The event is designed to help business owners make the connections to develop their enterprises. Speakers include Ted Leonsis, chairman and majority owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment; and Carl Schramm, president of Kauffman Foundation. The activities will take place at various venues.
Starting Friday and continuing for 54 hours until Sunday, organizers of
Startup Weekend Washington D.C.
plan to connect entrepreneurs with more-experienced business owners who can give them feedback, fellow beginners with whom they may want to team and venture capitalists who may want to finance their ideas. The event will run concurrently in numerous cities.
An added feature will be a contest, called the Global Startup Battle of 2011. Participants will be invited to submit a one-minute video pitch of their product or service by Monday, Nov. 21. Winners from all the cities will compete at the Demo Asia conference in Singapore in early 2012.
The event is to begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the Microsoft Conference Center, 5404 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 700, in Chevy Chase.
Other events of note
MONDAY, NOV. 14
Maryland Technology Development Corp.
is sponsoring the all-day Entrepreneur Expo beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 W. Nursery Rd. in Linthicum Heights.
Arlington County Chamber of Commerce
has invited transportation officials to discuss how the commercial real estate add-on tax is being used. The session is to begin at 1:30 p.m. at the chamber office, 2009 14th St. North, Suite 111, in Arlington.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16
D.C. Chamber of Commerce
discusses trade opportunities with the Republic of Botswana at a session set to begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana, 1531 New Hampshire Ave. NW.
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
discusses how a business’s credit score can affect its ability to obtain funding, beginning at 6 p.m. at Arlington Economic Development, 1100 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 1500, in Arlington.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18
Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce
plans to assemble a panel of representatives from federal intelligence agencies to discuss contracting opportunities. The session is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Mount Vernon Country Club, 5111 Old Mill Rd. in Alexandria.
— V. Dion Haynes