On Thursday March 27th, SwitchPitch returns to D.C. to match-make startups with big companies. We believe that partnerships between large companies and startups are a huge benefit to both.
Here’s a basic review of how it works: Large companies who need nimble startups to tackle their fully funded innovation projects pitch their projects to the D.C. startup and tech community. Startups in attendance sit back and relax, come up with solutions to the pitched projects, and apply via our online platform to score those projects, post-event.
There are nine amazing companies presenting projects for startups at this week’s event. While we can’t tell you specifics, we can tell you who they are.
The Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team located in Washington DC. According to Forbes Magazine, the Redskins are the third most valuable franchise in the NFL behind the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots, and were valued at approximately $1.6 billion as of 2013. They have also broken the NFL’s mark for single-season attendance nine years in a row.
The Washington Post
The Washington Post is the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C., and was founded in 1877, making it the area’s oldest extant newspaper.
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, non-governmental organization. The Council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. One-third of its research relates to HIV and AIDS; its other major program areas are reproductive health and poverty, youth, and gender.
PBS is the most prominent provider of television programs to public television stations in the United States. Since the mid-2000s, Roper polls commissioned by PBS have consistently placed the service as America’s most-trusted national institution.
NPR is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment owns the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. Monumental Sports additionally owns the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. and manages the Kettler Capitals Iceplex and George Mason University’s Patriot Center. Formed in 2010, Monumental Sports & Entertainment is the only privately held company in a top-10 market to own and operate three professional sports teams and its arena. In January 2013 Monumental Sports & Entertainment launched Monumental Network, a digital platform that serves as a hub for Washington’s sports and entertainment news.
Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. and was founded in 1789.
comScore is an American Internet analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to many of the world’s largest enterprises, agencies, and publishers.
Colliers International is a global commercial real estate services organization with approximately 15,000 employees in more than 482 offices in 62 countries. They provide a range of services to commercial real estate users, owners, investors and developers worldwide. The organization serves the hotel, industrial, mixed-use, office, retail and residential property sectors.
The event kicks off at 1:30PM at Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW.
Don’t have your tickets? Register here.