We Did It! Awesome Washington, DC No.1 on Forbes List Of America’s New Tech Hotspots
January 17, 2013 1 Comment
Back in December of 2009, Elias Shams launched AwesomeDC blog with mainly One MISSION to accomplish: To wipe out all those Politics, corruption, and scandals crap from the face of Washington, DC. Then to position the Nation’s capital as a city of technology, partying, clubbing and fun! Mainly as a Tech hub. Read the 2nd paragraph right below the video of his interview with CNN where he says “My intention with this blog is to show the world Washington, DC is much more than just Politics, corruption, and scandals. Frankly, I am not sure of that myself either, but I will try I will be covering everything happening in awesome DC, with the focus on the technology, parties, clubs, events, and of course the awesome Washingtonians”
Well! that day arrived four years and 16 days later. We are excited to let you all know awesome Washington, DC is now positioned as No. 1 on Forbes’ newly released list of America’s New Tech Hotspots.
- Hundreds of our local tech entrepreneurs including Homan Radfar founder of AddThis, the largest social infrastructure and data platform serving 14 m sites and 1.3 B users, Al Noshirvani founder of Motionsoft, and particularly my own boss, Elias Shams, the top network engineer at Yurie Systems which was acquired by Lucent for $1.3 B in 1998, founder of telezoo.com in 1999, AwesomeDC in 2009, and now awesomize.me, the social path for u2b2b!
- Our awesome mentors, supporters, and investors of entrepreneurs including Tonya Harmon with The Founder Institute, Startup America Partnership, Glen Hellman founder of Driven Forward, Mehrunisa Qayyum founder of PITAPOLICY, Mark Walsh, Jonathon Aberman, and Frank Gruber founder of Tech Cocktail.
- Our local universities – in particular the University of Maryland and The George Washington University for introducing and offering various entrepreneurship programs
- And, particularly to both President Obama and mayor Vincent Gray for their passion and support for technology, and entrepreneurship programs in Washington, DC.
So, congrats to all of our awesome Washingtonian entrepreneurs, supporters, investors, mentors, bloggers, and the media for making this happen! Let’s keep it going. We got to make sure to stay on top for years to come!
Feel free to connect with me via awesomize.me