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District Download is your bi-weekly podcast for all things D.C. tech, innovation and startups, presented by DC Inno and General Assembly DC. Every other week, Sam and Shahier bring you insightful interviews with top leaders in the D.C. metro area's tech scene — covering tech policy, startup funding and so much more.

Latest Episodes

Let's Talk About D.C.'s Women in Food Community

Pineapple Collaborative co-founders Ariel Pasternak and Atara Bernstein join Sam and Shahier to chat about the growth of their community group in D.C. and into new cities. Also, we have some news. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

52 MIN2018 MAY 10
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Let's Talk About D.C.'s Women in Food Community

Pitching 101: Inside 1776's Challenge Cup Finals

In March, 1776 brought 20 founders from around the world to The Anthem in SW D.C. and had them pitch their startups in just two minutes in front of a notable roster of judges. The prize? A $100K investment from Revolution.This is how the competition went down. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

25 MIN2018 APR 11
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Pitching 101: Inside 1776's Challenge Cup Finals

The Future of Transportation in D.C. (Andrew Trueblood, Mayor's Office, and Ryan Croft, TransitScreen)

Dockless bicycles. Autonomous Vehicles. Hyperloop? The District's transportation landscape is quickly changing, so we sat down with two experts in the local field to figure out where we're heading. Andrew Trueblood,chief of staff in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and Ryan Croft, COO and co-founder of TransitScreen, join Sam and Shahier on the show. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

39 MIN2018 MAR 27
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The Future of Transportation in D.C. (Andrew Trueblood, Mayor's Office, and Ryan Croft, TransitScreen)

Why Local Government Needs to Support D.C.'s Tech Leaders (Dan Berger, Founder & CEO, Social Tables)

Dan Berger is behind Social Tables, one of the most well-known and fastest growing startups in the D.C. region. On top of building the event and hospitality tech startup, Berger also founded the Capital Tech Coalition, a D.C. tech advocacy group, that just wrote a letter to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser demanding the same incentives offered to Amazon HQ2. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

49 MIN2018 MAR 13
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Why Local Government Needs to Support D.C.'s Tech Leaders (Dan Berger, Founder & CEO, Social Tables)

How Can D.C. Tech Bridge the Gap With Capitol Hill (Meghan Gaffney Buck, CEO, Veda Data Solutions)

Meghan Gaffney Buck is at the helm of one of the fastest growing machine learning startups in the D.C. metro region. But tech startups weren't always her calling. We chat with Gaffney Buck about how she dove headfirst into AI and machine learning and what's she's learned from a year of intense fundraising. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

43 MIN2018 FEB 27
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How Can D.C. Tech Bridge the Gap With Capitol Hill (Meghan Gaffney Buck, CEO, Veda Data Solutions)

D.C. Is the Smartest City Out There (Archana Vemulapalli, Former D.C. CTO)

Archana Vemulapalli was D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer from 2016-2018 where her team focused heavily on smart city initiatives, cybersecurity efforts and showcasing the city's tech hub. Now, she's over at IBM. We chat with Vemulapalli about her tenure in the public sector and her decision to step down. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

46 MIN2018 FEB 13
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D.C. Is the Smartest City Out There (Archana Vemulapalli, Former D.C. CTO)

Why a Tech Investor Really Bought Alt-Weekly Washington City Paper (Mark Ein, Founder, Venturehouse)

Mark Ein is behind many of D.C.'s great success stories: Kastle Systems, Two Harbors Investment Corp, and more. Now, Ein is the owner of the Washington City Paper, one of the best alt-weekly newspapers in the country. We chat with Ein about his recent purchase and why he's stuck around D.C. for all of these years. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

48 MIN2018 JAN 30
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Why a Tech Investor Really Bought Alt-Weekly Washington City Paper (Mark Ein, Founder, Venturehouse)

Behind One of the Fastest Growing Tech Nonprofits in D.C. (Michelle Brown, founder & CEO, CommonLit)

Welcome to the first episode of District Download, presented by DC Inno and General Assembly DC. Today, we chat with Michelle Brown, CEO and founder of CommonLit, about how she's leading one of the fastest growing tech nonprofits in D.C. Let's put it this way: CommonLit reached 1M users at the same rate as Facebook, 11 months, and hired 17 people in 45 days. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

