Photo Friday: Cake, Tech, Yogurt in the #epicenter

This week’s photograph is actually a series, taken at Washington, DC’s Tech Cocktail 6, a gathering of the technology/startup community, in the Adams Morgan Neighborhood. From the top,Anita Samarth from DC’s Clinovations smiling, with AOL guy in the background, Cake, a panoramic view of the Adams Morgan neighborhood at night, and frozen yogurt from Caliyogurt.

As you can see, Washington’s startup and innovation community is growing and active. Recent data supports this – Patenting activity by Metropolitan Regions, 1976 to 2007, shows that Washington, DC is #3 in the nation in patenting activity, (far) behind San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, and Austin-Round Rock, surpassing Rochester, NY and Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue.


It was an energy-packed room, that's for sure! Excellent to see some of the HealthCampDC crowd, or as my husband calls you all, "the people who changed your life" (by introducing me to Twitter).


Wow, so neat to hear (or see) you say something that profound; it's the mark of a great leader to admit that, in my opinion.

And you've changed our lives too – the knowledge you generate and freely distribute to many are like the peanut butter (even better than butterscotch!) chips on top of Twitter.


Ted Eytan, MD