Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event


Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Celebrate the holidays with a look back at 2015’s best in education and tech. We’ve teamed up with CourseHorse for an afternoon of food, conversation, and creativity. Join in to take a crash course in 3D printing; learn about giving good from THINX, Harry’s, and more; or get business tips from The Meatball Shop’s Daniel Holzman.


  • 12:30pm: Festivities kick off with lunch and networking
  • 1:30-3:30pm: Breakout sessions -- start thinking about the topic that interests you most!
  • 3:30-5:00pm: Stick around for a Holiday Happy Hour to network and mingle with other attendees

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Design a Snowflake: 3D Printing Competition

Expert 3D designer Ashley Marcovitz (formerly of MakerBot) will take you through a crash course in 3D design, modeling, and printing. You'll learn how to design snowflakes from scratch, and see a live demo of a MakerBot 3D printer. Go from pixels to atoms in just two hours!

The best five snowflake designs will be selected, and the winner will be printed during the session! Participants should bring their own laptop and an external mouse (you cannot use a trackpad).

Spots are limited to 40 people - first come, first served!

The Best NYTM Demos of 2015

Our friends at New York Tech Meetup have helped us to secure demos from some of their best presenters of 2015. Stop in to hear from emerging companies who have created innovative technologies and progressive products!


  • Tribute: “The Most Meaningful Gift on Earth”, making it easy to build a collaborative video montage of a group of people celebrating someone you care about (Presenter: Andrew Horn, Founder & CEO)
  • Savvy: A pocket recruiter that uses advanced AI technology to place top female talent in power positions across the Fortune1000 (Presenter: Maisie Devine, CEO)
  • ListenLoop: Software that helps B2B companies convert visitors into leads, book more meetings, and generate sales-qualified leads (Presenter: Rodrigo Fuentes, Co-Founder)
  • Testfire Inc: Seamless app recording for iOS and Android (Presenter: Robert Chea, CEO)
  • Issue Voter: A non-partisan engagement tool giving busy Americans like you the best way to make your voice count before new laws are passed, and, in one click, keep politicians accountable (Presenter: Maria Yuan, Founder)

The Meatball Shop - Business Fundamentals, Growth & Marketing

During this interactive Q&A, Meatball Shop Co-Founder Daniel Holzman will discuss what it takes to start and manage a successful company, including:

  • The foundations of TMS
  • How to start a business in New York City
  • Growth from a startup to an established company
  • Seasonality and its effect on operations
  • Marketing, particularly during the holiday period

"Give Good" Panel

In the spirit of holiday giving, we’ve put together a panel of speakers who are giving back to the community through their work they do. They’ll share their stories and what keeps them motivated.


  • Shama Amalean, COO @ THINX
  • Rachel Peck, Staff Manager @ Harry’s
  • Remaining panelists TBD

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