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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.
Howard U and Amazon Web Services are collaborating to add courses in cloud computing

May 20, 2021 8:01 am

Howard U and Amazon Web Services are collaborating to add courses in cloud computing

The university will be adding new courses and a master's in data science program, as well as training for faculty. Students will also have access to a cloud-focused job board and career advice from AWS reps.
This tech exec left Capital One to pursue diversity and inclusion efforts last June. We checked in, one year later

May 19, 2021 2:43 pm

This tech exec left Capital One to pursue diversity and inclusion efforts last June. We checked in, one year later

Julie Elberfeld is now serving as interim CTO at Opportunity@Work, and exploring collaboration among technology companies. She offers perspective on progress, and what's needed to make more.
Modev’s VOICE Talks just won a Webby

May 18, 2021 3:10 pm

Modev’s VOICE Talks just won a Webby

After launching in the midst of the virtual events craze last April, the Arlington-based company's AI and voice tech talk show scored a 2021 Webby Award for its use of remote tech.
The Biden administration has a new rule to help immigrant founders start businesses in the US

May 18, 2021 7:19 am

The Biden administration has a new rule to help immigrant founders start businesses in the US

The executive branch announced last week that it would be bringing back the International Entrepreneur Rule, which allows foreign-born startup leaders to stay in the US up to five years to grow their business. But it doesn't mean there's a visa, yet.
Flatiron School’s Women Take Tech initiative is empowering the next generation of diverse tech talent

May 17, 2021 7:30 am

Flatiron School’s Women Take Tech initiative is empowering the next generation of diverse tech talent

A look at why women are enrolling in the bootcamp that champions representation.

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