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Tuesday, September 12


The Gig: The Side Hustle, Going from Part Time to Full Time
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This workshop is geared toward the gig economy from fiverr freelancers, to independent contractors, LYFT drivers, and all other doers across America that fall in between. We will be focusing on taking your side hustle from part time to full time and the pros and cons of incorporating your side hustle as a business. Hear from experts liked lawyers, co-op Development consultants, and business coaches from the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.

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Dr. Connell Wise

DC Department of Small & Local Business Development

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Jessica Childress

Managing Attorney, The Childress Firm PLLC
Ms. Childress is the managing attorney and founder of the Childress Firm PLLC, an employment law firm based in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Childress holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.    After law school, Ms. Childress served as a federal judicial law... Read More →
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Clayton Menzel

Clayton Menzel is a Community Manager for Fiverr, the world's largest online marketplace for digital and creative services. We operate in 190 countries and offer services in over 120 categories.
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Rodney North

Co-op Consultant, -
Rodney North is a consultant to cooperatives and social enterprises, and he's an active member of both the DC Cooperative Stakeholders Group..This is a group of people and institutions from the Washington DC area who have been meeting since December 2016 to explore ways to strengthen... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DSLBD 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Wednesday, September 13


Solving Complex Problems With Collaborations Both Inside And Outside The Government
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Culture change requires a movement, not a mandate--it takes an "all hands on deck" approach. Together, we’re co-creating a modern, better government through a culture of experimentation and learning. And, we know that we can't go it alone--we need to open the aperture up to help solve societal and governmental problems through collaborations amongst innovators and startups outside of government. Hear from leaders who are amplifying and evangelizing proven practices for public sector innovation that delivers better results at lower cost For the People, by the people.

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Jack Bienko

Dep Dir, US SBA
Jack recently completed an Eisenhower Fellowship to facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship partnerships between US and China leadership teams.  He is an alumnus of the Presidential Management Fellowship, Annenberg Leadership Fellowship, and New York University’s GovLab. He... Read More →
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Kristen Honey

Sr. Advisor, Office of the CIO, Executive Office of the President, OMB *, OMB
Kristen may be the best advocate for government open data in the administration today. She has tirelessly and effectively promoted ways to build on U.S. Open Data Policy, including public-private partnerships, developing open data best practices, and coordinating efforts among the... Read More →
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Tammy White

Challenge.gov Program Manager, General Services Administration
Tammy White is the senior communications and platform specialist for the Challenge.gov Program at GSA. In her role, she guides Challenge.gov’s technology roadmap, provides customer/agency training, and supports the program’s outreach and communications efforts to encourage public... Read More →
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Amy Wilson

Presidential Innovation Fellow, Presidential Innovation Fellows
Amy J. Wilson is a current White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF) and founder of the Better Government movement--a crowdsourced, open-source project aimed at increasing adoption of innovative practices to build a 21st century government. Her first year as PIF she founded... Read More →

Wednesday September 13, 2017 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Google DC 25 Massachusetts Ave NW #900, Washington, DC 20001
Thursday, September 14


How Disability is an Asset to Entrepreneurship: Panel Discussion
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People with disabilities are innate entrepreneurs. In fact, the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the Department of Labor reports that people with disabilities are twice more likely to pursue entrepreneurship compared to the non-disabled population. From the moment we wake up, get dressed, drive, communicate, and live our live, we as disabled people, have to adapt to a world that's not build to fit our needs. Yet most entrepreneurship resources and ecosystems are not accessible or inclusive for those with disabilities. During this session we will discuss some of the main barriers disabled people face when pursuing entrepreneurship and hear how entrepreneurs have utilized their disability as an asset for their entrepreneurship journey, business and venture.  

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Diego Mariscal

Founder, CEO & Chief Disabled Officer, 2Gether-International
As the founder, CEO and Chief Disabled Officer of 2Gether-International, a Washington D.C. based not-for profit, Diego Mariscal utilizes communication technology to engage disabled and non-disabled youth into several disability issues ranging from education and employment to police... Read More →

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Keith Doane

Keith Doane currently work as Administrative Assistant for Gallaudet Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. A big supporters of Deaf/HH in the entrepreneurship community across the US. He has been involved with DeafSpace, a research on Deaf/Hard of Hearing's way of being in architecture... Read More →
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Katherine Mereand-Sinha

Program Manager, Tech & Innovation Office, DC Government Department of Small and Local Business Development
I work for DC government & help small and local businesses.
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Rayna Richardson

Rayna C. Richardson is the Owner of PinUp Preserves, a D.C.-based specialty preserves company founded in 2015. In the past 2 years, PinUp Preserves has grown to supply a number of local restaurants and other retailers. Rayna started her company after spending nearly two decades as... Read More →
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Rick Rodgers

Rick Rodgers, managing director and founder of The Resource Network LLC, improves the bottom line for organizations by connecting internal and external resources in a way that creates a multiplier effect. Throughout his career Rick has been a catalyst bringing together people and... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
1776 DC 1133 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005