The Washington Post, in partnership with 1776, today announced speakers for the inGENuitY Summit 2015.  Hosted at The Washington Post on December 2, the event will highlight the entrepreneurial spirit of the millennial generation and examine how they are upending industries, swaying elections and transforming society.  The summit will feature panels, networking sessions, and a two-part pitch contest presented by 1776, in which 10 millennial entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of expert judges who will select one winner.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker; Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx; Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.); Susan Amat, Venture Hive; Andy Bromberg, Sidewire; Evan Burfield, 1776; Jewel Burks, Partpic; Amber Cottle, Dropbox; William Crowder, Comcast Ventures’ Catalyst Fund; John Della Volpe, Harvard Institute of Politics; Rebekah Dryden, Fusion; Sheila Herrling, The Case Foundation; Brad Jenkins, Funny or Die; Michael Lastoria, &pizza; Penny Lee, Venn Strategies; Ben Lerer, Thrillist, Peter Mellen, Netcito; Dale Nirvani Pfeifer, GoodWorld; Heather Podesta, Heather Podesta + Partners; Pat Quinn, co-founder of the ALS ice bucket challenge; Julie Samuels, Engine Advocacy; Jamal Simmons, CRVIII; Amos Snead, FamousDC and Bryant Row; Josh Tetrick, Hampton Creek; Nate Walkingshaw, Pluralsight; Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, Co-founders of theSkimm; James Windon, Brigade; and Whitney Wolfe, Bumble to join other mentors, experts and policy influencers to discuss how millennials are finding a cause, building businesses and brands and shaping the U.S. economy.  For a full list of speakers, event details and The Post’s latest millennial coverage, visit

inGENuitY Summit 2015
Wednesday, December 2
8:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. ET (Doors open at 8:00 am)

The Washington Post
1150 15th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20071

The summit will be live-streamed at and video will be available following the event. Follow the conversation on Twitter with #ingenuity2015.

Media may request press credentials in advance. Members of the press approved for credentials will be notified in advance. Valid press credentials are required to attend.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Wells Fargo, and Fusion are presenting sponsors of The Washington Post’s inGENuitY Summit 2015.  Supporting sponsors include Qualia Coffee, KIND Snacks, SkinnyPop, &pizza, Hellbender Brewing Company, Port City Brewing, Eisold-Smith Wines, SLO Down Wines and Cotton & Reed Distillery.