Spicy Innovation Connecting Talent with Opportunity in the DMV

🌶️🌶️🌶️Join CAI for “Spicy Innovation” to Turn Up the Heat on Entrepreneurship in the DMV🌶️🌶️🌶️




What is it: The Center for Advancing Innovation is a 501c3 with a spicy, innovative program to boost entrepreneurship for all, including the underserved, in the DMV. This program, the Global Health Innovation Challenge (GHIC), is supported by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the US EDA, and Ignite Social Impact. The GHIC will increase availability and access to capital for new and existing private companies, which are developing solutions for global health, mental health, and sustainability in our backyard


Format: Two hand-picked startups will serve up pitches to seasoned investors


Who Benefits: Startups, investors and potential collaborators through community building, growing your network, and gaining access to up to $5 million in capital, if qualified

To join us for Spicy Innovation, log in to LinkedIn, and register at linkedin.com/company/caistartups/events.

When and Where:
Spicy Innovation will be held at the spiciest, most entrepreneurial restaurants in and around Washington, DC’s Ward 4 nearby the historic Walter Reed Campus.

The Spicy Innovation restaurant tour will begin with Spanish cuisine at Atxondo (4724 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20011) on 1/19/2023.


Rosemarie Truman

Founder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation

Presenting Companies

Cogentis Therapeutics

Developing first in class therapies for the treatment of dementia


Pioneering ultra filtration technology to remove up to 99% chlorine from faucet filters for skincare

Ignite Social Impact

Helping private companies to deliver positive impact by raising up to $5M through crowdfunding

IndyGeneUS AI

Creating the largest digital blockchain-encrypted repository of African clinical and genomic data


Reducing costs for all with a 3D printed nanomaterial for cartilage repair and regrowth

Novel Microdevices

Offering a handheld point-of-care medical device to facilitate molecular diagnostics

Youme Healthcare

Providing online & telehealth therapy for kids, teens & families with behavioral & mental health issues

Zimbali Networks

Driving financial inclusion globally with a Web3 ecosystem of decentralized financial products


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