National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

Steve Blank

Two good things just happened in Washington – these days that should be enough of a headline. First, someone ideal was just appointed to be Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Second, funding to teach our Hacking for Defense class across the country just was added to the National Defense Authorization Act. Interestingly enough, both events are about how the best and brightest can serve their country – and are testament to the work of two dedicated men.

These Companies in Washington, D.C. Have the Coolest Office Perks

Inc Startups

The companies around washington, D.C. will inspire you and others will leave your jaw hanging

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These Startups Really Run Washington

Inc Startups

In a high-pressure presidential election, there's no time for getting it wrong. Meet the businesses the candidates go to for help

5 Lessons From George Washington, America's First Entrepreneur

Inc Startups

A new book explores Washington's business acumen and accomplishments

Washington Goes Politicking in L.A. at Jessica Alba's Honest Company

Inc Startups

Secretary Penny Pritzker's latest goodwill ambassador mission took her to Jessica Alba's company headquarters in L.A. for a roundtable with local startup entrepreneurs

When Wall Street and Washington Get Hacked, They Call This Guy

Inc Startups

A chance encounter on an airliner prompted a then-McAfee exec to launch a new cybersecurity outfit. When the Democratic National Committee was hacked recently, it called CrowdStrike

Steve Jobs Was From California. Bill Gates Is From Washington. Here's how You Can Tell

Inc Startups

Each is a perfect reflection of his home state

9 Rules for Entrepreneurial Success From George Washington

Inc Startups

These are the rules that our first presidentlived by to earn the respect of a nation

The Washington Redskins Trademark Fight

Inc Startups

Patent and Trademark Office (TTAB) heard oral arguments in a decades-old case with far reaching implications: whether the Washington Redskins' famous trademarks should be cancelled because they are offensive to Native Americans.

Entrepreneurs Need Strategic Regulatory Reform. That's Not What's Happening in Washington D.C.

Inc Startups

Regulatory reform needs to happen, but reform will only help entrepreneurs if it's done in a targeted and strategic way. Startup

Lessons in Leadership: How George Washington Surrendered His Ambitions--and Won Big

Inc Startups

Great leaders recognize that they do not control the precise contours of the result they are striving for, nor its timing

How Bitcoin Won Washington's Heart

Inc Startups

Does your company want to get the attention of Washington, D.C.? The Washington Post called the hearing a lovefest. Everything is looking sunny for the decentralized cryptocurrency largely used for illegal purchases. What gives?

Forget the Polls: This Is the Reason the Washington Redskins Should Change Their Name

Inc Startups

A recent survey shows most Native Americans don't care about the name. but still

George Washington: Founding Father of U.S. Entrepreneurship

Inc Startups

How the founding father's business struggles helped him become an earlychampion of American entrepreneurship

Why Washington, D.C. Could Be the Next Big Startup Hub

Inc Startups

One study recently reported that Washington. is now the 4th-most desirable city for startups in the U.S., behind New York and the Bay Area

Here are the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Washington, D.C.

Inc Startups

Even when Congress is in gridlock, these private companies are working their way to quick returns. Meet the smart, innovative businesses that have our vote for this year's Inc.

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5 Financial Professionals Every Entrepreneur Needs On Their Team


Washington, founder of Real Money Answers and author of “ Real Money Answers for Every Woman “ Your success, in any area of life, is strongly determined by the people you surround yourself with. by Patrice C.

How Businesses Are Dealing With Washington's Unprecedented Uncertainty

Inc Startups

Health care, immigration, and financial rules are all under scrutiny--but it's unclear when, or if, regulations might actually change. Startup

7 Ways Washington May Affect Small Business This Year

Inc Startups

Here''s what you should be watching in Washington. The deficit may be decreasing in the short term, but the national debt continues to increase and leaders in Washington are very much engaged in a budget battle that will affect you all. Never mind about the IRS shenanigans.

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5 Ways Washington Is Actually Helping Small Businesses

Inc Startups

President Obama''s SBA chief and the GOP''s House Small Business Committee chairman both say they are helping small businesses. And yeah, they are

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How the James Comey Hearing Gave This Washington, D.C. Bar a Brilliant Marketing Idea

Inc Startups

Shaw's Tavern is showing how local marketing can be as easy as following the news by turning James Comey's congressional hearing into a special event. Viral Marketing

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Favor Launches in Washington, D.C.


In its continued expansion across the country, Austin-based Favor announced this week it has launched in Washington, D.C. ” The company employs errand runners which […] The post Favor Launches in Washington, D.C. Favor is now available in 14 cities nationwide and in Canada. For the launch, the company is offering its first time customers in D.C. free delivery using the promo code “District.”

