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Newsletter II: September 2018

It's a big week (or two) for business. Don't miss out!


Perks for DC Startup Week registrants:

In addition to free panels throughout the week on topics ranging from forming nonprofits to building teams, participants receive:

  • Free access to Google Cloud Summit on 10/30
  • Free day pass for Mindspace coworking space
  • 20% of Lyft rides with code "DCSTARTUPWEEK18"
  • 1 free ride per day on Capital Bikeshare with code "DCSW2018"
  • $5 off BIRD scooters with code DCSW 18

What to expect at the WeDC Fest:

WeDC Fest is a three-day conference for the innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and government leaders who make Washington, DC the nation's capital for Inclusive Innovation. The event will feature unique programming and networking opportunities to showcase collaboration and innovation in the world's most powerful global city. 

A snapshot of the festival includes:

  • WeDC Innovation Marketplace 
  • How to Win the Heart of Angel Investors
  • What Is Your Startup Worth?
  • How to Build Sustainable Partnerships in the Social Impact Space
  • Selling to the Government: How to Close a Deal with Uncle Sam
  • Are We Talking Teams? Moving from Startup to Scaleup
  • Womxn of Color Founders Mixer

50% off the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Summit with code "SBSBEACON"

The 14th annual Small Business Summit, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will honor small busines owners, share their challenges and successes and release new tools to help them thrive.

Across workshops, presentations and discussions, participants will learn about: 

  • Recruiting and Retaining Talent
  • Cybersecurity
  • Defining and Building a Brand 
  • Accessing Capital
  • and More!
Sample of confirmed speakers:
  • Funlayo Alabai, CEO - Shea Radiance
  • Suzanne Clark - Senior Executive Vie President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Jasmine Crowe, CEO - Goodr
  • Cal Ripken, MLB Legend and Business Owner
  • Alexa von Tobel, Founder and CEO -
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