What’s Working in Washington

  • Finding successful fundraising

    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.

  • Efficient and sustainable scaling

    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.

  • Unexpected challenges in energy efficiency

    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.

  • Leading local investment in cybersecurity

    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.

  • Reaching goals with Washington Spirit

    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.

  • How Builders and Backers is evolving entrepreneurship

    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.

  • Anxiety over character assassination

    Richard Levick, founder and CEO of LEVICK; Steven Nardizzi, partner at Paragon Strategic Insights; and Simon Newman, CEO at CMG Innovation, discuss the ways that so-called “cancel culture” and the openness of internet technology can have outsize effects on those targeted by negative attention.

  • Altman on honesty and integrity

    On this episode, we spoke with Ian Altman, strategic adviser and co-author of Same Side Selling, discusses how honesty and integrity are incredibly important traits to support and cultivate in the world of entrepreneurship, and how it can make or break your relationships with clients and customers.

  • Lamenting the good old days

    On this EXTRA episode, we speak with Alice Stewart, CNN political commentator and communications consultant; Michael Zeldin, TV legal analyst with experience stretching back to the Clinton impeachment proceedings; and Richard Levick, founder and CEO of LEVICK. On today’s docket: what’s changed since the good old days? Has much at all changed, culturally, in the past few decades? Is there a culture of civility that has significantly shifted?

  • How DC’s architecture shapes the city

    On this EXTRA episode, we spoke with Gavin Hughes Daniels, Principal and Co-founder of Wingate Hughes; Deane Madsen, freelance writer and founder of BrutalistDC; and Ken Biberaj, managing director at Savills North America. On the docket today we talk about some of the most important basics when it comes to architecture, how common architectural stylings influence D.C., and some of the most important ways architecture affects the world.

  • The real consumer debt issue

    Rebecca Steele, president and CEO at the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Bruce McClary, vice president for communications for the NFCC, and Richard Levick, founder and CEO of LEVICK, discuss whether or not the mountains of debt piled on consumers in recent years is sustainable, and what can be done to surmount it.

  • Security secrets lurking in your phone

    Bob Stevens, vice president for the Americas at Lookout, discusses the strides his company is taking to help ensure mobile phones are secure from hackers, and what you can do to protect yourself as well.

  • The year ahead in DC’s economy

    Andy Medici, senior staff reporter for the Washington Business Journal, discusses how the next year is looking to unfold with regards to business and the economy, and what investments might be a good idea to prepare for a potential recession.

  • Helping women rise in the workplace

    To understand the structural challenges women face when trying to climb the ladder to the C suite in business, we spoke with Dr. Carly Speranza, professor of management and marketing at Marymount University, and Cheryl Williford, president and COO at Modus Create.