DC Startup Week is set to make its return to the District for its eighth consecutive year. Running from October 16 to October 20, this five-day event is expected to draw in a crowd of more than 6,000 attendees, with over 250 speakers gracing the stage, including Brett Schulman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Cava Group, Inc.
Unlike its reputation as a male-dominated industry, DC Startup Week aims to provide opportunities and representation for everyone. Rachel Koretsky, Director of DC Startup Week, highlighted the diverse perspectives the event will encompass, with a focus on amplifying the voices of women in the field. Koretsky, herself a founder of Upace, a platform connecting individuals to local recreation centers, understands the challenges faced by young female founders in the tech industry.
Seema Alexander, Co-producer of DC Startup Week and founder of the business advisory firm Disruptive CEO, echoed Koretsky’s sentiments about the importance of community support in the startup world. Both Alexander and Koretsky recognized the significance of inclusivity and collaboration in fostering success.
With six different locations hosting a range of sessions throughout the week, DC Startup Week aims to create an immersive experience for participants. The event has been steadily growing since its inception, and organizers have ambitious plans for its future. Alexander envisions DC Startup Week becoming the equivalent of the renowned South by Southwest festival in the Northeast region.
To register for DC Startup Week, visit their official website.
– DC Startup Week: An annual event in Washington, D.C. that showcases the startup ecosystem and provides resources and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators.
– Startup: A young company in the early stages of growth, typically characterized by innovative ideas, technology, or business models.
– Tech Industry: The sector that encompasses technology companies and organizations involved in the development, production, and distribution of technology-related goods and services.
– “DC Startup Week Returns for Its Eighth Year, Showcasing Diversity and Growth” – DC News Now