Our daily programming consists of six tracks, oriented towards critical functional roles within a startup team. Attend sessions to learn from top experts in each field, and gain actionable insights that you can use to accelerate both your career and your company’s success. Track programming runs all day every day throughout the week.
Seeing things others do not see is an art and our design track is packed with creative outlets to expand your thinking and ability to design. From fashion to architecture to breakout digital design and artwork – the design track is focused on the critical elements of design. Learn new skills, hear from those responsible for some of the best projects in DC, and let your creative juices flow. Enjoy connecting with fellow design leaders and leave the week with fresh inspiration!
Frontend, backend, full stack, big data, APIs, architecture, methodologies, junior, senior, we have it all. Learn new technologies, refine your skills, or just check out something completely different. Walk away a better engineer than you were before!
Whether you’re just dreaming about starting a business, on your first, or a seasoned entrepreneur, the founder track will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to found a company. Initial product development, go-to-market strategies, finding funding, and building a team are just some of the topics that are covered. Start down the path of creating your startup!
No matter how good it is, no product sells itself. A team that markets, sells, and supports the product well is a huge advantage for any startup. Every aspect of digital marketing, inbound and outbound sales, and customer experience is going to be covered at DC Startup Week. Growing a startup depends on these skills, don’t miss your chance to improve them!
Drawing together members of the community across the boundaries of industry, job function, and background, our Headline Events provide entertaining and interesting content, unique perspectives, and a forum for our community to connect and share ideas.
Encompasses all physical products for every type of maker under the sun – from outdoor rec, distilling (or brewing!), and crafting, to connected devices, open-source hardware, 3D printing, and IOT (just to name a few) – join us to hear stories behind breakout brands, learn about new technologies in manufacturing, and connect other artisans, engineers, manufacturers and enterprises!
Product management, development, and marketing, all different sides of the same coin that somehow bridges the gap between building the product and delivering it to the market. Product skills are in huge demand but there aren’t very many places where you can go to acquire them. Come improve your product game at DC Startup Week!