December 7, 2023
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PRESS RELEASE: Tech Innovators Steal the Spotlight at Last Night's DC Tech Meetup Event

Innovation thrives in the heart of the nation’s capital


Contact Information:
DC Tech & Venture Coalition (DCTAV)
Washington, DC


Release Date: December 7, 2023

Last evening's DC Tech Meetup (DCTM) was nothing short of spectacular, showcasing a lineup of companies that left attendees buzzing with excitement.

DCTM offered attendees a glimpse into the future of innovation in the heart of the nation’s capital. From private jet experiences to streamlined shopping, podcasting empowerment, and faster due diligence decision-making, these companies are poised to make waves in their respective industries.

DC-based ThinkNimble ( kicked off the evening’s events with DCTM’s first ever founder-developer speed dating event. The event matched highly skilled, DC-based developers with startup founders looking for technical team members that can help accelerator their companies.

"It was awesome to match founders looking for technical support with skilled software developers looking for a new project,” said Katie McKenzie, co-organizer of DC Tech Meetup and head of marketing at ThinkNimble.

Next, six DC tech founders demoed their live tech products. These tech trailblazers presented cutting-edge products and solutions, promising a future filled with innovation and convenience.

Here's a glimpse of the standout companies that captivated the audience:

Fly Vaunt: Taking Flight

Fly Vaunt unveiled a groundbreaking membership that offers a taste of private jet luxury without the extravagant price tag. This down-to-earth approach to high-flying caught the attention of many.
Presenter: Steve Drucker, Chief Technology Officer The Decision-Maker's Secret Weapon

DCDR introduced a game-changing platform that speeds up risk-based decision-making. With custom AI agents available around the clock, DCDR empowers decision-makers to navigate complex situations securely and collaboratively.
Presenter: Andrew Sheves, Founder

Shanda: Revolutionizing Podcasting

Shanda, a dynamic technology startup, is on a mission to democratize podcasting. Launching in Q1 of 2024, their AI-driven solution simplifies podcast editing, allowing creators to focus on storytelling, and captivating their audiences.
Presenter: Dumi Mabhena, Co-Founder

Orderly: Every order, Every Return, One App

Orderly showcased an app that simplifies shopping like never before. Track orders and returns from every retailer on a single page, monitor when your items will arrive, get notified you need to make a return, and more!
Presenter: Mike Ganz, Founder

Standd: AI-Powered Deal Intelligence

Standd presented an AI-native due diligence and deal intelligence platform, changing the game forlawyers, investors, and companies involved in financing and M&A decision-making.
Presenter: Julie Saltman, CEO & Co-Founder

GovPro AI: Winning Government Contracts Faster

GovPro AI understands the challenges of federal proposal writing. Their impressive feat of delivering a rough draft within 48 hours, using AI and past proposals, is set to transform the world of government contracting.
Presenter: Alexander Cohen, Founder


To demo your DC-based tech company at a future DCTech Meetup, complete the application form at


DC Tech Meetup (DCTM) convenes technologists, entrepreneurs, investors and the broader innovation community regularly to learn and share. On the first Wednesday of almost every month, hundreds of innovators gather to see demos, launch products and meet their future co-founders, partners and funders.


The DC Tech & Venture Coalition (DCTAV) is a coalition of tech executives and founders, active tech investors, and ecosystem leaders working to make DC the world’s best city for tech and venture. Learn more at

Innovation thrives in the heart of the nation’s capital