Tech Cocktail is holding a panel discussion on “How To Get Funded by DC’s Biggest Startup Investors” Tuesday.

Panelists include Paul Singh, founder of Disruption Corp., general partner of Crystal Tech Fund and co-founder of 500 Startups; Dan Mindus, founder of NexGen Angels and investment director at CIT Gap Funds; Song Pak, general counsel and chief compliance officer at Revolution Growth; John Backus, co-founder and managing partner at New Atlantic Ventures; and Don Rainey, adviser for Grotech Ventures.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Crystal Tech Fund, 2231 Crystal Dr., 10th Floor, Arlington. $15-$55.

Other events of note
Thursday, Aug. 7

Arlington Economic Development is hosting a panel discussion on “Is the Government More Creative than We Think?” Panelists include former Network Solutions chairman Mike Daniels; Dan Doney and Mike Geertsen of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Jones Day partner Fernand A. Lavallee. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington. Free.

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is holding a “Meet the Mayors” luncheon. Guests include Kevin P. Brown, mayor of Quantico; Liz Quist, mayor-elect of Occoquan; and Jerry Forman, mayor of Dumfries. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge, Va. $35 for members, $45 for everyone else.

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting an IT industry mixer. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Cascades Technologies, 2201 Cooperative Way, Herndon. Free for members, $25 for everyone else.

Friday, Aug. 8

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce is holding its 19th annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast to recognize heroic deeds of local law enforcement and fire-rescue workers. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Agriculture Center, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. $60.