Esther Lee, CEO of innovation hub and nonprofit Refraction, discusses what her organization is doing to draw in more startups and talent to the D.C. region, and what the region as a whole can do to help tip the scales.
On today’s EXTRA episode, Dr. Brent Goldfarb and David Kirsch, both professors at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and co-authors of Bubbles and Crashes: the boom and bust of technological innovation, discuss the cyclical nature of the tech innovation environment. Other topics on deck include their recent book, what happens when an economy crashes, and how to salvage your business in troubling economic times.
Nick Perdikis, CEO and CRO of Devensoft, discusses how his company’s software-as-a-service platform helps companies streamline and simplify the merger and acquisition process, minimizing stress and maximizing integration.
Brian Park, managing partner at SparkLabs Cyber+Blockchain, discusses how his accelerator’s initiatives in new and expanding technologies are pushing innovation while still creating profit.
Allen Brooks, VP of education and outreach at Building Momentum, discusses The Garden, his company’s newest endeavor for teaching adults across the region about workshop tools and development, creating a co-building space for tinkerers and small businesses alike.
Kristen Hajduk, regional director for the national capital region at MD5, discusses the advantages to building networks of innovators and entrepreneurs to help solve national security and defense problems.
Clint Stinchcomb, president and CEO at on-demand service CuriosityStream, discusses the work behind promoting and producing nonfiction video content, and how the market for it is much larger than one might assume.
Simone Petrella, chief strategy officer at CyberVista, discusses the recent trends in federal agencies of hiring private recruiters to find and train candidates for employment, and other steps the government can take to make better workers.
Greg Kihlström, prolific brand consultant, customer experience strategist, and SVP digital at Yes& discusses his new book, the Agile Brand, and the ways that building a positive customer experience and a set of associated vocabulary can propel your brand to new heights.
Jenny Rickard, president and CEO at the Common Application, discusses how the Common App helps students of all incomes and backgrounds apply to and attend a wide array of colleges around the world.
Mohan Rao, chief product and technology officer at StreetShares, discusses how expert guidance from a CPO or CTO can make or break a company’s bottom line.
Kevin DeSanto, managing director and co-founder of KippsDeSanto, discusses how the government contracting space, and the D.C. entrepreneurship community at large, is a lot more active and successful than you might think. For the biggest companies in the region, big personalities are a bit rarer than in Silicon Valley.
Adam Roberts, executive director of Bethesda Green, discusses the ways that companies like his are building environmentally sound and sustainable communities, and the responsibilities businesses have to care for their surroundings.
Karen McCord, CEO of Breezio, discusses how her company provides a service to connect communities, creating bases of knowledge for companies to keep engagement strong and cut out spam.