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BEACON is supporting an exciting new opportunity: The Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge, which is offering $100k each to 10 innovators in the EdTech space. 


















Calling all DC female founders! The Vinetta Project and Lyft have teamed up for Launch in a Lyft and will select 3 founders to share a ride with an investor on their way to Vinetta's annual end of year event. Apply now












Educational Opportunities








11.10/11.17: Alexandria Entrepreneur Bootcamp | This 2-day intensive Bootcamp offers an overview of business plan creation and shows future women entrepreneurs the steps to getting their business off the ground.

BEACON Women Founders Marketing Forum | Join BEACON and Brllnt for a half-day four led by local marketing experts on topics including how to develop a marketing strategy, building your corporate brand identity, and closing the deal for the contracts you deserve!

11.14: Women's Entrepreneurship Conference | Get to know the stories of women who have become successful entrepreneurs. Learn and ask questions about how to make the changes necessary to fulfill your dream business and how to navigate the obstacles involved.

Fast Forward: The Future of Finance | Join Halcyon for a conversation with Elevest CEO and Co-Founder Sallie Krawcheck on the future of finance. 


+Tech Makers Studio workshops | A powerful cross-sector collaboration between women makers and tech founders. Breakout sessions explores topics such as how to engage traditional media, how to leverage data, and the exploration of emerging technologies among other topics.


Business insurance 101 Workshop | Learn about the different kinds of insurance and see what’s right for your business.


12.03 to 12.05 and 12.10 to 12.12:  
The Veteran Business Startup Network | A 6 session Pilot Business Accelerator aimed at teaching participants the skills required in learning and applying the necessary startup skills to launch a business (Innovation, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Management, Marketing Plans, Startup Plans, & Business Selection etc.).










                                        Fundraising Opportunities






11.05: Changemakers for China initiative | 10 innovative startups will be selected to receive an all-expenses paid trip to China during the first week of December. You would be presenting your product / technology to leading businesses, research institutes and government officials. The deadline to apply is Nov. 5.

Crowdfunding 101
As a follow-up to BEACON's Startup Finance 101 series, we invite you to join iFundWomen and Hera Hub DC to learn how you can use this low-risk, efficient route to capital.

11.27: Street Pitch 2018  | Join Street Entrepreneurs for a pitch competition. A selected number of entrepreneurs will pitch YOU, the live and digital audience, and you will decide who gets your investment.


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. The deadline to apply is Jan. 1.








Jobs/Internships/Other Opportunities








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Apply for Deal Camp, a four-day program with UC Berkeley on the mechanics of early stage venture finance

Legal Support: The Law and Entrepreneurship Practicum at Georgetown Law will accept applications for pro bono legal services through November 16th. Please review this document for eligibility criteria, application info and an overview of the services to be provided. For profits, social entrepreneurs and nonprofit social enterprises are welcome to apply. Mention "BEACON" in your application. 

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. 

Submit Your Products for Women Who Tech's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Women Who Tech is on a mission to showcase the best holiday gift ideas by women founders this holiday season. The gift guide will feature products such as gadgets, gear, and tech oriented classes founded by women-led startups. The products do not need to be exclusively aimed at women but rather startups founded or cofounded by women. The deadline for submissions is November 15th.

















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