startups Tag

14 Jan CES: Public Sector Roundup

In the tech world, January is home to one of the most important and news-making conferences in the industry, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). As it has in years past, this year’s conference included a government track, with topics for 2016 focusing on cybersecurity, analytics, and...

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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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08 Dec SpeakerBox Gets Busy Giving Back!

It’s that time of year again! Children all around the world are meticulously preparing their holiday wish lists in hopes they will receive something they have been waiting for all year. Unfortunately, that is not the case for every child. In the spirit of holiday giving,...

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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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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 Dec Ode to 2013! Happy SpeakerBox New Year!

As we look into ’14, I reflect on the year, I am proud of what we accomplished, with spirit and cheer!   I decided to write an ode, which I’ve often known to do, To share the highlights as we begin anew.   We hired two new employees who have helped...

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31 Oct Challenge Cup Kicks Off in D.C.

Earlier this week, 1776’s Challenge Cup competition launched right here in D.C. The Challenge Cup is a startup competition, spanning 16 cities around the world, to find the world’s most promising startups in the categories of education, healthcare, energy and city challenges. The event featured 36...

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29 Oct PR for Startups – 5 Lessons Learned

Over the years, SpeakerBox has worked with hundreds of startups on their launches, funding announcements, product news, acquisitions and ongoing media relations programs.  And we’re often asked what it takes to be successful with media relations for startups.  Here’s our quick list. Newsworthiness.  This is harder...

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25 Oct Three Deadly PR Mistakes for Startups

Ok, so maybe they aren't deadly, but the crimes below are often committed and will significantly reduce your chances of coverage. We all know that budgets and (more importantly) time are tight in the startup world, but paying too little attention to PR can actually...

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31 Jul August Networking Events

There is a long standing sentiment that DC is dead in August. The networking calendar for the month certainly reflects that. NVTC and Women in Technology's calendars were literally blank. Never fear, the good people that host Tech Breakfast and DC Tech Meetup have made...

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10 Jun What We Do and Can You Do It Too

I recently read two great articles on Forbes and I thought I’d share them here. First there was: What Does a Public Relations Agency Do? Robert Wynne gives an accurate look at what we do (and don’t do) for our clients. But, he mainly compares public relations...

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16 May Something to Believe In

I couldn't resist the title - I'm an unabashed big fan of moster ballads. So, I digress early in this blog post, but not really. This week, we helped launch a good story and I was excited to be a part of it. Mostly because I...

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19 Apr Startup Marketing: Working with a Lean Budget

The last session of the day I sat in on was Startup Marketing: Working with a Lean Budget featuring SpeakerBox’s own Lisa Throckmorton. Moderated by Paul Sherman with Potomac Tech Wire, the panel also included: Michele Perry, Founder and President, MPB Strategies Trevor Lynn, Marketing Manager, Social Tables Zubair...

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16 Apr The Art of the Ask for Startup Entrepreneurs

This week, I responded to a DC Startups - Fierce Conversations Facebook group post that offered this basic notion: "Entrepreneurs are horrible at pitching. Not pitching the details of their companies so much, but generally pitching who they are to get introductions or sponsorships." As someone who...

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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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02 Nov ITEXPO StartupCamp Winner: RingDNA!

A few weeks ago I attended the ITEXPO on behalf of the Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA), and theStartupCamp that the CCA sponsored. The StartupCamp organizer, Larry Lisser, hosted Broadsoft CEO Mike Tesslerwho gave a keynote address to the packed room. Larry invited four companies to come...

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