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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.
Mission Fulfilled plans to bring 100,000 Black boys into the tech industry by 2030

Jun. 2, 2021 12:09 pm

Mission Fulfilled plans to bring 100,000 Black boys into the tech industry by 2030

Dulles-based Mission Fulfilled is launching an initiative to add 10,000 Black boys this year to its program, which offers tech and entrepreneurship job training. Founder Gerald Moore Sr. talks about the org's approach.
Falls Church-based Lynk is officially seeking FCC approval for its space cell phone network

May 25, 2021 7:05 am

Falls Church-based Lynk is officially seeking FCC approval for its space cell phone network

Revolution-funded Lynk Global developed a network that uses small satellites instead of land-based cell towers for mobile phone connectivity. The company just applied for an FCC license for 10 satellites that are slated for launch next year.
This Fairfax founder created a social media app for patient connections

May 21, 2021 4:53 pm

This Fairfax founder created a social media app for patient connections

Healp uses a swiping-style social platform that allows users to speak with fellow patients about medical conditions. Its latest endeavor is helping patients with chronic or autoimmune diseases struggling with questions around the COVID vaccine, said founder Elizabeth Tikoyan.

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