Start DC Travels: Summer Vacation

As we’ve heard from Washington, DC entrepreneurs like Sandra Kim, self-care is an important part starting a business. In that vein, I recently took time off to rest and recharge while visiting Ireland and Poland. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip (head over to Instagram if you want even more)! Hope you have a […]

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3 Tips for Founders // Marta Staudinger, LATELA Gallery

Marta Staudinger of LATELA Gallery shares with Start DC the top three lessons she’s learned as a founder.   In April, we checked out the “Collage” exhibit at LATELA, Marta Staudinger’s new Brookland art gallery and creative space. For part two of our LATELA feature, we have a chat with Staudinger herself. As a quick recap on LATELA, the gallery first opened in […]

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Food Feature: Drift on 7th

Start DC checks out a new seafood spot by local entrepreneur Ferhat Yalcin.   Drift on 7th is a reincarnation of Fishnet, Chef Ferhat Yalcin’s first seafood restaurant in the space that closed in late 2015. Yalcin learned the hard way that Shaw does not have a robust market for balik ekmek, the Turkish fish sandwiches he grew up […]

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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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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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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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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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