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D.C.’s Collaborative Startup Community

Incubators and accelerators provide D.C. startups with guidance to advance their businesses and help startups become investment-ready. Among them are 80-plus coworking spaces, more than 12 accelerators, seven artisan and maker spaces, and five food incubators.

DCode: Tech companies seeking to enter the federal government market look no further than DCode, which provides connection to potential partners and customers, mentorship, hands-on strategic planning and one-on-one sessions with government experts.

DC Startup Week: DC Startup Week (DCSW) is the fastest-growing startup community in the DMV region with over 6,000 entrepreneurs. Once a year, we bring together our expansive community over 5-days to connect, collaborate, share resources and celebrate our thriving ecosystem. Throughout the year, we strengthen our united community by curating inclusive, thought-provoking, and meaningful events and partnerships.

Halcyon Incubator: The Halcyon Incubator’s three-phase fellowship offers benefits to social entrepreneurs that include five months of rent-free housing, 12 months of rent-free workspace, business mentoring, leadership coaching and a stipend during the residency phase.

Inclusive Innovation Incubator: In3 is D.C.’s first community space focused on inclusion, innovation and incubation. It’s a collaborative environment where under-resourced members have access to the space and services needed to build or grow a successful business.

The HIVE 2.0: The only small business incubator located east of the Anacostia River, The HIVE 2.0 provides coworking space and support for small business, nonprofits and creative professionals from all industries.

SEED SPOT: Social entrepreneurs launching at the SEED SPOT are zeroed in on products, services or technology that improves lives or makes the world a better place. SEED SPOT provides access to resources, mentors, business fundamentals, community partners and capital resources.

Village Capital: Using the power of peer support, Village Capital recruits entrepreneurs solving specific problems in agriculture, energy, education, financial inclusion and health. Participants are awarded seed funding to the two ventures ranked highest by their peers at the end of every program.

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