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Startup Grind Washington DC Hosts Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (


Congresswoman Suzan DelBene,

Congresswomen Suzan DelBene is United States Representative for Washington's 1st congressional district since 2012.
She is also the cofounder of (Acquired by Walgreens for $409M) where she served as a Vice President in 1998.

She was also the CEO of Nimble Technology, leading it through its acquisition by Actuate in 2003.

She was previously the Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of the Mobile Communications Business until 2007. She was the director of marketing and business development for the Interactive Media Group, marketing and sales training for Microsoft's Internet properties, and other business development and product management roles with Windows 95 and early versions of the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser software.

DelBene has a degree in biology from Reed College and MBA from University of Washington.




6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking


Hosted By Brian Park, Washington DC Chapter Director

Brian is currently the COO of Startup Grind.  He has over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services.  Has started three previous startups, including one that had $17 million in revenues. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @brianbpark

Global Partners

Google for Entrepreneurs Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.


Local Partners

Fish and Richardson Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic patent counseling to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property. Founded in 1878, Fish’s early clients included Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers. Fish now represents companies of all sizes, from large organizations such as Google, Inc., 3M, and Microsoft, to startup and early stage companies around the world. Fish offers innovative, flexible fee structures and numerous resources to startup and early stage companies including informal, complimentary IP roundtable lunch discussions in our DC office.

40Forward What is #40Forward? #40Forward is a challenge issued by Google for Entrepreneurs to startup and entrepreneur organizations so create new innovative programs to increase participation of women by 25% in 2014 in their communities. Google is providing funding and program assistance to further the efforts of women entrepreneurs through these programs.

DigitalDC "Digital DC" is the economic development initiative to promote Washington, DC as the leading community in the innovation and high-tech economy.

Experts/Clearly Experts/Clearly is a communications coaching firm that helps leaders and technical experts speak to their audiences with clarity and power. Need a stronger funding pitch? A more engaging keynote speech? Better skills for talking to the media? Have other communications challenges? We can help.

WeWork WeWork is a community for creators. We transforms buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces that house a diverse mix of members from AirBNB to FWD.US and Upworthy. We provide them with personalized support, business services, digital tools, benefits, infrastructure, amenities, and flexibility. We currently have 17 buildings in 6 markets with many more underway. Our mission is to build a community that empowers people to do what they love. To learn more about WeWork's two DC locations, please send an email to [masked] or [masked] and reference this event.”


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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • Marc D.

    Great event tonight! Thanks!

    May 21, 2014

    • Brian P.

      Thanks for coming out. Hope you enjoyed it and hope to see you at future events!

      May 22, 2014

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