Foster a collaborative environment between the government, residents, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are improving the District and making the nation’s capital a global model.
Strengthen, showcase, and support DC’s innovation ecosystem, especially efforts around inclusion for underserved communities and entrepreneurs.
Highlight pathways to inclusion for all DC residents to participate in the innovation economy.
“The vision for the LumaLab project which is called IN3, inclusive Innovation Incubator, is to be a community space. The concept is to create more inclusion and diversity in the innovation economy.”
``About 50% of our company all lives and works out of three houses out of the Friendship Heights area. As you look for employees and people that will actually help you grow and build a business, passion is one of the key characteristics that will determine overall success. And that’s one of the best parts about DC, is that the people here are passionate and are willing to put in that time and energy and effort.``
``Being a part of this community has helped me in a way that has been so powerful for me as a business owner just as much as it’s been powerful for me as a service provider. I think it’s easy for me to say that this city made me the business owner that I am.``
Darius, Danny, and Troye did not have easy childhoods, struggling with homelessness, poverty, and crime growing up in D.C. After becoming friends at Georgetown University while playing football, they made it their life’s mission to help those from disadvantaged backgrounds, like themselves, get the education they need to accomplish their dreams.
“After 15+ years in photojournalism and visuals I'm thrilled to transition into UX Design and Technology. Moving forward and developing new skill sets has been an exciting journey. The opportunity came at a pivotal time for me as I was transitioning from a company-wide layoff in photojournalism and in search of a new career that would enable me to balance work and family. In future endeavors I'm eager to continue building and expanding on these new skills and training from General Assembly through the DC Innovation Opportunity Program and its partners.”
A D.C. taxi could soon be delivering your lunch
A D.C. taxi could soon be showing up to your office or doorstep — not to whisk you to the airport or a business meeting — but to bring you lunch.
D.C., American U. want to help 500 small businesses overcome innovation obstacles
The District and American University are teaming up to spur ``inclusive innovation`` and make D.C.'s startup community more diverse.
D.C. Announces Plans For 15 Citywide, Pop-Up Art Projects
The District’s Office of Planning announced today an initiative to get pop-up art projects planted throughout the city. The program, dubbed Crossing the Street: Building DC’s Inclusive Future through Creative Placemaking, “will promote community-building in neighborhoods that are experiencing rapid demographic and social change,” according to a release.
DC Inno: Here's What Went Down at State of Innovation
To kick things off Tuesday, DC Inno general manager Ryan Ferguson hosted a fireside chat with Brian Kenner, DC's Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, to discuss what D.C. is doing to attract innovative companies and help them grow.
DC’s Mayor Bowser Kicks of Second Annual InnoMAYtion
Washington, DC is a city where innovation is a major focus. It is the seat of the federal government after all, so if DC isn’t moving forward in innovative ways, it can hardly set an example for the rest of the country. It’s also a city full of potential but lacks equal distribution of these resources for innovation to happen amongst all of the city’s innovators. The city is already making steps towards combating this.