A weekly podcast examining the relationship between entrepreneurship, innovation and policy in the Washington D.C. region. They are stories explaining why local innovation often influences the federal government and are told by a wide variety of voices across demographics and industries.
What's Working in Washington - Ep 398 - Finding successful fundraising - EXTRA
Raising money is extremely tough and sometimes ends in failure, but it's also one of the most important parts of starting certain businesses. To learn more about what experts have done to raise their money, we spoke with serial entrepreneur and investor Jamey Harvey, DataTribe investor and entrepreneur John Funge, and Modscore founder Mike Modica.
What's Working in Washington - Ep 397 - Efficient and sustainable scaling - EXTRA
While just starting a business can seem like an exhausting task, the real hard part comes with building and growing it. On this EXTRA episode, we speak with Pat Sheridan, co-founder of Modus Create; Bobby Christian, COO of deepwatch; and Glen Pendley, CTO of SecurityScorecard about how to ensure your business can actually scale.
What's Working in Washington - Ep 396 - Unexpected challenges in energy efficiency - Daron Coates
Daron Coates, entrepreneur and co-founder of renewable energy development company ThinkBox Group, discusses the hurdles that come with convincing people and businesses that renewable energy sources can be more efficient and more economically viable than traditional fossil-fuel methods.
What's Working in Washington - Ep 395 - Leading local investment in cybersecurity - Seth Spergel
Seth Spergel, vice president of emerging technology at Merlin International and team leader at Merlin Ventures, discusses the process and thinking behind investing in various cybersecurity companies in the area to make them ready to work in the federal space.
What's Working in Washington - Ep 394 - Reaching goals with Washington Spirit - Steve Baldwin
Steve Baldwin, majority owner of the Washington Spirit women's soccer team, discusses the positive impacts on both the community and marginalized peoples that result from the support of professional women's sport teams.
What's Working in Washington - Ep 393 - How Builders and Backers is evolving entrepreneurship - Donna Harris
Donna Harris, venture expert and founder of the Builders and Backers initiative, explains how an expanded understanding of how to tackle large community problems can lead to more inventive solutions.
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