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BEACON in the City
BEACON was proud to host Ms. Riham Awad, a guest of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, to discuss cultivating entrepreneurial ecosystems both domestically and abroad. The conversation convened leaders of Project 500, Rise of the Rest, Black Female Founders, Hera Hub, the Case Foundation and more, to brainstorm challenges facing women entrepreneurs and strategies for enhanced collaboration.
BEACON Board Member, Aerica Banks, participated in 202Creates' June Co-Working Day. The DC Fashion Foundation, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Black Girl Vision were in attendance to share resources with the creative community. Don't miss out on the next co-working day!
Grant Program Launch
BEACON officially launched its 2017-2018 Grant Program with a Design Thinking workshop at Google. Special thanks to Booz Allen Hamilton and ecosystem all-stars including the National Women's Business Council and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. We also appreciated the input from entrepreneurs including The Offline Society and Brownstone PR, just to name a few.
The Vinetta Project
BEACON also supported female founders at the Vinetta Project's Venture Challenge. Stay tuned for the final round on Sept. 14 where RealAtom, VEDA Data Solutions, Solstice, and Open Data Nation will compete for $20,000!
BEACON Photo Booth
Lastly, BEACON launched its first-ever professional headshot photo booth at the Boss Up Pitch Competition, powered by Black Girl Vision. Ten female-founders received free, professional headshots -- and so did the audience! Want us at your next event? Let us know!