Posts Tagged: dc startup community

SocialMatchbox News

A lot of you have asked us when the next Social Matchbox event will be and about what is coming up in the very near future so an update is warranted.  For starters, we have been working to recruit some new contributors to the SocialMatchbox.com blog who are have insights to share for entrepreneurs and… Read more »

Points for Originality

Every now and then we hear from a member of the DC Startup Community who came up with a great idea, then shared it with someone who completely or partially ripped it off.  We are not quite sure why this happens, but would like to remind our entrepreneurs that you actually Win Points for Originality… Read more »

DC Startup Community 2.010

A few days ago I had a chance to catch up with an old friend with whom I first met back in 2006 when he had his (then) startup.  We had a great conversation this week.  Four years later he’s working for a big company and looking for his next new job.  He would really… Read more »

Being A Startup Founder Is A Tall Order

This is going to be an action packed summer for entrepreneurs and investors.  As entrepreneurs start figuring out how to get ahead of the mobile game before the new iPhone arrives and others cook up ways to set themselves apart from generation Web 3.0 applications, investors have their ears to the tracks hoping to hear… Read more »

Think Before You Move

Minutes after I write a post about brain drain to New York, San Francisco, etc. the phone rings.  The caller says Hi, do you remember me?  I’ve quit my job and I’m creating a startup!  Uh, ok.  I’m not going to go into details about how they plan to survive financially for the next 12-24… Read more »

David vs. Goliath, DC Government Style

This Sunday’s Washington Post had an article about the DC Mayor’s buddies cashing in on their ties to his office. There was also a recent article in City Paper. If you know me you probably also know that I am not driving a Porsche to work or building a mansion in Northwest. Instead I am… Read more »

Social Matchbox Summer Social 2009 – Event Recap

On August 20, 2009, we hosted ten early stage start-ups companies presenting to a handpicked group of 200 attendees including the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading investors, startup executives, engineers, designers, startup industry professionals, bloggers and press.  The crowd also included representatives from Ashoka, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, The DC Office of Economic Development, Department of Defense, Grotech… Read more »