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Microsoft is set to acquire Rockville-based ZeniMax Media for $7.5B

Sep. 22, 2020 2:16 pm

Microsoft is set to acquire Rockville-based ZeniMax Media for $7.5B

ZeniMax Media is a video game holding company and the parent company of Maryland's Bethesda Softworks, a large game developer and publisher.
Halcyon House and 3 more DMV orgs supporting entrepreneurship secure federal funding

Sep. 22, 2020 12:56 pm

Halcyon House and 3 more DMV orgs supporting entrepreneurship secure federal funding

U.S. Department of Commerce invested $35 million into 52 organizations, including the Georgetown-based incubator.
AfterrHome claimed the top prize at DC Startup Week’s 2020 pitch competition

Sep. 21, 2020 2:56 pm

AfterrHome claimed the top prize at DC Startup Week’s 2020 pitch competition

The Maryland-based startup was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a bunch of in-kind prizes as the top winner.
Virginia Tech taps an advisory board to lead its Innovation Campus 

Sep. 21, 2020 12:56 pm

Virginia Tech taps an advisory board to lead its Innovation Campus 

The board includes 10 global business and tech industry leaders from Qualcomm, Northrop Grumman, The Carlyle Group and more.
EVERFI is pledging to offer more digital courses focused on social issues

Sep. 17, 2020 4:49 pm

EVERFI is pledging to offer more digital courses focused on social issues

The West End-based social impact education company is pledging $100 million to expand resources that address social justice and economic disparities.
Here are the nominees for the 2020 Timmy Awards in DC

Sep. 17, 2020 2:41 pm

Here are the nominees for the 2020 Timmy Awards in DC

The annual event hosted by Tech in Motion DC is going virtual on Oct. 29. The #dctech community can now vote for their favorites in five categories.
These 5 companies will advance to DC Startup Week 2020’s final pitch event

Sep. 15, 2020 12:18 pm

These 5 companies will advance to DC Startup Week 2020’s final pitch event

After presenting at a semifinal pitch event on Sept. 14, this group of startups will pitch again on Friday to compete for in-kind prizes and a cash reward.
KeyCaliber took home the $20K grand prize at the 2020 Vinetta Project final

Sep. 14, 2020 2:45 pm

KeyCaliber took home the $20K grand prize at the 2020 Vinetta Project final

Roselle Safran founded the startup that applies data science to cybersecurity stack data to identify mission-critical assets.
Technical.ly DC Diaries: Lauren Maffeo, service designer at SteamPunk

Sep. 14, 2020 11:18 am

Technical.ly DC Diaries: Lauren Maffeo, service designer at SteamPunk

For this second episode of our new video series, Maffeo talks about her experience starting a new job during a pandemic and how she navigates a busy work life.
Gaithersburg’s Novavax signed a safety pledge for its COVID-19 vaccine development

Sep. 10, 2020 12:27 pm

Gaithersburg’s Novavax signed a safety pledge for its COVID-19 vaccine development

Eight more CEOs from top biopharmaceutical companies around the world banded together and signed the safety pledge to ensure they aren't rushing the process of creating a coronavirus vaccine.

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