Global Policy Institute

Monday, September 11, 2017

The New Inclusion Movement: Creating Diversity in Tech

We hear a lot about "cultural sensitivity", but what does that really mean? This real-talk panel features some of DC's leading experts in Diversity & Inclusion to share their insights on how you can increase your cultural awareness at work and in your community.

Panelists include:

Elizabeth Lindsey, MPA
Executive Director, Byte Back, Inc.

Erin Horne McKinney
CEO & Co-founder, KissIntel
Black Female Founders (#BFF)

Chris Wink

Matt Lozada
Account Manager and Mentor, WeddingWire

Joseph Tighe
Director of People and Culture, The Yard: Space to Work

Janice Omadeke
CEO and Founder, The Mentor Method

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fed Tech: Connecting Entrepreneurs with Inventions from Federal Labs

Federal research labs are producing cutting-edge technologies for government use, but many of these inventions have broader potential applications. An iPhone, for example, has 12 technologies that were initially funded by the federal government. When commercialized, government technologies can be a catalyst for new businesses and expansion opportunities.

The District of Columbia sits at the center of the densest concentration of federally funded R&D in perhaps the entire world.However, many of these technologies are never commercialized because they lack the right entrepreneurial partner and supporting resources. This discussion will focus on ways to harness these untapped business opportunities by connecting inventors and DC entrepreneurs and equipping entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to build and scale tech transfer-born ventures.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Critical Legal Issues for Small Businesses and Startups: The Three ‘I’s – IP, Immigration and International Trade

Get a leg up on the legal issues that can face your business. Legal experts from IP, Immigration and International trade will discuss common issues and clarify what are some best practices to avoid getting stuck in a tricky situation.

* The event will be followed by networking reception at 4PM.