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SOLVING AMERICA’S STUDENT DEBT PROBLEM WITH EDTECH

It’s no secret that the cost of a college education in the United States has soared over the last several decades. As of September 2017, about 44 million Americans collectively owe over $1.45 trillion in student loan debt. The need to create more affordable methods and plans for students pursuing higher education has never been greater, and this is where Vemo Education steps in. Founded in August 2015, Vemo designs and implements income-based financing programs that more effectively use institutional resources. They are the market leader in Income Share Agreements,…

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CYBERSECURITY 2049: BLADE RUNNER’S
GOT NOTHING ON THIS

Cybersecurity is on the tip of everyone’s tongue after recent attacks on Equifax, major retailers, and governments around the world. It’s projected that cyber crime damage will cost $6 trillion globally per year by 2021, and over $1 trillion will be spent annually to prevent it. Given the enormity of the problem and the size of the market, many companies are stepping forward with innovative solutions, and MKACyber is one of them. Based in the backyard of the U.S. Capitol, in Fairfax, VA, the company offers managed Security Operations Center…

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Stuart Kupinsky, General Counsel of Blackboard, to Speak at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit

Stuart Kupinsky, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer of Blackboard, will be speaking at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit on Friday, October 6th. Stuart manages Blackboard’s legal strategy, including M&A and intellectual property legal strategy, as well as the company’s contracting functions. Previously, Stuart served as the General Counsel for Tekelec, Inc. and Chief Counsel for FirstNet. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. Stuart holds a J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School and a B.S. from Lehigh University….

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Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, to Speak at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit

Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, will be speaking at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit on Friday, October 6th. Jo Ann Jenkins has transformed the world’s largest non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization into a fearless champion for social change, dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. Jenkins was formerly the chief operating officer at the Library of Congress where she developed and directed the National Book Festival and the Library of Congress Experience, for which she received the Library of Congress Distinguished Service Award. Her first book,…

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Reggie Aggarwal, Founder of Cvent, To Speak at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit

Reggie Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of Cvent will be speaking at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit on Friday, October 6th. Reggie founded Cvent in 1999 as a two-person startup, and today the company has 2700+ employees and more than 200,000 users around the globe. Cvent is the market leader in event management software. Cvent’s software has been used to power over 1 million business meetings and events across 25,000 organizations. In 2013, Cvent became a publicly traded company (NYSE: CVT). At the end of 2016, the company went private in a…

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Tammy Wincup, COO of EverFi, To Speak at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit

Tammy Wincup, COO of Everfi, will be speaking at Techweek DC’s Growth Summit on Friday, October 6th. EverFi is a leading education technology company focused on teaching learners of all ages the critical skills that life and work demand. As COO, Tammy oversees EverFi’s 500 team members across the U.S. and Canada, the development of EverFi’s digital learning technology platform, the implementation of the technology in over 20,000 K-12 schools and 1700 college campuses, and supporting the over 4,300 customers that fund the digital learning in schools. Founded in 2008,…

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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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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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