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Events Roundup: SUEGO is breaking down blockchain for businesses in this four-part series

Plus, D.C. orgs are honoring Juneteenth with a conference by and for Black technologists, and Rosslyn's BID is re-upping its outdoor coworking space in Gateway Park.

A look at the Rosslyn Business Improvement District's Outdoor Office setup. (Courtesy photo)

Digital marketing services platform SUEGO has a new resource for startups looking to get in the know in the digital space: A webinar series on all things on crypto and blockchain for business.

Founder Steven A. Rodriguez told that he views blockchain as one of the more interesting innovations on the D.C. startup scene.

“People don’t really know what it is or feel like it’s out there but it’s beyond them, it’s too complex,” Rodriguez said. “So we’re trying to demystify that and give them the basics so at the very least they know about it, so that if it ever disrupts the market, at least they’re aware of it and it doesn’t impact them too severely.”

The four-part series features an intro to blockchain for business, an overview of Rutanio, another proposed means of exchange, a session in Spanish and a session on how to leverage the technology for your business. SUEGO is hosting the series for each month over the summer.

According to Rodriguez, utility tokens and peer-to-peer value exchange, aka bartering, can be a good way to offset costs early on and generate more revenue. 

“Bartering is not a common thing, or at least you don’t think of bartering that much, but we probably should,” Rodriguez said. “If we’re trying to be lean and scrappy with our businesses then [we should be] leveraging any type of resource out there that can help us save on expenses.”

Register for the next event (and catch up with a recording of last week’s session here). But if blockchain isn’t your thing, check out more events around DC in the month of June.

Pride Summit

General Assembly and 1776 DC are teaming up for a summit that explores tech and business through an LGBTQIA+ lens and spotlights queer founders and creators.

  • Thursday June 3 to Friday, June 11
  • Free

Halcyon Incubator Cohort 14 Showcase

Check out the potential up-and-coming startups at the end-of-residency showcase for the popular Georgetown incubator.

  • Tuesday, June 8
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Donation suggested

Rosslyn BID Outdoor Office

After the success of the space last fall, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District is once again hosting its Outdoor Office, an outdoor coworking offering in Gateway Park. Reserve your seat ahead of time via the online portal or walk in if a spot is available.

  • Tuesday, June 8 to Friday, June 11
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free

Women Tech Washington DC

As part of the WomenTech Global Conference, WomenTech is hosting a local hiring event focusing on software engineering, product management, UX and design roles.

  • Thursday, June 10
  • 2 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Free

VOICE Global 2021

Modev, the company behind the Webby Award-winning VOICE Talks show, is hosting a global event on voice tech and how businesses are implementing it into their models. The 24-hour event will begin streaming on June 15 and end on June 16.

  • Tuesday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 16
  • Free

Digital Inclusion Initiatives for a Connected Community

Williamsburg, Virginia Director of Information Technology Mark Barham and Dominic Marcellino, director of strategy at Bethesda, Maryland-based Kajeet, discuss their partnership and how the city is taking on the digital divide.

  • Thursday, June 17
  • 2 p.m.
  • Free

Juneteenth Conference

Sponsored by DMV-area locals the Black Code Collective, Excella, the .Net Foundation and DC Tech Community Champions, this daylong conference aims to celebrate and amplify Black voices in the tech industry.

  • Saturday, June 19
  • 3 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Engagement Deep Dive

In addition to the Blockchain series, SUEGO is also hosting an event series on growing a startup and building what it calls an “exponential organization.” For June, it’s focusing on how to engage users, partners and the community.

  • Monday, June 21
  • 11 to 12 p.m.
  • Free
Companies: Halcyon / 76 Forward / General Assembly

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