Thanks to its access to talent, policy experts and regulators, as well as major investment opportunities, DC has a competitive edge on other tech cities. But this isn’t good news just for startups, it’s also good news for meeting planners looking to host a successful tech meeting in Washington, DC.
As the official destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital, Destination DC has laid out several ways you can take your tech meeting to new heights.
No other city has the level of access to federal government and tech policy leaders as DC. Keep up on the latest innovations and standards by securing a local thought leader or lawmaker as a speaker. Impact policy by connecting with lawmakers and regulators on Capitol Hill.
Cybersecurity companies and social entrepreneurs are a major part of the reason the metro area is thriving with more than 1,000 tech startups. Tap into this network through partnerships or sponsorships for your event, and learn how startups are working with the DC government to secure funding for minority and women entrepreneurs.
As the most educated city in the nation, Washington, DC and the region features 185,000 high-tech employees. With one of the nation’s most skilled workforces, the destination is ideal for recruiting talent and attracting potential event attendees.
Pursue new investment opportunities and expand your venture capital network in DC. Washington, DC was recently ranked among the top ten cities in the world in venture capital investment, according to The Atlantic. Investors in the region are fueling ideas and solutions to change the world.
Experience the DC difference. From a startup founders’ retreat to a tech-focused citywide meeting, Destination DC can help plan a successful event. Connect with Destination DC today at washington.org/meetings or to read the white paper about the rise of DC’s tech scene.