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Newsletter II: November 2017

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BEACON is thrilled to be nominated
for DC's "Tech Mission Org of the Year!" 

We've spent the last year diligently building DC's largest directory of women-owned businesses, responding directly to community needs through innovative, women-centric programming like Startup Law 101, awarding $50,000 in grants to organizations supporting women founders across DC's eight wards, as well as facilitating speaking and vending opportunities for #ladybosses - just to name a few!  

Your vote would be a HUGE boost to BEACON's effort in supporting the entire ecosystem of women founders. 

Please take a moment to show your support here.

Local Features

BEACON + Community Members Nominated for 2017 DC Awards DC is honoring the game changers of our community - and BEACON community members have made their mark! Whether for Entrepreneur of 2017, Design/Dev Firm of the Year, or Tech Mission Org of the Year, be sure to support the BEACON community through your vote

BEACON Community Recognized in Forbes "30 under 30"
BEACON would like to congratulate our co-founder, Aerica Banks, as well as community member, Jenelle Coy, for their recognition in Forbes "30 under 30." Aerica was honored in the social entrepreneurship category as cofounder of BEACON, while Jenelle was honored for her innovative work in marketing and advertising through her business, Coy+. Congrats, ladies! 
Partnership Opportunities
Interested in partnering with us or powering a headshot both at your next event? Submit a Partnership Request Form and we'll be in touch! 
Upcoming Opportunities
Project Entrepreneur is increasing the number of women building high-growth, economically impact companies. The top 200 applicants will be invited to attend the Project Entrepreneur Intensive in NYC and winners will receive a $10K grant + spot in a five-week accelerator hosted at Rent the Runway. Apply by 11/27.

The D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. Winners will secure up to $20k to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists. Apply by 12/10.

500 Startups has opened applications for Batch 23, a four-month seed program in San Francisco. Apply by 12/15 to increase your chances of receiving an interview.

The Women Startup Challenge - Emerging Tech (cohosted by Google) seeks to fund early-stage women-led technology startups focused on Augmented Reality, Blockchain, IoT, Space and Robotics, Transportation, Biotech, Virtual Reality, Energy and Agriculture Tech. Apply by 12/19.

The JumpFund invests in early-stage, women-led, high-growth ventures. Ongoing due date.

Office space is available for rent at the NCRC Center for Economic Justice. Click
here for more info. 

Interested in joining the team that plans DC Design Week 2018 and/or hosting an event during the week? Click here to apply.

Do you know of opportunities that could benefit the BEACON community? Email to share!
Resource Spotlight
JAR Leadership Coaching is a results-oriented organization working with individuals and teams to improve effectiveness in the workplace. We specialize in executive coaching, individual and team assessment and customized development for the sake of positively impacting results. 

JAR's founder, Janet Makepeace, has a special interest in working with business leaders within healthcare, individuals leading through significant organizational transformation and those experiencing business or strategic challenges. She has expertise in leading, coaching and consulting in a variety of business leadership areas with both individuals and teams. 

Click here to learn more about Janet and her company.
Community News
Upcoming Events
11.27: Women Who Code: Algorithms Meetup

11.29: United Women in Business - DC presents Annual Winter Soiree Happy Hour and Silent Auction

11.29: Webinar: 5 Simple Steps to Managing Your IT/Cybersecurity Risks presented by the DC Small Business Development Center

11.30: Aging and Technology: Creating Opportunities to Age Well with Innovation 

11.30: NPR's How I Built This with Guy Raz: Live from Washington, DC with Robert L. Johnson (Promo Code: DCSTUDENT)

Jenny Kassan presents "Raise Capital on Your Own Terms"

12.1: pineapple DC presents Film to Farm: Chef's Table screening, convo and dinner with the show's youngest and only female director 

12.2: BLK GOLD: Black Creative Showcase + Marketplace 

12.2: Build a Dream - Workshop for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities 

12.2: Sale Empowerment for Women Business Owners 

12.4: Sale Strategies for Startups presented by Street Entrepreneurs and In3
(Promo Code: BEACON)

Sales GURU - Kim Fredrich presented by HeraHub

12.4: Productivity GURU - Pierrette Abeel presented by HeraHub 

12.5: Seed Spot Evening Program Pitch Night

12.5: DC Small Business Development Center Holiday Market

12.5: DC Veterans Business Stakeholders Meeting presented by DLSBD

12.6: Pitch Angel VCs at Startupalooza + Capital Raising Workshop


12.19: Website GURU: Archana presented by HeraHub

12.26: Video, Media Training & Script Writing GURU - Sue Stolov

Ongoing: Register for the Made East River Directory for creative products/services based in Ward 7/8 neighborhoods 
Do you have a women-focused event to share? Upload it to the BEACON website in less than five minutes and reach hundreds of women entrepreneurs in the DC-area!
Entrepreneur Spotlight
The Troy Clinton Law Group serves clients in a variety of corporate and transactional matters. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality work in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Our practice areas include: Emerging Growth Companies and Venture Capital, Closely Held and Family Owned Businesses, Commercial Contracts, and Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations. 

Managing Partner, Erin Clinton, is an accomplished corporate and transactional lawyer with extensive experience representing public and private companies on structuring, financing, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and related matters. She is passionate about helping women entrepreneurs succeed. 

Click here to learn more. 
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