Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Time to celebrate with your DC tech family [Events Roundup]

Technoir 2.0, Tech The Halls 2014 and Le Hackie Awards headline a busy week of fun events.

While we’re all still digesting our Thanksgiving leftovers, the D.C. startup community’s already up and running this week. There are so many celebrations, we don’t know where to start.


Women 2.0 City Meetup
Speaking at this biweekly networking event will be Ximena Hartsock, the cofounder of Phone2Action; and Taryn Sullivan, the cofounder of Efficiency Exchange. ‘Tis open to men too, but you must be 21 or orlder to attend.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Crystal City Tech Fund. 2231 Crystal Drive, 10th Floor. Arlington, Va.
RSVP. Free.

Tech The Halls 2014
Bask in the awesomeness of D.C. tech over an open bar, food and music. Participating organizations include DC Web Women, Digital District, Women Who Code, Color of Tech and Fosterly.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Capitale. 1301 K Street NW, Suite 103. Washington, D.C.
RSVP. $65 for early birds, $75 at the door.
Startup Grind DC
This Startup Grind will feature Peter Barris, the managing general partner of New Enterprise Associates. You all want to meet him.
Wednesday, Dec. 3.
6:00-9:00 p.m.
1776. 1133 15th St NW. Washington, D.C.
RSVP. Free for broke startup founders (their words).

Le Hackie Awards
Meet the coolest lawyers around at the first annual Le Hackie Awards, which will celebrate the niftiest legal hacks around town.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
7:00-11:00 p.m.
The Loft at 600 F. 600 F Street NW. Washington, D.C.
Nominate and RSVP here. Free.

Startup Shell Demo Day
What are the kids up to these days? Find out at this University of Maryland demo event, an opportunity for investors and others to check out students’ latest innovative projects.
Friday, Dec. 5
4:00-8:00 p.m.

Startup Shell. 38 Technology Driver, #1100. College Park, Md.
RSVP. Free.
Technoir 2.0 – The Big Pitch
After a first event in August, Color of Tech is hosting a mega pitch contest to promote diversity in tech.
Friday, Dec. 5
7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
1776. 1133 15th St NW. Washington, D.C.
RSVP. Free for entry, $10 for panel and open bar.

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