Tag Archives: Startup

New Look + Newsletter

We recently revamped the site! What do you think? You’ll now see monthly featured resources and reads from our *brand new newsletter*! This month, you can learn how to build perseverance, know what you’re up against as a female entrepreneur seeking venture capital, feel those fall vibes with a quick read on pumpkin marketing, and more …

Start DC Travels: Scandinavia

It’s no secret that entrepreneurship is hard work. Entrepreneurship often involves long days and weeks, balancing family, friends, and sometimes another job with launching and growing a business. (See our interviews with Michelle Sampson of Taffy Floral and Marta Staudinger of LATELA Gallery for a few examples.) In the midst of this hustle and our uber-connected, “always-on” …

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 …

LATELA’s “Collage” Exhibit

Start DC Checks Out One of DC’s Newest Art Galleries. LATELA (pronounced “Nutella” with a “La–”) is Marta Staudinger’s newly-opened Brookland art gallery and creative space. And like the hazelnut spread with which it shares syllables, LATELA is already winning fans. The space was recently voted DC’s best commercial art gallery by Washington City Paper in its 2016 reader …

Michelle Samson: Taffy Floral

Start DC catches up with Michelle Samson, woman-about-town and founder of Taffy Floral.   Virginia-based business Taffy Floral is unmistakable. Scrolling through Instagram or Facebook, I know before even glancing at the profile that a bouquet is Taffy Floral. And I’ve seen even more Taffy bouquets lately as Michelle Samson, founder, has been busy creating workshops with …

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 …