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Wednesday, October 4 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Accelerating from Startup to Hyper-Growth Panel & Rooftop Reception

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The Advantages of Launching a Hyper-growth Company in DC

Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley have long been the home base of many successful startup ventures. Market dynamics are shifting around the globe, higher costs of living and operating are making non-traditional markets like Washington, DC significantly more enticing for startups and hyper-growth companies. The District of Columbia recently beat out the Bay Area in two recent studies on global competitiveness which ranked cities on a variety of indicators including physical capital, financial maturity, global appeal, social and cultural character, and cost of living among other variables.

Panelists will focus on the legal challenges, funding strategies, and operational strategies for success in Washington DC.

Join our panel discussion and learn why Washington, DC is fast becoming the "District of Competitiveness."

After the panel, Venable LLP invites attendees upstairs to their rooftop space for a reception.

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Lucy Caldwell

EVP/Chief Strategy Officer, Crowdskout
Lucy Caldwell is Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at Crowdskout, an audience engagement platform for political campaigns, advocacy efforts and nonprofits. There she oversees all customer-facing operations and strategy, as well as various companywide growth initiatives... Read More →

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Demian Entrekin

Chief Technology Officer, Bluescape
Demian leads technological innovation and product strategy at Silicon Valley based Bluescape. With more than 25 years of experience, he has held key leadership roles at software companies like Innotas (formerly Project Arena), Convoy Corp., and Teaching Channel.
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Steve Frederick

General Partner, Grotech Ventures
Steve Frederick joined Grotech Ventures in 2005. Steve focuses on investment opportunities in software and services with a particular interest in security, mobility and big data. Steve currently serves or has served on the boards of Grotech portfolio companies CircleBack, Ryft, Invincea... Read More →
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Ashley Larson

Vice President, Revolution, LLC
Ashley Larson joins Revolution Growth as a Vice President. Ashley brings over 10 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, and operations to Revolution Growth. Prior to joining Revolution, she was a Senior Associate at ABS Capital Partners. Earlier in her career... Read More →
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Aaron Saunders

Founder & CEO, Clearly Innovative Inc./Luma Lab/In3
With more than 25 years of software development and tech educationexperience, Aaron Saunders is an award-winning techentrepreneur and author, who has founded and successfully built multiplestartups. His companies include Clearly Innovative (a mobile appagency), Luma Lab (a tech and... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
600 Massachusetts Ave 600 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001