Affinity Lab’s membership includes a variety of talented startups, small businesses nonprofits, services, and arts organizations but the common thread is that they are all heros. Each one of our members is pursuing a dream and understands that its easier, more fun and more effective to do that in numbers. The Affinity Lab community also includes prior members. This is a partial list of Affinity Lab alumni. Go ahead, contact our current members below!
ANDREW FIEDLER // FIEDLER CONSULTING
Audubon Enterprises was formed by a group of experienced real estate finance professionals seeking to focus their services towards a limited group of select clients. Our principals have over 12 years combined experience financing an eclectic variety of asset classes from small retail to institutional sized mixed use facilities ranging in size from as little as $1,300,000 up to over $800,000,000. We have extensive tax credit experience (LIHTC, NMTC and HTC) and have closed on financing from nearly every public capital source available including HOME, HPTF, NSP, CDBG and NIF.
The Daily Banter believes that the future of content and journalism needs to contain a combination of the best elements of new media and the traditions of serious reporting. We have grown from one site into one of the biggest networks of independent political blogs in the US in less than four years, embodying a dynamic mix of new media and traditional journalism.
Provides digital marketing strategy, web content strategy, and digital consulting.
Cadre: Connecting Advocates Deepening Relationships. The only DC-based community for remarkable professionals committed to developing relationships with like-minded partners. No lead exchanges. No sales pitches. Here the focus is on adding value for your clients and network while helping your fellow advocates.
Clovest enables small businesses to fund projects with support from their customers and local community. We make it easy for individuals to back projects of the businesses they know and value.
Coliseum Apparel LLC, is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) focused on providing individuals, organizations, educational institutions, and corporate entities with imaging solutions via custom screen printing, embroidery, marketing, and premium promotional items.
Dreaming Out Loud’s mission is to design and implement innovative youth development programs and high-impact social enterprises, within our ethical framework, that empower the dreams of under-served communities. In the communities we serve, we commit to the following: to be a force of inspiration, character development and leadership capacity-building for youth; to engage youth and low-skill workers in education and workforce investment programs that build transferable 21st century skills; and, to create job opportunities that provide entry into the new “green economy” for low-income individuals.
Eighty2degrees is a socially responsible business and creative studio delivering intelligent solutions for individuals and organizations working for the greater social good. Through creative and practical solutions to our clients’ communication and marketing challenges, Eighty2degrees focuses on providing a competitive edge and sharp, contemporary look to our clients’ businesses and organizations. We specialize in strengthening our client’s brand by creating memorable print & web communication materials while maintaining a cohesive brand image.
What makes a trip worth taking? Every traveler has a different answer, which is why we create personalized, environmentally-friendly and socially-conscious itineraries for individuals, private groups, and non-profits.
We help hospitality companies, events, and (hopefully soon!) tourism destinations measure and report on social responsibility and sustainability. We do this by applying commonly accepted frameworks and standards. In addition, we help event planners develop and carry out sustainable event programs. We also conduct industry research on these topics frequently.
The Hilltop MicroFinance Initiative aims to empower individuals by promoting financial independence and stimulating economic growth in and around D.C. We achieve these goals by providing small business loans, personalized business consulting, and citizenship loans to low-income entrepreneurs and immigrants who are unable to access capital in the formal financial system.
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The way to build a better world is through building better leaders. Changing the World 101 helps students, non-profits, and businesses develop the tools they need to begin shaping our planet. How do we do you this? With a laser-light focus on modern leadership development, a dynamic understanding of globalization, and involvement with wildly effective international service projects.
Lauren Gertzman is the Founder of Inside Minds, LLC—a visual communications studio based out of Washington, DC specializing in brand identity, publication design, and graphic design.
We provide program management and technical assistance services to governments, businesses, NGOs, and International Organizations around the world.
Izaca Productions is an innovative documentary film company dedicated to producing highly creative documentary films on a range of subjects worldwide: we are a dedicated crew of filmmakers and educators interested in leveraging the power of documentary film to bring awareness to peoples, countries, cultures, issues, and topics that are affecting our ever-changing world.
