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Sunday, September 10


Ready For Lift Off: DC Startup Week Launch Party! Sponsored by TriNet!
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Sign up now for the official DC Startup Week launch party. Sit back, relax and have a great time meeting new friends. More information to come!



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Tuesday, September 12


Bunker Brews: Startup Week with Embassy of Australia
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Emily Mcmahan

Executive Director, Capitol Post & Bunker Labs DC
Welcome! We look forward to getting you connected at Bunker Labs DC. We provide companies access to space at Capitol Post located in Alexandria, Virginia a talented staff, a network of fellow entrepreneurs, impactful mentors, industry-benchmarked programming, and pathways to capital. You can participate in facilitated lean startup and design thinking  sessions, one-on-one mentorship, founder-led roundtables, networking events, and a sp... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Embassy of Australia 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Wednesday, September 13


BEACON Awards Celebration
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Join us for an evening of women's empowerment as we celebrate the 2017-2018 BEACON grantees! The party will feature live musical performances by DC's top women artists, a DJ, and meaningful connections with women across D.C.'s start-up scene.

BEACON is a community-led initiative to make D.C. the most influential and supportive city in the nation for women entrepreneurs. BEACON runs the District's largest online directory of women-owned businesses and resources for women entrepreneurs, and in 2017 will award $50,000 to organizations supporting DC-based women entrepreneurs. BEACON hosts strategic programming, facilitates connections, and promotes the involvement of women entrepreneurs in opportunities across the District. Travel Tips: Parking | Free parking at NEAL Place lot 5 Minute Walk to Metro | NoMA/Gallaudet (Red Line) Bike Friendly | Racks for bike storage available

Wednesday September 13, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dock5 at Union Market 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Thursday, September 14


Creating Diversity in the Startup Ecosystem: Panel Discussion & Networking
There is an obvious lack of diversity in the startup ecosystem. If you think of all the major unicorns, very few of them have been founded by female entrepreneurs. The question we must continue to ask is why. Lucey Fund is opening up a panel discussion with local investors and local startup community organizers in DC to shine a light on the issue and discuss possible solutions for the future. Come along and join the discussion!

Event Schedule:
  • 8:00AM — 8:30AM Gathering & Chit chat 
  • 8:30 AM — 9:30AM Panel Discussion
  • Q&A 9:30 AM — 10:00 AM Networking

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Monica Kang

Founder, InnovatorsBox
Monica Kang, Founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox®, is rethinking creativity and rede ning innovation in the workplace. A passionate educator, Monica o ers creative consulting, workshops, coaching, speaking, and curriculum development services for leaders and organizations. Monica teaches... Read More →
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Erin Horne McKinney

Co-founder, Utopia
Passionate about emerging technology and entrepreneurship, Erin Horne McKinney serves as Senior Advisor to Courtney Snowden, Deputy Mayor of Greater Economic Opportunity (DMGEO).Previously, Erin served as the Mayor of Washington, D.C.‘s Tech and Innovation Sector Manager representing... Read More →
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Olga Padulosi

CMO, Lucey Fund
Olga Padulosi manages all marketing activities at the irish early stage investment firm Lucey Fund helping company reach 100 investments and coordinated expansion of the Fund to Germany, Sweden, Holland, USA. Previously, she has been working at the biggest IT open air Geek Picnic... Read More →
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Deloris Wilson

Head of Strategy and Operations, Beacon DC

Thursday September 14, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
We Work K St 1875 K Street NW Washington DC 20006
Friday, September 15


Pitch Competition: 7 Minutes in Heaven! Sponsored by Sendgrid, Cogent Law Group & 1776!
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Come watch 5 startups battle it out to win a $1,000 grand prize to close out DC Startup Week. Each startup will have 7 minutes to pitch their company: 3 minutes to pitch and 4 minutes for Q&A.

Our team of judges will be selecting 5 early-stage companies to pitch. Must apply by August 28th. Finalist will be contacted by Sept 5.

Apply here: http://bit.ly/2fj13fX

Sponsored by: 1776 & Cogent Law Group (http://www.cogentlaw.co/)

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Mary Iafelice

COO, Humble Ventures
Mary Iafelice, COO humble impact, has experience in a logistics/SaaS startup, co- designed Bunker Labs DC's accelerator from the ground up, has created proprietary growth hack methods, and has delivered over 1,000 hours of business coaching.
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Rashad Moore

Family Guy, Nerd, Trusted Advisor, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Social Innovator.
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Jared Sheehan

Jared has been playing with technology all of his life and building mobile applications since Google was making tasty treats like Donut, Eclair and Gingerbread. He enjoys bridging the gap between technology, product and business development teams and bringing them together to ship... Read More →
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Evan Smith

Cogent Law Group
Evan Smith has more than 25 years of experience in business, law, and entrepreneurship. He was a partner at Greenberg Traurig, a successful startup CEO, and is currently managing partner at Cogent Law Group.



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Friday September 15, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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