While Washington, D.C. has many names—the District of Columbia, Washington, or, simply, D.C.—few would say that it has more than one purpose: being the centerpiece for the United States government. And it’s easy to understand this concept. Between the White House, the Capitol Building, or the Lincoln Memorial, the political history that surrounds the hallowed grounds of D.C. is impossible to deny.
But there’s much more to Capitol Hill than its political affiliations. Washington, D.C. is home to some of the biggest companies in the world, thanks in large part to its excellent universities. Trade unions, nonprofits, and major scientific research companies are located in D.C., and the city itself has the fourth-largest metropolitan economy in the country. The Hill is hot in more ways than one, and Owler has noticed.
That’s why we’ve decided to give 28 Washington-based businesses (out of over 16,000 Washington-based companies on Owler) our 2016 HOT In D.C. award. Recipients will receive a digital badge they can then display on their website, just so they can proudly proclaim that they’re one of the hottest commodities in the capital.
Let’s take a look at a few of our favorites.
It makes sense that a town renowned for its education would be home to an online education platform leader. Blackboard allows students to collaborate on assignments and communicate with their teachers. Blackboard brings a bit of the classroom to your very own computer.
SocialCode knows that half the value of advertising is performance, while the other half is business intelligence. They deliver on both. The analytical information they provide you with will help you make informed advertising decisions that are tailored to your potential customers.
Mapbox endeavors to change the way people move around cities and understand our planet. They’re doing it through their map-building services, which make it easy for anyone to build a completely customized map for any particular need—from real estate renderings to flyover maps. With Mapbox, you can become your own cartographer.