Startup Weekend DC: Civic Impact Edition

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Eastern Foundry

1100 Wilson Boulevard

#1000

Arlington, VA 22209

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Startup Weekend DC: Civic Impact Edition is where you can come pitch your idea, form a team, validate your concept, build your product, and present your work to a panel of esteemed judges- all within 54 hours.

Any idea that helps the community become a better place is welcome. Your concept can include those that help transform government (ex. FiscalNote), drive civic engagement(ex. Phone2Action), advance public safety (ex. LiveSafe), foster information security (ex. Qadium) or tackle social problems (Edovo). To sum it up, we’re looking for ideas for the people, by the people.

DC has a concentration of non-profits and other mission-oriented organizations, with one non-profit for every 86 residents. DC’s proximity to the federal government makes it a natural home to organizations striving to influence policy and change the world. This concentration of thought leaders and government resources is unparalleled. Startup Weekend DC Civic Edition will bring together entrepreneurial minds like you to tap into this thriving ecosystem to address the most pressing problems in our communities and make a positive difference.

About Startup Weekend:

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs, with events in over 100 countries and 600 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

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Eastern Foundry

1100 Wilson Boulevard

#1000

Arlington, VA 22209

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