MasterPeace Launchpad is a government contracting cybersecurity firm that helps software engineers apply their skills to starting their own businesses.
DC entrepreneur Dan Berger describes how building a rapidly-growing startup is strengthened by making sure employees know how to be socially engaged.
“Tax reform has to happen. This is a central theme of what the current Congress and the current administration campaigned on… If tax reform does not happen, this is a big failure and a big setback in an ambitious agenda” Joshua Baca says.
While US relations with Mexico have made for catchy headlines since the new administration came into power, expert Amy Glover describes the personal diplomacy going on without interruption, and how established relationships keep business and relations strong.
While DC is probably not the obvious place to launch a media-related startup, the founder and CEO of ICX Media says he believes the region holds unique, untapped benefits.
Todd Stottlemyer, CEO of the Inova Center for Personalized Health, said the greater Washington region has everything it takes for this field to flourish here.
Some entrepreneurs feel that the only way to be successful is to go from accelerator to accelerator. The founder of Springboard Enterprises says there’s a way to avoid just spinning your wheels.
Our Defense Department can sometimes be tied up in old techniques, and generally risk averse, says Jim Perkins. In response, service members and veterans with new ideas started meeting and formed the DEF community, which has since grown to a global movement with meetings as far away as Australia.
Programs allowing service members to earn civilian certifications to qualify for value-added jobs is the latest trend, explains the managing editor of Military.com.
Retired Blackhawk helicopter pilot Chrissie Engh brings her military experience to the private sector to educate the public on the regulations and capacities surrounding drone technology.
The CEO of StreetShares explains the intangible advantage that veteran entrepreneurs offer their investors: trust.
Companies and governments can make very profitable business connections in Afghanistan by engaging with locals, says Maryam Atmar, who notes that Afghanistan is a tribal country.
Linking local innovators and entrepreneurs with government agencies is a non-stop job. Michael Hoffman explains how industry is served by knowing the pulse of the nation’s capital.
The money reporter for Washington Business Journal provides insight into what the upcoming federal budget could mean for the DC region, which still relies heavily on government contracts and robust government agencies.
The founder and CEO of The Mentor Method explains how her company works to increase the number of female and monitories in leadership positions through the benefits of mentorship.