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DSLBD Announces Launch of FastTrac TechVenture

Monday, March 31, 2014
Program aimed at local technology entrepreneurs reaching for next level of growth

(Washington, DC) –The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) today announced a new addition to their entrepreneur program-FastTrac DC. The new program, FastTrac TechVenture is designed to help local tech entrepreneurs develop the skills, resources and networks to launch and grow their firm.

Launched in 2012 with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, FastTrac DC was implemented to assist entrepreneurs in building and strengthening their business. FastTrac TechVenture, a continuation of FastTrac DC, will focus on entrepreneurs with a technology or science-based firm.

For the first time, DSLBD will offer access to technology and training resources specifically tailored towards DC tech companies who are interested in developing and growing a scalable business.

“It’s critical that today’s entrepreneurs learn the skills necessary to drive innovation and take advantage of the opportunities created by emerging technologies,” said DSLBD Director, Robert Summers. “The District’s start-up ecosystem is growing every day and FastTrac Tech Venture is a great way for new entrepreneurs to jumpstart their success.”

Classes for FastTrac TechVenture begin April 2, 2014 and will meet weekly through May 28, 2014. Classes will feature guest presentations from established entrepreneurs and subject matter experts.

To learn more about Kauffman FastTrac, please visit  http://fasttrac.org, follow the organization on Twitter at @fasttrac or check out FastTrac’s Sketchbook at  http://fasttrac.org/sketchbook.

To learn more about FastTrac DC and the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, please visit http://dslbd.dc.gov.

About the District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business Development-The District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) fosters the economic growth, development, and retention of District of Columbia based businesses, and promotes economic development throughout the District’s commercial districts.  DSLBD envisions a business environment in which DC businesses are connected in real-time with local, federal, and global business opportunities; businesses navigate government quickly, confidently, and effectively; and, every entrepreneur and business with a great idea and a great plan has the capital to make it happen.  Follow DSLBD on Twitter at @SmallBizDC, or like our Facebook page  http://facebook.com/bizDC.