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  1. DC Ed Tech Panel

    DC has become a hot bed for edtech companies and the funding has seemed to follow. Would like to put together a panel discussion with the edtech industry leaders from the area (Blackboard, 2Tor, Learn Zillion, EverFi, etc) to talk about the space, why dc has evolved into a such a hot spot, and the opportunities for disruption.

    132 votes
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    • Engineering Virality

      What are the keys to virality? It's about so much more than just the content. Will people share your stuff? Will they click on it from their news feeds and tweet streams? At seven-month old start-up Upworthy, we've become experts at making stuff that matters go viral. Learn about what we've built and how we've optimized our website to maximize sharing. The lessons here are essential for anyone who wants to spread ideas throughout the modern social web.

      84 votes
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      • Project MyGov - making government serve citizens better

        In conjunction with The White House and the General Services Administration, Project MyGov is reimagining how citizens interact with government -- through an experience designed around their needs rather than a confusing and fragmented bureaucracy.

        Find out how the team, one of the inaugural Presidential Innovation Fellows projects, is tackling this large initiative in a short amount of time, what they've been working on, and tell them how government can serve citizen's better.

        67 votes
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        • Mobile Commerce: Leveraging Mobile for Loyalty, Rebates and Coupons

          Brands still conduct purchase validation the old fashioned way, requiring customers to photocopy receipts and send them in by mail along with a proof of purchase. Programs that require purchase validation – such as loyalty, rebates, coupons etc – can be done entirely through mobile (app-free), making them more effective, convenient and responsive than traditional mail-in programs.

          55 votes
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          • All Politics is Social: Leveraging Social Platforms to Change Politics

            While Silicon Valley hosts much of the innovation surrounding exploiting social API's, Washington, DC is a hotbed for political developers looking to use social data to revolutionize politics. Bring together consultants, operatives, and campaign staff who are doing interesting things with the Facebook, Twitter, and other API's and get a glimpse of the future of politics and the internet.

            51 votes
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            • Perfect Pitch - Pitching to VCs, Angels and Customers

              Using neurology, the science of the brain and how people make decisions, you can arrange your company pitch so your intended audience will take the action you desire.

              Imagine that if there was a switch in the human brain that makes decisions. Would it be useful to have an understanding on how exactly to flip that switch?

              The latest advances in neuro-science prove there is such a switch. Learn how to turn it on.

              Reference Material
              Neuromarking backgroung: http://bit.ly/U8gToq
              Pitching for Money: http://bit.ly/U8gW3s
              No Pain, No Gain: http://bit.ly/U8hczi

              31 votes
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              • Deep Dive into DC GIS Data for Social Media Use

                Give developers and interested parties a deep dive into utilizing existing GIS Infrastructure in DC to create useful apps for citizens and for business use including start-ups! NLT is a leading provider of application development for the the DC Government.

                31 votes
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                • CROWDFUNDING: Current Status and What's to Come. Disrupting Venture Capital and the Democratization of Startup Financing

                  Have a tech-oriented, DC-based law firm discuss the current state of CROWDFUNDING and the JOBS Act.

                  How will crowdfunding change the tech/social media funding landscape and allow for startups and entrepreneurs to have better access to the capital market?

                  What does it take to establish or access a crowdfunding platform/portal?

                  What are compliance requirements for investors, entrepreneurs and platform/portal operators?

                  A primer on the crowdfunding space and how it will effect the DC startup space.

                  13 votes
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                  • Food + Tech panel Discussion

                    I wanted to ask if a food + tech panel discussion could be added to the program. Seems like a lot many food startups are launching right here in DC and I would love to be on a panel talking it up about tech in the food industry in the DC area.

                    12 votes
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                    • BUILDing High School Tech Biz Entrepreneurs

                      BUILD, a nonprofit/after school program that helps high school students plan, pitch, fund, and grow businesses while in high school, wants to diversify the type of businesses BUILD students start.

                      With the mobile tech/social media adoption and usage rates in the communities from which BUILD students come, simple tech or tech inspired businesses may be a logical area for BUILD students to explore. The DCWeek event would be an interactive discussion/info session/demo session with the focus on showing BUILD students how they can take the skills acquired through mobile tech/social media use and turn that into a businesses.

                      Goal will…

                      11 votes
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                      • ‘Developing Digital & Physical Communities’

                        Real estate developers, web developers and community developers all shape the way humans interact with the world around them. Have you ever wondered what they have in common?
                        Did you ever ask yourself what they were thinking when they created the framework for their project?
                        Do they think creativity and cross pollination in real estate, technology, and community development make their projects more relevant, interesting and better received by the public?

                        Find out the answers to these questions and SO MUCH MORE - on Thursday November 8th, 7:30pm Location TBD

                        9 votes
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                        • Legal Nuts and Bolts of Starting and Expanding Your Tech/Social Media Business

                          Have a DC-based law firm or lawyers that specialize in assisting startups and entrepreneurs (note: NOT a mega law firm, but rather a boutique firm) talk about the general nuts and bolts of what an entrepreneur needs to do to get his or her idea legitimized and off the ground. And for those who are already up and running, what legal issues are relevant in terms of expanding operations and obtaining financing before going to market.

                          9 votes
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                          • Monetizing Mobile

                            Every publisher is seeing their mobile traffic nearing almost 50% of their overall traffic. The problem is that their revenue opportunities on mobile are not scaling with the traffic. How do publishers make up the missed revenue? What solutions are on the market that publishers can use to monetize their mobile traffic?

                            9 votes
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                            • Live streaming of DC WEEK

                              We would like to explore different live digital options via DC WEEK powered by Alivelook.com . I have been in contact with Shashi

                              8 votes
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                              • TechTastic Roundtable for Savvy Girls!

                                A gathering of the DMV's most tech savvy, high-powered female CEO's, professionals and entrepreneurs! This session will include the world's first TechTastic Roundtable where we will discuss the latest and the greatest in social/new media, tech gadgets, emerging trends and communities for women.

                                8 votes
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                                • 10 Year Vision for DC's Creative Economy

                                  Have a roundtable discussion on what the area's creative economy can and will look like over the next 10 years.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Africa Gathering at Georgetown University 2012!

                                    "D.C. has a vibrant African community, Africa Gathering is a global Conference where we feature brilliant African minds from activators to innovators, from artists to technologists. Under our tree we celebrate the change-makers and their work, we connect them to like-minded people, we share their passion for a positive Africa. Initially sharing a balanced and nuanced side to the continent and its diaspora.

                                    We will be co-sponsoring this year's conference with the African Society of Georgetown, an undergraduate organization at Georgetown University that strives to create a community and a space for Africa-related developments and voices in the Georgetown and…

                                    7 votes
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                                    • "Business of Creative Services" Session

                                      Have agency owners and freelancers discuss things like:

                                      Building great scopes of work
                                      How 'spec work' impacts the RFP process
                                      What fair compensation looks like in the DC market for various services

                                      4 votes
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                                      • DaSupaCipher

                                        A collaboration of DCs best hip hop freestylist taking part in the largest cipher session known to man. Over 50 local artist at one time displaying their lyrical ability

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                                        • Help! My POS Solution Sucks

                                          After growing and establishing a successful new retail concept, I was faced with the daunting task of choosing the right retail POS system. From cutting edge cloud / iPAD based solutions to old school wired PC desktops, I quickly discovered finding the right solution was like trying to find a needle in a haystack. I'd like to discuss my search, findings and invite other business owners to share their POS success stories and nightmares. Ultimately, your POS is the final interface with your customer and a vital key to your business success.

                                          3 votes
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