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DC students will race battery-powered cars at RFK this weekend, and you can watch

Check out 23 electric vehicles built by DC students Saturday.

SoapBox Soaps hits $1M in sales and expands product reach

After hitting $1 million in sales, Alexandria-based SoapBox Soaps is expanding by offering a second line of products and taking its original line to Sam's Club and 1,700 CVS stores across the country.

Wash Cycle Laundry doubles DC staff, hiring 5

Wash Cycle Laundry, a dry cleaning and laundry service that hires locals who need help getting back into the workforce, recently landed a contract with GWU, necessitating the increase in staff.

The Aspen Institute launches incubator for social entrepreneurs in DC

The Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit organization headquartered in Dupont Circle, is launching a Center for Urban Innovation, and within that, an incubator for social entrepreneurs to work on D.C.'s urban woes.

D.C. floral delivery service announces $1.5M seed round

UrbanStems, a District-based floral delivery service that expanded to NYC in December, today announces a $1.5M seed round led by Middleland Capital.

Parents looking to shop local have an ally in new startup Bun Out the Oven

Bun Out the Oven, a registry to help new parents find local providers of meals, cleaning, dog walking and other services, has launched in D.C. 

Two-ingredient craft chocolate maker moves into Union Kitchen

Undone Chocolate, a craft chocolate maker with a focus on pure ingredients and transparent business practices, is making chocolate in the District.

Snack maker gives 2,000 pounds of apples a second chance

Fruitcycle, a local social good/food startup, is blossoming. CEO Elizabeth Bennett has hired her first employee, has products in six stores across the District and is popping up all over.

Halcyon Incubator welcomes second cohort of social entrepreneurs

The Halcyon Incubator, an initiative of the S&R Foundation located in Georgetown, will welcome its second class of social entrepreneurs in January. Meet the companies working to improve living conditions across the globe.

D.C. Challenge Cup competitors announced

After receiving applications from more than 100 local companies, 1776 announces D.C.'s field of competitors in the Challenge Cup. The winners will move on to the Challenge Festival, which will be even bigger next year.

App makes sourcing food while eating out easier

The makers of the app Greenease have moved to NYC for a stay in an accelerator and $25K but plan to return to DC, their home base, in December.

Local entrepreneur and Mess Hall audience favorite gleans apples for snacks

Fruitcycle, a local food startup that won the audience favorite at Mess Hall's Launch Pad competition, uses an old concept to breathe new life into food that would otherwise be discarded.

Mason Dixie Biscuit Company wins Launch Pad food competition

Mess Hall, a new culinary incubator in Brookland, opened Saturday night by hosting the final round of Launch Pad, a pitch competition for food entrepreneurs with a $500K investment purse. Mason Dixie Biscuit Company rose to the top and won first prize.

Local produce delivery company takes on "broken" food system

4P Foods, a local startup that delivers produce to consumers at work and at home, is adding Northern Virginia locations to its routes.

After national Whole Foods expansion, social soap company plans $1.5m+ Series A raise

SoapBox Soaps, the Alexandria-based soap with a mission, is planning a Series A raise in the fall. The company has placed products in most Whole Foods locations and is working on Target and Costco rollouts.
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