Category: Startups


Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Comes Closer to Reality

Speaking of Elon Musk, his plan to disrupt rail transit has made a big step closer to becoming reality. Like many of his endeavors, the project, known as the Hyperloop, was immediately praised and ridiculed. Unveiling his design in a preliminary technical paper called Hyperloop Alpha, Musk set out the...


How BIG is Tesla Motors?

Although widely admired for its entrepreneurial spirit, most people think of Tesla as a very small player in the car market. In this YouTube video about Tesla Motors, you’ll learn that it’s a bigger company than you may imagine.


The Six Essentials of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

Microsoft Research has posted this video of Amy Wilkinson talking about how some people turn ideas into enterprises or initiatives that endure and why some people succeed when so many others fail. Over the course of five years, Amy Wilkinson conducted rigorous interviews and analyzed research across many different fields....


#DCTech Gets National Atttention, Tahzoo Now Officially a Big Deal, and Boston Properties Has Big Plans for the Area’s Tech Scene

#DCTech Minute for May 19, 2015 Show Notes 1. @Recode #INNOVATIONNATION: Are D.C. Startups Seeding the Next American Revolution? #dctech @dharrisindc @burfield 2. ‏@waltmossberg Five Washington-Area Startups to Watch: #dctech series part 2 by @Amy_Schatz 3. @WBJonline D.C.-based @Tahzoo is now one of the world’s largest in customer...


Hack4Congress DC, InnoMAYtion, and What AOL Meant to Washington Tech Scene

Today’s #DCTech Minute Show Notes 1. @DC_Inno .@XAPPmedia Raises $3.8M to Expand Its Interactive Radio Ad Services: — #dctech #advertising 2. @marcidale So true on #AOL’s influence on #DCTech: “What AOL meant to Washington’s tech industry” … 3. @revolution Mayor Bowser’s Newest Tech Initiative, InnoMAYtion, Is Unveiled at...