With public and private partners, the District is committed to becoming the number one city for inclusive innovation. This means that we are focused on providing access, opportunity, resources to people, companies, and organizations in a way that aligns with their values and are represented in front of the world through unique programming, premier networking and one-of-a-kind activations.
We do this through by providing opportunities to receive first hand interaction with founders, consumers, talent, investors, government leaders and members of the media at the #WeDC House. Local exhibitors will showcase their talents, businesses, products and services for attendees to experience including the region’s best up-and-coming startups.
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"There's really nothing like being in a different city yet completely surrounded by the DC energy that you know and love so much. The #WeDC House brought the best of DC to Austin in every facet. The House was filled with so many familiar faces and that iconic "DC vibe" that it made the rest of the SXSW experience that much better. Mars even met a local DC company at the #WeDC House and closed some business with them a few months later... say whaaaat?!?!"
"We are incredibly proud to be a DC-based business. SXSW gave us a platform to show the world both what WE could do as a company, and what DC can do as an inclusive city of global importance and local sensibilities."
"Leading the #WeDC Ambassadors at SXSW is truly humbling, and I am privileged to share the experience with such incredible people."
"The #WeDC campaign elevates District businesses at the world's foremost gathering of innovators and technology leaders. The DC community connects before, during and after this event - online and offline - like never before thanks to this campaign. Our standing as a DC-based business is stronger at home and around the country thanks to #WeDC!"
"SXSW was a great opportunity to gain brand exposure for Open Data Nation. The conversations we had at SXSW helped to inform our strategy and thinking about our next moves. The DC house was a great spot to invite potential clients and have informal conversations about being a startup in DC."
"Being selected as a SXSW Ambassador was truly an honor. What could be better than being part of a community effort to recreate the diversity, power, color and talent of Washington DC at one of the most exciting festivals in the country?"
#WeDC @ SXSW brings together leaders in the tech and creative industries, ranging from founders and entrepreneurs, to top talent and investors. The #WeDC House is an unparalleled way to get market exposure and visibility for your brand or company in front of 161,000 conference attendees, press, media and influencers from across the country.