Photography by Fernanda Hernández.
While the District of Columbia has developed into an innovation hub with tremendous opportunity, this transformation is unfortunately aggregated in the Northwest corridor, which lacks diversity and often has solutions that are exported outside of the District.
Venture DC seeks to create equity and opportunity in entrepreneurship through training and visibility of diverse entrepreneurs aimed at bridging the literal and figurative innovation divide in the city.
Venture DC provides training and support to emerging and established entrepreneurs. We facilitate a gatherings of community members, entrepreneurs, and investors in order to:
- Showcase entrepreneurs with ideas applicable to Wards 7 and 8
- Introduce community members to informational, financial, and technological resources
- Introduce partners and investors to the existing innovation opportunity in Southeast DC
- Catalyze an ongoing ecosystem to support innovation in all parts of DC