Accelerate Investor Conference

A black and white logo with the words " electric 2 0 1 9-2 0 2 4 ".
Join us on October 23-24

Engage top Local and National Investors, Corporates & Innovators

Accelerate 2024

Join us on October 23 & 24 2024 in Arlington, VA.

The Accelerate Investor Conference spurs the region’s innovation and startup ecosystem engagement to a new level and showcases the Virginia, Maryland, and metropolitan DC region as a destination for business development, venture investment, and job creation.

Northern Virginia and the DC Metro area are exploding with activity, with arrivals of large tech operations, including Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. The area is also growing tech startups, innovative growth companies, and a deep pool of talent.

The annual Accelerate events will be located principally in Arlington’s Virginia Square neighborhood – just a couple of miles from Amazon’s HQ2, and a few metro stops away from Reagan National Airport (DCA).

A man sitting on top of a couch next to another man.

The Accelerate Investor Conference

is a venture investor and startup conference and early stage business competition that showcases our region as a powerhouse for innovation and business opportunity.

The competition fuels innovation-based business growth by showcasing the best and brightest new tech startups to potential investors to foster their development within Virginia, Maryland, and Metro DC.

Dozens of top tech companies and 20+ student teams will compete to win cash and bragging rights. The competition targets entrepreneurs with early to mid seed stage, high growth businesses with the potential to have an immediate and positive impact on our local economy, as well as student concepts with longer-term business viability.

A white circle with a black background
A group of people standing around talking to each other.

The audience for this year’s event includes:

  • Early to mid stage venture capital

  • Angel investors / Angel groups

  • Preseed and Seed Funds

  • Tech entrepreneurs

  • Business innovators

  • Entrepreneurial students

  • Ecosystem service providers

  • Startup focused government agencies

Meet our Partners & Sponsors