Author: Lisa Throckmorton

25 Apr SpeakerBox Communications’ CEO Elizabeth Shea and COO Lisa Throckmorton are Recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as Two of the Top 100 Tech Titans

We’re  proud to share that our CEO Elizabeth Shea and COO Lisa Throckmorton were selected as 2017 “Top 100 Tech Titans” by Washingtonian magazine. The recognition coincides with the kick-off of SpeakerBox’s yearlong 20th Anniversary campaign, which celebrates the firm’s history and accomplishments—past and present. The award recognizes outstanding leaders...

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31 Jul SBX COO Wins SmartCEO Brava Award

The 2015 Brava Awards program celebrates female CEOs, nonprofit leaders and high impact executives who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. The women that I was surrounded by last night are exemplary leaders of both their companies and...

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08 May Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit: B2B Marketing in a Social, Mobile and Data-Driven World

Pictured left to right: Moderator, Fred Diamond, Principal, DIAMOND Strategic Marketing; Bob London, President of London, Ink LLC; Christine G.D. Schaefer, Chief Marketing Officer, ThreatConnect; Anuj Agrawal, Vice President, Product Marketing, Orchestro; Debbie Shemony, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, MarketBridge; and Brian Cooley, Chief Marketing Officer,...

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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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30 Aug September Networking Events

Back-to-school, back to networking. DC has a plethora of networking events this month to connect with the DCTech community and get you Fall off to a good start. Here are the events that are on my radar: MoCo TechBreakfast 8:00AM - 11:00AM, Tuesday, September 2 800 King Farm Boulevard,...

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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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15 Jul Creative Campaigns: ID.me Hits a Homerun

This afternoon, our client and digital identity solution-provider, ID.me placed branded home plates near DC metro stops and on sidewalks near the Washington Nationals Ballpark. Underneath each of the plates (there were 30 around the city) was a voucher that can be redeemed for two tickets...

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30 Jun July Networking Events

After a busy June, the DC Tech networking scene, seems to have officially dialed back a bit for summer. Nonetheless, there are still a handful of events to keep you connected this month: NoVA TechBreakfast 8:00AM – 11:00AM, Wednesday, July 2 AOL - 22000 AOL Way, Dulles, VA Tech Cocktail DC's Startup...

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31 May June Networking Events

Summer is here and networking opportunties abound. Here's what's on my radar during the month of June: NoVA TechBreakfast 8:00AM – 11:00AM, Wednesday, June 4 AOL - 22000 AOL Way, Dulles, VA Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum 7:00AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, June 5 Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA Tech Cocktail's DC Mixer...

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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 April Tech Networking Events

Spring has arrived, supposedly, and while the cherry blossoms, crocus and daffodils have yet to materialize, there are a plethora of tech networking events to welcome a change in seasons. Here's what's on my radar: Destination Innovation 1:30PM - 6:30PM, Wednesday, April 2 Washington Post, 1150 15th Street NW NoVA...

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31 Jan My New Favorite App: SocialRadar

I am spreading the word about an App that launched this week: SocialRadar. SocialRadar, which delivers "real-time information about the people around you" seems to be the App that has finally done a good job of executing on the combination of social networks, location-based information and...

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30 Dec January DC Tech Networking Events

It's a new year to get your networking game into gear. While the winter holiday will strecth for many until January 6th, there are still opportunities to re-engage with the community and get 2014 off to a great start. Tech Cocktail is back in DC...

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30 Nov December DC Tech Networking Events

Where has the year gone? It feels like just yesterday that I was lamenting the summer heat and anticipating a hectic fall. Now the holidays are in full swing and 'tis the season for office parties and cheer with DC Tech friends. Here's what's on my...

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01 Nov November DC Tech Networking Events

Starbucks may have switched their coffee cups to red, but in DC, it's the first of November and there is still a lot of work to get done before December and the holidays are upon us and limiting our bandwidth. This month, we are thankful that...

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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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16 Jul My New Favorite App: Hailo

They had me at Hailo. Hailo, an App-based taxi service launched in DC on July 8th. I worked closely with them on their launch, which is a disclosure, but also due diligence for you because SpeakerBox vets each company carefully before we bring on a new...

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30 Jun July Tech Networking Events

July in DC can be a bear. A festive 4th of July in the region is a temporary distraction from the weather. As quickly as the fireworks displays rise and desintegrate into the summer air, it is each man and woman againts the heat and...

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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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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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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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