LimeBike electric scooters will come to the streets of D.C., adding to the growing ridesharing market. Courtesy Photo

STARTUPS
BIKE SHARING ENTERS BUSY MARKET: LimeBike is rolling out electric scooters around D.C., bringing the burgeoning industry to a market already occupied with a mix of two-wheeled vehicle sharing companies. READ MORE AT TECHNICAL.LY/DC

STARTUPS
MAKING IT EASY TO DONATE: Goodworld, which announced a partnership with a payments company, is aimed at creating a new charitable giving service that banks can offer to customers. The service will offer the option to bank customers to “round-up” credit transactions for donations. READ MORE AT TECHNICAL.LY/DC

DEVELOPMENT
THE WHOLE FOODS EFFECT: The opening of a Whole Foods in a mixed use development’s ground floor has been a big benefit for Insight Property Growth, boosting the amount of visibility and foot traffic at its complex. READ MORE AT BISNOW WASHINGTON DC

SMALL BUSINESS
INVESTOR A PR NIGHTMARE: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has a significant stake in Js. A. Magnus & Co. Distillery, and after a muddling appearance on 60 Minutes, the business is facing boycott threats. READ MORE AT WASHINGTONIAN

SMALL BUSINESS
A UNIQUE DRAW TO THIS BAR: The Columbia Room, which has a history of innovative menu items which have drawn attention, is now producing a cocktail stirred using sound vibrations. READ MORE AT WASHINGTONIAN

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

MicroStrategy will keep its Tysons Corner headquarters, and create hundreds of jobs, in exchange for state incentives after a new headquarters search. Courtesy MicroStrategy

LOCAL BUSINESS
GETTING PAID NOT TO MOVE HQ: MicroStrategy, one of the region’s oldest tech firms, will keep its headquarters in Tysons Corner and add 300 jobs after its decision to stay in Tysons earned it a $1 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund. It will also receive money and services from the VIrginia Jobs Investment Program. READ MORE AT WTOP

TECHNOLOGY
HOW THIS STARTUP EARNED BIG BUCKS FROM THE GOVERNMENT: The Rosslyn-based Deep Learning Analytics startup, named one of the county’s fastest growing companies, won a government program on analyzing radar images and earned significant capital for their work. READ MORE AT ARLNOW

TECHNOLOGY
D.C. SPREADS ITS BRAND AWARENESS: Washington D.C. made its presence known at the SXSW event in Austin, and along with community tech leaders, a city representative said the city is leveraging its international residents to vie for the inclusive innovation crown. READ MORE AT TECHNICAL.LY/DC