Unique challenges face female entrepreneurs and Julie Kantor, founder of training firm Twomentor, is an expert in solving some of these issues.
“I think that there’s a key word here that we don’t talk about enough. The issue is sponsorship,” said Kantor.
In order to succeed in the competitive entrepreneurial space of the D.C. area, businesses have to corner a market that’s not covered.
In founding The Pretzel Bakery, local entrepreneur Sean Haney instantly found his market.
“As any good Philly boy knows, you grow up eating pretzels, with every event, every trip… when I moved to D.C. in ‘98, I just kept thinking to myself, man, D.C. needs a good pretzel spot,” Haney said.
The impact of the trees on a lawn, or a neighbor’s landscaping, vegetation and greenery has a huge impact on the structure of the D.C. region.
The founder of Ed Ball Landscape Architecture explains how sustainable landscaping can have a positive effect on the greater Washington area.
Healthcare is one of D.C.’s largest industries, yet its impact is sometimes unnoticed by much of the region.
Now, more than ever, D.C.s Newseum serves as a hub for the history and importance of journalism. “The mission of the Newseum is to champion the five freedoms of the first amendment,” and we do that through exhibits, programs, and education, said Scott Williams, Newseum’s chief operating officer.
Lobbying is an industry ripe for disruption, according to Paul Kanitra, founder and president of Lobbyit. “People are not seeing what’s working, and people are not seeing the positives that are going on [in lobbying],…
The value of networking in the professional world cannot be overstated, and knowing the right person can be the difference between success and failure.
D.C. entrepreneurship comes with a few assumptions: funding is top priority, and a startups investors and employees have different jobs. Marc Langer, founder and president of Recovery Point Systems, believes these assumptions are outdated.
Traffic in the D.C. region makes it uniquely difficult to get anywhere quickly. Real estate developers are reacting by building mico-ecosystems in urban and suburban areas. Richard Samit, CEO and founder of Fraser Forbes Real Estate Services, explains why the D.C. region is experiencing more urbanization than many would expect.
Geoff Orazem, cofounder of Eastern Foundry, helps fledgling businesses learn to get into government contracting. Orzem said he became frustrated with how little the merit of ideas and capabilities seemed to matter when compared to the amount that process and relationship mastery seemed to matter.
The federal government is crowdsourcing equity, funding and now — ideas. Michael Contreras is the director of SensisChallenges, one of the groups in the D.C. region being contracted to solve some of the government’s problems.
Startup Weekend on August 4th gives entrepreneurs a hands-on look at building a business.
To learn more about the upcoming event, What’s Working in Washington sat down with Startup Weekend community organizer and alum, John Balkam.
FactSquared founder Bill Frischling works in the center of the interface between technology and politics, and says the former’s use in the field has become an “arms race.”
The founder and CEO of the local lifestyle brand and community blog Girl’s Night In wanted to help “boss women to celebrate staying in instead of going out.”