The Greater Washington DC Region’s largest free startup event, DC Startup Week, is gearing up for 2017 and it wants your input, soon. The event, which will take place Sept. 11-15, is seeking ideas for sessions in six different tracks to help entrepreneurs learn about launching and growing startups. The deadline for submissions, however, is July 31.
The sessions are in addition to headline events, which bring industry leaders to discuss entrepreneurship, launching a startup and more. The track categories this year include designer, developer, founder, growth, maker and product. Each is intended to address the functional roles in a startup team and will be led by industry experts.
Organizers, including partners like the Department of Small and Local Business Development, BEACON DC and Alley powered by Verizon, expect this year’s startup week will attract more than 1,000 attendees.
After the deadline passes track chairs will evaluate the submission proposals. Then the organizing committee will use the comments to guide the selection and scheduling process.
Sessions in the past have included individual and group presentations as well as panels, workshops and social events. Organizers said that ideas focused on transferring knowledge to the community have the best chance of being selected.
Innovators, entrepreneurs and others can submit proposals here: SUBMIT A TOPIC.