We Did It! Awesome Washington, DC No.1 on Forbes List Of America’s New Tech Hotspots

Washington DC tech hub

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” Read more of this post

Incentives for Your High Tech Business in Awesome Washington, DC

How the DC High Tech Incentive Program Can Help You Grow Your Business

Washington, DC has emerged as a hotbed of entrepreneurship and technology in the Mid-Atlantic region and nationally. High technology startups located in DC are eligible for incentives to help them reduce costs and grow. If you are the owner of a high technology startup with at least two employees, or you may soon find yourself growing to this level, then you may be eligible for DC’s High Tech Incentive program. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about this program, then look no further than a panel discussion with representatives from the DC government, area financial professionals, and startups taking advantage of the high tech incentive program. Read more of this post

Giveaway Ticket to see GW vs. La Salle Basketball Game and to meet Mayor Gray

My school, the George Washington University is hosting Mayor Gray at the GW Men’s Basketball game – GW against La Salle on Jan Jan 5th at 7:00 p.m. I am invited to attend and I can take one with me.

Frankly, I have no interest in Basketball. In fact, I have never attended a basketball game. I am attending this one just to meet with our new mayor to have brief conversation about boosting entrepreneurship in Washington, DC. Read more of this post

Meet Awesome DC’s soulmate: Proudly Made In DC

Proudly Made in DC is a new website  recently brought to my attention by my CTO.  If you are an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and  particularly if you are a Washingtonian, you got to check them out as well as provide them with whatever support you can. Proudly Made in DC has a similar mission as my Awesome DC minus coverage  of  clubbing and partying around DC area.   The site focuses on technology and startups in the Washington, D.C. metro.  Their homepage lists all the great local startups including our own new venture, awesomize.me 🙂 Read more of this post

Those who missed my seminar on Entrepreneurship

Those of you couldn’t make the Strayer University IT/ Entrepreneurs Club Seminar on Entrepreneurship over the weekend, here is the slide show I presented.  Special thanks to Mr. John Aberman with Amplifier Ventures and Awesome DC contributor who gave me the tips for my slides.

Any question, drop me a note: Read more of this post

Strayer University IT/ Entrepreneurs Club Seminar on Entrepreneurship

Strayer University has organized a seminar to discuss how students prepare for the corporate world.  Everyone is invited.

Mission: The mission of  SUITE Club (Strayer University IT/ Entrepreneurs Club) is to play a central role in promoting IT and entrepreneurship education to both undergraduate and graduate students. In part the mission of SUITE club is to establish itself as an organization pivotal to the success of students concentrating in Consulting, Operation Management and Information Systems at the Strayer University. Read more of this post

NIH-Supported Center for AIDS Research to be Established in Washington, D.C.

The George Washington University Medical Center To Lead Multi-Institutional Effort.

Researchers from institutions across Washington, DC, led by Alan E. Greenberg, M.D., M.P.H., of The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, have been awarded an approximately $3M grant over five years from the National Institutes of Health to establish the District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research (DC D-CFAR).

The mission:

To provide scientific leadership and institutional infrastructure to promote HIV/AIDS research, and to develop the next generation of HIV/AIDS investigators in Washington, whose population has one of the country’s highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection. Read more of this post

Meet the New Smoking HOT Miss DC – Stephanie Williams

As a classic guy, first thing first, She is HOT 🙂

Second,  She is Brunette which I prefer 🙂 🙂

Third, She is from my school – Medical student at The George Washington University 🙂 🙂 🙂

Love the eye, love the eyebrow, love the face, love the hair, love the body…. the entire package is one hell of a smoking Hot Washingtonian babe!

hmmm…. I think I’ve forgotten one more thing….. Oh! I love her mind too 😉

Stephanie Williams was crowned as 2010’s Miss D.C. this past Sunday. Williams accepted the title from last year’s winner, Jen Correy, who you may remember making news this May after her Georgetown “bar brawl” — in which she slammed a man against a wall after he repeatedly physically assaulted her. That incident, and its coverage in the Washignton Examiner, is where the story takes a more interesting turn. Read more of this post

Fab Faux – Live at Lisner, the George Washington University Campus

David D’Agostino
“Beatles Tribute Band” doesn’t really do justice to the performances of the Fab Faux. From what I had seen and heard before the show, it was obvious this was not your typical tribute band. First: no wigs, no Black Oyster Pearl Ludwig drum kit, and they’re not even all that cute.  (OK, Jack’s kinda cute and Will has a mop-top).

Second, they sing in their own voices — no phony accents, no vocal mimicry, just straight-ahead interpretations of the lead vocals with transcendent harmonies.

Third, and most important, the music. Except for Paul McCartney’s band, you have never heard (and never will hear) a group that can play the music of the Beatles like the Fab Faux can. Unless you heard The Beatles, and if you did — you didn’t hear them play most of these songs. Read more of this post

The New Beatles Back in DC

by Elias Shams

The Fab Faux is returning to Awesome  DC for the fourth year in a row this coming weekend at the Lisner Auditorium in my old school, the GWU campus.

The LA based organizer is  offering us a few free tickets. However, I have another party to go at Lima the night The Fab Faux is here. So, we will give the tickets away to first come first serve users. If  interested, send us an email. Read more of this post