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A Love Letter to DC

A Love Letter to Washington, DC by Brightest Young Things' Founder, Svetlana Legetic

When approached to write this letter, I was asked to be emotional and real and true to my feelings about Washington DC, and about how it has shaped me as an individual (and entrepreneur). If you know me, you know that I am neither outwardly emotional nor nostalgic, and so this was, well, a little bit of a challenge. But because it turns out that I do truly, legitimately love this place, here goes...

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Women are less likely to bump into "growth entrepreneurs," but are more likely to succeed as owners of tech-startups. How? Tech is patching the gaps.

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