8:00 a.m. | Doors open
8:30 a.m. | Welcome remarks
–Fred Ryan, The Washington Post
8:35 a.m. | Fostering a generation of entrepreneurs
The Obama Administration’s plan to support startups and reinvigorate the economy
8:55 a.m. | Navigating a generational change
A closer look at how millennials are upending the transportation industry
9:15 a.m. | Why you can’t avoid Washington
Experience from Congress, K Street and the digital Beltway
9:40 a.m. | Caught in the crosshairs
What happens when a small business disrupts a regulated industry
10:05 a.m. | inGENuitY 2015 Pitch Contest Semi-Finals
Ten pitch contest semi-finalists present to a live audience and panel of judges.
10:25 a.m. | Building a brand
Finding a niche in a generation addicted to content
10:50 a.m. | Creating buzz
Pivoting and marketing to your advantage
11:15 a.m. | Breakout sessions:
12:30 p.m. | Lunch
1:30 p.m. | Welcome back remarks
–Lois Romano, Editor, Washington Post Live
1:35 p.m. | Inclusive entrepreneurship
Diversity is good for creativity and business – how to get more of it
2:00 p.m. | Turning a cause into a company
Small businesses are playing a big role in addressing populations in need.
2:25 p.m. | Video: Funny or Die
2:30 p.m. | inGENuitY 2015 Pitch Contest Finals
Five pitch contest finalists present to a live audience and panel of judges.
3:00 p.m. | Remarks
–Marty Baron, The Washington Post
3:05 p.m. | Engaging millennials in 2016
Passionate and politically divided, young Americans are poised to sway the next presidential election
3:40 p.m. | Closing remarks
3:45 p.m. | Sponsor remarks
–David White, Wells Fargo
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.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Robert Bierman.