SXSW iPhoto Recap

Gavin Daniels, co-founding principal of Wingate Hughes Architects, was in Austin, Texas this month supporting WeDC at SXSW. The initiative, spearheaded by the Honorable Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner, promotes DC’s vibrant tech scene while encouraging the next round of up-and-coming startups to make DC their home. Gavin travels to SXSW annually with the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) and is a firm believer that DC is more than a federal city — it’s a local city. He’s backed the startup community since the first few popped up on our map, and with WDCEP and WeDC, he shares our vibrant city message to the world at SXSW. Check out Gavin’s SXSW iPhoto diary for a glimpse into his amazing time supporting WeDC at SXSW 2016 …

March 11

Mark Bell, VP, Industry Affairs at NCTA, and Gavin Daniels talk about DC and media over a couple of local favorite Lone Star Beers.

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Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Brian Kenner jokes with Gavin Daniels, via Twitter, on who has the best kicks at the WeDC House.

Why DC? Because we are more than a federal city. We’re a local one.

Peter Corbett (right), Founder and CEO of iStrategyLabs, talks shop with Gavin Daniels at the WeDC House. Wingate Hughes designed ISL’s creative DC office.

March 12

Miles Gray (right), representing Events DC, is rocking his Events DC shades with Gavin Daniels.

Events DC is the face of conventions, sports, entertainment and cultural events within our nation’s capital.

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Gavin Daniels with pal and client Scott Johnson (center), CHIEF Co-founder and principal, at the annual #DCAllStar party.

March 13

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Gavin Daniels and Katie Cristol, Arlington County Board Member, discussed the state of tech and economic development in NoVa.
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Gavin Daniels at the WeDC House with Jen Boss (far left), Manager of Alvarez & Marsal-Public Sector Real Estate Services, AED Director Victor L. Hoskins (next to far right), and Brian Kenner (far right). 

March 14 — DCTech VIP Party

Gavin Daniels and Ezra Weinblatt of The Ezra Company partnered with WDCEP to host the DCTech VIP Party at the WeDC House. This event connected company founders, CEOs and VCs from around the nation with DC’s established thought leaders.

The Honorable Mayor Muriel Bowser was a special guest at The DCTech VIP Party at WDCEP’s WeDC House. Ezra Company’s Ezra Weinblatt (left).

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Legendary DC chef Jose Andres mingles with Ezra Weinblatt (left) and Gavin Daniels at the DCTech VIP Party.
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Mark Walsh (center), SBA’s Associate Administrator for the Office of Investment & Innovation, joins Ezra Weinblatt and Gavin Daniels at the WeDC House.

Gavin Daniels and his buddy Marty Ringlein, CEO and founder of nvite, having a blast at the DCTech VIP Party.