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DCBX 2016 goes tech biz with Xccelerate — Entrepreneurs moving forward!

DCBX is the No. 1 US festival featuring world-class latin dancing, concerts, and music. Top technology companies are showcased as part of DCBX Xccelerate component. Each year, more than 6,000 people from over 48 States and 29 plus countries attend the DCBX festival.  Over a three day weekend, another 25,000 people view the broadcast and hundreds of thousands join in the social media conversation.

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All workshops will be held on the BoardRoom Level of the Renaissance in Rooms 12-14. 

The DC Archangels Closed Door Board Meeting will occur in Boardroom 2 



Friday, August 26th:

9:30am – 10:00am: Coffee / Registration

10:00am – 11:30am: DC Archangels Closed Door Board Meeting     Location: Meeting Rooms 12-14

11:30am – 1:00pm: Lunch    Location Del Campos 777 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Workshops Provided by DC Archangels  Location: Meeting Rooms 12-14

2:30pm – 4:00pm: Minority Business Development Agency Location: Meeting Rooms 12-14


“Access to Global Markets and Financing”

Ninety-five percent of the global market is outside of the United States. This session will provide insight about the National Export strategy and MBDA’s role in three priority markets: Africa, Latin America and Asia. We will also discuss how the MBDA Business Centers can be leveraged to deliver on the three Presidential Initiatives to help MBEs expand their businesses globally.   The session will highlight best practices in international market analysis, securing export financing support, and developing export capacity.  Session will address the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trans-Atlantic Partnership, Doing Business in Africa, Look South, and other trade opportunities.

“Financing Business Growth with MBDA’s Financing Partners”

This dynamic panel will give an overview of MBDA Access to Capital services.  Topics will include recent partnerships with lenders that facilitate deal flow and guidelines on how to access programs and services at an agency level and with the network of MBDA centers.  Learn how to connect to your local MBDA center and leverage a wide array of financing types. The panelists will introduce resources that include a national network of CDFI funds, accounts receivable financing, sources of growth capital for inner cities, new categories of marketplace lenders and exciting Merger and Acquisition (M&A) opportunities with private equity firms. The conversation will focus on how minority businesses (MBEs) can access these various types of capital, as well as highlight market trends that are bringing new growth opportunities to MBEs.

4:00pm – 6:00pm: Private Reception at Del Frisco’s Steak House   Location: Del Frisco’s  950 I St NW #501, Washington, DC 

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Renaissance Hotel Lobby Reception

9:00pm – Late: Networking & DCBX Dance / Diversity Entertainment  Location: Ballroom Level 

Saturday, August 27th:

12:00pm – 5:00pm: Xccelerate Entrepreneurship Workshop Track  Location: Meeting Rooms 10-11

12:00pm – 5:00pm: Doctor Startup Question & Answer Booth  Location: Boardroom Level 

12:00pm – 7:00pm: Company Booth Time Location: Boardroom Level 

7:30pm – 8:20pm: Angel Tank – Companies Pitch on Main Stage Location: Grand Ballroom 

9:00pm – Late: Networking & DCBX Dance / Diversity Entertainment Location: Ballroom Level 

Sunday, August 28th:

3:00pm – 12:00am   Enjoy Washington DC/Evening Entertainment


This year, up to 20 selected companies from across Latin America and the United States will be selected to participate in DCBX Xccelerate through a co-hosting partnership with The Washington DC ArchAngels, one of the nation’s leading angel investment group. We are looking for early stage companies that are seeking funding, distribution channels and a commitment to enter either the Latin American or US markets.  For US companies, the Latin American market in both the US and Central and South America is a large and growing segment of which you should be taking advantage.  Latinos have greater wealth and disposable income than ever before and are looking for the latest in technology and products. For foreign companies, the US market is still the largest and most competitive market for technology anywhere in the world.  Finding an entry point can mean millions of dollars in revenue.

DCBX Xccelerate will provide workshops, seminars, and ticketed events to promote your company.  Many of the attendees are accredited investors or access to businesses and people you need to expand your markets, obtain funding, or obtain a qualified management team.

All interested companies must submit an application and be chosen by DCBX Xccelerate to attend.  If selected, your company may bring up to two people.  Benefits include:

  • One booth prominently situated for the 6000+ attendees to view for the full three days of the conference.
  • A full day workshop conducted by actual investors on “How to Get the Attention of an Investor.”  This hands-on participatory workshop will cover the basics of entering the US and Latino markets, how to put a valuation on your company, how to negotiate a term sheet, and how to structure your business plan and pitch to attract investment. This is an interactive WORKSHOP conducted by actual investors.
  • Your company featured in all DCBX targeted social media.
  • “Speed dating” workshop. All companies will be able to pitch their company to at least 20 investors with a two minute face-to-face pitch, and will be ranked to become eligible for Angel Tank..
  • “Angel Tank” — The top five rated best companies will be selected and featured on stage in front of all conference participants.
  • Opportunities to continue to work with local and national angel investment groups.
  • Full admittance to any DCBX event or seminar during the conference.

When: August 25-28, 2016

Where: Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th St., NW, Washington, DC, USA

Costs:  Standard registration fee for a three-day booth is $2500 USD.  SPECIAL COMPANY REGISTRATION: $1895 USD. Because of our sponsorship with the Washington DC ArchAngels, the Registration Fee has been reduced to $1895 USD.  The hotel has reserved rooms at at special rate of $150 per night and is not included in the price.  Roundtrip airfare and meals are not included.


Apply Now! All companies must complete an online application form and qualify as a DCBX Xccelerate participant. Successful companies will receive a formal invitation to attend.

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For more information about the angel investment group, go to For learn more, please contact:


  • Randy Reade, Executive Vice President, Washington DC Archangels.

Mobile +1-202-422-5241      Email: (English only)


  • Juan Figueroa, Senior Advisor, Washington DC ArchAngels.

Mobile: +1-703-626-8854    Email: (Spanish speaker)







Or Call  1-800-393-2505 Mention DCBX/DC Bachata for the $149 Discounted Rate


Includes complimentary wifi in the hotel rooms & ballrooms.  A $35 a day value FREE!

We are happy to announce the new home of the 8th Annual DC Bachata Congress DCBX, The Renaissance Hotel. This hotel is in the heart of DC & will take our event to an entirely new level! We are so excited for the opportunities & partnership opportunity. Attendees get ready for a hotel experience like non other at the Renaissance! Live Life to Discover!


Seamlessly blending style, functionality, and comfort, the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel welcomes you to the heart of the city with impeccable amenities and refined luxury. You’re just moments from some of the most famous things to do and experience here in the Nation’s Capital, including Chinatown, the White House, the National Portrait Gallery, and much more. Settle in to your newly renovated room or suite, and enjoy perks like plush pillowtop mattresses, flat-screen TVs, and a well-lit desk. Stay healthy and focused with a visit to our fitness center, or enjoy a range of delicious dining options at our on-site restaurants and lounges. With nearly 65,000 square feet of event space, we provide the perfect backdrop for magnificent meetings and events here in Washington. Yet through it all, our hotel manages to retain the sense of quiet luxury that will make you feel as though you’ve found a secret hideaway in the middle of it all. Plan your escape to the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.


Or Call  1-800-393-2505 Mention DCBX/DC Bachata for the $149 Discounted Rate