03. October 2019 - 18:00 till 20:00
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Build a Dream: Customer Discovery | Marshall Heights Community Development Org | Thursday, 03. October 2019

Build a Dream is a free workshop series by the Innovation & Equitable Development Team at DSLBD. This second session covers how to use the customer discovery process to build a network, prepare a market, and fine-tune the first product or services your business will offer in the market place.
DSLBD has trained over 2000 DC entrepreneurs through Build a Dream. This fall workshop series is in direct support of the Ward 7 & 8 Microbusiness Dream Grants, but all entrepreneurs are welcome to attend whether or not they are applying for the grant.
Dream Grant details.
The Department of Small & Local Business Development is pleased to announce the 2020 Dream Grants, a grant opportunity of up to $10,000 for Ward 7 & 8 resident owned microbusinesses. DSLBD anticipates making 20-25 grants from the $200,000 in total available funding. The grant application opens September 1, 2019, and will close November 15, 2019 at 2 pm.
The first information session is scheduled for Thursday, September 12 at the Marshall Heights CDO from 6-8 pm. We will cover an overview of the grant and answer questions. DSLBD will offer continued programming at Marshall Heights CDO through the end of October 2019 on Thursday evenings to provide additional support to entrepreneurs, businesses, and applicants.Ā 
The official Request for Applications (RFA) is now available on the DSLBD website. The RFA contains all instructions and a link to the online application system. All questions not asked in an information session must be asked in writing to Inno.ED@dc.gov. No calls. We will ***** questions until after the first information session scheduled for September 12, 2019.