We are the startups making it happen in the nation's capital

There's more to the Washington, DC region than the Federal Government: We're a thriving community of entrepreneurs, engineers, developers, designers, and technologists working hard to make the next big thing. And we want you.



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OPOWER is an energy efficiency and Smart Grid software company that helps utilities meet their efficiency goals through effective customer engagement.  Using cutting edge behavioral science and patent-pending data analytics, the OPOWER platform enables utilities to connect with their customers in a highly targeted fashion, motivating reductions in energy use, increased program participation and overall customer satisfaction.



GeniusRocket is a Curated Crowdsourcing Company. GeniusRocket delivers brilliant, rich, creatively captivating media. Our creative community is comprised of the brightest talent in the industry and is ready for you with fresh, innovative ideas that’ll breathe life into your project.



Webs, Inc. is the world’s largest website-building solution serving over 50 million users, where anyone can easily create a website (with free web hosting) and access useful small business applications to improve business productivity and operations.



From Financial Literacy and Student Loan Default Prevention, to Digital Literacy and Health and Nutrition, EverFi brings the latest in new media to solve these critical problems in states from coast to coast.



Koofers, Inc. is a social learning company transforming higher education through student-driven, intercollegiate collaboration. Founded in 2008, Koofers empowers students to help each other learn by providing open and free access to: course materials, class and professor ratings, study aids and more.


Living Social

LivingSocial is the social commerce leader behind LivingSocial Deals, a group buying program that invites people and their friends to save up to 90 percent each day at their favorite restaurants, spas, sporting events, hotels and other local attractions in major cities. LivingSocial has an extensive user base of more than 85 million.



The leading provider of social distribution solutions connecting online publishers and advertisers to audiences on the social web.


Hello Wallet

HelloWallet is a wealth-boosting application designed to help its members manage their day-to-day finances, build savings and plan for the future. HelloWallet is 100% independent from financial institutions and provides completely unbiased guidance. The app is primarily distributed through Fortune 500 and other employers as an HR benefit for employees. For $8.95/month, individuals may also have access.



Frustrated with the job search? That’s where we step in. You fill out ONE application with us and we will do the job search and apply to jobs matching your skill-set.



Zenoss is the leading provider of IT operations management products for the next generation datacenter. Zenoss Enterprise is a single, integrated product that monitors the entire IT infrastructure where ever it is deployed – physical, virtual, or in the cloud. With a community of over 100,000 users, Zenoss products monitor over one million network and server devices daily and have been used in over 25,000 organizations in 180 countries around the world.



AppTap is an app recommendations and advertising platform helping consumers, app developers, and web publishers cut through the clutter of the app stores. Our platform helps websites boost user engagement and revenue by adding contextually relevant app recommendations. Our ad network enables app developers to promote their apps to a large audience of app consumers across our publisher network


Brothers May

Brothers May, Inc. is a New Media Strategy Consulting firm offering services and consultation optimized for each of our clients’ unique businesses. We walk a mile in your organization’s shoes before recommending your optimal new media strategy. We have agency experience, connections and talent but a mom ‘n pop approach to customer service.


Knowlera Media

Knowlera Media is the leading creator of professional-quality, lifestyle-focused video content for distribution via Web and broadcast television. Driven by our in-house staff, and managed network of nearly 6,000 professional producers across the country, we’ve created a growing library of more than 12,000 videos featuring world-class experts. Our videos are presented to audiences numbering in the tens of millions each month through our website www.MonkeySee.com, and hundreds of other syndication partners.



EventStir is a crowdfunding platform for events. We want to give users a new way to stir up their social life by allowing them to pool together money to fund unique, exciting events and to be the decision makers on whether an event is worth attending.



Feedlooks is an all-in-one solution for following blogs and tweets. With Feedlooks users can follow any RSS or Twitter feed, share interesting posts using a variety of services, and discover related content.  Additionally, posts are seen in full visual glory, without leaving the app.  And it’s free!


Resume Everywhere

Resume Everywhere is dedicated to helping everyone find job possible by offering a service to synchronize their resume data between job sites and social networks.  And we do it for free.


Keen Guides

Keen Guides is a travel app that provides location-based, accessible videos about places.



Invincea is a venture-backed software company that is bringing strong desktop security to companies with Invincea Browser Protection and Invincea Document Protection.



Motionsoft is a SaaS and financial services company providing business management solutions for consumer service industries.  We focus on developing turnkey business solutions which allow our customers to fully integrate their CRM and payments system in order effectively manage their prospects, maintain their existing relationships and generate actionable business intelligence and communication information.


Brazen Careerist

Brazen Careerist is giving professionals a fun and completely different way to network. The site translates offline networking events into an efficient online networking experience to help you meet new people and build relevant relationships for your career.



Nexercise is the free mobile game that makes fitness fun and wellness affordable. You can save big on healthy foods, products, and services and even win free stuff just for exercising.



SpeakHub provides fresh information about professional speakers.  We understand that meeting planners are challenged for a good way to find/rate/book speakers.  SpeakHub matches speakers to events and we will simplify the process of booking too.  Meeting Planners will have the opportunity to rate speakers, tag them, and share speaker pages with their colleagues.



Taxi Magic makes taxi booking easy. We’re a free mobile service directly integrated with taxi dispatch systems nationwide. Users can book taxis from a mobile phone or the Web with a few quick taps, track the taxi’s arrival, charge the ride to a credit card and expense the trip with an e-receipt.


TRX Systems Inc.

Location everywhere! TRX Systems delivers location indoors, underground, and other areas where GPS is not reliable – without infrastructure.



OurParents is a free elder care directory, focused on assisting adult children with aging parents find the right care solution that meets the parents’ and family’s unique needs.  Our goal is simple:  to be a resource always on the side of families, as they face difficult decisions about their loved one.  While other sites on the web are essentially sales channels for care providers, at OurParents, we are dedicated to the mission of finding the best options available for a family.



TechChange trains leaders to leverage emerging technologies for sustainable social change. We’re developing a number of next generation online learning tools and courses, teaching at leading universities, and helping a variety of organizations meet their technology needs.



Market once, market everywhere with demandmart, an on-demand intelligent marketing and engagement system that automatically helps small businesses find, capture and convert local customers across the web. demandmart combines an action-focused web presence with automated calls to action, and local marketing tools such as search engine listings, e-mail marketing and coupons to make it easy and affordable for small businesses to: promote their business across the web, find local customers, capture leads and appointments, and market to existing customers.



MonthsOf.Me (MoM) is home to visual stories about life’s moments where members easily organize their digital life, share their stories and collaborate on content. Media such as pictures, text and videos which has been shared on existing social networks or stored on their desktop or portable devices is chronologically organized and available for creating visual stories.



LogiXML is the smart choice for Business Intelligence, giving you more power and more choice with less effort. It’s simple to start creating Web-based dashboards in hours, reports in minutes and analysis on demand, without complex pricing schemes or user fees. Easy to connect, quick to build and intuitive to use, LogiXML empowers everyone to get the most value from their data – no matter where it resides.


Metro Business Media

Metro Business Media is an online business publication and economic data source created to feature the world of business and development in the entire DC and Baltimore Areas.


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