Editor’s note: Welcome to The Pitch, a DC Inno special feature in which we spotlight young local startups led by underrepresented founders. These companies may not have much (or any) funding or revenue, but they do have plans — and they’re taking the initial steps to make things happen.
Technically DC: How would DC handle a cyberattack? Here’s how OCTO and the city approach cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is, by nature, difficult to predict. Be it the constantly changing players, the ever-evolving technology or its need to be instated everywhere, it’s an area with threads in almost everything.
Technically DC: In Q1’s VC deals, medtech, software and energy tech brought the funds to the DMV
As Q1 closes out, it looks like the DMV’s funding deals are off to a strong start.
Washington Business Journal: Booz Allen makes investment in battlefield software firm
The McLean management and IT consulting giant has backed a string of AI-focused companies.
Washington Business Journal: A female-led venture firm in D.C. raised a $300M fund. Here’s where it plans to invest.
The venture firm — founded by NEA alum Dayna Grayson and Uber alum Rachel Holt — focuses on backing early-stage companies.
Technically DC: How can quantum be used in cybersecurity? Here’s what the future of data protection might look like
With power moves like an IPO from College Park, Maryland’s IonQ, the quantum industry in the DMV is one to keep an eye on.
Technically DC: This law firm created a program to connect startups to federal government contracts
As more and more startups come to life and search for a spot in the federal contract game, law firm Lowenstein Sandler has introduced a solution to better connect the private sector with the government.
Technically DC: DC’s Korean Innovation Center is launching a new fund for tech startups
The incubator, which has a location in Vienna, Virginia, is a South Korean central government-based business incubator for startups looking to move into the US market. It is currently transitioning into an accelerator program, but generally centers around training Korean startups to be ready for growth and launch in DC.
Technically DC: 1863 Ventures founder Melissa Bradley is dropping a podcast
Local entrepreneur Melissa Bradley has just joined the likes of Modev’s “VOICE Talks” and Fifth Tribe’s “Campfire” by launching a new podcast.
Technically DC: What’s the future of Web3? These tech leaders have theories
The DMV’s Cenk Sidar, Roselle Safran, Afua Bruce and Tim Cotten pitch their ideas on the future of the metaverse, virtual reality and all things Web3.