Social Driver CEO Thomas Sanchez Appointed to Mayor Gray’s Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council

Posted: October 28th, 2014

Social Driver Founder and CEO Thomas Sanchez was sworn in as a member of Mayor Vincent Gray’s Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council Monday evening. The Council will, in the words of Mayor Gray, focus on ensuring “a more inclusive tech economy,” and will convene to advise District officials on ways to stress diversity in the growth of […]

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3 Lessons Learned from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted: August 14th, 2014

At Social Driver, there are few things that get us more excited than seeing organizations, associations, and companies get creative with social media to support a great cause—and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge certainly fits the bill. If your Facebook perusing habits are anything like ours, you’ve probably noticed a disruption in your normally scheduled […]

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4 Amazing Secrets to Make Your Clients Swoon

Posted: July 31st, 2014

At Social Driver, one of our guiding values is “Put people before everything else.” This mantra extends beyond our walls and team to all of our colleagues and clients. We’ve found it doesn’t take much time to show others that you truly appreciate them. Take a look at our top tips to make the people […]

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7 Reasons Executives Should Embrace Social Media

Posted: July 10th, 2014

Social media is changing the way people connect – before, during, and after working hours, and organizations both large and small have turned to new social platforms to capitalize on the opportunities that being “connected” affords. For some, social media is simply a platform for posting pictures of family vacations, cat memes and using Twitter […]

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Guest Blog: CEO Insights on Ed Tech Innovation

Posted: April 29th, 2014

At Social Driver, we believe the future is bright and all progress is Social – no matter the industry or vertical. As a direct result of this philosophy, we’ve met some great Drivers such as NSCS CEO Steve Loflin. We recently asked Steve to join us on Get With the Future to discuss the future […]

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Top Three Sandbox Tools You Should Be Using

Posted: April 17th, 2014

Here at Social Driver, our engineering team covers a wide range of issues when designing a new web product including one of the most vital: ensuring security. With recent threats like Heartbleed, it’s important to know how you can protect yourself and your websites across the web. One example is “sandboxing,” a security mechanism used […]

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5 Ways the Future Will Be Seen Through Google Glass

Posted: March 13th, 2014

Last week, I hosted an exploration of Google’s new Glass technology for colleagues, industry experts and the media. For those unfamiliar with Glass, it’s is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display, developed by the Google X team. The technology is groundbreaking because it allows people to seamlessly send and receive photos, videos, maps […]

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Top 5 Automotive Tech from the DC Auto Show

Posted: January 30th, 2014

Last week, a few of our team members attended the Washington, DC Auto Show. We’re always on the look out for the latest tech trends and the auto industry constantly surprises us with its social innovations. Among the futuristic concept cars and exhilarating driving simulators, we found a notable rising theme: smartphone connectivity. While carmakers […]

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3 Tips to Throwing a Stand-out Happy Hour

Posted: October 15th, 2013

Happy hours are a wonderful way to meet new people or connect with your clients outside a working environment. At Social Driver, we’ve found you don’t need to host your event at a swanky bar or restaurant to show your guests a great time. Here are a few tips to make your next occasion the […]

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Dancing, Prancing and Squirming

Posted: October 3rd, 2013

Last Friday Social Driver kicked off our new bi-monthly breakfast series, Get With the Future Fridays. We had waffles cooking, coffee brewing, and energizing conversations with our awesome guests that started our morning off right. As part of our early extravaganza, we watched some of the most viral videos of the week. Check out our […]

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The Global Rise of the Taxi-Hailing App

Posted: September 17th, 2013

Every day it seems a new taxi hailing app is hitting the digital market. From the US to Nigeria, these apps have spread to all corners of the globe. So, what makes these apps so successful across continents? We’ve looked into each of these markets and found what it is that makes digitally hailing a […]

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5 Best Websites for Students Heading Back to School

Posted: September 4th, 2013

It’s that time of year again. Summer is ending and backpacks are being refilled. DC students have already hit the books so we’ve compiled a list of apps and websites to help make the upcoming school year just a little bit easier. iStudiez Pro Student life can be pretty hectic. Luckily, iStudiez Pro created an […]

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Social Driver Has a New Website!

Posted: July 24th, 2013

CANEXBACK.COM At Social Driver, we believe innovation doesn’t come gradually, it ‘pops’. So, when it came to revamping our website we wanted to add some pizazz. We knew we had the resources, but we needed time and teamwork to create a great site. We kicked off our redesign with a Pop-Up Innovation Lab. We gathered […]

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4 Ways to Make Your 4th of July More Patriotic

Posted: July 3rd, 2013

Fourth of July in the District of Columbia is seriously cool. But whether you choose to bask in the glory of the Mall’s firework display or head out of town for a summer celebration, we want you to be up-to date on the coolest, themed technology. Nothing says ‘America’ like innovation. So, we’ve searched high […]

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Meet Social Driver’s Four Newest Team Members

Posted: June 18th, 2013

This past week at Social Driver, we were excited to welcome four new staff members to our rapidly expanding team. Hailing from New York to DC, they will be helping us in all facets of our business from client solutions to digital strategy. Read and watch below to see who these new faces are and […]

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Being a Female Developer at Social Driver

Posted: April 18th, 2013

There have been quite a lot of headlines lately highlighting the tech and STEM gender gap and the programs that are helping tackle this issue. Just a few weeks ago we at Social Driver highlighted the issue in our post, The Tech Gender Gap. CANEXBACK.COM A lot of publicity has gone to nonprofits and organizations […]

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Link Roundup: 7 Articles You Should Read this Week

Posted: March 14th, 2013

Interesting tech trends can often be hard to find considering the data overload we deal with every day. Search no further; we’ve got your back! Below are 7 links that the Social Driver team found technologically cool, entertaining, and informative: CANEXBACK.COM 1. SXSW: Google’s Talking Shoe Motivates You to Move The shoe-niverse gained an awesome […]

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Top 10 Tech Startups to Watch in 2013

Posted: January 7th, 2013

Startups had a great year in 2012 but 2013 is looking even better.  The most successful startups this year are bringing innovation to mainstream industries in need of disruption.  Here’s the startups you should be watching in 2013: CANEXBACK.COM Crowdtilt Crowdtilt is the easiest way to collect, fundraise, or pool money with your group… for […]

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3 Lessons from Using Facebook Promoted Posts to Market Your Business

Posted: December 21st, 2012

?How to get your ex back How to win back your ex. At a recent Social Driver's Ed, Adam Gerber, a Senior Associate from M+R Strategic Services, discussed Facebook's promoted posts. He talked about how this tool has worked for some of his clients, sharing a step-by-step process of how to use the tool, what […]

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Popularise and Fundrise Bring Crowdfunding to Local Real Estate

Posted: November 20th, 2012

Popularise is an online crowdsourcing platform focused on local development. They are our new favorite startup in Washington, DC. Popularise buys commercial real estate, renovates it, and leases it to local businesses. However, instead of letting the businesses decide who should get the lease, Popularise asks the local community. They created a platform where a […]

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