Ted Leonsis To Speak at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit

Ted Leonsis will be speaking at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit on Friday, October 6th. Leonsis is a cofounder and partner at Revolution Growth, a $1 billion set of investment funds. He also is founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns professional sports teams in the NBA, NHL, WNBA and AFL, a 20,000-seat arena, an over-the-top network and is a co-owner of a global esports franchise. Leonsis is a nationally recognized entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and award-winning filmmaker. He sits on a variety of boards, including…

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Upside Travel’s Chief Data Scientist Adam Holmes To Speak at Techweek DC Growth Summit

Adam Holmes, Chief Data Scientist of Upside Travel, will be speaking at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit on Friday, October 6th. Adamleads the Data Science team at Upside Travel focusing on improving analytic, reporting, and machine learning capabilities. Prior to joining Upside, Adam held the role of Divisional Vice President – Analytics at Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) where he managed various analytic teams. Adam also spent time at Target in a variety of data science and management roles. Upside.com (www.upside.com) is led by Priceline Founder Jay Walker and a team of…

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Axios President Roy Schwartz To Speak at
Techweek DC’s Growth Summit

Roy Schwartz, Co-Founder and President of Axios, will be speaking at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit on Friday, October 6th. Roy is the former chief revenue officer for POLITICO, the digital media company that upended and forever changed political and policy journalism in Washington, New York, and Europe. Roy was featured in the 2015 FOLIO 100 as a “Corporate Catalyst” and by the Washington Business Journal in its 2015 “40 under 40.” An expert in digital media, business, and strategy, Roy is a frequent speaker at media conferences including SXSW, Min…

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NEVER WEAR ILL-FITTING JEANS AGAIN | CHICAGO

Buying clothes is difficult for a lot of reasons. Questions abound: what’s in style this season, what color brings out your eyes, and most importantly, what fits best. Fit is the bane of every avid shoppers’ existence – a Small in one brand is a Large in another, and even when you find the perfect item, you can never be sure if the local store has your size in stock. No item presents more frustration than jeans. There seem to be an endless supply of cuts, styles (are bell bottoms…

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SCALING SUBSCRIPTION: AN INTERVIEW
WITH A PIONEERING BOX COMPANY

Subscription boxes have become de rigueur in the modern era. You can get everything from shaving supplies to candy with them, and new subscription boxes never seem to be in short supply. Bulu Box, founded in 2012, they were one of the first 10 sample-based subscription box companies ever, and the first to offer a box that wasn’t makeup. Fast forward five years, and they’re still one of the top in the industry, with their boxes of nutrition and health samples that allow people to try all sorts of products…

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NEVER GET LOCKED OUT OF YOUR
(SMART)HOME AGAIN

Smart homes are the talk of the consumer housing market, and for property managers, landlords, and rental property owners, there’s a big opportunity to manage their units in “smarter” ways. Homebase provides smart apartment management solutions for new and existing residential communities. It’s a win-win situation: property managers enjoy seamless control across buildings, making it easy to stay in touch with residents, manage payments and maintenance requests, and control smart devices such as locks, lights, and thermostats. Residents get all the great smart home devices, including climate, lighting, security, and…

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HERE’S HOW DATA CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER ATHLETE

If you’ve ever watched a sports event on TV (and if you haven’t, please contact a relative for help), you’ve no doubt been bombarded by tons of statistics from the commentators on the players and teams. Stats are the backbone of all game analysis, but so far, they’ve existed primarily in the realm of professional sports. ShotTrackers is on a mission to change that. They create wearables and software that allow anyone to track performance in real time , at a much more affordable price than what the big leagues…

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WHAT IF THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY WAS AN ACTUAL HIGHWAY?

Imagine driving down the highway, blasting your favorite music, feeling the wind in your hair, when suddenly the road speaks to you via your mobile device. “Hey, slow down, an accident just happened a mile ahead, and the roads are slick.” Fiction? Not really, thanks to the smart roads that Integrated Roadways is aiming to build. Their Smart Pavement technology contains a bevy of sensors and other tech, including cellular tower technology. In addition to providing data to cities and drivers, that allows the smart roads to extend cellular networks,…

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How About a Side of Data With That Burger? | Kansas City

Imagine a typical Sunday: you go to your local grocery store, get sticker shock from the price of avocados, go home and have a kale smoothie (what, that’s not your typical Sunday?). Whatever your taste, have you ever considered the retail process that brought those goods to you? Mark Calhoun, the CEO, of PerfectCube, definitely has. PerfectCube is “an online platform that allows small retailers to easily track their performance and even forecast the near future.” It’s basically the Neo to every small grocery stores’ Matrix, allowing them to have…

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The Tenets of A/B Testing from Duolingo’s Master Growth Hacker

Gina Gotthilf, VP of Growth at language education platform Duolingo, is reluctant to spill one of her favorite A/B tests, but it’s too good not to share. “You know that little red dot on your app icon that indicates there’s something new, or something unresolved? That led to a six percent increase in our DAUs. It was six lines of code. I think it took about twenty minutes. And then our V2 for the dot brought an additional 1.6% increase in DAUs,” she says. There are a lot of lessons…

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