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Upcoming Opportunities
Applications are open for the Future Females Business School, a three-month virtual incubator that focuses on helping female entrepreneurs find their clarity and focus. Members can expect 12 easy-to-follow video modules, workbooks, interactive co-working sessions, and more. Learn more and apply here.

1863 Ventures is accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Pipeline Program. This DC-based program is designed to help businesses scale, this program goes beyond learning how to pitch and present. Instead, it spends time on supporting businesses on a path to maturity. Entrepreneurs completing the program will have a more investment-ready business and truly understand why and how to deploy future financings. Eligibility requirements apply. Learn more and apply by Sep 13.

Halcyon is looking for a stellar individual to join their team as a Halcyon Impact Angel Network Director. This part-time position will support the development of a network designed to increase investment in DC area social enterprises. Learn more here.

The Vital Voices GROW Fellowship is a leading global accelerator program for women owners of small and medium-sized businesses. Through online and in-person trainings, fellows focus on strategy and long-term business value paired with action-oriented strategic plans to grow their businesses through a one-year fellowship. Eligibility rules apply. Learn more and apply here.

The Hera Hub Launch Program is back - and this time with two cohorts! Join on Monday evenings (starting Sep 23rd) or Thursday mornings (starting Sep 26th) to cover brand/product messaging, customer discovery, defining sales funnels, controlling the conversation, budgeting and pricing, and accountability + co-working space and more!

The application for the Halcyon Incubator Spring 2020 Fellowship is open! Start your application today! Do you want to change the world? The Halcyon program equips early-stage social entrepreneurs with the support they need to transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures. They do this by providing space, community, and access. Apply by October 10
Empowered Women International will launch its second Spanish language cohort for the Entrepreneur Training for Success (ETS) course on October 28. This free, three-month, 60-hour course in business, workforce, life and leadership skills emphasizes the fundamentals of micro-entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Learn more, nominate an entrepreneur or apply here.
The 2019 Workplace Summit is looking for volunteers. Produced by Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, this conference will share strategies and best practices to create workplace equality inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions. Register as a volunteer here.

Apply to pitch at SXSW! Showcase your tech product or service startup to get noticed and network in front of industry leaders, investors & media on a global stage. Learn more and apply by Nov 15.

The Georgetown Pivot Program is a new, non-credit bearing certificate in business and entrepreneurship created specifically for formerly incarcerated individuals. The program provides a one-year transition and re-entry program centered on a blend of academic work and supported employment. Apply now.
P&G Ventures + The Vinetta Project is committed to helping you scale your brand, technology and business model. Apply for upcoming pitch events, problem hacking program, and other curated networking opportunities throughout 2019.
Have you come across projects, programs, or organizations that have distinguished themselves in their support of Black business development? Nominate those engaged to be a part of the Tapestry Project Innovation Registry presented by the Association of Enterprise Opportunity. The current nomination cycle closes September 30.
Interested in attending a tech conference? Check out this list of scholarship opportunities produced by Diversify Tech.
Upcoming Events
Sep 9-13: DC Startup Week | Gather for over 5 days and 100+ events throughout the DMV designed to connect, collaborate and celebrate the startup ecosystem. Don't miss panels on scaling your venture, fundraising, building inclusive ecosystems, and much more! 

Sep 9-Oct 21: Money Monday's - Financial Management Series | Join the DC Fashion Foundation and Capital One for six workshops on money management - including Credit 101, Savings and Budgeting, Cash Flow Management, Qualifying for Loans and Lines of Credit and more! RSVP at info@dcfashionfoundation.org. 

Sep 10: Doing Business with DC Government | Join the DC Women's Business Center for a seminar for small business owners, focusing on procurement methods and contracts, Certified Business Enterprise programs (CBE), DC Supply Schedule and basic capture management strategies. 

Sep 11: Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean and the Diaspora | Join Caribbean's in Tech and Entrepreneurship and CariCapacity for this panel and networking event.

Sep 12: Vinetta Project's Venture Challenge Showcase | You're invited to the Vinetta DC showcase - a pitch and panel series highlighting top female founders and investment opportunities. 

Sep 12: Public Speaking with Krystal Glass | This interactive public speaking workshop will help you captivate an audience and command attention. 

Sep 12StartupBlink + Techstars Community Happy Hour | Network with changemakers across the DMV as part of DC Startup Week.

Sep 12: CMX Connect DC - Rise of the Community Builder | Community management as a profession is on the rise. Find out why and how companies and brands engage the community as part of DC Startup Week. 

Sep 12: 5th Annual Women in Economic Development & Civic Leadership Awards | Join Walker's Legacy for their annual awards luncheon and featured panel highlighting women who champion initiatives in education,  policy and entrepreneurship ecosystems. 

Sep 13: What Self-Employed Individuals in DC Need to Know about Paid Family Leave | A free webinar presented by the DC Bar Pro Bono Center.

Sep 18: Small Business Brief Legal Advice Clinic | Join the DC Bar Pro Bono Center to meet one-on-one with attorneys.

Sep 20: Impact Entrepreneur Meetup - How to Find Impact Investors to Advance Your Venture | Join SEEDSPOT for the launch of its monthly expert-driven workshops for founders.

Sep 21: Women in Tech - Building Relationships That Matter | Join Shanna Kabatznick of FabWomen in DC and District Bridges for a workshop on building relationships and connecting in an authentic way. 

Sep 24: National Women's Business Council Public Meeting | Join each of the Council's three subcommittees: Rural Women's Entrepreneurship, Women in S.T.E.M,  and Access to Capital & Opportunity will present their current priorities and initiatives to the full body and the public. RSVP required. 

Sep 24: She's Next powered by Visa | Join the DC Women's Business Center for a free event providing female entrepreneurs with vital tools and resources to take their business to the next level.  

Sep 25: How Money Works: Budgeting and Savings | Street Entrepreneurs, Clearly Innovative and Capital One present a free workshop on fundamental investment, insurance and debt education.

Oct 2: WeDC Futures Forum |  Attendees will take part in programming, networking, podcasts, pitch competitions and more, to learn global best-practices for cities to solve complex urban challenges, and what it takes to build a more equitable future for all including an inclusive economy, diverse and talented workforce, and dynamic communities across four tracks.

Oct 17: Think Local First Awards | Purchase your tickets for this annual celebration of local independent businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists who give back to the community and create positive impact. 

Be sure to check-out and subscribe to the DC Small Biz Workshop Calendar for more upcoming opportunities for small business owners in the District. 
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