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Lime rolls out ‘equity zone pricing’ for escooter trips east of the river

Jul. 22, 2021 11:40 am

Lime rolls out ‘equity zone pricing’ for escooter trips east of the river

The company is offering a 15% discount for trips that start in Wards 7 and 8 in an attempt to make its transportation options more accessible. "We believe micromobility is a key component of equitable transportation systems," said Lime's Robert Gardner.
FCC tech funding changes can create equity for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, CEO says

Jul. 21, 2021 1:45 pm

FCC tech funding changes can create equity for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, CEO says

Sherri Turpin, CEO of ZVRS and Purple Communications, breaks down "functional equivalence" for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in phone communications, and why a federal regulatory change can help achieve it.
NoVa Community College is using a $1.1M Go Virginia grant to build the tech talent pipeline

Jul. 19, 2021 4:41 pm

NoVa Community College is using a $1.1M Go Virginia grant to build the tech talent pipeline

The funding will be used to support the college's information and engineering technology programs, with plans to boost local outreach, credential teachers for additional staff and support existing students.
Meet 6 ventures that presented at Georgetown’s Pivot pitch competition for returning citizens

Jul. 8, 2021 4:23 pm

Meet 6 ventures that presented at Georgetown’s Pivot pitch competition for returning citizens

Pivot offers a certificate in business and entrepreneurship for formerly incarcerated individuals. Here's a look at the winners of the pitch competition.
Heads up: 1863 Ventures still has $5K grants available for Black and Latinx founders

Jul. 7, 2021 3:36 pm

Heads up: 1863 Ventures still has $5K grants available for Black and Latinx founders

The business development organization's 3Rs program, launched in partnership with Capital One and the Rockefeller Foundation, first announced the funding opp in February. The goal is to help businesses in the wake of COVID-19.
Check out these summer camps making a difference in the District

Jun. 23, 2021 1:19 pm

Check out these summer camps making a difference in the District

Acquired Data Solutions and Howard University are both hosting tech-themed summer camps that kick off on June 28. Both have components of social impact and community problem-solving through tech.
This WeWork-supported Tysons company is helping women become hotel owners

Jun. 21, 2021 9:50 am

This WeWork-supported Tysons company is helping women become hotel owners

Real estate investor Tracy Prigmore started She Has a Deal to help women break into hotel ownership. Applications launch for its third annual pitch competition June 24.
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.
With support from Boeing, Flikshop’s Marcus Bullock is helping returning citizens find work in the gig economy

Jun. 7, 2021 9:07 am

With support from Boeing, Flikshop’s Marcus Bullock is helping returning citizens find work in the gig economy

Following a $250,000 investment from Boeing, the company will be providing additional free credits for its digital postcard program, and offering incarcerated people more access to digital literacy courses with Byte Back.
A robot named Patrice is unlocking the International Spy Museum for hospitalized children

Jun. 4, 2021 11:42 am

A robot named Patrice is unlocking the International Spy Museum for hospitalized children

The D.C. museum teamed with the WeGo Foundation to offer virtual tours for children at Johns Hopkins Hospital with the telepresence robot.

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