The DC Tech Sector

The DC Tech Sector

Growth of the region's tech sector has been a priority for local leaders that may start to pay dividends. Others worry the fast rises and sharp falls of some start-ups aren't a safe bet.

As sequestration starts to ripple through the Washington region, one sector could see a silver lining: tech start-ups. Experts say if big government contractors cut jobs, talented workers could migrate toward smaller start-ups that don't depend on Uncle Sam for work. We look at how local leaders' efforts to help start-ups take root here could begin to pay dividends.

Guests

David Zipper

Director, Business Development and Outreach, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Bill Flook

Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal

Donna Harris

co-founder, 1776

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