British Software Delegation Visits the District

The Washington, DC Economic Partnership recently assisted in hosting several software companies from Sunderland, England during their trade mission to the United States.  The Sunderland City Council in connection with Sunderland Software City, an organization designed to promote growth of the software industry in northeast England, brought eleven software companies from the region to Washington, DC.  The businesses, whose products range from interactive learning software to online business assessment programs, were able to meet with potential partners, clients and funders during their time in the cities.

WDCEP held a breakfast program for the delegation on Thursday, February 17, featuring a panel program with Julia Spicer, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), who presented a crash course in venture capital investment and provided the British companies with specific means through which financial assistance could be received in the District.  Alli Phillips, general manager, D.C. market, of LivingSocial, was also present to share her testimony of being involved in one of DC’s fastest growing companies. 

For more information on Sunderland Software City and its partners, CLICK HERE

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