Guest Host: Brendan Greeley

A 2013 mixer and startup showcase hosted by Tech Cocktail in Washington D.C.

A 2013 mixer and startup showcase hosted by Tech Cocktail in Washington D.C.

Local counties and cities are in competition against each other for the new Amazon headquarters. The District, Prince George’s, Loudoun and Fairfax, Arlington and Montgomery Counties have all offered the Seattle-based business incentives to set up shop in their jurisdictions. But what about local startups and entrepreneurs? We explore the steps local governments are taking to support internal business growth. When do these steps work and why? Members of D.C.’s tech sector join guest host Brendan Greeley to discuss the tricky balance between attracting outside business while also supporting local entrepreneurship.


  • David Zipper Resident Fellow, The German Marshall Fund in Urban and Regional Programs; Senior Adviser, The Greater Washington Partnership; Former Director of Business Development and Outreach, D.C. Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; @DavidZipper
  • Deloris Wilson Inclusive Innovation Fellow, Beacon: The DC Women Founders Initiative; @thebeacondc
  • Larry Twele CEO, Howard County Economic Development Authority; @HCEDA

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