Startup Weekend Social Impact DC
Friday, April 22 - 24, 2016
Friday, April 22 - 24, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm
641 S St NW
Make an Impact in 54 Hours
Any idea that helps the world become a better place is welcome. Your concept can include those that help people form better habits (e.g., HelloWallet or activity trackers), assist people in using natural resources more efficiently (e.g., OPOWER), have a related social mission (e.g., SoapBox Soaps or Toms Shoes), or support social entrepreneurship (e.g.,Kiva).
Friday April 22nd
Saturday April 23rd
Sunday April 24th
In March 2011, Scott became founding CEO of the Startup America Partnership (TechStars) focused on building strong startup communities throughout the United States. In 2013, he co-founded Main Street Genome (acquired by Dining Alliance) to leverage data to make small businesses everywhere work smarter through data science and software technology tools. In 2006, Scott joined the Malaria No More team (www.MalariaNoMore.org) to inspire individuals and institutions to end deaths caused by malaria. He also serves as the Chairman of Network for Good (www.NetworkForGood.org), a national nonprofit that has distributed more than $1.4 billion to 100,000 nonprofits.
Coaches and Mentors
At Lyft, Kate is the City Marketing Lead. She runs all local marketing efforts in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
She is the founder and Chief Organizer of The Collective, a network of experienced entrepreneurs helping organizations solve their problems. She is also founder of Ahavah Community Building, a coaching and facilitation practice designed to support soulful entrepreneurs and nonprofiteers. Currently, she serves as Global Ambassador for Thousand Network, a global charity for a community of 1000+ creative and entrepreneurial changemakers whose community spans over 35 global hubs on 5 continents.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Social Impact DC team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Washington, D.C. is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Cynthia Macias is the Membership Relations Manager at mHUB, Chicago's first innovation incubator for physical product development and manufacturing where she is in charge of building a diverse community of hardware entrepreneurs and innovators. Her passion is supporting entrepreneurial communities by connecting entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch their ideas and grow their business. Prior to moving Chicago, she was part of the Startup Weekend organizing community in DC for four years, starting with organizing the first Women's Edition event in that community. She was also part of a DC-based startup, Startup Angels, where she developed and implemented programs to educate angel investors to invest in early stage startups across the U.S. and around the world. Cynthia also worked at a boutique consulting firm managing projects across Latin America and West Africa supporting a variety of economic development initiatives. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, she strengthened women-led small businesses.