The Washington Post and 1776 are gathering successful and emerging millennial entrepreneurs for conversations, a pitch contest and networking. This summit is for and about millennials and the ways in which they disrupt, innovate, and inspire today’s society. Like it or not, the Gen Y cohort is swaying elections, changing industries, and becoming leading entrepreneurs. The inGENuitY Summit will serve to inform and inspire this enigmatic group of movers and shakers.
A full day’s agenda is planned for the summit during which various speakers, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs will give talks to the group. And we’re extra proud because one of those inspirational speakers is FamousDC co-founder, Amos Snead.
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Keynote conversation: Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce interviewed by Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post
General session segments: The entrepreneurial economy; Why you can’t avoid Washington; Spotlight interviews with entrepreneurs and CEOs rocking the boat and making waves
Featuring: Jewel Burks, Partpic; David Cho, The Washington Post; Amber Cottle, Dropbox; Robin Givhan, The Washington Post; Paul Kane, The Washington Post; Ben Lerer, Thrillist; Heather Podesta, Heather Podesta + Partners; Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.); Josh Tetrick, Hampton Creek; Danielle Weisberg, theSkimm; Whitney Wolfe, Bumble; Carly Zakin, theSkimm
Live and learn breakouts: Breakout conversations on experience, advice and to pick the brains of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors
Featuring: Andy Bromberg, Sidewire; James Hohmann, The Washington Post; Michael Lastoria, &pizza; Peter Mellen, Netcito; Pat Quinn, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Amos Snead, FamousDC; Elise Viebeck, The Washington Post
inGENuitY 2015 Pitch Contest Semi-Finals
NETWORKING LUNCH: Enjoy local fare provided by Union Kitchen while mixing and mingling with summit participants
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
General Session Segments: Engaging millennials in 2016; Turning a cause into a company; Inclusive entrepreneurship
Featuring: Susan Amat, Venture Hive; David Cho, The Washington Post; Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post; John Della Volpe, Harvard University; Colby Itkowitz, The Washington Post; Brad Jenkins, Funny or Die; Dale Pfeifer, GoodWorld; Jamal Simmons, CRVIII; James Windon, Brigade
inGENuitY 2015 Pitch Contest Finals hosted by Evan Burfield, 1776 with judges William Crowder, Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund; Penny Lee, Venn Strategies
Enjoy beer, wine and bites from local and up-and-coming vendors
Check back in tomorrow for a recap of the day.