A summit to inform, innovate and inspire the millennial entrepreneurial spirit.

A summit for and about millennials.

A summit to find a cause and build a brand.

Gen Y is upending industries, swaying elections and transforming society.



Agenda:


8:00 a.m. | Doors open


8:30 a.m. | Welcome remarks

Fred Ryan, The Washington Post
Location: Auditorium


8:35 a.m. | Fostering a generation of entrepreneurs
The Obama Administration’s plan to support startups and reinvigorate the economy

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
Interviewed by Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post
Location: Auditorium


8:55 a.m. | Navigating a generational change
A closer look at how millennials are upending the transportation industry

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
Interviewed by Lois Romano, The Washington Post
Location: Auditorium


9:15 a.m. | Why you can’t avoid Washington
Experience from Congress, K Street and the digital Beltway

Amber Cottle, Dropbox
Heather Podesta, Heather Podesta + Partners
Rep. Jared Polis (D- Colo.)
Moderated by Paul Kane, The Washington Post
Location: Auditorium


9:40 a.m. | Caught in the crosshairs
What happens when a small business disrupts a regulated industry

Julie Samuels, Engine Advocacy
Josh Tetrick, Hampton Creek
Interviewed by Alison Snyder, The Washington Post
Location: Auditorium


10:05 a.m. | inGENuitY 2015 Pitch Contest Semi-Finals
Ten pitch contest semi-finalists present to a live audience and panel of judges.

Judges:
William Crowder, Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund
Penny Lee, Venn Strategies
Hosted by Evan Burfield, 1776
Location: Auditorium


10:25 a.m. | Building a brand
Finding a niche in a generation addicted to content

Ben Lerer, Co-founder, Thrillist
Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, Co-founders, theSkimm
Moderated by Robin Givhan, The Washington Post
Location: Auditorium


10:50 a.m. | Creating buzz
Pivoting and marketing to your advantage

Whitney Wolfe, Bumble
Interviewed by David Cho, The Washington Post
Location: Auditorium


11:15 a.m. | Breakout sessions:

1. So you want to be an entrepreneur
Creating and managing in a startup economy
Jewel Burks, Partpic
Michael Lastoria, &pizza
Peter Mellen, Netcito
Nate Walkingshaw, Pluralsight
Hosted by Zachary Goldfarb, The Washington Post
Location: Auditorium

2. So you want to go viral
Creating compelling content for an inundated generation
Andy Bromberg, Sidewire
Pat Quinn, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Amos Snead, FamousDC
Hosted by James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck, The Washington Post
Location: Community Room


12:30 p.m. | Lunch
Location: Cafeteria


1:30 p.m. | Welcome back remarks
Lois Romano, Editor, Washington Post Live
Location: Auditorium


1:35 p.m. | Inclusive entrepreneurship
Diversity is good for creativity and business – how to get more of it

Susan Amat, Venture Hive
William Crowder, Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund
Jamal Simmons, CRVIII
Moderated by Brian Fung, The Washington Post
Location: Auditorium


2:00 p.m. | Turning a cause into a company
Small businesses are playing a big role in addressing populations in need.

Sheila Herrling, Case Foundation
Dale Nirvani Pfeifer, GoodWorld
James Windon, Brigade
Moderated by Colby Itkowitz, The Washington Post
Location: Auditorium


2:25 p.m. | Video: Funny or Die
Location: Auditorium


2:30 p.m. | inGENuitY 2015 Pitch Contest Finals
Five pitch contest finalists present to a live audience and panel of judges.

Judges:
William Crowder, Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund
Penny Lee, Venn Strategies
Hosted by Evan Burfield, 1776
Location: Auditorium


3:00 p.m. | Remarks
Marty Baron, The Washington Post
Location: Auditorium


3:05 p.m. | Engaging millennials in 2016
Passionate and politically divided, young Americans are poised to sway the next presidential election

John Della Volpe, Harvard University Institute of Politics
Rebekah Dryden, Fusion
Brad Jenkins, Funny or Die
Moderated by Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post
Location: Auditorium


3:40 p.m. | Closing remarks
Location: Auditorium


3:45 p.m. | Sponsor remarks
David White, Wells Fargo
Location: Auditorium


4:00 p.m. | inGENuitY 2015 Pitch Contest Winner Announcement
Hosted by Evan Burfield, 1776


4:15 p.m. | Cocktails and networking


CALL FOR PITCH CONTEST ENTRIES – CLOSED

Do you have an original business idea in the industries that affect the way we live — education, energy, health, transportation, food or social impact?

We invite you to submit an application to pitch your original business idea at the Dec. 2 inGENuitY Summit.

Semifinalists and finalists will be judged by a panel of business, policy and marketing experts and will be presented to an audience of entrepreneurs, potential investors, policymakers and community leaders. One winner will receive a prize package with generous contributions from The Washington Post, 1776 and additional sponsors.

Speakers:


Ben Lerer
Co-founder and chief executive
Thrillist Media Group


Whitney Wolfe
Chief executive
Bumble



Josh Tetrick
Chief executive and founder
Hampton Creek



Brad Jenkins
Executive Producer
Funny or Die DC


Heather Podesta
Founder and chief executive
Heather Podesta + Partners


Evan Burfield
Co-founder and co-chief executive
1776


Sheila Herrling
Senior Vice President for Social Innovation
The Case Foundation


Nate Walkingshaw
Chief product officer
Pluralsight


Amos Snead
Partner
Bryant Row


Dale Nirvani Pfeifer
Chief executive and founder
GoodWorld


Julie Samuels
Executive Director
Engine


Jewel Burks
Co-founder and chief executive
Partpic



Michael Lastoria
Chief executive and co-founder
&pizza


William Crowder
Venture Advisor
Comcast Ventures’ Catalyst Fund


John Della Volpe
Director of polling
The Institute of Politics at Harvard University


Rebekah Dryden
Director of Elections Coverage
Fusion


Jamal Simmons
Co-founder
CRVIII Inc.


James Windon
Co-founder and president
Brigade


Andy Bromberg
Co-founder and chief executive
Sidewire


Amber Cottle
Head of global public policy and government affairs
Dropbox


Peter Mellen
Founder
Netcito


Susan Amat
Chief executive and founder
Venture Hive


Pat Quinn
Founder
Quinn for the Win


Penny Lee
Partner
Venn Strategies


For sponsorship opportunities, contact Robert Bierman.