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Reboot America Summit

Startup DC

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM - Friday, November 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Reboot America Summit

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Startups & Students Ended $50.00 $3.74
General Admission Ended $200.00 $11.99

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On November 8th and 9th, Reboot America will hold its inaugural two-day summit. The summit will focus on how startups, corporations, and policymakers are literally reinventing entire industries by collaborating on private sector solutions to public sector challenges - including energy, education, health, politics, advocacy, government efficiency, national security, and cyber security. 


Featured speakers:

Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL, Chairman & CEO, Revolution

Senator Mark Warner

The Honorable Tom Davis


Full Schedule:


Thursday, November 8th:


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Welcome Reception (Atrium)


Friday, November 9th: 


8:30 am – 9:00 am  Breakfast & Registration (Atrium)


General Session: Amphitheater


 9:00 – 9:10               Welcome by Evan Burfield, Chairman of Startup DC

 9:10 – 10:00             Consumerizing the Public Sector Panel


  • Moderator: Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Senior Advisor, The Advisory Board Company
  • Aaron McKethan, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Rx Ante
  • Ari Matusiak, Director of Private Sector Engagement, the White House
  • Blake Hall, Founder & CEO, TroopSwap
  • Dan Kasun, Senior Director, Public Sector Evangelism, Microsoft
  • Erik Kimel, Founder & CEO, Peer2Peer Tutors
  • Marci Harris, CEO, POPVOX
  • Michael Sachse, VP of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel, OPower


10:00 – 10:15   Remarks by the Honorable Tom Davis


10:15 – 10:30   Grand Challenge

  • Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Policy, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy


10:30 – 11:00   Boosting Startups through Innovative Public Policy

  • Fireside Chat with Senator Mark Warner


11:00 – 11:40   Open Innovation Series

  • Georgetown University
  • Hungry Academy, LivingSocial
  • Microsoft
  • Verizon
  • American Airlines
  • CEA Innovation Movement
  • Springboard Enterprises


11:40 – 12:15 Startups: Rise of the Rest  

  • Fireside Chat with Steve Case, interviewed by Evan Burfield


12:15 – 1:00   Lunch (Atrium)


1:00 – 4:00    Track Breakouts (Democracy, National Challenges, & Government)


4:00 – 4:45    Final Startup Pitch Competition & Prize Announcement (Amphitheater)


Track Breakouts:


Democracy: Media, Advocacy, and Politics

Hosted by Kim Hart, Director of Corporate Communications, Neustar


1:00 – 1:30             Democracy Keynote Speaker

  • Jason Putorti, Co-Founder, Votizen

1:30 – 2:15             Major Disruptions in Politics Panel

  • Moderator: Peter Cherukuri, Vice President, General Manager – DC Bureau, Huffington Post
  • Justin Smith, President, Atlantic Media Company
  • Kahlil Byrd, CEO, Americans Elect
  • Nathan Daschle, Founder & CEO,

2:15 – 3:00              The Future of Social Media for Citizen Advocacy Panel

Moderator: Kim Hart, Director of Corporate Communications, Neustar

  • Andrew Rasiej, Founder, Personal Democracy Media
  • Daniel O'Connor, Board Member, DisCo
  • Marvin Ammori, Board Member, Fight for the Future
  • Mindy Finn, Strategic Partnerships, Twitter

3:00 – 4:00            Startup Pitch Competition

Presenting companies: 

  • BlastRoots
  • Cont3nt
  • ElectNext
  • NewsiT
  • TrakBill
  • Votifi




National Challenges: Energy, Education, & Health


Co-hosted by Dr. Mark Drapeau, Director of Civic Innovation, Microsoft and Brandon Pollak, Policy Advisor, Bryan Cave

Atrium Hall 

1:00-1:30            National Challenges Keynote Speaker

  • Dave Girouard, Founder and CEO, UpStart

1:30-2:15            Youth and Education Panel

  • Moderator: Jeff Selingo, Editorial Director, The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Erik Huey, VP of Government Affairs, Entertainment Software Association
  • Patrick Dowd, Founder, Millennial Trains Project
  • Sean McElrath, Co-Founder & CEO, Hallway

2:15-3:00            Series of National Challenges Short Talks

  • Dr. Eric Schulze, Founder and Chief Creative Nerd, thirst
  • Dr. Christopher Tucker, Founder, MapStory
  • Yoav Lurie, Founder and CEO, Simple Energy

3:00-4:00pm        Startup Pitch Competition

Presenting Companies:

  • Bookend Technology
  • Cor
  • Ethical Electric
  • LearnSprout
  • Luminate Health
  • WeRX
  • Re-Nuble
  • StumpworX



Government: Public Sector Efficiency, National Security, & Cyber Security


Hosted by Donna Harris, Managing Director of Startup Regions, Startup America


Polaris Room


1:00 – 1:35             Government Keynote speaker


  • Sean Greene, Associate Adminstrator for Investment and Special Advisor for Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration


1:35 - 1:45              Remarks by Adam Becker, Presidential Innovation Fellow, Project



1:45 – 2:45             Innovation in Government Panel


  • Moderator: Alex Howard, Government 2.0 Washington Correspondent, O'Reilly Media


  • Ed Bersoff, Chairman, ATS Corporation


  • Jesse O'Gorman, Executive Director, Blackstone


  • Lewis Shepherd, General Manager and Director, Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments


  • Navroop Mitter, CEO, Gryphn


  • Stefen Smith, Chief Security Officer, SecureForce


2:45 - 3:05             Series of Short Talks


  • Erie Meyer, Technology Innovation, CFPB                                    


  • Mike Binko, President & CEO, kloudtrack


3:05 – 4:00            Startup Pitch Competition


Presenting Companies:

  • Karsun
  • Pengo Loans
  • SCIT
  • Sickweather
Have questions about Reboot America Summit? Contact Startup DC

When & Where

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM - Friday, November 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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