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TechnoArt x Selina global innovation program arrives in Washington, D.C.

Official launch at Selina Union Market will be celebrated on September 15, where startups and investors will compete for a chance to win access to the TechnoArt@Selina program (up to $50K in value).

NEW YORK, N.Y. – One of the largest innovation programs in the world is coming to Washington during DC Startup Week. TechnoArt, a leading innovation platform for technology startups, and Selina, the global experiential hospitality platform, are launching a global innovation program in Washington, hosting a competition and networking event at the new Selina Union Market on Sept. 15, 2022. The TechnoArt@Selina program seeks to identify startups that support and better communities, be it through social, environmental or other means of positive impact.

 At stake is a spot in TechnoArt@Selina’s innovation program, designed to help startups scale their company using the Selina network and distribution across 25 countries, and position them for long-term growth. The program includes mentoring, access to Selina’s ecosystem as a product or service testing ground, and up to $50,000 in stay and service credits. The program helps entrepreneurs live and work from Selina properties around the world and benefit from its network of partners for business development, software support, financial consulting, marketing, and, of course, its mentor and investor network.

Named TechnoArt LIVE Local Washington DC, the event starts at 5:30 p.m., hosted at Selina Union Market at 411 New York Avenue NE. Held during DC Startup Week, which is the largest conference in the “DMV” for entrepreneurs and startups, it will draw startups from the greater Washington region to learn about and apply to the TechnoArt@Selina program. Central to the night will be the startup competition where local entrepreneurs share their business vision to a panel, with one winner chosen to receive admission to the innovation program. Washington area entrepreneurs can apply to participate in the competition here. A 30% discount on accommodations is available at Selina Union Market Sept. 9-18 for DC Startup Week using online booking code TECHNOART30.

The judging panel will be composed of important regional business leaders in the innovation space, who will also make presentations, including a keynote by CIO Magdalena Corone of the Inter-American Development Bank Group’s innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, who will speak about supporting innovation that betters communities. Other speakers hail from, focused on how technological innovation is affecting social equality, and other existing startups that focus on supporting the entrepreneurial mindset while changing the world.

Sam Khazary, senior vice president and head of global corporate development at Selina remarked, “Selina was born thanks to entrepreneurial spirit and that sincere passion to create transformative experiences that have a positive impact still guides us today as a global company. We look forward to meeting Washington’s next great visionaries and giving them a space – and a supporting community – to take their passion to the next level.”

Selina and TechnoArt held the first of a series of these events in Mexico City on Aug. 15, 2022 and are planning upcoming contests around the world from October through December in Bueno Aires, Miami, Columbia, Chicago and New York. 

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.