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Kevin Jones and Jan Baker, who leads Impact Hub DC are working on the Runway Project and he is also leading the partnership and ecosystem analysis for a 250 person Neighborhood Economics event at the hub May 25-26. The NE event is led by Tim Soerens. A national conference on the local economy, #Neberecon17 will have three themes; Community wealth; then civic engagement/system integration/system design, and finally, inclusive, sustainable regional food systems; farm to food service with food deserts in the conversation. We will focus on the Chesapeake and Anacostia watersheds and economic bioregion, but try to build an event with national significance for people working on inclusive wealth in communities across the country. Tom McDougall of 4PFoodss is guiding the content for the food systems track along with Lindsay Smith of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Ronnie Webb of Green Scheme.
The Impact Hub is also partnering deeply for the Neighborhood Economics conference and on support and operations with Groundwork, an accelerator and follow on early stage fund for tech enabled high growth African American founded startups, led by Adele Omitowoju and Jason Towns. There are other black tech accelerator programs in DC like in3dc that we hope to be partnering with. Other black tech accelerators around the country include Newme and Dreamit Access with Comcast. Here are key influencers and doers in African American tech.
A regional and DC food systems Impact Hub group is coming together.
Impact Hub DC is located on Seventh Street between D and E. iHubDC is just a short walk from 3 Metro stations. Gallery Place/Chinatown with access to the red, green and yellow lines, Archives/Navy Memorial with access to the yellow and green lines and Metro Center with access to the blue, orange and silver lines.
Our community includes entrepreneurs, small businesses and social enterprises from Education to Social Justice, Impact Investing to Environment/Sustainability and food systems and from Civic Innovation to Media. Member profiles are here, some with links to their sites.
Among the groups working at Impact Hub DC are Ross Baird's growing team at Village Capital, including Vilcap international communities and domestic communities and financial inclusion programs and Agora Partnerships, providing entrepreneurs solving social and environmental challenges in Latin America with access to knowledge, networks and capital they need through the Agora Accelerator. Ian Fisk of the Mentor Capital Network. can often be found there working with partners. The space is home to LearnServe, a non profit that works with students from the greater DC in a fellowship program that sends them to Zambia, Paraguay, and Jamaica learning social enterprise, financial literacy and leadership and more. Jan Baker leads Vilcap's financial inclusion focus. Marilyn Waite leads Vilcap's energy focus.
UltraViolet, puts the voices of all women, especially women of color and LGBTQ women, front and center, calling out the pay gap in 10 states, confronting the NFL on spousal abuse and working nationally on related issues.
4PFoods, is a for profit company that delivers fresh local food to DC area offices, apartments, and donates food to people who can't afford it.
Fission Strategy, does data mining and marketing to grow movements.
Sustainable Capital Advisors, provides strategy consulting and financial advisory services to public and private sector organizations seeking to implement clean energy projects. Their role is to help clients “sift through the noise” and identify successful and executable projects.
Mission Launch, a for profit. builds software (both open source and closed source) and coalitions in order to change the re-entry status quo throughout the Washington, D.C./Maryland region under the banner "Rebuilding Re-entry." They are led by a remarkable mother daughter team of Laurin and Teresa Hodge. They also manage the Rebuilding Re-entry Coalition.
US Africa Chamber of Commerce is the only Africa-centric chamber of commerce in Washington D.C. that focuses on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Urban Ingenuity, Finances collaborative distributed ownership energy projects in low income areas, using the Pace funding tool of public sector dollars as project financing.
Park Triangle Productions, high quality production services from pre to post production. From a crew to shoot an event or interview, or someone to produce a video from concept to delivery,
You enter the iHubDC on the third floor. The fifth floor is quieter but has fewer phone booths and conference rooms. Both floors have bathrooms.
World Leadership School empowers young leaders to find innovative solutions to the world’s pressing problems by partnering with K-12 schools to make the shift to 21st century learning.