3 Lessons Small Businesses Could Teach Washington

Inc Startups

It seems Washington could take a lesson from them, but instead it’s the small business owners that have to sweat out this impasse. However this all shakes out, there are three lessons Washington could take from the small business community that would help them moving forward: 1.

There Is Currently Way Too Much Pot in Washington State

Inc Startups

With marijuana now legal in Washington, sellers have flooded the market--and demand isn''t catching up with supply

Alexis Ohanian: How I Got Washington to Listen to Start-ups

Inc Startups

In mid November, Ohanian was working on the travel website Hipmunk and happened to be in Washington, D.C., Washington was a far cry from Silicon Valley. "I He says he's discussed the gossip a couple times with an important mentor from the Washington, D.C.,

‘Why I turned down Silicon Valley for Washington, DC’

The Next Web

It’s thought that US student debt is more than the rest of the world combined. With $1.2 trillion outstanding, its impact on lifetime earnings – and career choices – can’t be overstated. Who can afford to launch their own startup when Uncle Sam knocks down the door each month?

Here's How Big Tech is Spending Millions in Washington

Inc Startups

The biggest tech companies--and their fast-growth startup counterparts--certainly pumped enough money into K Street to gain significant influence in Washington. It spent a total of $90,000 for influence in Washington. New filings show Facebook nearly doubled its lobbying expenses to $6.4

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Here Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies in Washington, D.C.

Inc Startups

For women entrepreneurs looking to make powerful connections or turn the government into a client, the nation's capital is the place to be

Washington D.C. Gets New (Possible) Tech Hub

Inc Startups

In the years since the dotcom bubble’s epic burst, Washington, D.C. that will house co-working, education and tech community events, according to the Washington Business Journal.

Dell Hackathon Turns Up the Heat on Washington D.C.

Inc Startups

A policy hackathon at SXSW challenged teams of entrepreneurs to come up with innovative solutions to business-related problems the next president will have to solve

Grow Fast! 4 Lessons From Washington

Inc Startups

There's something about being in D.C. that makes people speak their minds. They're talking about small business--and the economy. You might want to take notes.

8 Ways Washington Could Really Help Small Business

Inc Startups

Politicians of both parties claim to support small business--but if that's so, here's what they should really do. Politicians in both parties claim to be supportive of small business, but frankly I don't see it.

Washington County woman found dead in car, investigated as homicide

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ROPER — Authorities in Washington County say a woman whose body was found inside a vehicle died from blunt force trauma to the head

Rural Broadband Necessary for Rural Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Writing you today from Three Oaks, Michigan, aka “Michiana” Steve Case’s article this morning in the Washington Post – Why innovation and start-ups are thriving in ‘flyover’ country – is spot on.

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2015 Challenge Cup Kicks off: Here are the winners from Washington, D.C.

The Next Web

The new year came early to 1776 last night. The D.C. incubator – which launched in February 2013 – hosted the first regional pitch of its 2015 Challenge Cup. Founders from four categories – health, education, energy, and cities – competed to represent D.C. at the Challenge Festival in May 2015.

Washington's Appeal to New York Start-ups

Inc Startups

Before heading to Washington, he co-founded two health IT companies, athenahealth and CastLight Health. Believe it or not, Park told the audience at the Tech Meetup, he finds his time in Washington even more stimulating than helming two start-ups.

Washington, DC May 24: HBS Angels/VCs and Creating Portfolio Company Value

David Teten

I hope you can join me in Washington, DC, on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 5:30 PM To 8:30 PM for a talk and event sponsored by the HBS Club of Washington, DC. Angel Investing Background: This event will also be used to re-launch the angel investing activity of the HBS Club of Washington DC. RSVP required; No money can be taken at door. As I’ve previously blogged , I will soon publish the first formal study of best practices of VCs in improving portfolio company value.

White House approves Shell Arctic drilling plan Washington (Platts)--11May2015/414 pm EDT/2014 GMT


From Platts: Shell plans to use the drillship M/V Noble Discover and the drilling unit Transocean Polar Pioneer for its planned Arctic drilling this summer. The two vessels will provide relief-well capabilities for each other, BOEM said in a statement. The conditional approval was lambasted by environmentalists Monday, claiming the administration has unnecessarily exposed the Arctic to an oil spill.

Startup Day Across America on August 29

Feld Thoughts

Though it may seem as if politicians in Washington, D.C. Much progress has been made to ensure that those in Washington are hearing entrepreneurs’ concerns, but we still have a long way to go – especially with connecting politicians to those in the seed-stage technology sector. Politics Entrepreneurship events global accelerator network startup day across america startups washington

Don't Like the Way Things Are Going in Washington? 7 Ways to Do Something About It

Inc Startups

Giving our democracy the attention it deserves can make us a better country for decades to come