DC Startup Week 2020 DC Startup Week 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

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The Cost of COVID
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Ayris T. Scales
Ayris T. Scales
Serve DC, Chief Service Officer
Yvette Alexander
Yvette Alexander
NCBWDC, Chair of Public Policy
Melani Douglass
Melani Douglass
Family Arts Museum, Founder
Mariko Bennett
Mariko Bennett
NCBWDC, 1st Vice President of Programs
Cheryl Shaw
Cheryl Shaw
NCBWDC, Chair of Economic Empowerment Committee
Angela Hubbard
Angela Hubbard
NCBWDC, Chair of Economic Empowerment Grant
Christian Howard
Christian Howard
NCBWDC, Chair of Health Committee

The lack of understanding financial literacy and resources available to the black community can be detrimental to not only our economic stability but our mental health. As an entrepreneur, navigating the how to access capital and your emotions go hand and hand. During DC start up week, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Metropolitan DC Chapter will host a lunch and learn on the COST of COVID. Viewers will be able to engage in mindful meditation and practices that allows one to fully be present and bring their whole self. Learning from our wonderful sisters walking in entrepreneurship daily ad facing unforeseen challenges during a public health emergency. Viewers will also hear from amazing women working in the banking industry, policy makers and resource tools that each sister can used in their tool belt while scaling and establishing their business during COVID.

Friday, September 18, 2020

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Turning Profits into Purpose in Times of Crisis (Part 2)
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Ayris T. Scales
Ayris T. Scales
Serve DC, Chief Service Officer
Manraj Singh
Manraj Singh
Connect for COVID-19, Founder & President
Omaar Yemini
Omaar Yemini
W5 Group
Trevor Theunissen
Trevor Theunissen
Uber, Director, Public Policy & Communications
David Horwitz
David Horwitz
Serve DC, Commissioner

Serve DC will host a two-part panel discussion with a select group of local and national brands that stepped up during our most recent public health emergency, COVID-19.

The initial discussion Partnership, Platforms, and Priorities, will revolve around Serve DC and local small marketing/ tech firm, D2D. Speakers will explore the decision points and road-map of partnering to create the District's digital platform for volunteerism and donations in response to COVID-19 public health emergency.

The second discussion Turning Business Challenges into Opportunities in Times of Crisis, is a paneled discussion featuring a moderated discussion between the Serve DC Commissioner, David Horwitz and representatives from District Government and a few local businesses that stepped up with significant life-sustaining services and or goods in response to our most recent public health emergency, COVID-19.

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Turning Profits into Purpose in Times of Crisis: Partnerships, Platforms and Priorities
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Alexis Squire
Alexis Squire
Serve DC, Deputy Director
Bonnie-Love Douglass
Bonnie-Love Douglass
D2D Creative, Creative Director
Ayris T. Scales
Ayris T. Scales
Serve DC, Chief Service Officer

Serve DC will host a two-part panel discussion with a select group of local and national brands that stepped up during our most recent public health emergency, COVID-19.

The initial discussion Partnership, Platforms, and Priorities, will revolve around Serve DC and local small marketing/ tech firm, D2D. Speakers will explore the decision points and road-map of partnering to create the District's digital platform for volunteerism and donations in response to COVID-19 public health emergency.

The second discussion Turning Business Challenges into Opportunities in Times of Crisis, is a paneled discussion featuring a moderated discussion between the Serve DC Commissioner, David Horwitz and representatives from District Government and a few local businesses that stepped up with significant life-sustaining services and or goods in response to our most recent public health emergency, COVID-19.