Buckle up: InnoMAYtion starts this week - DC


May 1, 2017 7:46 am

Buckle up: InnoMAYtion starts this week

D.C.'s yearly celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship is back.

Mayor Bowser greets the District.

(Photo by Flickr user Elvert Barnes, used under a Creative Commons license)

For the D.C. government and its relationship to small business and innovation, the month of May means just one thing — InnoMAYtion. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s monthlong celebration of entrepreneurship in the District is back for its third year running and it all starts Thursday night, May 4, with a kickoff party at the Carnegie Library.

Per the initiative’s website, the three goals of the month of events and announcements is much the same as it was last year. That is:

  1. “Foster a collaborative environment between the government, residents, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are improving the District and making the nation’s capital a global model;”
  2. “Strengthen, showcase, and support DC’s innovation ecosystem, especially efforts around inclusion for underserved communities and entrepreneurs;” and
  3. “Highlight pathways to inclusion for all DC residents to participate in the innovation economy.”

All events will take place around four different verticals: impact economy, smart cities and civic solutions, youth in STEM and entrepreneurship and women in STEM and entrepreneurship. Big events coming up include a hackathon cohosted by the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and the Washington Post.

All in all, InnoMAYtion provides a focal point for Bowser’s perennial mantra on D.C.’s innovation economy: Make it the most inclusive.

Want to be there? Visit the InnoMAYtion site to see what’s happening this month and to get involved.

People: Muriel Bowser
Already a member? Sign in here


Eaton DC is hosting a weekend-long celebration of women in DC

Meet Flatiron School’s graduating software engineers at demo day [Events Roundup]

Civic technologists: Propose a session for the 2019 Code for America Summit



Online coding bootcamp Thinkful is offering readers $600 off courses

Washington, DC


Infrastructure Engineer (DC, SF, NYC)

Apply Now


Experienced Software Engineer – Backend

Apply Now

1776 concludes its fall accelerator program with a demo day in DC

Capital One Coders is hosting a graduation in Northern Virginia for local students

Here’s how the DC region is getting connected during #GEW2018



Join our Match beta, an opt-in alternative to recruiting

Sign-up for daily news updates from Dc

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