Fundrise wins first-ever We DC Award for innovation and tech - Technical.ly DC

Access

Nov. 2, 2015 9:54 am

Fundrise wins first-ever We DC Award for innovation and tech

The real estate crowdfunding platform was recognized alongside other winners at the annual meeting of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership.

Winners of the 2015 We DC Awards gather onstage for a picture.

(Photo by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier)

The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) announced the inaugural winners of the We DC Awards at its annual meeting on Oct. 30. The awards, given to a leader in the categories of creative economy, innovation and technology and real estate, recognize the contribution of “vision, energy, investment, and time to D.C.’s thriving economic ecosystem.”

After introductory speeches from WDCEP President and CEO Keith Sellars, Mayor Muriel Bowser and others, Fundrise cofounder and CEO Ben Miller was announced as the winner in the innovation and tech category.

Jonas Singer and Cullen Gilchrist, the cofounders and co-owners of Union Kitchen, won the award for the creative economy, and Monty Hoffman, the founder and CEO of PN Hoffman won the award for real estate.

Following the awards ceremony, community leaders from each of the three honored categories gave speeches. Donna Harris, cofounder of 1776, delivered the keynote for innovation and tech.

Harris focused on exploring and explaining D.C.’s unique position for leading the digital revolution. She explained that D.C. has the necessary resources to serve startups — resources such as subject matter experts who make D.C. their home, K Street connections that can be leveraged for competitive gain, international connections and a wealth of fundraising experience.

Harris also spoke about the character of startups that tend to make D.C. their home — startups that believe there must be “more to the digital revolution than Angry Birds and Instagram.” According to Harris, D.C.’s strengths lie in the civic-facing industries such as education, healthcare, transportation and more.

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

MACH37’s spring 2019 accelerator cohort includes these 6 cyber startups

Remodelmate closes first investment round, raising $525K

The Happied app is looking to provide everything you need to know about DC happy hours

SPONSORED

DC

This fast-growing SaaS company aims to be a force for change in the energy industry

DC, SF, NYC

Nava

Experienced Software Engineer – Backend

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Orthly

Full-Stack Javascript Engineer

Apply Now
Washington DC

The Washington Post

Back End Developer/ Engineer – Arc Engineering

Apply Now

HawkEye 360 announces the release of its first product

Flight Centre Group is now the largest shareholder in Upside Travel

On the Market: These 5 tech startups are hiring in the DC area

SPONSORED

DC

Hear from the privacy pros at Security by the Schuylkill

Washington, DC

The Washington Post

Sr. Full Stack Developer

Apply Now
Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post

Senior Software Engineer (iOS)

Apply Now
Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post

Audio Engineer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Dc

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!