The Dolphin Tank is a place to meet and help DC startups - DC


Jun. 14, 2017 12:20 pm

The Dolphin Tank is a place to meet and help DC startups

The June 15 edition at Verizon is giving preference to startups in AI, AR and media.

Constructive feedback only in the dolphin tank.

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

Verizon is hosting a Springboard Dolphin Tank event this week.

The June 15 event features 2-3 minute pitches, without slides. It’s a chance to get feedback both from an expert and the audience. Springboard Enterprises’ Amy Millman will moderate. The panel focuses on being helpful.

“Dolphin Tanks aren’t about sharks, piranhas, dragons, or competing for the best idea – they’re about channeling the expertise of the people in the room,” the event description states.

This edition of the event is giving priority to companies working in artificial intelligence/machine learning, AR/VR and media.

Verizon has a new coworking space coming, but it’s not scheduled to open until later this month. This event will be at the company’s offices at 1300 I St. NW.

Registration is closed for presenters, but there’s still a chance to attend and provide feedback.

Register (free)
Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the lead reporter for Baltimore. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following a stint in New Orleans, where he served as managing editor of online news and culture publication NOLA Defender. While there, he also wrote for Times-Picayune. He was previously a reporter for the Rio Grande Sun of Northern New Mexico.


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