Archive for the ‘DC Tech Community’ Category

Local tech is not good enough for your startup. Find your own community, wherever you need it.

January 11, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

I hadn’t thought too hard about community until the recent round of “local tech pride” websites started popping up.  Fred Wilson popularized the topic and soon came Proudly Made in DC and

For a time I wasn’t sure where I belonged…and then I realized that I could choose my community regardless of location.  Maybe if we all worried less whether our needs were fulfilled nearby, we’d see just how much we can be part of, and that there are no walls or beltways to stop us.

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Big news: new company, new city and more of the same

July 26, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

SET Consulting's original logo I had to make a choice.  If you’ve known me the past couple years, you’d have seen that I’ve spent a lot of time away, and that I’ve been doing two different jobs.  Well, instead of living a second life, I’ve opted for some changes.

As of July 17, SET Consulting has a new owner.  As of August 30, I’ll have a new city.  (this logo above is SET’s original 2002 logo…) Continue reading…

Bootstrap Maryland Recap

May 5, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Attendees at Bootstrap Maryland The first Bootstrap Maryland conference was a success!  Over 200 people spent their Saturday discussing how to build and market a young business.  Their enthusiasm and acuity were electrifying.

The following are some of the key points that came up in the sessions.

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Scobleizer TV, Blue Sky Factory TV, and other AwayFind News

April 27, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

AwayFind business card I’m overdue for a post about AwayFind, but rather than type it out, here are some updates via Thursday’s interview from Robert Scoble and the week before’s with Greg Cangialosi.

Below I’ve indicated the timestamps for when AwayFind, email productivity, and Bootstrap Maryland are discussed…so you can dive right in.  After the videos are also some recent links, like being in Gartner’s 2009 Cool Vendor Report : ).

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An open letter to DC, MD, and VA entrepreneurs about Bootstrap Maryland

March 29, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

PrintTo the Greater DC & Baltimore Technology Community:

You may have heard about the Bootstrap Maryland Conference.  Here’s a little background on why I’m holding this event, and how I hope it will add value to our community. If you’re not interested in the back-story but are curious about the event, you can skip to

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Missed the “Partay”? Here’s the interview from yesterday

July 10, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

Above you’ll find a video from Jonny’s Partay, where I was interviewed on Wednesday, July 9 at 9pm.

There’s a bit of talk about AwayFind, some news about DC, and of course much of what I’ve been up to. From lifehacks to batching email to mobility and travel, hopefully this’ll keep you entertained.

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9pm EDT, I’m live on the Par-tay. Send your tough questions…and let’s rock

July 9, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

Tonight I’ll be interviewed by Jonny Goldstein on Jonny’s Par-tay.  He’ll have some questions but half the fun is where you take the show in the live chatroom.  If you can’t be there tonight at 9pm EDT, just leave a question in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer on the show, which will be recorded and posted here.

Watch it live here!

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Graphing Social Patterns & Blog Potomac – the latest DC web events

June 16, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

graphingsocialpatterns Two events this past week highlight both the size and maturity of the burgeoning web and social media community in Washington DC.

While the biggest roadblock to getting involved remains knowing where to start, Graphing Social Patterns and BlogPotomac show just how much we’ve regained our position on the map. Read on for highlights and a discussion of these events.

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SXSW Interactive panels you should download: recommendations and highlights

March 12, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

Panel on Rocking SXSW with Tim Ferriss, Matt Mullenweg, etc.The only thing more difficult than picking panels and parties at SXSW Interactive is sorting through the coverage afterwards. Here are my recommendations for kick-ass panels so that you can listen to or read more about them. It’s no replacement for being there, but it’s as close as you’re going to get now… Following my recommended panels I mention some party highlights and other ideas for good SXSW reading. Feel free to add your own recommendations or links in the comments below.

Note: I’ll update the podcast links as they become available on SXSW’s site.

Personal favorites

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The DC Googleplex, NetSquared, and the DC tech sector with or without AOL

February 20, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

I loathe reading articles about AOL’s downfall foreshadowing the death of DC’s technology scene. Last night’s event at Google DC certainly evoked within me a longing for the Valley, but there’s so much tech/entrepreneurial vibrancy here. I’d like to think that Google’s DC presence is a testament to that.


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Last night’s event was put on by NetSquared DC, a group that educates while bringing together the non profit and technology sectors. We spent an hour in open discussion of the web presence–and the conversation ranged from social media and Drupal to advocacy and business. There was energy, intelligence, passion. It felt right at home in the Googleplex.

I’m excited to see the way companies like Viget Labs and nclud are raising the bar of our local businesses’ web presence. The way social media outreach is taken to high levels of transparency and integrity by companies like Livingston Communications. And the way small startups and big are right at home here.

Last night I met Jake Brewer from, as they also just opened a DC office. It’s great to see companies participate here, regardless of all the Valley talk lately. We’ve got a ways to go, but progress is being made by so many people.