When we spotlight the movement makers, equity builders, barrier breakers, and knowledge seekers of the District of Columbia.
When we celebrate you and our incredible community of women, small businesses, entrepreneurs, game changers, and doers of DC’s innoMAYtion Nation.
6:00 -9:00PM
Inclusive Innovation Incubator 2301 Georgia Avenue NW

The First 3 Videos Your Small Business Should Make

How to enhance sales and increase brand engagement by creatively telling engaging/compelling stories for companies in 8 to 15 seconds. This workshop will be interactive, the attendees will get a chance to explore and experience how they can create a great business or product video for their own business.

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Hosted by: Inclusive Innovation Incubator, with Vinny Mwano
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP  | 1152 15th St NW

Infrastructure Week

A day-long seminar focusing on the intersection of the physical and digital worlds, bringing experts in building smarter villages, towns and cities and using connected solutions.

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Hosted by: Smart City Works
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Alley Powered by Verizon I 2055 L ST NW Suite 400

World Series of Entrepreneurship

The World Series of Entrepreneurship (WSE) is a competition series aimed at giving high school students an extracurricular outlet to develop their ideas, challenge their comfort zones, and learn along a fun, empowering journey

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Hosted by: Alley Powered by Verizon

Inside The Minds Of Brilliant Designers

From branding to user experience to city planning, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help with problem-solving, and much more.

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Hosted by: General Assembly
5:00 - 9:00PM
WeWork White House | 1440 G St NW

Tech Jobs Tour

Tech Jobs Tour will convene thousands of influencers and innovators across all areas of technology. Come for the speed mentoring and product demos, stay for the high-fives and ultra-diverse networking.

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Hosted by: Lesbians Who Tech, Automattic, Include.io, Shift7

State of Innovation: From the Bottom to Now We’re Here

A panel discussion featuring founders, CEOs, and VPs who will discuss startup growth challenges and how they overcame them.

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Hosted by: DC Inno

Femme Fatale DC Launch 

Come heal, share, laugh, rejoice with the women in your community. Shop from 50+ local women businesses. The launch party features live dance performance by RaNubi, sounds by Kryptk, henna tattoo artist & more!

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Hosted by: Femme Fatale DC & Cee Smith Media Group
8:30 - 11:00 AM
Edison Electric Institute, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

DMPED Economic Intelligence Roundtable: Focus on Government Technology

Within the past few years, Washington, DC’s professional services industry, including the gov tech market, has generated more investment in the City, initiated new companies and offered fresh new innovations that moved the needle in the public sector. Join us at the next Economic Intelligence Roundtable to discuss the dynamics of and impact of GovTech in the District.

Hosted by: DMPED, DC Chamber
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Optoro | 1001 G Street NW, 12th Floor

Learn to Code a Robot with SmartGurlz!

In this introductory course, girls will work together in teams, think analytically, design, play, and code in real-time. They will also have loads of fun making robot dances, games, and videos.

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Hosted by: Black Girls CODE

Art + Play
A Community Weekend at the National Gallery of Art

Put some spring in your step and join us for a night of music and movement! Accompanied by Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play, New York–based Elisa Monte Dance Company will perform throughout the Gallery’s East Building alongside dancers from DC’s own Joy of Motion. Pop-up talks by museum staff will explore how a little rhythm can help you see art in new ways.

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Hosted by: National Gallery of Art
7:00PM
Penn Social I 801 E St NW

DC Tech Meetup #65: Drinks Edition

Join fellow technologists & technology enthusiasts for an evening of networking and libations.

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Hosted by: DCTechMeetUp
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: TBD

Green Materials & Technologies Seminar

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ (DCRA) Green Building Division, in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia’s Center for Architectural Innovation & Building Science, will host a free seminar on Green Materials and Technologies.

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Hosted by: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
5:00 - 6:00 PM
USGBC Offices I 2101 L St NW #500

First Annual DC Student Innovation Showcase

Come meet the next generation of innovators at our First Annual DC Student Innovation Showcase at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Offices. Student teams from across the Washington DC Metro Area will present their innovative, Eco-Audit Grant funded projects in a science-fair style format.

 

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Hosted by: EcoRise

Save the Date: 2018 innoMAYtion Closing Event

Save the date for the 2018 innoMAYtion finale celebration.

Hosted by: The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development

Nominate your favorite innoMAYtors!

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MOVEMENT MAKER

Foster collaboration between government, residents, and entrepreneurs to improve the way we work, live, or play.

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EQUITY BUILDER

Strengthen, showcase, and support DC’s innovation ecosystem to promote inclusivity for underserved communities and entrepreneurs.

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BARRIER BREAKER

Highlight pathways for DC residents to have a fair chance at opportunities in the innovation economy, in our city and beyond.

