Where to Make Powerful Contacts in Washington DC This Week

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Where to Make Powerful Contacts in Washington DC This Week

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They don't call it the 'unconference' for nothing.
"Millennial Week is where a new breed of talent and those looking for that talent collide."

“Millennials are changing the culture of the workplace, and companies who want the best and brightest talent are responding in kind,” says Lucas Group Executive Search Consultant Christopher Taylor.

Millennial Week is where this new breed of talent and those looking for that talent collide. The conference will explore trends in entrepreneurship, digital fundraising, and startup culture.

But more importantly, a bevy of startup founders, executives, and celebrities will be in attendance to present to and network with attendees.

Networking and career website Levo.com‘s co-founder will be in attendance, as well as popular podcaster and MTV comedian Charlamagne tha god.

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Charlamagne tha god to attend Millennial Week. Photo via IBTimes.com.

The week is set to include a packed list of seminars, daily panels, and speakers on the agenda; a few of the companies set to be in attendance include MogulMy Fab Finance, FreshPaper, and more.

If you’re looking for new opportunities and want to expand your networks this month, grab a stack of business cards and head to Millennial Week.

We’ve paired down the list so you can make the most of your experience. Here’s where we’ll be networking at Millennial Week DC 2016:

Mashup by Maketto

Sunday, October 9

A day party featuring specialty cocktails and signature dishes from across the world. Entertainment includes live music, networking, and pop-up stations.

Where: Maketto @ 1351 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, 4:00-10:00pm

StartUp Lounge Powered by Wells Fargo

Monday, October 10

The StartUp Lounge is a networking event to learn everything from the basics of pitching new business ideas to ways to fund an entrepreneurial business venture. Representatives from Wells Fargo will help inspiring entrepreneurs to develop the skills needed to start a business. 

Where: The Loft @ 600 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, 5:30-8:30pm Includes Dinner

The Job Center: Hiring Fair & Symposium

Tuesday, October 11

Looking for a job? Grab your resume and make your way over to this hiring fair and symposium where Fortune 500 companies and start-up ventures are looking for new hires. 

Where: Arena Stage Theater @ 1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024, 11:30am-3:30pm

Building & Protecting Your Brand

Wednesday, October 12

Join PR professionals for cocktails, fireside chats, and strategies to cultivate your digital footprint.

Where: The Park Chelsea @ 880 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington DC 20003, 4:30-6:00pm

Bootstrapping, Crowdsourcing & Backing Your StartUp

Wednesday, October 12

The Internet, and the tools available through social media have become major assets when deciding to start a business. This course breaks down the basics of web design, fundraising, and building your company’s online presence.

Where: 1776 @ 1133 15th St NW, 12th Floor Washington, DC 20005, 6:00-8:30pm

Just the Facts: Challenges & Solutions for Millennial Entrepreneurs

Thursday, October 13

Because 48% of young professionals want to start their own business, it’s important to know the inevitable challenges and pitfalls facing new entrepreneurs.

Where: 1776 @ 1133 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, 5:30-8:30pm

UnConference Registration & Breakfast

Saturday, October 15

An unconventional introduction to an unconventional conference. Casual networking, conversational discussions, and panel a breakfast with industry professionals.

Where: 1776 Crystal City Campus @ 2231 Crystal Drive #1000, Arlington, VA 22201, 9:00-9:30am

Financial Jeopardy

Saturday, October 15

Learn customer relations and interview strategies from national leaders.

Where: 1776 Crystal City Campus @ 2231 Crystal Drive #1000, Arlington, VA 22201, 10:10-10:50am

Building an Online Brand

Saturday, October 15

Technology is integral in today’s business world.  The Co-Founder and CEO of Levo, Caroline Ghosn, will present on how technology is used to develop employees and connect companies.

Where: 1776 Crystal City Campus @ 2231 Crystal Drive #1000, Arlington, VA 22201, 11:00-11:30am

From Vision to Reality: Creating a Plan For Success

Saturday, October 15

Alexa von Tobel, CEO and founder of LearnVest.com, shares tips and strategies to making businesses profitable, but affordable.

Where: 1776 Crystal City Campus @ 2231 Crystal Drive #1000, Arlington, VA 22201, 1:30-2:30pm

Millennial Week VIP Reception Presented by Prudential 

Saturday, October 15

Celebrate the end of Millennial Week at a cocktail reception hosted by Prudential. Entertainment includes hand-crafted cocktails, food tastings, and more networking. Invitation only.

Where: Maketto @ 1351 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, 7:00-9:00pm

Millennial Week is an annual celebration to inspire young entrepreneurs and recent graduates with networking opportunities, panel discussions and general strategies for success. 

Feature photo by Therese Jacinto, Modern Citizen

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Dana Disante
Dana Disante
Dana Disante is the Events & Features editor for CΛPITOL STΛNDΛRD magazine and covers Arts & Entertainment for Northern Virginia Magazine.