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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Josephine Chu: Zenful Bites

Local catering entrepreneur Josephine Chu chats with Start DC about building Zenful Bites. With post-holiday detoxing and a glut of resolutions for healthier eating, it’s perhaps a good time to introduce Zenful Bites, a DC-based social enterprise offering food education and catering services to promote a healthy, sustainable food system. Josephine Chu and Yolanda Hawthorne […]

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Happy 2016 and Thank You!

A thank you from Start DC. Happy New Year! Do you have 2016 resolutions? I like this time of year to pause, reflect, and set an intention or two for the year ahead. In 2016, my resolutions include: Every year, I aim to travel to at least one country that I haven’t visited before. This year, […]

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Dale Nirvani Pfeifer: GoodWorld

December is the season for giving, and it’s not too late! Start DC chats with GoodWorld, an innovative DC startup that is making giving easier. GoodWorld is a platform that helps people donate to the causes they care about directly on social media. By writing a comment or tweeting to a charity and including #donate, GoodWorld […]

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Start DC Travels: Detroit

Start DC photos from the Motor City I recently traveled to southeast Michigan to spend Thanksgiving with my family. Each time I’m in the area, I head to Detroit for glimpses of a changing city that one hopes is rising from the ashes again. A year ago, Detroit officially ended the largest municipal bankruptcy in […]

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Kimberly Wilson: Tranquil Space Yoga Studios

Kimberly Wilson, DC entrepreneur and founder of Tranquil Space yoga studios, on finding balance and meaning. Kimberly Wilson is the creative director and founder of Tranquil Space yoga studios, which Travel + Leisure magazine has ranked among the top 25 yoga studios in the world. But these are only two of the many hats she […]

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Shizu Okusa: JRINK Juicery

Shizu Okusa, co-founder of JRINK, talks trading Wall Street for DC entrepreneurship. Shizu Okusa and Jennifer Ngai started JRINK Juicery, their DC cold-pressed juice company, while working full-time at the World Bank. About six months later, in January 2014, they made the leap to full-time entrepreneurship. They use a cold-press process, with a high-pressure hydraulic […]

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Warren Brown: CakeLove

Warren Brown, DC entrepreneur, talks about his path to creating CakeLove. Fifteen years ago, Warren Brown took a break from his career as a lawyer to pursue a passion for baking. He never looked back. Brown’s leave of absence became the start of CakeLove, his DC-based bakery that launched in 2002. Founded on traditional cakes, CakeLove […]

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