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The live event featured on-stage conversations, a pitch contest and networking.

Bumble chief executive Whitney Wolfe at The Washington Post's 2015 millennial entrepreneurship summit Dec. 2. (Photo by Kate Warren/For The Washington Post)
Anthony Foxx
Secretary of Transportation
Whitney Wolfe
Chief executive, Bumble
Penny Pritzker
Secretary of Commerce
Ben Lerer
Co-founder and chief executive Thrillist Media Group
Rep. Jared Polis
(D-Colo.)
Josh Tetrick
Chief executive and founder Hampton Creek
Heather Podesta
Founder and chief executive Heather Podesta + Partners

The Washington Post and 1776 announced the pitch contest winner at inGENuitY 2015 on December 2.


Sidewire's Andy Bromberg, FamousDC's Amos Snead and co-creator of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Pat Quinn joined The Washington Post's James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck at inGENuitY 2015 to discuss how to create compelling content for an inundated generation.

&pizza does things differently than your average pizza place.

As part of The Post's inGENuitY 2015 event, D.C.-based artists No Kings Collective created an art installation in 24 hours.

The Case Foundation's Sheila Herrling, GoodWorld's Dale Nirvani Pfeifer, Brigade's James Windon and The Washington Post's Colby Itkowitz discuss how small businesses can do good while still keeping the lights on and the rent paid.

Venture Hive's Susan Amat, William Crowder of Comcast Ventures' Catalyst Fund, CRVIII's Jamal Simmons and The Washington Post's Brian Fung discuss inclusive entrepreneurship.

Partpic's Jewel Burks, &pizza's Michael Lastoria, Netcito's Peter Mellen, Pluralsight's Nate Walkingshaw and The Post's Zachary Goldfarb discuss what it takes to create and sell product in a start-up economy.

Whiteny Wolfe, formerly of Tinder, is the chief executive of Bumble -- a dating app where women make the first move. Wolfe spoke with The Washington Post's David Cho about her personal journey as a women in the technology field at The Post's millennial entrepreneur summit Dec. 2

Josh Tetrick, chief executive of Hampton Creek, and Julie Samuels, executive director of Engine Advocacy, discuss the regulatory challenges of breaking into an established market.

Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., Dropbox's Amber Cottle and Heather Podesta of Heather Podesta + Partners discuss how best to navigate the politics of Washington as a start-up with regulatory hurdles.

Funny or Die's Brad Jenkins, Fusion's Rebekah Dryden, The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza and John Della Volpe of Harvard University's Institute of Politics discuss young American's faith in government and the American dream, and how presidential candidates might appeal to them in 2016.

After settling her lawsuit against former employer Tinder, Wolfe doesn't want to look back.

Brad Jenkins, executive producer of Funny or Die DC, discusses the unscripted comedic appeal of Donald Trump during The Washington Post's summit for millennial entrepreneurs.

John Della Volpe, director of polling at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, discusses millennial interest in Bernie Sanders during The Washington Post's summit for millennial entrepreneurs.

Thrillist co-founder Ben Lerer and theSkimm co-founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin talk with The Washington Post's Robin Givhan about breaking through the noise in an inundated market.

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker discusses the Obama Administration’s plan to support start-ups and reinvigorate the economy.

Brad Jenkins, executive producer of Funny or Die DC, discusses millennial interest in Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio and other 2016 presidential candidates during The Washington Post's summit for millennial entrepreneurs.

James Windon, co-founder of Brigade, discusses the importance of the 2016 presidential election for the success of his app during The Washington Post's summit for millennial entrepreneurs.

Venture Hive founder Susan Amat discusses the challenges women face in Silicon Valley when raising capital during The Washington Post's summit for millennial entrepreneurs.

William Crowder, venture advisor at Comcast Ventures, discussed the state of diversity in tech and entrepreneurship during The Washington Post's summit for millennial entrepreneurs.

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx says millennials are making decisions about where they live based on transportation options.

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