About Us

What is DC Startup Week?

DC Startup Week (DCSW) is the fastest-growing startup community in the DMV region with over 6,000 entrepreneurs. Once a year, we bring together our expansive community over 5-days to connect, collaborate, share resources and celebrate our thriving ecosystem. Throughout the year, we strengthen our united community by curating inclusive, thought-provoking, and meaningful events and partnerships.

Meet the team



DC Startup Week is made by founders, for founders.

Team

Chida Sadayappan

Founder & Co-Organizer

Founder of Eventzin

Rachel Koretsky

Lead Organizer

Founder of upace

Cory Lawrence

Marketing Lead

Co-Founder of IRL

Beth Cormack

Blog Author

Co-Founder of IRL

Caleb Gritsko

Video Production

Founder of Caleb Gritsko
Video Productions

David Sudolsky

Social Impact Lead

Founder of Boldr

Chida Sadayappan

Founder & Co-Organizer

Founder of Eventzin

Rachel Koretsky

Lead Organizer

Founder of upace

Cory Lawrence

Marketing Lead

Co-Founder of IRL

Beth Cormack

Blog Author

Co-Founder of IRL

Caleb Gritsko

Video Production

Founder of Caleb Gritsko
Video Productions

David Sudolsky

Social Impact Lead

Founder of Boldr

Advisors

Steven A. Rodriguez

Worldwide Community Strategist & Speaker

Diego Mariscal

Founder of 2gether International

Advisors

Steven A. Rodriguez

Worldwide Community Strategist & Speaker

Diego Mariscal

Founder of 2gether International

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