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SEED SPOT's Pitch Night is TONIGHT! Join us at 5:30pm to cheer on #womenintech after their 2-day launch camp! Click the photo above to RSVP.
Events + Educational Opportunities 
12.7: SEED SPOT Pitch Night Witness amazing women in tech give their pitch to a live audience. This event showcases the entrepreneurs of the 2-Day Launch Camp, a hyper-focused workshop for startup founders to take their ideas to reality. Co-hosted by the Vienna Project and STEM to Market. Register here.

12.7: 10 Tax Tips for Side Hustlers & Small Businesses | The Tax Cuts and Job Acts makes sweeping changes that will affect individuals and businesses alike. If you are an emerging entrepreneur, existing business owner or a member of the Gig economy, learn how recent tax changes can impact your business.

12.8: Small Business Jump Start - Your Revenue: Distribution Channel/Revenue Model | A series of standalone workshops using a condensed Lean Startup methodology and helping small business owners fast-track revenue growth and maximize customer relationships. 

12.10 to 12.12:  The Veteran Business Startup Network |  Sessions 4-6 of a business accelerator program aimed at teaching the skills to launch a business (Innovation, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Management, Marketing Plans, Startup Plans, & Business Selection, and more).

12.13: Writing a Winning Business Plan | A full-day workshop to help you prepare a professional business plan.

12.13: Capital Region Minority Supplier Diversity Council Annual Meeting Join CRMSDC's 2018 Annual Meeting, a rewarding morning and insightful conversations and opportunities to make connections. RSVP here.

12.13: New Voices Masterclass: Doing Business with Amazon | Masterclass presented via zoom webinar that will discuss how to successfully sell on Amazon and leverage customer analytics to grow your business.

12.15Small Business Jump Start Your Revenue: Pitch & Demo Day | The final event in an on-going series presented by the Development Corporation of Columbia Heights and Howard University. 

12.18: DC Women's Business Center Orientation | A 2-3 hour introductory seminar that will provide an overview of the Center's programming, partnerships and resources.

12.20: Navigating Government Contracting with DC PTAC | DC PTAC offers confidential, personalized, one-on-one business counseling and competitive insights for navigating the government contracting process successfully.
Fundraising Opportunities
Google AI Impact Challenge | A contest to support various AI for good projects with up to $25 million in funding. Grantees will be announced at the I/O developer conference in spring 2019. Apply by Jan 1st.

HERImpact DC Social Enterprise Pitch Competition | Pitch for prizes up to $50,000 in cash and in-kind services. HerImpact DC offers female entrepreneurs in the area educational opportunities, technical assistance, mentoring, coaching, and financial resources to encourage creative thinkers with plans for small businesses or startups that will also make their communities a better place to live. Apply by January 11th.

Check out EnrichHER's list of over 200 funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 
Jobs at Springboard enterprises:
Hera Hub DC Seeks an Ambassador 
Hera Hub Ambassadors volunteer to work at the front desk for four hours per week in exchange for a Community Access membership, granting access to member-only educational and networking opportunities, and member-rates for conference room and day offices. Learn more and apply here.

Need Help? Hire an Intern (for free)
Did you know you can host an intern that will be paid by D.C. Public Schools? Learn more about the DCPS Career Bridge Program and apply to host an intern during the school year! Be sure to mention "BEACON" in your application. 

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