Check out this great 2-day event supported by one of the AU Social Enterprise Program’s practitioner affiliates, impact investing professional Melissa Bradley.
A group of Georgetown University students is partnering with the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development to host Venture DC: Engaging Diverse Changemakers, an event to catalyze and support innovation and entrepreneurship in the nation’s capital, particularly wards 7 and 8. They hope to encourage and empower emerging entrepreneurs to investigate ways to use technology and innovation to solve some of DC’s most pressing challenges related to health care, education, housing, economic security, and access to financial services. Tentative speakers include DC Mayor Muriel Bowser!
The event will be held on July 31st and August 1st at the RISE Demonstration Center in Southeast DC. Information about the event and agenda can be found at venturedc.org. The two-day program will showcase entrepreneurs with solutions applicable to Wards 7 and 8, and connect them to social impact sector leaders and potential investors. With the help of both public and private sectors, there is great opportunity for Washington, DC to leap frog beyond other emerging tech and innovation corridors.
Check out the flyer below!