EVENT WATCH: Digital D.C. Launches With Tech Startup FeverMarch 05, 2014
Washington D.C. is the home to innovation on every level: politics, technology, economic development—even Kevin Spacey for 8 months out of the year. And today, March 5, 2014, D.C. celebrates its status as the cutting-edge capital with its launch of the “Digital D.C.” campaign.
Hosted at the WeWork Wonder Break Factory at 641 S Street, NW, the Digital D.C. campaign launch will start at 4:00 p.m. and feature D.C.’s Mayor, Vincent C. Gray, who has been a pioneer in the DC technology industry. And because it’s not really “digital” until you include a social media element, Zoomph has been proudly enlisted to provide real-time social information via a live Twitter Wall and Event Displays.
Presented along with Adam Neuman, CEO and Co-Founder of WeWork, this is the kick-off to a long-term initiative that will highlight the growing number of District-based tech companies.
So what makes this an event to watch for Zoomph audiences?
“[Washington D.C. is] one of the fastest growing cities in the world for technology companies and venture capital investment,” states the Digital D.C. campaign website. “Digital D.C. represents and supports the vibrant, dedicated, and unique community of local and international tech and innovation-based businesses that are thriving in the District.”
Digital D.C. is an all-new and improved initiative, the likes of which we have never seen before. While projects celebrating the capital’s tech community are not new to us, the Digital D.C. campaign has specific mission items that include:
- Highlighting the growing number of District-based tech companies
- Establishing a District “Tech Corridor” to create a pipeline and ecosystem of tech talent (anticipated between 7th St NW/New York Ave NW to Georgia Ave NW/Kansas Ave NW)
- Allocating the best resources available to entice digital companies to relocate and develop within the District, and
- Supplying specific, tech-based job training opportunities.
In a nutshell, Digital D.C. intrigues us because it revolves around nurturing tech startups and driving innovation in one of the most historic locations in our nation. More than just a social media marketing and digital branding campaign, this initiative is a sincere start to action–focused on making Washington D.C. the leading community in the innovation and high-tech economy.
So, if you’re ready to make history today, you now know the place and time. And while you’re there, stop by to talk with us about empowering a digital and social media marketing strategy for your tech-based business—after all, one tech startup’s success is now our community’s success.
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