What we're about

Who are we?

Welcome to Venture Sidekick - your networking partner that connects talented individuals from aspiring founders to seasoned investors. Our goal is to hold events to showcase the best and brightest people of the DC Metro Area. From startups to product demos, hackathons to educational sessions, our goal is building a strong community and network organically; person to person, people to people.

What to expect during an event?

These events are typically held at local restaurants or bars during happy hours, where interesting conversations are shared over food or drinks. To make it convenient, our Meetups are scheduled weekday nights around 6 pm with close access to public transportation.

How did the group start?

This group was formerly known as Startup Labs, but we saw a need to grow connections throughout the entire business lifecycle. A venture continues on after the startup phase, and that's why you need a sidekick.

Throughout our careers and ventures, we've often heard questions like, "What are the best resources to get a business account for my startup?", "Do you know a tech patent lawyer?" or "I need to fulfill a new Senior Product Director role for my organization, know anyone in your network?" Despite Linkedin connections, search engines, or automated tools, there's still no substitute for building strong, trusted professional relationships.

Upcoming events (1)

Happy Hour at Highline RxR in Crystal City

Highline RxR

It's the first Venture Sidekick meetup for 2019! Join us at Highline RxR in Crystal City, Jan 17 at 6pm! Meet other founders and entrepreneurs. Talk shop, blockchain, startups and other emerging technologies. If you're looking for partners/cofounders, beta users, or just feedback. We encouraged people to bring their laptops for demos or presentations. See you there! Joe and Stephen

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