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DMV Startup Events Pulse


Innovation Demo Day

1 - 4PM @Founders Hall in Arlington by Startups Ignite

Experience the startup journey, from early stage ventures pitching to a panel discussion with regional VCs and funded startup founders join us for a connected, experiential, knowledge-filled day.


Scaling and Growing Ventures

8:30AM - 4 PM @ Tower Club in Tysons by TIEDC

Join us for a forward-looking and informative event designed for all entrepreneurs, featuring an a-list of speakers and subject matter experts. Get insights on a variety of aspects of scaling and growing your business venture – from business development, to funding, to team building.


1 Million Cups - Fairfax

8:30 - 10AM @Office Evolution in Tysons

Every week, entrepreneurs present business ideas to the local community and learn how those around them can support their business in it's growth.


Founders Live

6 - 9PM @Google in DC by Founder Live

An unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner.


1 Million Cups - Leesburg

9 - 10AM @Mason Enterprise Center Leesburg

Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs.


Annual Picnic

11AM – 2 PM @Meadowlark Vienna by OPEN DC

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon with OPEN DC members, friends and family. We will have exclusive use of the Lilac Pavilion and grounds, which will include games for all age groups, including a full lunch menu and ice cream sundae.


Women Empower X

9:30 – 5 PM @ Walter E. Convention Center in DC

At WEX you’ll be able to learn from industry experts and female leaders, network with entrepreneurs and change-makers, discover tools and strategies to take your business to the next level, and feel empowered to create a positive change.


Startup Grind Columbia

6PM @ Copt Hubspot in Columbia MD

We're hosting Jeff Cherry, founder and CEO of The Porter Group, founder and CEO of the Conscious Venture Lab, and General Partner of SHIFT Ventures. We're going to explore the concept of conscious capitalism and showcase and celebrate all of the great work that our mid-Maryland minority and under-served entrepreneurs are executing.  


DC Inno's Demos at Dusk

5:30 PM – 8PM @General Assembly in DC by DC Inno

This time, Demos at Dusk is bringing together some of the most hands-on techies in the D.C. area, with a demo night full of products that you can try out for yourself. Startups showcasing their wears range from virtual reality creators to app developers to drone builders, and everything in between.


Rising Entrepreneurs

5:30 PM - 8 PM @Industrious in Tysons by TIEDC

Join us for a highly interactive program where you will get a chance to ask questions of key persons from some of the D.C. metro area’s hottest new companies. Each organization has received extensive media coverage for its business offering, and has been alluded to as “a company to watch for”!

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