48 MIN2018 JAN 16
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Behind One of the Fastest Growing Tech Nonprofits in D.C. (Michelle Brown, founder & CEO, CommonLit)
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Latest Episodes

Let's Talk About D.C.'s Women in Food Community

Pineapple Collaborative co-founders Ariel Pasternak and Atara Bernstein join Sam and Shahier to chat about the growth of their community group in D.C. and into new cities. Also, we have some news. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

52 MIN2018 MAY 10
Comments
Let's Talk About D.C.'s Women in Food Community

Pitching 101: Inside 1776's Challenge Cup Finals

In March, 1776 brought 20 founders from around the world to The Anthem in SW D.C. and had them pitch their startups in just two minutes in front of a notable roster of judges. The prize? A $100K investment from Revolution.This is how the competition went down. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

25 MIN2018 APR 11
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Pitching 101: Inside 1776's Challenge Cup Finals

The Future of Transportation in D.C. (Andrew Trueblood, Mayor's Office, and Ryan Croft, TransitScreen)

Dockless bicycles. Autonomous Vehicles. Hyperloop? The District's transportation landscape is quickly changing, so we sat down with two experts in the local field to figure out where we're heading. Andrew Trueblood,chief of staff in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and Ryan Croft, COO and co-founder of TransitScreen, join Sam and Shahier on the show. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

39 MIN2018 MAR 27
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The Future of Transportation in D.C. (Andrew Trueblood, Mayor's Office, and Ryan Croft, TransitScreen)

Why Local Government Needs to Support D.C.'s Tech Leaders (Dan Berger, Founder & CEO, Social Tables)

Dan Berger is behind Social Tables, one of the most well-known and fastest growing startups in the D.C. region. On top of building the event and hospitality tech startup, Berger also founded the Capital Tech Coalition, a D.C. tech advocacy group, that just wrote a letter to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser demanding the same incentives offered to Amazon HQ2. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

49 MIN2018 MAR 13
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Why Local Government Needs to Support D.C.'s Tech Leaders (Dan Berger, Founder & CEO, Social Tables)

How Can D.C. Tech Bridge the Gap With Capitol Hill (Meghan Gaffney Buck, CEO, Veda Data Solutions)

Meghan Gaffney Buck is at the helm of one of the fastest growing machine learning startups in the D.C. metro region. But tech startups weren't always her calling. We chat with Gaffney Buck about how she dove headfirst into AI and machine learning and what's she's learned from a year of intense fundraising. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

43 MIN2018 FEB 27
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How Can D.C. Tech Bridge the Gap With Capitol Hill (Meghan Gaffney Buck, CEO, Veda Data Solutions)

D.C. Is the Smartest City Out There (Archana Vemulapalli, Former D.C. CTO)

Archana Vemulapalli was D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer from 2016-2018 where her team focused heavily on smart city initiatives, cybersecurity efforts and showcasing the city's tech hub. Now, she's over at IBM. We chat with Vemulapalli about her tenure in the public sector and her decision to step down. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

46 MIN2018 FEB 13
Comments
D.C. Is the Smartest City Out There (Archana Vemulapalli, Former D.C. CTO)

Why a Tech Investor Really Bought Alt-Weekly Washington City Paper (Mark Ein, Founder, Venturehouse)

Mark Ein is behind many of D.C.'s great success stories: Kastle Systems, Two Harbors Investment Corp, and more. Now, Ein is the owner of the Washington City Paper, one of the best alt-weekly newspapers in the country. We chat with Ein about his recent purchase and why he's stuck around D.C. for all of these years. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

48 MIN2018 JAN 30
Comments
Why a Tech Investor Really Bought Alt-Weekly Washington City Paper (Mark Ein, Founder, Venturehouse)

Behind One of the Fastest Growing Tech Nonprofits in D.C. (Michelle Brown, founder & CEO, CommonLit)

Welcome to the first episode of District Download, presented by DC Inno and General Assembly DC. Today, we chat with Michelle Brown, CEO and founder of CommonLit, about how she's leading one of the fastest growing tech nonprofits in D.C. Let's put it this way: CommonLit reached 1M users at the same rate as Facebook, 11 months, and hired 17 people in 45 days. Enjoy the show? Connect on Twitter at @DC_Inno and @GA_DC

48 MIN2018 JAN 16
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Behind One of the Fastest Growing Tech Nonprofits in D.C. (Michelle Brown, founder & CEO, CommonLit)
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