SwitchPitch, a first-of-its-kind reverse pitch event was held at the 1776 Coworking Space on Thursday, March 21, 2013. The event was kicked off by DC Mayor Vincent Gray with a keynote interview with AOL co-founder and Revolution CEO Steve Case. Featuring the likes of major DC companies like Motley Fool, Gannett, Living Social, and IBM, the event aimed to accelerate startups and corporations with the opportunity to get their projects off the ground at entrepreneur speed and efficiency. Over 300 people attended the one-of-a-kind event, from budding startups to tech enthusiasts to major corporations. SwitchPitch really showcased the growing DC tech and startup community as it strives to become a national hub for innovation. Additionally, the highly successful networking event following SwitchPitch provided a forum where startups and big corporations could connect and begin innovative relationships for years to come.
About the event Mayor Gray had this to say:
“I am proud to support SwitchPitch’s efforts to build lines of communication and foster business deals between energetic startups and corporations hungry for innovative technologies,” said Mayor Gray. “Their work aligns directly with the District’s Five-Year Economic Development Strategy and will help DC become the largest technology center on the East Coast.”
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