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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

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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12/05/13

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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12/02/13

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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11/13/13

Pop-Up Shop to Feature Home and Online Businesses on Small Business Saturday

On Saturday, Nov. 30, shoppers in Ballston will be able to browse offerings of local home- and online-based businesses in person at a pop-up shop.

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11/04/13

Ballston Rebrands Itself As an Innovation Center With the LaunchPad Challenge

With innovation on the tips of everyone's tongues in the D.C. region, Ballston may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of our recent technology revolution. But in a way, it's a hidden gem, often overlooked by the greater Arlington area and the attention-grabbing Washington.

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11/04/13

Mobility Lab Alumni Launch Transit Info Service

Not all tech startups are born in a garage, or in coffee shops, with idealistic expectations of disrupting an entire industry or changing the way people interact with each other.

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