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Community-driven media and events company welcomes former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and others at inaugural landmark event
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InTheCapital and Streetwise Media today announced the official lineup of the D.C. State of Innovation Forum (DCSOI), scheduled for June 26, 2014 at Arena Stage. The event celebrates D.C.'s innovation community by bringing together the city's political leaders, prominent business executives and disruptive entrepreneurs to discuss what's working and what's next for the region's economy.
"I'm a native Washingtonian and I believe in this city and region. D.C. is not just home to the federal government but an emerging hub of innovation across industries," former Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty said. "With my experience as mayor and now in the technology sector, I know the opportunities for positive change and growth are tremendous and I hope this forum and key participants will help to push the city forward."
Together with former D.C. Mayor Fenty, other speakers joining DCSOI include: Chip Paucek, co-founder and CEO at 2U; Bobby Franklin, President and CEO at NVCA; John Backus, Founder and Managing Partner at New Atlantic Ventures; Tige Savage, Managing Partner at Revolution Ventures and more. View the full lineup here.
InTheCapital's State of Innovation Forum kicks off with the exclusive screening of D.C. UpFront, a docu-style film presentation looking into what the coming year has in store for the region's innovation ecosystem. D.C. UpFront puts the city's hottest trends, leaders, companies and organizations in the spotlight to address how we can create and market a community that continues to challenge the status quo.
Launched in 2012, InTheCapital is a community-driven digital news and events company reinventing the model of local news in Washington D.C. by combining a fast, edgy and opinionated editorial team with community publishing channels. InTheCapital is part of Streetwise Media, which also owns and operates BostInno and ChicagoInno. Streetwise is a division of the American City Business Journals and Advance Publications.
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