District I/O Presents ---
Incentives for Your High Tech Business in the District: How the DC High Tech Incentive Program Can Help You Grow Your Business
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The District of Columbia has emerged as a hotbed of entrepreneurship and technology in the Mid-Atlantic region and nationally. High technology startups located in DC are eligible for incentives to help them reduce costs and grow. If you are the owner of a high technology startup with at least two employees, or you may soon find yourself growing to this level, then you may be eligible for DC's High Tech Incentive program. If you've ever wanted to know more about this program, then look no further than a panel discussion with representatives from the DC government, area financial professionals and startups taking advantage of the high tech incentive program.
This program is presented by District I/O, a coworking space and startup community located in Dupont Circle.
Jenifer Huestis Boss
Senior Business Development Representative
Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Jenifer Huestis Boss is a Senior Business Development Representative focused on the technology sector within the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Jenifer has worked within the Government of the District of Columbia for five years, leading the District’s Performance Management Program and serving as a budget analyst within the Office of the City Administrator. Jenifer received a Master of Urban Planning and Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Michigan, where she focused on community and economic development.
Vice President of Sales and Member Loyalty
DC Chamber of Commerce
Tim Riordan has been Vice President of Sales and Member Loyalty at the DC Chamber of Commerce since 2011, overseeing all manner of member services and programs for the Chamber’s membership of over 1,700 businesses and organizations. He also supervises the Chamber’s Business Development department, which is responsible for member recruitment and retention. Prior to joining the DC Chamber, Tim spent several years in direct response marketing and online fundraising in the nonprofit sector. Before that, he spent over a decade in the high-tech market research field, focusing on financial companies investing in the telecom sector. Tim is a graduate of the University of Scranton, where he played varsity lacrosse and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in International Business, with a minor in German.
Andrew Bareham joined KatzAbosch in 2008. He is a member of the ﬁrm’s Tax Department and specializes in providing tax consulting and compliance services for commercial enterprises. Andrew speaks frequently on state tax topics such as planning strategies, audit and appeals representation and compliance issues. Andrew received his Master of Science of Taxation from the University of Baltimore.
Finance Director | NationalField
Co-Founder | Sqore
Seth is the Finance Director of NationalField, a SaaS company that provides private social networks to clients such as the Obama campaign, Kaiser Permanente, and the U.K. National Health Service. Seth is also the co-founder of Sqore, a customer loyalty platform that makes rewards programs more open and more profitable for D.C. merchants. He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in D.C. for 3 years, and has significant experience with the QHTC program. Seth attended the Hopkins School in New Haven, Connecticut before receiving his B.A. from Wesleyan University. In his free time he enjoys re-watching BSG, eating at Shophouse, and spending time with his boyfriend Scott.
Michelle Hoffman, CPA
Founder and CEO
Hoffman CFO Consulting
Hoffman CFO Consulting, an outsourced accounting solutions firm offering scalable and customized accounting support for emerging technology companies. Support roles range from CFO consulting, accounting system implementation and operational accounting and financial reporting. Much of Michelle’s work involves helping clients evaluate and improve existing accounting systems or processes, implementing new technologies and enhancing financial data and reporting. Michelle has written articles for Tech Cocktail, conducts webinars for a national organization and provides training for DC area business centers and organizations on a variety of accounting topics.
VP of Research & Visual Communications
Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP)
Shuskey has been instrumental in positioning WDCEP as an information clearinghouse and a leader in research on real estate development and construction activity in Washington, DC. His primary responsibilities include: implementation and strategy for information technology, creation & management of the Economic
Partnership’s website and Geographical Information Systems, collectionof development information and economic indicators for the District of Columbia and demographic, development and site location analysis forbusiness attraction & retention efforts. He has successfully recruitedor assisted in the expansion of companies such as Tesla Motors, JMT Technology Group, Whole Foods, Target and Harris Teeter to DC.Additionally, Mr. Shuskey oversees production of the WDCEP's publications and on-line tools, such as the DC Development Report, Retail Site Search, Development Search and Neighborhood Profiles. .
Anthony Shop, Moderator
Anthony is the managing director of Social Driver, a digital agency that specializes in strategy and technology. He is also a co-founder of District I/O, a coworking space and startup community located in Dupont Circle.