Posts By Mark D. Drapeau

Entreprelooza! In Pictures

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — On March 6th, Startup DC (the local arm of Startup America Partnership) hosted the first ever Entreprelooza! in Washington, DC, a celebration of all things startup and entrepreneurial. Besides being a 35,000 square foot festival for about 400 people (which stands out enough in DC), its diversity was noticed byRead… Read more »

Steve Case Tells America How To “Control Alt Compete”

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — Creating jobs, improving the economy through innovation, and increasing America’s global competitiveness are incredibly important right now, and a lot of the improvement in these areas will come from small “startup” businesses in major metro areas around the country. In that vein, the Startup America partnership welcomed people to aRead… Read more »

Rahm Emanuel Launches Chicago “Early College” STEM High Schools

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — Rahm Emanuel, flanked with executives from five large technology companies, announced the formation of five innovative “early college STEM schools,” which are six-year high schools focused on preparing students for a modern, information-laden, tech-savvy future workforce. Students will also have the opportunity to be “first in line” for interviews withRead… Read more »

Entreprelooza! A Celebration of DC Area Entrepreneurship

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — Startup DC in partnership with Startup America and Microsoft has announced Entreprelooza! is occuring on Tuesday, March 6th at what was previously a Borders bookstore on 18th and L St. NW in Washington, DC. It will be a 70,000 square foot celebration of all things geeky, startup, and entrepreneurial inRead… Read more »

Microsoft Hosts Public Sector CIO Summit

Mark Drapeau (Redmond, WA) — This week at Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, WA (just outside Seattle), the company will host chief information officers and other IT professionals from the federal government, state and local governments, and the education and health communities. The event is called the U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit. For two daysRead… Read more »

Top 10 Public Sector Windows Phone Apps

Joel Reyes (Charlotte, NC) — Everyone always asks me, what are the most popular Windows Phone 7 apps? Below, I’ve compiled the Top 10 phones apps with relevance to the public sector (government, citizenship, education, health), ranked by highest number of downloads. They include functionality like mobile access to your health data, improving spelling skillsRead… Read more »

Infographic: Matching Military Veterans With Tech Jobs

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — All the way up to the White House, Americans are concerned about employing currently unemployed and underemployed veterans, whose rate of unemployment is higher than average. Microsoft and other like-minded companies are stepping up their efforts in this area. Now, has created a very useful infographic about why U.S.Read… Read more »

Living Science: Why Social Networks For Scientists Don’t Work (Yet)

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — A “Facebook for Scientists”? It may sound silly, or redundant, but it’s becoming more of a reality. Maybe. A new startup based in Germany named ResearchGate has already convinced roughly 1.4 million researchers to become members and begin sharing. On it, you can search your email accounts to find peopleRead… Read more »

Suits And Spooks Rendezvous For The Greater Good

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — Last week, an eclectic group of tech-savvy “suits” and “spooks” gathered in a private conference center in Rosslyn, VA, in a towering office building overlooking Georgetown across the Potomac River. The occasion? The second-annual Suits and Spooks anti-conference, curated and hosted by cyber warfare consultant and author Jeffrey Carr. NominallyRead… Read more »

Six Ways Politicians Can Use Pinterest

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — If you were living in a cave during the last quarter of 2011, you may have missed out on hearing about Pinterest – the hottest new social platform to hit the tech scene in some time. Judged by leading tech blog TechCrunch as the best new startup of 2011, PinterestRead… Read more »