News Archive

This is where you will find old announcements that were once shared on our homepage, stored in reverse chronological order.

November 14, 2018

Today, Founder and CEO, Amy Chase presented at 1 Million Cups DC (1MCDC) to an audience of 25 individuals, 10 who were livestreaming from 1MC chapter in Pakistan and 15 who attended the event in person in DC. Amy received a lot of valuable feedback on Crescendo’s startup phase as well as a lot of kind words of support and encouragement.

You can watch the recorded event on 1MCDC’s Facebook page. Many thanks to the 1MCDC team for all of your support and hard work organizing these events for the DC startup community!


NOVEMBER 9, 2018

On November 14, 2018, Crescendo’s Founder and CEO, Amy Chase, will be presenting at 1 Million Cups DC (1MCDC)! Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups is a free national event designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. There are 1 Million Cups chapters all over the world, giving entrepreneurs and startups a space to engage with likeminded members of their communities while receiving valuable feedback on their projects. 1MCDC features a different enterprise each week. The presentation on November 14th will be extra special because 1MCDC is partnering with Global Entrepreneurship Week to live stream with an international 1 Million Cups chapter in Pakistan.

The presentations are open to the public. You can RSVP right here!


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OCTOBER 1, 2018

Hello, world! We are very excited to launch Crescendo’s website which includes The Bazaar. This is where you will find items handcrafted by women who have survived extraordinary circumstances and have overcome much hardship.

Our pilot inventory currently includes products made by women in Kosovo and products made by refugees who are resettled in the DC/MD/VA tristate area. You can learn more about the women through Our Partners pages. We are now accepting pre-orders for these items through November 30th. The revenue earned from these sales will go towards fulfillment of pre-orders and the purchase of larger quantities to stock up for our regular orders. Pre-orders will be shipped out between December 1st and 7th in time for the holidays. All orders received after November 30th will be regular orders and will follow the normal shipping timeline.