After building PR campaigns, studying personal branding and obtaining a Master’s from American University, Mima Firdaws knew that her number one passion centered in public relations. So when a friend, Amine Kriem, approached her about a social networking platform centered on video content, Firdaws dove in head-first. Why?
Simply put, “It is about the people,” said Firdaws.
Kriem and Firdaws now serve as the cofounders of iZoomIn, a social networking platform that centers on video profiles to build a more effective networking or marketing platform.
But wait—can’t we use Instagram for that? Technically, yes, but let’s be real the ‘Gram was designed to capture and share the world’s moments.
“iZoomIn is not a platform to rate your popularity or acquire followers, rather it’s a platform to promote your game changing idea,” Firdaws told Technical.ly.
Firdaws isn’t too worried about crossover competition or any social media fatigue as video content becomes an increasingly vital way to promote ventures and ideas.
The Arlington, Va.–based company’s focus centers on those with a particular message interested in bringing change to an industry or market. Ideally, the app will have a significant impact for startups, particularly at networking events.
Arlington Economic Development (AED) is ready to make it easier for more tech companies to move into the city, they’re backing it up with a grant fund that totals $1 million.
The Gazelle Grant aims to convince more cybersecurity, fintech, edtech, big data/cloud computing, and energy companies to move their offices to Arlington, Va. This incentive project targets companies that fall under the following criteria:
All companies selected will go through a two-level vetting process, conducted by AED and a third-party financial organization, and the final say will be left to the Arlington County Board.
Now that we all know how to keep Amazon’s Alexa software from accidentally ordering dollhouses and cookies, the online powerhouse is teaming up with Voicehacks to show the country how Alexa can help propel businesses forward. From , the Alexa Skills Tour will stop in Capital One Labs in Arlington, Va., for skill building sessions, workshops and demos.
And you don’t want to wait on getting your tickets—because the first 100 participants to sign up get in free!
Currently, the speakers lined up include: