insight into both the health of the company and the voice of the customer. But have you ever wondered exactly what...

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08 Jan Q&A: The Geek In Residence Helping Startups Bloom

G. Nagesh Rao is the Chief Technologist at the United States Small Business Administration, but his business card reads Geek In Residence. Along with boosting entrepreneurship at the SBA and in partnership with other federal agencies, he's an advisor for a host of entrepreneurship-related groups including...

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16 Dec Big Idea: CONNECTpreneur Winter Forum Part 2

For the second part of the CONNECTpreneur Winter Forum (click here for Part I), the event showcased a panel discussion focused on “Hot Trends In Venture Capital and Early Stage Capital Funding.” Panelists included big names in the investment community, including: Jonathan Aberman (moderator), Managing Director, Amplifier...

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31 Mar Entrepreneurial Spotlight: Fearless Founders

Last night, I had the pleasure and honor of holding office hours at the University of Maryland's Digman Center for its “Fearless Founders” program. The Fearless Founders program guides student ventures from idea to launch. Using lean startup methodology, you'll learn the strategy, frameworks and tools...

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03 Nov Potomac Tech Wire’s Startup Outlook 2015

Potomac Tech Wire hosted its "Startup Outlook 2015: Growing a Company in the Current Market" program last Thursday at the new Tysons Tower. The event kicked off with a keynote from Phil Bronner of Quad Learning on "Understanding Both Sides of the Table: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Venture Capital." Bronner drew...

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30 Sep October Networking Events

October may be a record month for networking events this year. I've got eleven on my list and on a few days,  there are a couple to choose from! Here are the events that are on my radar: NoVA TechBreakfast 8:00AM – 11:00AM, Wednesday, October 1 AOL - 22000 AOL...

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31 Jul Doubling Down with TandemNSI: White Paper Released

At the beginning of the year we began working with a new client, TandemNSI, which is a public/private partnership between Amplifer Ventures and Arlington Economic Development, to bridge the gap between national security agencies and entrepreneurs of forward-thinking technologies, or "non-traditional performers." I've written about...

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31 Jul August Networking Events

Wait! It's August already? DC has a reputation for a serious summer slow down in the last month of summer, but that doesn't feel like the case this year. Here are the events that are on my radar: NoVA TechBreakfast 8:00AM – 11:00AM, Wednesday, August 6 AOL - 22000 AOL...

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31 May Connecting with CONNECTpreneur

This Thursday, I'll be attending the infamous CONNECTpreneur event, hosted by Tech2000 and LORE Systems, and their leader, Tien Wong, who barely needs an introduction, alongside various supporting organizations who make this event such a memorable event. The format is as follows: we'll hear from a...

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30 Apr Next Week’s Challenge Festival Preview

Our team has been working with the 1776 team and is excited for it to finally be time for the Challenge Festival http://challengecup.1776dc.com/festival/, which starts next Friday, May 9th. DC will be buzzing with amazing events, venues, speakers, startups and the community supporting startups and you should definitely...

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31 Mar Cooley’s Capital Call Showcases Cool Companies

On March 19th, Cooley hosted its 30th bi-annual Capital Call, which has been a contribution to the DC area's entrepreneurial ecosystem for years! 15 of the region's hottest emerging companies are selected to present 3-minute rapid-fire pitches to the investment community in search of their...

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20 Nov Deloitte Announces 2013 Fast 500 Winners

Last week, Deloitte published its annual list of Technology’s Fast 500, and Elizabeth Shea and I were fortunate enough to be at the D.C. area dinner when the rankings were announced. The North American Fast 500 celebrates companies of all sizes in the U.S. and Canada...

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26 Aug Opportunity for Student Entrepreneurs To Compete!

I have been involved the capital chapter of the Entrepreneur Organization (EO|DC) for a little over a year now, and one of the more exciting programs I've seen them lead is an awards program recognizing student entrepreneurs: Global Student Entepreneur Award Program (GSEA). ASK THE INFLUENCER: We asked the...

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31 Jul Off The Record: MindShare Meets the Press

Last week was the fifth "class" for the exclusive MindShare organization for the 2013 year. What is MindShare? Launched in 1997, MindShare handpicks 50 to 60 CEOs every year from the area’s hottest emerging growth companies to come together in a private, intimate setting. Its...

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04 Apr MindShare 2013 Kick Off Is A Succe$$

Tuesday night marked the beginning of MindShare's 17th year, and we held the annual kickoff meeting at the Verizon Center, with a special pre-Wizards game reception with Ted Leonsis. I felt honored as a newly inducted board member, and I'm excited to be involved.   Ok, before...

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28 Feb Second Annual Day of Foster.ly Planned for May

Mark your calendars! Following last year's success, the second annual Day of Foster.ly (D.O.F.) will return to Artisphere in Arlington, Virginia on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. The event will draw more than 500 members of the region's entrepreneurship community, and D.O.F. will offer multiple panels and experience...

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05 Dec MoDevEast Main Stage: The Latest in Mobile Development

Last week, mobile developers joined forces at the Gannett Conference Center in McLean, VA for the conference portion of MoDevEast – a mobile conference for developers, managers, designers and marketers to gather and talk about everything mobile.  The event consisted of pre-conference workshops on Thursday,...

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