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

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

DC Startup Week Co-Founder & Techstars Regional Mgr., U.S. & Canada

Diego Mariscal

Founder of 2gether International

Advisors

Steven A. Rodriguez

DC Startup Week Co-Founder & Techstars Regional Mgr., U.S. & Canada

Diego Mariscal

Founder of 2gether International

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