Show up. Start up. Rise up.

Many startup founders have dreamed of their businesses attaining unicorn status—being valued at over $1 billion. But the harsh realities of entrepreneurship often blocks that dream.

The experienced founders, innovators, investors, and executives presenting at #MICDC will help you understand and work through your unique obstacles, illuminating paths for achieving and maintaining growth.

And because every entrepreneur’s goals are different, we’re ready to help you stand tall as the unique founder that you are.

With various opportunities to pitch ideas, receive mentorship, network, and attend workshops, panels, and sessions, you can engage in events that will light a fire in you and connect with others moving in the same direction.

It consists of our second annual Pitch Competition, presented by the Street Shares Foundation, mentoring sessions hosted by Patriot Boot Camp, a demo day featuring founders from Bunker Labs, workshops and talks from successful founders from the military community.

 
Scale Factor
Bunker Labs
Street Shares Foundation
Patriot Boot Camp
HubSpot for Startups
 
 
Scale Factor
Bunker Labs
Street Shares Foundation
Patriot Boot Camp
HubSpot for Startups
 

Inside this track

This educational two-day track for Founders and Innovators offers opportunities to pitch ideas, receive mentorship, network, and engaging sessions for you to attend.

Brand Awareness

With dozens of journalists and influencers, MIC offers you a unique platform to share your story with the world. Engage with business executives and industry leaders seeking the next big startup.

Network with Founders

Begin networking before you arrive in DC. Use the MIC app to connect with potential leads and arrange meetings. At the event, you’ll continue to make lifelong connections…

Connect with Investors

Here’s your chance to connect with investors who are specifically looking to provide funding to veterans and military spouses. We will host meetings and mentor sessions designed to help founders connect with the investors capable of propelling them to the next level. 


Veterans Shark Tank Regional Qualifier

Begin networking before you arrive in DC. Use the MIC app to connect with potential leads and arrange meetings. At the event, you’ll continue to make lifelong connections…

The Great American Military Small Business Challenge

Showcase your startup by competing in a high-speed pitch competition, with a $25,000 cash prize, hosted by the Street Shares Foundation. Click here to apply.

Launch your Startup

Demo on our Exhibition Floor in front of our attendees with your own booth.


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