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Funk Parade

Start DC at Washington, DC’s Annual Funk Parade. This past weekend, tens of thousands of people gathered on U Street for Washington, DC’s annual Funk Parade. The event, started in 2014, is a parade/street fair/music festival celebrating the U Street neighborhood and music and arts in the District. I checked it out, and here are a few of …

LATELA’s “Collage” Exhibit

Start DC Checks Out One of DC’s Newest Art Galleries. LATELA (pronounced “Nutella” with a “La–”) is Marta Staudinger’s newly-opened Brookland art gallery and creative space. And like the hazelnut spread with which it shares syllables, LATELA is already winning fans. The space was recently voted DC’s best commercial art gallery by Washington City Paper in its 2016 reader …

Made in DC

Start DC’s lowdown on the Made in DC bill, a promising initiative to boost local businesses. In late January 2016, local entrepreneurs testified before DC city government in support of the Made in DC Program Establishment Act, an initiative aimed at helping DC-based innovators. The program, modeled after successful ventures in cities like Chicago and …

Hello!

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by and welcome to Start DC. My name is Genna and I’m currently based in Washington, DC.  In my day job, I work to support social entrepreneurs.  A few of my other passions include travel, photography, food, and social impact. Start DC is a blog focused on women and minority entrepreneurs in and around Washington, DC, who …