DC Startup Week Kicks Off Monday
DC startups, innovators and entrepreneurs are coming together next week across the nation’s capital for DC Startup Week. DC Startup Week is part of Techstar’s national Startup Week calendar. These week long events give communities a chance to show off their entire startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In true startup week fashion, folks from all parts of the DC startup ecosystem are holding events and collaborating for a week of festivities including Google, The Alley (powered by Verizon co-working space), In3DC, 1776 and more.
The festivities begin with an official kick off party on Sunday September 10th sponsored by TriNet at the Graham Georgetown Rooftop. The fun concludes with a 7 minute pitch contest called “7 Minutes In Heaven” at 1776 on Friday the 15th at 6:30pm.
DC Startup Week has a great group of speakers keyed up for the week long celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation. Some of the speakers include; Natty Zola, Managing Director for Techstars Boulder; Samson Williams; Grant Schroll, co-founder Mission Collaborative; Janice Omadeke, Founder and CEO of The Mentor Method; Kim Bryden, Founder & CEO of Cureate, and more.
If you’re just beginning to look into the world of startups there’s something for you. If you’re a seasoned entrepreneur with multiple launches, fails and exits, it’s also for you. Some of the topics being covered this year include:
- Mentoring, and how to find a great mentor
- Federal resources for startups
- Startup story telling
- Marketing strategies
- Lessons from startup founders
- Talking tech
- Diversity and inculsion
- Raising funds
- Accelerators, incubators and co-working spaces
- Veterans starrting startups
- Getting into the Google Play store
- Startup legal questions
- and much more
Washington DC is one of the fastest growing startup ecosystems in the world. It’s backed by a mission of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to make DC the most inclusive tech hub in the world. There’s a wide variety of co-working spaces, incubators, accelerators and startups that call home to the Washington DC area. It’s also home to the largest enterprise client in the world, the federal government.
If you’re in the DC area or thinking about launching a company in the DC area, check out the entire DC Startup Week schedule here.