Worth Reading 2/22/2013

It’s been a while since our last Worth Reading feature, but it’s been an exciting time for the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship!  Yesterday, 12 student startups from around the nation competed at the Cupid’s Cup Semi-Finals held at Under Armour headquarters. We’ll be announcing the results soon so stay tuned to find out which 5 teams will be competing at the Cupid’s Cup Finals on April 5, 2013!

In the meantime, here’s some suggested reading to get you in the mood:

You can find entrepreneurial lessons and metaphors anywhere you look, but this list from Young Entrepreneur of what leaders can learn from the current crisis in the Capitol seems fitting for those of us who live and work in the DC Metro area.

Speaking of the Capitol, here’s an interesting article from Bloomberg about how little Silicon Valley actually know about how the government works, which was written in reaction to their previous article about how little members of congress actually understand the internet.  Seems to me it’s up to our entrepreneurs to make up this gap!

Which brings us to the DC startup scene, which as you know is growing fast!  In the past 2 weeks, 1776, a new DC incubator, was featured a few times, here one feature from BizTech Magazine, and here’s a video feature posted by an ABC affiliate in Sacramento!

Finally, for those of you who missed DC Social Media Week this past week, Carl Pierre of In The Capital gives a great synopsis of a Startup Grind DC speaker event featuring Eugene Stoltzfus, founder of Rosetta Stone, who talked about the challenges he faced when starting up Rosetta Stone, and the insights he learned while building the business.

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