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Peter Corbett CEO, iStrategyLabs

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PETER CORBETT CEO, ISTRATEGYLABS
Founder of DC Tech Meetup ! Founder of DCWEEK ! 10 Year DC Veteran ! 1 of 100 Most Influential Business Person in DC ! Have invested in 4 startups this year ! Helped write DC 5 year economic dev plan ! Formally/Informally advise the Mayor ! Formally advise the EU and Singapore
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@CORBETT3000

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WHERE ARE WE?

LEVEL OF AMAZING

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BUT WHY?

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1,000+ STARTUPS IN THE METRO AREA
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TOP 5 FOR VENTURE CAPITAL
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HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF ENGINEERS, ADVANCED DEGREES AND STARTUPS NATIONALLY
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HUNDREDS OF ACTIVE ANGELS

BUT WHO’S AMAZING?

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BUT WHO’S AMAZING?
https://angel.co/washington-dc

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BUT WHO’S AMAZING?
https://angel.co/maryland https://angel.co/virginia

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WHERE DO I START?

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#DCTECH

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HANGING AT @GA SESSION LED BY @CORBETT3000 #DCTECH

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/washdctech/

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HOW TO HACK THE DC TECH ECOSYSTEM (LINK)

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WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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BUILD A GREAT COMPANY
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HELP PEOPLE TO BUILD ONE
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CREATE BRIDGES FROM DCTECH TO ELSEWHERE
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ASK “HOW CAN I HELP”

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WHAT SHOULD I NOT DO?

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DON’T BE A SELFISH JERK
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DON’T BE A TAKER
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DON’T TALK FIRST AND LISTEN SECOND
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DON’T FRONT

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Q&A
@CORBETT3000

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