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01/29/14

Ballston BID looking for the neighborhood’s next top chef

One lucky restaurateur could land a sweet deal in Ballston later this year, thanks to the next round of LaunchPad, the business incubation program from the Ballston Business Improvement District.

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12/29/13

Reston start-up takes construction data to the cloud

About two years ago, Tiffany Brown was struggling to keep track of operations on the construction site of a 2-million-square-foot building in Alexandria.

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12/09/13

The Next Big Startups

They spent most of the year honing their pitches, tweaking their businesses, and most likely playing a few rounds of ping pong. The startup tech finalists in the Ballston BID's LaunchPad Challenge were so good that judges couldn't even decide on one winner.

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12/09/13

Ballston's LaunchPad Challenge

We stopped by Ballston Common mall last week for the finale of the Ballston BID's LaunchPad Challenge, the startup competition featuring Caps and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis (with BID CEO Tina Leone) as a judge.

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12/09/13

'Kayak-for-cars' startup wins $15k, moves to Ballston, rebrands as Carsquare

Car-search startup iGrabberAutos is changing its name to Carsquare and moving its headquarters to Arlington after winning a pitch competition judged by Aneesh Chopra, Ted Leonsis and others.

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12/06/13

Hey, Foodies: Ballston to Launch 'Next Signature Restaurant' Search in January

Ballston Business Improvement District's Restaurant Challenge announced following inaugural LaunchPad competition.

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12/05/13

Two Companies Win Ballston Startup Competition

Some of today’s big names in local business gathered in Ballston Wednesday night to decide who will be the big names of tomorrow.

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12/05/13

LaunchPad: Two Startups Win Cash, Office Space in Ballston Challenge

Think Shark Tank — but with people you may bump into in and around Arlington.

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12/02/13

This Week: Ballston's Next Great Entrepreneur, Feeding Turtles and More

Ballston's Next Great Entrepreneur

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11/25/13

Ten Year Old Creates Tomorrow’s Lemonade Stand

LaunchPad encourages entrepreneurial spirit.

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