Posts Tagged ‘David Zipper’

D.C. Director of Business Development Decamps for Startup Hub

David Zipper, the District's director of business development and strategy who has overseen a strong push to make the city a major technology center, is leaving the mayor's office to take on a senior role at the startup hub 1776.
Zipper has worked in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development for [...]

DMPED Shifting Focus From Real Estate to Business

Mayor Vince Gray's budget proposal, released this morning, appears to contain two contradictory trends for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development: The office's funding would get a substantial boost, while the number of projects it will complete is expected to decline steadily over the next few years.
DMPED, under the mayor's [...]

The Five-Year Itch

It’s 9 a.m., and you’re running late. You check your email on your phone, which is connected to D.C.’s citywide WiFi. Nothing but spam from the city government, including a photo of President Marco Rubio at Ben’s Out Back—really, this campaign to publicize celebrity visits to D.C. haunts has gone too far. You wish the [...]

Mayor’s Office: The Angel Investor Tax Break Ain’t Dead Yet

Victor Hoskins will have you know that D.C. is hip.
"D.C. is a hip city," the deputy mayor for planning and economic development told a gathering of tech entrepreneurs at a DC Week 2012 panel yesterday. "I've been stunned at how excited my son and daughter are that I live in D.C."
He continued, "Everyone in this [...]