Posts Tagged ‘tech’

Local Governments Partner With D.C. Tech Incubator to Make Cities Smarter

Montgomery and Arlington counties are partnering with 1776 to connect with local startups.

Where LivingSocial Once Reigned, New Tech Firms Fill the Vacuum

"I got Class A space at a fraction of the price, and I didn't have to do any work building it out!"

City Puts Cash Behind Its Tech-Corridor Promotion

Eight tech firms will get D.C. grants totaling about $800,000.

Gray Releases Plan to Boost D.C.’s “Creative Economy”

Once again, Vince Gray has bested Adrian Fenty. The Creative Economy Strategy for the District of Columbia Gray unveiled this morning bears more than a passing resemblance to Fenty's 2010 Creative DC Action Agenda, but look closer: Gray's plan is 22 pages longer than Fenty's, has six more mentions of millennials, and has better stock footage of scenesters in office settings.
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President Obama Pays a Visit to Tech Hub 1776

We've got a special guest mentor visiting our #startups today! @BarackObama
— 1776 (@1776dc) July 3, 2014

In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit this morning to the most fittingly named D.C. establishment he could find: the tech hub 1776.
The expanding tech offices on 15th Street NW, just blocks [...]

D.C. Plans Tech Corridor From Downtown to Petworth

The administration of Mayor Vince Gray is planning to establish a "technology corridor" stretching from 7th Street and New York Avenue NW to Georgia Avenue and Kansas Avenue NW as part of a new "Digital DC" initiative.
The plan, first reported by the Washington Business Journal, includes a venture fund to provide training and resources to early-stage [...]

Social Capital

Last week, LivingSocial announced it would be getting a whole lot less social. The daily deals and events company will no longer host live events, and it’ll shut down its once-heralded F Street NW site that’s served as a venue for everything from a password-protected speakeasy to a “7 Deadly Sins” Halloween party that drew [...]

Why Tech Won’t Liberate D.C.’s Economy From the Feds

A year ago, Mayor Vince Gray stood in a 15th Street NW penthouse and proclaimed that the assembled crowd was bearing witness to the next step in severing D.C.’s dependence on the federal government. The answer, he said, was technology. “I want to be able to look back and say I was part of making [...]

What the Post Sale Means for Development

There are two answers to this question that immediately come to mind: 1. Not much. 2. We don't know yet. For these reasons, I've been reluctant to weigh in on the news of Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post. But it's big enough news for the city—and, yes, potentially for its real estate—that I [...]

Boomtown Brats

The New York Times’ Ross Douthat looks at D.C.’s new high-rises and sees “a city running on exploitation,” the wealth of which “is ultimately extracted from taxpayers more than it is earned.” In the paper’s Sunday magazine, Annie Lowrey takes readers on a tour of “Washington’s Economic Boom, Financed by You.” Fox News’ Sean Hannity [...]