We use biblical approaches to teach teamwork, mentorship, and sports to combat the various effects of unsupportive upbringings and environments. Practice time and game time develop both skill and character. We coach the player, mentor the person, and see the potential. In this way, L.A.C.E.S. fosters the development of young Christian leaders on and off the playing field. By combining traditional league play with Christian-mentorship and modeling, youth learn about Christ’s teaching from leaders living in their own community, all while playing the sport’s they love.
Kerrie Martin, Founder of Live In Rhythm is a holistic health coach. She customizes personal one-on-one health coaching programs to support her diverse client base with re-claiming their health, releasing weight, having more energy, and healing their relationship with food. Her work is rooted in the philosophy that a true, lasting shape-shift in body and health must be accompanied by an inner shift. Kerrie has been a featured speaker for various companies and organizations including Lululemon, the Georgetown Compass Fellowship Program, and the U.S. Senate.
A full – service public relations and social media firm located in Washington, D.C., which works with clients that range from internationally renowned restaurants to digital startup companies. MacKenzie PR approaches each client’s goals with the proven knowledge, experience, and personal connections needed to boost visibility and increase ROI.
If your website does not perform for you or your clients, let us help. We enjoy untangling website messes just as much as we like designing new sites. If you are happy with your website but need to utilize mobile technology effectively to increase productivity, we do that too. We can work with your existing IT department or act as your IT department. Enhancing your organization through mobile technology and proper web design.
MPO Research Group offers public opinion survey services to academics and other professionals (www.mporesearch.com). It publishes some of its research findings that are of public interest in a publicly available news website (www.mpopost.com).
Nelson\Nygaard was founded in 1987 as a partnership by two former San Francisco Municipal Railway managers, Bonnie Nelson and Diane Nygaard. Together, they believed it was possible to create a transportation planning firm that fosters a fun, egalitarian and creative work environment, and that provides high quality, principled work for its clients. Starting in Diane’s basement, their company has grown to over 60 planners and engineers, with offices across the United States and a work base that covers five continents.
Oxu Solutions is committed to improving the quality of development and humanitarian assistance programs. Oxu Solutions seeks opportunities to support key stakeholders, like governments, donors and NGOs, to increase their impact by improving their systems and aligning their activities with their long-term goals, and to develop the frameworks to measure progress. For a variety of clients, Oxu Solutions has developed strategies to improve coordination among projects and departments, to link measurement of grant-level outcomes with higher-level strategic planning, and to build organizational capacity with staff training and development.
Pierre Kattar is an Emmy Award-winning video journalist and filmmaker. As a backpack journalist, he reports, writes, shoots, edits and produces news videos and documentary films.
Review Signal collects and analyzes the opinions people share publicly in social media and turns them into a review site for consumers. It currently provides web hosting reviews and will expand soon.
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Sphinx was founded on the traditional tenets of information security. We partnered with clients to perform fundamental activities such as penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and security audits. We then expanded our capabilities and delivered lifecycle information security solutions. We have evolved from the traditional concept of securing systems and networks into a seamless fabric of digital convergence that requires organizations to secure new types of infrastructure that are distributed, invisible, or, in many cases, situated on a cloud.
Strategic Cyber is the mastermind beyond Cobalt Strike. Cobalt Strike is penetration testing software focused on threat emulation and it adds malware to files, runs phishing campaigns, launches exploits, supports post-exploitation, and generates reports. Cobalt Strike is for red teams, penetration testers, and consultants who need to act like a sophisticated threat.
We envision an interconnected community of locally-owned businesses who drive sustainable economic development in Washington DC.
Traackr is the premiere influencer discovery platform that finds, scores and ranks the influencers who are leading online conversations across any and all topic areas. Its proprietary discovery platform is the only of its kind to place a high value on people, ensuring results that always include those who are the driving forces in a conversation.
The William James Foundation identifies for-profit entrepreneurs who are making the world a better place and connects them to industry experts and impact investors to enhance the likelihood that their ideas scale into sustainable ventures. We seek to increase the opportunity for individuals to find work that can sustain themselves and be of service to their communities and their planet at the same time. By encouraging entrepreneurs who can both create their own success and show others financially viable paths to a more sustainable world, the William James Foundation is creating opportunities around the world for individuals to support themselves, their loved ones, their community, and their planet at the same time.