The DC Startup Forum is an exciting new speaker series for media entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs sponsored by WAMU 88.5, J-Lab, and the American University School of Communication’s MA in Media Entrepreneurship.
Wondering how smart people make smart ideas happen? Come hear how Washington, D.C.’s entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs are turning the region into a hotbed of young startups, tech innovations and new media businesses.
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Jen Consalvo is co-founder and COO of the tech-focused media company, Tech Cocktail, as well as the co-founder of Thankfulfor, an online gratitude journal community. She has worked in product development for over a decade, leading large and small teams in a range of product areas such as digital imaging, community and social platforms and personalization. The majority of her career was at AOL, planning and building products used by millions of people globally. Consalvo is also co-producer of Digital Capital Week (@DCWEEK), a week-long festival in Washington, D.C., focused on technology, innovation and all things digital in the nation’s capital. The festival has attracted over 10,000 people. Consalvo was named a 2011 Tech Titan by Washingtonian Magazine. Consalvo is also one of the members of SOC's inaugural Accelerator Group, advising the school's new MA in Media Entrepreneurship. Over the past few years, Consalvo’s products have been featured in such places as WashingtonPost.com, TechCrunch, CNET, Mashable and more. She earned an MBA from American University's Kogod School of Business and a BA from the School of Communication.Video of the event