Posts Tagged: dc tech

Time for Washington Area Founders, Funders & Fans to Step up

A challenge to Baltimore, Washington and Northern Virginia startup founders, funders and fans.  I’ve been in Washington area startup circles since 1999 and in Baltimore’s since August 2010.  Both areas have a common weak spot.  It isn’t a shortage of smart people or geeks or investors.  Baltimore has quite enough of all of those and… Read more »

Social Matchbox Roundup

Editor’s Notes: Over the last few weeks I have run into several people have asked me if there is a blog that covers the Washington area startup community.  I was a bit surprised that they did not think of *this* blog as covering it.  I guess they are expecting daily coverage or interviews or someone with… Read more »

Washington Area Faces The Tragedy of The Commons: How You Can Help Avert A Crisis

“The tragedy of the commons is a dilemma arising from the situation in which multiple individuals, acting independently, and solely and rationally consulting their own self-interest, will ultimately deplete a shared limited resource even when it is clear that it is not in anyone’s long-term interest for this to happen.” –Wikipedia As members of the… Read more »

Lots of Titles, But Little Relevance To Employers

The lead story on the New York Times today tells the story of a “software engineer” who was replaced by an employer in an offshore location.  The writer paints a picture of this person with multiple degrees who is essentially well qualified and theoretically highly in demand because of her possession of multiple degrees.  I… Read more »

Startup Launch Series Recap

Last night, at the Spring 2010 Social Matchbox Launch Series event Ten early stage start-up companies presented to a 235 handpicked attendees representing the East Coast’s leading venture capital firms, angel investors, startup executives, software engineers, designers, startup industry professionals, and tech industry bloggers.  Co-Organizer Juliana Neelbauer told the packed house that “Social Matchbox sponsors,… Read more »