Headline Event

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

BEACON Awards Celebration

Join us for an evening of women's empowerment as we celebrate the 2017-2018 BEACON grantees! The party will feature live musical performances by DC's top women artists, a DJ, and meaningful connections with women across D.C.'s start-up scene.

BEACON is a community-led initiative to make D.C. the most influential and supportive city in the nation for women entrepreneurs. BEACON runs the District's largest online directory of women-owned businesses and resources for women entrepreneurs, and in 2017 will award $50,000 to organizations supporting DC-based women entrepreneurs. BEACON hosts strategic programming, facilitates connections, and promotes the involvement of women entrepreneurs in opportunities across the District. Travel Tips: Parking | Free parking at NEAL Place lot 5 Minute Walk to Metro | NoMA/Gallaudet (Red Line) Bike Friendly | Racks for bike storage available

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Creating Diversity in the Startup Ecosystem: Panel Discussion & Networking

There is an obvious lack of diversity in the startup ecosystem. If you think of all the major unicorns, very few of them have been founded by female entrepreneurs. The question we must continue to ask is why. Lucey Fund is opening up a panel discussion with local investors and local startup community organizers in DC to shine a light on the issue and discuss possible solutions for the future. Come along and join the discussion!

Event Schedule:

  • 8:00AM — 8:30AM Gathering & Chit chat 
  • 08:30 — 9:30AM Panel Discussion
  • Q&A 09:30 — 10:00 Networking

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pitch Competition: 7 Minutes in Heaven! Sponsored by Sendgrid, Cogent Law Group & 1776!

Come watch 5 startups battle it out to win a $1,000 grand prize to close out DC Startup Week. Each startup will have 7 minutes to pitch their company: 3 minutes to pitch and 4 minutes for Q&A.

Our team of judges will be selecting 5 early-stage companies to pitch. Must apply by August 28th. Finalist will be contacted by Sept 5.

Apply here: http://bit.ly/2fj13fX

Sponsored by: 1776 & Cogent Law Group (http://www.cogentlaw.co/)