DCWEEK 2012 Ideas

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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • ‘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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • VJ and Projection Mapping

                      A workshop and sharing of ideas. Gather with other motion visual and sound artists.

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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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                        • Online Reputation Management

                          Whether you are an individual, product or service based business, large brand or small startup, your online reputation is a top priority. Learn how to protect and grow your business with a consultative approach to ORM.

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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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • Use tech for global hip hop music cipher. DC serves as a mixing bowl for many international.transplanted artists. skype

                                  Use technology to host a global hip hop interactive experience VIA Skype and other technologies.

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                                  • Africa Gathering

                                    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.

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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

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                                      • Tech, People & Community-Making Panel & Discussion

                                        Many startups in DC & around the country are focused on connecting people & businesses with the neighborhood around them. Would like to put together a panel of some industry leaders to kick off a broad discussion about the latest thinking, come up with some new ideas, and talk about what else we can invent to connect people and businesses with their surrounding community.

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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.

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