Articles by Sheryll Poe

Senior writer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Sheryll Poe is a senior writer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.

Five Tech Startups That Make Cities A Lot Smarter

What is a "smart city"? We take a look into the 5 tech startups that are changing the way we look at our cities.

5 Tech Startups Who Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

The Challenge Cup competitors in the health category impressed crowds in 16 cities and taught us all something new about the mystery that is the human anatomy.

5 Companies Changing the Energy Landscape

The future of clean energy is here and an explosion of innovation has resulted in a slew of startups that are developing products and services aimed at squeezing every last drop of efficiency from our energy resources.

Five Challenge Cup Education Finalists That Made the Grade

A team from Washington D.C. incubator, 1776, traveled to 16 cities around the world to find the best startups in the most regulated industries, including education, health care, smart cities and energy. Sixty-four winning startups from those 16 competitions will converge on Washington D.C. the week of May 12-17 to participate in the Challenge Festival and compete to win the Challenge Cup championship title.

Blazing Trails for Women in Pro Sports

Sports pioneer Susan O’Malley joined the NBA’s Washington Bullets (now the Wizards) as director of advertising in 1986 and at 29, O’Malley became the first female president of an NBA franchise.


A Big Brewer Sticks to His Small Roots

The obstacles he faced in starting The Boston Beer Company led Jim Koch to create a micro-loan and mentoring program for small businesses in the food and hospitality industries.

The Denver Disruption: Startups Soar in the Mile High City

Denver’s pioneer spirit and sunny disposition is lighting the way to a bright future for startups.

Austin’s Tech Scene: On the Comeback Trail

All the signs suggest that startups in Austin are soaring again. But it’s not the high-flying, money-slinging atmosphere of the late 1990s. Austin has learned its’ lesson from the dot-com bust, and is poised to soar to even greater heights than before.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? Austin Two-Steps With Tech Startups Again

As the hype escalates around a new wave of startups in Austin that are disrupting the status quo, one has to ask: is Austin going to get burned again?


Denver Wins! The Challenge Cup, That Is.

Buck up, Denver Broncos fans. While you may not have won the Super Bowl, Denver produced a crop of more than 20 great startups to compete at the recent Challenge Cup pitch competition.