DC Startup Week is an independent, free, five day conference that celebrates the startup community in Washington, D.C., bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and government leaders.
The event will feature unique programming and networking opportunities to showcase collaboration and innovation in the world’s most powerful global city.
D.C. is ramping up to the be the city for inclusive innovation. In 2016, the DC Startup Week was the first of its kind celebration to bring the energy and spirit of SXSW to the Greater Washington, D.C. Region. Since then, the startup festival movement has been ramping up across other community stakeholders and impacted thousands.
In D.C., we stick to our founding principles. We pledge radical inclusion: every event is open to the public, the talent is reflective of the diverse population and all are welcome.
Here’s how to get involved!
Join in a celebration led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love.
DC Startup Week is partially financed through ticket sales and sponsorships that leverage the resources and capacities of the DMV community – ultimately ensuring that DC Startup Week minimizes barriers for anyone to participate in.
Volunteers make up the vast majority of the DC Startup Weekend organization and serve as the backbone of the program. From the Organizing Committee to our mentors/coaches and volunteers, DC Startup Weekend would not be possible without the help and support of the DMV community.