Washington DC Got a New sheriff: Vince Gray
January 3, 2011 1 Comment
Thanks to my web 1.0 era buddy Jamey Harvey, CEO of sponto, I was invited to the inaugural ball for the mayor last night. It was freaking awesome, except for the food; there was no Kabob, no caviar, no Persian style rice :-(. Having said, the ambiance, the laughter and joy from the beginning to the end of the party made it easy for me to overlook the food, which I’m actually not sure anyone minded but me, being the spoiled brat I am.
I invited my two gorgeous friends, Bita and Rouzita Vahhabaghai, the co-founders of ITA design and head of Capitol PechaKucha DC to tag along with me. The two have significantly contributed to the beauty of our Washington, DC through their passion for art, fashion, and architectural design.
The heavy security surrounding the mayor didn’t give me a chance to have a chat with him. I hope for better luck during the GW vs. La Salle Basketball Game on Wednesday hosted by my school, the George Washington University.
What I am most excited about in the new mayor is his ambition to boost entrepreneurship in the DC area. I spoke to ten random attendees about the mayor at the party. One word they all used him was “entrepreneurship”. I look forward to supporting his new team in making Awesome Washington DC more entrepreneur savvy, as the nation desperately needs them.
“Vince Gray gets how important a vibrant technology business scene will be to the future of our city. We’ve never had a mayor more attuned to how entrepreneurship creates jobs, or how important specialty education is to attracting new industry. I predict great things for DC technology startups over the next four years.”, said Jamey Harvey.
Some how, I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time with Jamey on the technology initiatives for Washington, DC for the next few years 🙂
More news on this to be announced 🙂
Enjoy the photos from last night:
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