Monday, January 21, 2013
Arlington resident is running for lieutenant governor of Virginia.
Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, an Arlington resident, spoke with Patch at the Virginia Inaugural Ball about the future of the state and the country. Chopra is running for lieutenant governor of Virginia. More: Virginia Inaugural Ball: 'It's Hard Not to be Optimistic' Photos: Virginia Inaugural Ball Video: Moran Talks Obama's Second Term, Sequestration
Saturday, December 1, 2012
McLean-based TroopID wins Friday's contest at Arlington Economic Development.
The music blasting Friday inside the Glebe Road offices of Arlington Economic Development set the tone for a high-energy, two-hour event that gave 20 area entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their ideas to some of the top names in the greater Washington startup scene. Startup Virginia's Pitch for Charity event gave each entrepreneur one minute to sell their idea to a panel of startup leaders and investors. They got immediate feedback — and judgment — on their ideas and delivery. "We really have the opportunity to take this energy and this excitement … and create the future of this country," Donna Harris, managing director of the Startup America Partnership, told the crowd. She cited the importance of small, fast-growth companies to the overall…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Twenty businesses will have a chance to give a 1-minute pitch for cash, space and mentoring.
Startup Virginia will give 20 entrepreneurs an opportunity to make a 1-minute pitch later this month for a chance to bolster their business and to win a cash donation to the charity of their choice. It's part of a weeklong series of events at entrepreneurial "hot spots" across Virginia, said Jennifer Ives, director of business investment at Arlington Economic Development. Events will be held in Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia. Arlington Economic Development will host the Northern Virginia event on Nov. 30 at its office on North Glebe Road. "It's a huge deal in the startup world to be able to say you won a pitch event. It's a really big deal," Ives told Patch. "It gives them validity. It also gives…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and 3 Round Stones CEO Bernadette Hyland were also part of the panel.
Arlington Economic Development has made available video of the Venture Camp session at George Mason University featuring "The Lean Startup" author Eric Ries. Ries joined former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and Bernadette Hyland, CEO of Fredericksburg-based 3 Round Stones for the hour-long discussion earlier this month. While the theme generally was how to incorporate lean principals into the startup lifestyle, questions from the audience covered a wide range of topics — from challenges and opportunities created by the Washington-area culture to whether and when to take the plunge on a new venture. "If you have an idea that is burning inside you, you should go for it," …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Ries, Chopra among panelists at George Mason University's Venture Camp.
Listening to those engaged in Arlington's burgeoning startup culture talk about their increasingly successful seat-of-the-pants lifestyle is like sitting in the crowd at a rock concert, just as the lights go out: Something is about to happen. And it's not just economic development officials casting the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor as a tech-centric, creative breeding ground for successful companies. Other people are starting to notice. That breeding ground reflects a cultural stamp, said Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup and one of four speakers Tuesday at George Mason University's Venture Camp. "They're not just trying to copy Silicon Valley," Ries told Patch. "They're doing their own thing. They're showing that the way of thinking and …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Eric Ries is one of featured speakers at Tuesday event.
Eric Ries, author of "The Lean Startup," will be the featured speaker Tuesday at George Mason University's VentureCamp event in Arlington. Ries will join Arlington resident and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and Melon Power founder Craig Isakow for the one-hour event. "A Conversation with Eric Ries," according to a news release, will be "a lunchtime conversation about Lean Startup principles and their application to the work of the public sector. From innovation in social policies to science and technology policy, lean startup techniques can support rapid, cost-effective innovation and better policy outcomes for the public sector." The event starts at noon Tuesday at …