Worth Reading 3/8/2013

What a week it’s been? We hope you all stayed safe when Winter Storm Saturn rolled around, we weren’t hit too badly here in College Park.  Other than that, we’ve been going full speed ahead in preparation for Cupid’s Cup, which will be here in less than a month! If you haven’t already registered, go to http://cupidscup.eventbrite.com/ and save your seat for the event.  Registration is free, but seats are limited, and the venue fills up every year!

With that said, let’s take a look at some interesting reads we’ve found during the last few weeks

It seems like more and more people are taking notice of DC as an entrepreneurial hub. This comes to no surprise to those of us who’ve been here for years, but it’s great that the rest of the world is also starting to catch on.  Here’s a great profile from Entrepreneur.com profiling the DC scene, and another article from In the Capital highlighting DC being ranked as one of the top cities for female entrepreneurs!

If you’re like me, coming up with a name for anything takes forever and a day. How do you come up with something that both describes the business and sets you apart from your competition?  This article from Young Entrepreneur gives 6 handy tips to keep in mind when coming up with that perfect name.

In awesome new tech news, a lot’s been said about 3d printing recently, but what about 4d printing? A team from MIT revealed their new innovation on 3d printing at the TED Conference last week.  A 3d printed object that changes shape and assembles itself after printing!  Check out this article from Tested.com to see it in action!

Finally in Dingman Center family news, Managing director Elana Fine was featured in an article last week regarding the oncoming impacts of crowdfunding with equity. Crowdfunding was also the topic of the latest Innovation Fridays podcast, featuring Elana, Ed Barrientos, and Jason Shrensky. And saving the best for last, Jackson Gellar, son of EIR Harry Gellar, was featured in his school newspaper for a company that he started, proving that it’s never too early to start being an entrepreneur!

Until next time, and don’t’ forget to BUY YOUR CUPID’S CUP TICKETS!

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