What's Working in Washington

A weekly podcast examining the relationship between entrepreneurship, innovation and policy in the Washington D.C. region. They are stories explaining why local innovation often influences the federal government and are told by a wide variety of voices across demographics and industries.


What's Working in Washington - Ep 149 EXTRA The Power of the First Amendment

In this EXTRA, we sit down with three of the area's experts on communication to talk about what our First Amendment means today, its limits and its controversies.

28:00 9/25/2017

Past Episodes

Immigrants are one of the biggest factors that help the D.C. region grow and sustain itself.

"My mission in the office is to improve the quality [of life] for D.C.s Latino residents," says Jackie Reyes, director of the Mayors office on Latino Affairs, to learn more about how immigration benefits the greater Washington area.
09:22 9/22/2017
What makes a great entrepreneur? Its not always clear.

To find out what exactly fits the bill of entrepreneur in todays economy, Whats Working in Washington spoke to Gene Riechers, a D.C. tech executive, founder, investor and expert.
08:56 9/20/2017
First things first. Update your profile on professional social media sites, says Frances Reimers, a personal brand consultant and founder of brand consulting business Firestarter LLC.
09:22 9/18/2017
JJ Green, National Security correspondent for WTOP-FM and host of the TargetUSA Podcast, Brian Fanzo, founder/CEO of social strategy consulting firm iSocialFanz and Judy Kurtz, In the Know columnist for The Hill join in this What's Working in Washingon EXTRA.
28:00 9/11/2017
Inventors and small businesses must ensure their intellectual property isn't stolen by larger companies. Creating currencies might be the solution.
08:58 9/8/2017
One of the biggest questions regarding the structure of the human mind is what, exactly, predisposes humans to be curious.
07:57 9/6/2017
To help steer the greater Washington region towards a more innovative future for entrepreneurs, local business owners penned an open letter to future area politicians. James Quigley, founder of coworking space Canvas and one of more than 40 co-signers, wants talent growth to be boosted.
07:44 9/4/2017
Making sure the person you present matches up with the person you really are is pivotal for success.

"I like to say a brand is what people say about you when you're not in the room," said Elizabeth Shea, founder of SpeakerBox Communications. "If you dont think about your own brand, or your companys brand, somebody else will do it for you."
08:02 9/1/2017
Networking in New York City is distinctly different from networking in the D.C. region, according to Rachel Adler, digital media business development manager for the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

"I'm a research junkie. A lot of my research comes from working for New York State. I used to do a lot of vetting for political candidates," said Adler. "I try to find touch points I could talk about I look through their social platforms if they have them, including Twitter and LinkedIn." By finding touchstones of common interest, its easy to build rapport.
08:01 8/30/2017

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