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I spy a new app: True World Ops will connect you with former KGB agents

A new Leesburg incubator's first venture is True World Ops, an app that connects users to former spies.

Attendees at Baltimore Innovation Week 2015's Dev Conference. (Photo by Brian James Kirk)
After nearly a decade of work at a Leesburg medical device company, Elizabeth Venafro up and left.
Her next career move: a new incubator and content-sharing platform called Konvergent, which she cofounded in April. She explained the concept in an email:

Konvergent is a business incubator that connects our members with entrepreneurial thought leaders, both online and in-person, in order to share content, forge relationships, and develop a sense of community.

To test out the idea, Venafro went after the underbelly of the D.C. political world: former spies.
Later this month, Konvergent will launch an app called True World Ops, which allows users to interact with former KGB and FBI special agents, the company asserts.

The app will include a personalized newsfeed, IRL event offerings and chat sessions.
Venafro explained that she wanted to start out with the spy theme because of her connections in the counterintelligence world: “As D.C. natives, we had a lot of existing contacts in this space, so it only made sense for us to start with True World Ops as our first business vertical,” she said.

True World Ops is kicking off with several interesting events, including “Sexpionage,” a soirée with “real life spies and DC’s who’s who,” and a Top Secret Bus Tour.

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