is a seed and follow-on investment fund based in Washington, DC and managed by serial entrepreneurs and successful angel investors. After making several investments in 2011, the Fortify team created Distilled Intelligence 1.0, a pitch competition designed to energize startups and investors in the mid-atlantic region. DI 1.0 took place in the Fall of 2011 and resulted in hundreds of companies applying and fifty-five presenting to judges and investors, with a cash prize of $25,000.

Fortify reinforced the commitment of supporting the startup ecosystem by launching in early 2012.

The Fort is DC's Tech Accelerator and home to over a dozen companies working side-by-side with mentors and VC’s in a collaborative and creative workspace. Several of the companies selected to be in The Fort participated in Distilled Intelligence 1.0. Founders, mentors, sponsors, partners, and the Fortify team are working together to accelerate startups at The Fort.

Distilled Intelligence 2.0 will take place in October 2012 in the heart of the Nation’s Capital with prize money of at least $100,000.

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