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Fund Profile: Grotech Ventures Takes a Personal Approach to Investing

By Brett Cloetingh and Melissa Tarkett Grotech Ventures is an established early stage venture capital firm headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Entrepreneurial in spirit, Grotech is constantly “looking around the corner for the next big idea.” Dedicated to early investing in high potential technology companies, Grotech invests east of the Rocky Mountains with a focus […]

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Fund Profile: The Abell Foundation Invests in Baltimore Companies

This is the first in a series of scheduled blog posts about funds that invest in Metro DC/Baltimore area companies.  The Abell Foundation is dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life in Baltimore City. The Foundation, which was established about 28 years ago, is the largest private foundation serving only Maryland. Through the […]

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The Philanthropreneurs of Today

Technology has played an enormous role in transforming our lives, making our day-to-day activities indefinitely easier and less time-consuming. Who doesn’t know the tech-savvy leaders of this century?  Masterminds like Bill Gates (Founder of Microsoft), Mark Zuckerberg (Founder of Facebook), Jan Koum (Founder of Whatsapp) and many more have revolutionized this modern era. Not only […]

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Bridging the Divide Between the Nonprofit and Startup Communities

The value of reciprocal relationships between entrepreneurs and nonprofits or associations may not be obvious, but they can bring myriad benefits.  And the divide between the nonprofit and for-profit communities is smaller than you might think.  As a managing director at 1776, a startup incubator in Washington, DC, I work each day with companies that […]

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Incubators and Accelerators: Options for Helping Entrepreneurs

The DC metro area has seen an explosion of entrepreneurial startup activity over the last several years. A variety of resources, including incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces seek to help startups succeed. Entrepreneurs face a myriad of options when it comes to incubators and accelerators. How are they similar? How are they different? Most provide […]

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