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Stephen Babcock is the Assistant Editor for Technical.ly. Stephen Babcock began reporting for Technical.ly in Baltimore in 2014. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.

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A $5M scholarship fund is supporting digital tech credentials for women and minorities at DMV universities

Jul. 9, 2021 11:02 am

A $5M scholarship fund is supporting digital tech credentials for women and minorities at DMV universities

The Greater Washington Partnership's Capital CoLAB is looking to support 2,000 students by 2025. "We realize that we have to think differently," said one employer.
A more diverse tech workforce can help close skills gaps. This DMV collaboration is creating the pathways to careers

Jun. 10, 2021 8:29 am

A more diverse tech workforce can help close skills gaps. This DMV collaboration is creating the pathways to careers

Capital CoLAB is working with educators, local government and employers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia to build skills and align talent for tech and digital careers. With TalentReady and other programs, it is putting a priority on equity.
Power Moves: Meet Technical.ly’s new lead reporter in DC

Apr. 19, 2021 12:00 pm

Power Moves: Meet Technical.ly’s new lead reporter in DC

Plus, the Greater Washington Partnership has a new council focused on inclusive growth, Howard University names a chair of entreprenuership and moves at a pair of Arlington C-suites.
Meet the growing B2B startups in the spring 2021 cohort of the PAX Momentum accelerator

Apr. 15, 2021 2:59 pm

Meet the growing B2B startups in the spring 2021 cohort of the PAX Momentum accelerator

Based in the D.C. area, the accelerator is working with startups from a range of cities to grow sales and marketing engines. We talked to founder Matt Hanson talks about programming, diversity and approach.
Money Moves: Eye-catching VC rounds from HawkEye 360, Territory Foods and Arcellx

Apr. 14, 2021 1:07 pm

Money Moves: Eye-catching VC rounds from HawkEye 360, Territory Foods and Arcellx

DMV companies banked more than $190 million in investment so far this week.
How I Got Here: Content, conferences and tech Twitter propelled Netflix senior software engineer Laurie Barth

Apr. 13, 2021 3:48 pm

How I Got Here: Content, conferences and tech Twitter propelled Netflix senior software engineer Laurie Barth

The RealLIST Engineers honoree, who joined Netflix this month, talks about finding community with minoritized technologists, in D.C. and online.
Behind the growing footprint of Maryland’s 55K-employee life sciences industry

Apr. 5, 2021 6:01 pm

Behind the growing footprint of Maryland’s 55K-employee life sciences industry

Insights from commercial real estate company JLL show recent growth in funding and space are vaulting suburban Maryland's status as a top hub for life sciences. It started well before the pandemic.
SkySquad offers a hand to help travelers get through the airport

Mar. 30, 2021 4:10 pm

SkySquad offers a hand to help travelers get through the airport

The Bethesda-based airport assistance service received a $150,000 investment from TEDCO's Builder Fund. CEO Julie Melnick talks about the company's journey so far.
Pie Insurance raises $118M Series C, with plans to keep hiring lots of tech talent

Mar. 25, 2021 2:06 pm

Pie Insurance raises $118M Series C, with plans to keep hiring lots of tech talent

It's the second year in a row the insurtech company has raised a round of more than $100 million. This time, the Series C was led by a familiar name in global financial services.
WeWork partners with DC government on return-to-work initiative

Mar. 24, 2021 4:07 pm

WeWork partners with DC government on return-to-work initiative

The coworking company is offering incentives for businesses and pros seeking to get back to workspace, as well as Georgetown students.

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