Food Feature: Korean Food Vendors

Start DC talks with the founders of the popular K Street Korean Food Truck. The food cart is undoubtedly a part of the DC food—and entrepreneur—scene. Food carts need less capital to start than traditional restaurant spaces and can therefore be an important way for local chefs to test their concepts and develop a following before […]

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Doron Petersan: Sticky Fingers Bakery

Doron Petersan, founder of Sticky Fingers Bakery, chats with Start DC about finding and building a niche in the District. For over a decade, Sticky Fingers Bakery has been bringing vegan treats to the District. What started with determination and recipe development in Doron Petersan’s kitchen is now a Columbia Heights staple, with an expanded menu to include savory […]

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(Start) DC Photos on Display

Start DC gives you an inside look at AIA | DC’s new photo exhibit.   DC residents, now through February 20, the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) is displaying an exhibition with winning photographs from its “#I See DC” Instagram photo contest. There were over 1,300 entries, and 110 were selected by a jury for the exhibition. I’m […]

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Made in DC

Start DC’s lowdown on the Made in DC bill, a promising initiative to boost local businesses. In late January 2016, local entrepreneurs testified before DC city government in support of the Made in DC Program Establishment Act, an initiative aimed at helping DC-based innovators. The program, modeled after successful ventures in cities like Chicago and […]

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Start DC Travels: Colombia

A photo essay of Start DC in South America.   Here are a few of my favorite shots from Cartagena and Santa Marta, Colombia. Genna Byrd is the founder of Start DC. Learn more about her here. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Kristin Csehill: Criss Naturals

Start DC talks with Kristin Csehill as she grows her business, Criss Naturals.   I’ve shared the stories of entrepreneurs like Shizu Okusa (JRINK) and Warren Brown (CakeLove), who told me that they started their ventures on the side while working full-time, growing their businesses and testing the waters before making the leap to full-time […]

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