Washington, D.C. is slicing a piece of the entrepreneurial pie with its booming tech scene. Known for its rich American history and robust political landscape, D.C. has become a tech cluster with numerous meetups like DC Tech Meetup, incubator pitch sessions and headquarter locations such as social deal site LivingSocial and 1776, a vibrant coworking space just steps away from the White House.
While tech hubs in Silicon Valley, located in the San Francisco Bay area in California, and Alley, nestled in between the Flatiron District and SoHo down to Tribeca in Manhattan, have too few minorities (including women), the city affectionately known as “Chocolate City” has given birth to ventures focused on creating and supporting a more diverse tech community like DiversiTech, an organization that connects startups with funding and educational resources, and Blerdology, a social enterprise focused on sustaining and engaging the black tech community.
There’s a new kid, or shall I say kids, on the block that promise to deliver convenience right to your doorstep via their app. Ron Cade and Adrienne Sheares, both 26, founded Urban Delivery, an on-demand delivery service app which officially launched on Monday. Available for iOS and Android devices, Urban Delivery uses GPS-tracking to allow app users to get any carriable item delivered to them anywhere in DC in approximately one hour by courier.
Starting at $12.99, one of their 17 couriers can purchase items up to $150 for customers.
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