The Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership (WDCEP) in cooperation with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) presented the seventh annual WeDC House from March 9-11 at Banger’s 79 Rainey Street in Austin, Texas.
Showcasing the city as the “Capital of Inclusive Innovation”, annual WeDC House celebrates D.C.’s diverse economy across technology, innovation, social impact, and creativity. The events will feature expanded programming, networking, and live music.
WeDC House partners presented several key business leaders at the three-day event, including investors and entrepreneurs in the expanded D.C.-centric programming.
DC is number 1️⃣ for inclusive innovation and we’re ready to prove it. Join reps from our city at the #WeDC Lounge at #SXSW for a chance to network, recover, and recharge while discussing everything #tech, creativity, art, and culture from 3/9-3/11. https://t.co/g68Oxq1OUv pic.twitter.com/cTBM3ZDE3C
— WDCEP: #WeDC at SXSW (@WDCEP) March 5, 2019
“The WeDC House is a testament to the Bowser Administration’s commitment to supporting businesses that want to start, grow or expand their footprint in the Capital of Inclusive Innovation. As one of the top cities in the country for innovation, technology, and start-up expansion, the District is a pioneer in fostering the growth of world-class talent and companies; there is no better time or place to hear about D.C.’s development across all sectors,” said Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.
Keith J. Sellars, President and CEO of WDCEP, said that WeDC House has evolved over seven years to represent all the city has to offer in technology, innovation, and culture at the intersection of the activities taking place in and around SXSW.
“Through our partnered efforts to promote Washington, D.C. as the Capital of Inclusive Innovation, we have the pleasure of educating a global community about what makes D.C. so distinct, from conversations to networking, to live music,” said Sellars.
The WeDC House events this year aimed to put a renewed focus on the industries, as well as smart city technology, social entrepreneurship, arts, and culture.
A full list of programming is available here: www.wedchouse.com/events.