A DC foundation is raising funds to ensure all defendants receive a fair trial, including civil cases. Kirra Jarratt, Executive Director of the D.C. Bar Foundation, says last year, it gave out over $6 million.
DC's entrepreneurial community is strong and present in the region, but doesn't always do a good job of showing itself. "The culture here in D.C. is not a money culture or necessarily a venture capital culture. It is becoming an innovation culture," says Warren Getler.
An initiative with programs in over 100 cities around the world is seeing success in the chapter covering the DMV area.
"The Founder Institute is a program based out of Silicon Valley, with a mission to bring Silicon Valley to the rest of the world," said Rosemarie Truman, founder and CEO for the Center of Advancing Innovation, as well as the director of the Founder Institute, a program working to help startups grow through mentorship.