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KNOWLEDGE SEEKER

Empower, uplift, and share your experiences with the innoMAYtion community to expand and grow intentional learners.

STORIES / Innovators in DC

“Social enterprise is the future of business, and it is our hope that we can set forth a movement in the business community to spark a new status quo –where all businesses operate with social good at the heart and forefront of all they do.” #EquityBuilder
Social Impact 360Mentorship For Student Social Entrepreneurs
“Upon successful completion of our training program, our students will earn FIVE technical certifications including a certificate in customer service solutions. They also will complete 16 hours of customer service solutions training and receive a customer service certificate through a certified facilitator.” #EquityBuilder
Hope Project DC D.C. Job-training Program
“LearnServe International equips high school students from diverse backgrounds with the entrepreneurial vision, tenacity, confidence, and leadership skills needed to tackle social challenges at home and abroad.” #EquityBuilder
Learn Serve International A Social Entrepreneurship Non-Profit
“At its core, the WSE is about empowering our kids: to believe in themselves and get involved; to start early at building essential skills and connections and confidence; to roll up their sleeves and go for it! When the students have opportunities to discover, they can show off what they’re really capable of!” #EquityBuilder
World Series of EntrepreneurshipA Youth Entrepreneurship Competition
“We are the WeWork of fitness. We provide a space for independent fitness instructors to teach classes. This allows them to become their own businesses. We essentially are building fitness entrepreneurs.” #EquityBuilder
Kimberly Moore President, Flaunt Group DBA Fitness Snob
“I grew tired of my mindset. It put things into perspective, that my insecurities, my self-doubts, were spurred by this never ending cycle to be tormented by my own thoughts exclaiming that I wasn’t good enough. I’m telling you now, that you’re good enough and we love you for you and adore your uniqueness.” #BarrierBreaker
Leah BeilhartFounder & CEO, Behold.Her
“We are changing the way theatre is made by eliminating gatekeepers and by passing the power every three years. We are also expanding the idea of who can be a playwright! Our Producing Playwrights include a Costume/Set Designer, Dramaturg, two devisors and three text-based playwrights.” #MovementMakers
The Weldersa Playwrights' Collective
“District Mugs is currently working with 14 homeless and low-income individuals at DC. Currently we are able to provide an income of at least $40 to each our homeless and low-income participant. Our goal is to help our participants either start their own small business or earn an income from painting mugs for District Mugs.” #BarrierBreaker
Shreya BhargavaFounder & Co-Director, District Mugs
“My innovation is helping DC residents take care of their skin and hair with non-toxic cruelty free shea butter products that generate living wages for women shea producers. I started the company after serving in the Peace Corps and each product is made in small batches using the purest ingredients.” #EquityBuilder
Rahama WrightFounder & CEO, Shea Yeleen
“Collaboration is necessary in all aspects of live, work, play– especially in regards to real estate. We enjoy working with developers to re-imagine space to support their goals and social mission.” #MovementMaker
Stacey Price Co-Founder & Creative Director, Shop Made In DC
IMBY leverages technology to broaden the audience of people that participate in their communities for a more transparent and efficient zoning process. Let’s talk about how great communities create amazing experiences. #KnowledgeSeeker
Michelle Chang Founder & CEO, IMBY
“By educating, funding and providing a community for women business owners, we not only have a higher chance of success but also a higher likelihood of bringing stable local employment opportunities and economic impact to our communities.” #EquityBuilder
Dr. Roshawnna NovellusFounder & CEO, EnrichHER

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We are ready to celebrate you and our incredible community of women, small businesses, entrepreneurs, gamer changes, and doers of DC’s InnoMAYtion Nation.

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MEDIA / innoMAYtion in the News

TechCo

Bowser Administration Launches Annual ‘innoMAYtion’

Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development – DMPED  |  5/3/2018

Month-long initiative will spotlight the people and companies shaping innovation in the District of Columbia.

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TechCo

InnoMAYtion returns with a chance to connect with civic tech

Technical.ly DC  |  5/1/2018

The month of May arrived Tuesday, and for the D.C. government that means it’s time for InnoMAYtion. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s monthlong celebration of entrepreneurship shows the intersection of tech and local government, and celebrates entrepreneurship in the District.

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TechCo

Here are the winners of the 2018 DCFemTech Awards

Technical.ly DC  |  4/26/2018

These 54 women are D.C.’s top devs, designers and data scientists. More than 600 nominations were submitted this year.

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DCist

DC students named finalists in NASA spinoff competition

Technical.ly DC  |  4/26/2018

Eleventh graders Bria Snell, India Skinner and Mikayla Sharrieff developed their water filter project at Inclusive Innovation Incubator.

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