PurpleCON is coming to DC on April 4-5 [Events Roundup] - Technical.ly DC


Apr. 1, 2019 3:19 pm

PurpleCON is coming to DC on April 4-5 [Events Roundup]

Plus, events hosted by SEED SPOT, Springboard, the Smithsonian and more.

A Women in Technology Job Fair.

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PurpleCON, a two-day conference that helps women tech entrepreneurs amplify their brands and accelerate their businesses, is coming to D.C. April 4-5 for the first time.

The conference is being put on by She Thinks Purple, a D.C.-based branding organization helping women entrepreneurs founded in 2017 by Danielle Kristine Toussaint. The event will be hosted at Eaton DC, located at 1201 K St NW andthe National Union Building located at 918 F St NW.

Panelists include Adeleke Omitowoju of 1863 Ventures, Juliana Cardona Mejia of Street Entrepreneurs, Rachel Koretsky of DC Startup Week, Shelly Bell of Black Girl Ventures and more.

The full conference costs $395 with daily ticket options.


Check out these other great events happening this month:

Women Funding Women

Springboard Enterprise and Dell are teaming up to spotlight the investments made in women-led companies while encouraging women to invest more. Panelists include Crystal Icenhour from Aperiomics, Aurelia Flores from Pipeline Angels, Arion Long from Femly and Serene Al-Momen from Senseware.

  • Thursday, April 4
  • 6:30–9:30 p.m.
  • Mindspace, 1301 K St NW, Washington, D.C., 20005
  • Register. Free.

ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival

Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian Institution are hosting ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival April 5-7 for the second year in a row. The festival is a celebration of creative exploration and research happening at the intersection of science, engineering, arts and design.


  • Friday-Sunday, April 5-7
  • 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20560
  • Free.

SEED SPOT D.C. Impact Accelerator Demo Day

SEED SPOT is hosting its annual demo day for its Impact Accelerator, in which 11 social entrepreneurs participated. At the event, each team will pitch their venture for the opportunity to win up to $15,000 in grants and other prizes.

  • Tuesday, April 9
  • 6:00–7:30 p.m.
  • Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St NW, Washington, D.C., 20004
  • Register. Free or VIP for $100.

How Netflix Built & Maintained an Innovative Culture

Gibson Biddle, former VP of Product at Netflix, gives an inside view on the creation of the culture deck, why Netflix shared it so broadly, and why the response was so overwhelming.

  • Tuesday, April 9
  • 6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Social Tables, 1325 G St NW, Washington, D.C., 20005
  • Register. Free.

Coding Fast Track Weekend: Workshop

Flatiron School DC lead instructor Paul Nicholsen, will teach the basics of programming in Ruby. Bring your own laptop, if you have one, to participate. The event will break for lunch.

  • Saturday, April 13
  • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • 1440 G Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20005
  • RSVP. Free.

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies DC Monthly Meetup

Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is hosting its monthly meetup focused on fostering relationships in the local community. The D.C. meetup is 21 and up and requires an ID for admission.
  • Thursday, April 18
  • 6:00–9:00 p.m.
  • Gaslight Tavern, 2012 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20001
  • RSVP. Free.
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