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:
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
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
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.