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Newsletter: August 2017

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There's so much happening in the next few weeks.

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BEACON News 

Community Voting is Open!

Over 80 initiatives applied for the BEACON Grant Program! Which do you want to see implemented in your city? Cast your vote by 11:59pm on August 31st. Vote today!
 
BEACON in the City

Local Feature
Technical.ly is an online publication that grows technology communities by connecting organizations and people through news, events, and services. Their feature on Startup Law 101 will help inform women entrepreneurs across the District on this upcoming, free opportunity! Make sure to subscribe for local, tech and entrepreneurship-related news!

Partnership Opportunities
Interested in partnering with us or powering a head shoot both at your next event? Submit a Partnership Request Form and we'll be in touch!
Resource  Spotlight
The Mentor Method is a career development platform empowering minorities, women, and underrepresented tech talent to learn to lead with confidence by connecting rising stars to career mentors from companies interested in hiring diversely.

Are you interested in sharing your expertise, meeting potential clients, and helping other entrepreneurs with their startup challenges? Then contact Janice Omadeke (
janice@thementormethod.com) to get involved with their speed-mentoring event during DC Startup Week!
Upcoming Opportunities
Are you interested in teaching elective courses on subjects like 3D printing, entrepreneurship, product development, digital design, cybersecurity, coding or other tech-related subjets? The Washington Leadership Academy is looking for experts who want to impact kids! Scheduling is flexible. Email thebeacondc@gmail.com for more info!

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

Pipeline Angels seeks to change the face of angel investing and create capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs. The DC Fall Pitch summit will held on 10/12. Apply by 8/2.

37 Angels
selects eight women-led businesses to compete for $50-$150k investment every two months.
Apply by 9/4.

The NBMBAA Scale-Up Pitch Challenge presented by the National Black MBA Association awards up to $50,000 for startups that embody a "big idea" that can be even bigger. Apply by 8/23

If you're within 75 miles of one of RISE OF THE REST's tour stop cities, apply to pitch for $100K! Learn more here.

The Startup Leadership Program is a highly selective, global, world-class training program and lifelong global network for outstanding founders, leaders and innovators who want to become startup CEOs. The six-month program hosts classes on evenings and weekends and takes no equity. Applications close this week.

Know of opportunities that could benefit the BEACON community? Email thebeacondc@gmail.com to share!
Community News
BEACON is excited to partner with DC Startup Week to celebrate, recognize and engage entrepreneurs. Be sure to register for free events happening Sep 11-15 across the city!

Are you heading to the Small Business Summit? Join over 900 small business owners, manager and entrepreneurs from across the country to learn, engage, network and grow! Use discount code #GrowthHappensHere for 40% off before 8/21.

Over 100 people have RSVP'd for Startup Law 101 & the Women in Startups Networking Reception powered by BEACON, ChIPs and Google on 8/23. Don't miss the chance to secure your spot at these highly anticipated events!

 
Upcoming Events
8.16 @ 6pm:  The Hive 2.0 Summer Workshop Series: Sustainability for Small Businesses

8.19 @ 6:30: Distinctly Creative's Black Creative Networking Mixer 

8.23 @ 9:30am: Start-Up Law 101: IP and Other Foundations for Your Business presented by BEACON, ChIPs, & Google 

8.17 @ 6:30: Innovation Workshop: Design Thinking, Improv & Creative Facilitation 

8.18: The Black upSTART DC Bootcamp

8.22 @ 6pm: Black Girl Vision Office Hours

8.24 @ 6pm: weconnect DC Startup and Tech Networking Mixer - powered by Google


9.19 @ 6pm: Black Girl Vision Office Hours

9.10 -9.15: DC Startup Week

9.10 -9.13: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit - Washington, DC


9.13-10.18: Angel Venture Forum: Venture Intelligence Series @ Hera Hub

9.13 @ 11am: Back to Work Expo: Business Resource Fair for Small Biz and Startups 

9.14: The Vinetta Project Final Showcase


Every Monday through September: Free coworking available at WeWork. RSVP.

Ongoing: Register for the Made East River Directory for creative products/services based in Ward 7/8 neighborhoods 

Want to share an opportunity or event with the Beacon community? Email thebeacondc@gmail.com!
Entrepreneur Spotlight
AKO is the on-the-ground collective of creatives, strategists, and communicators. We aim to plant your roots within your respective community and grow your brand. Geared toward promoting positive brand experiences through an integrated strategy, our roots team collaborates with culturally in-the-know, talented, creative professionals to deliver on all tiers of brand experience for clients.
 
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