Storytellers from the first ever Washington DC StartUp StorySlam posed together at MakeOffices.

Storytellers from the first ever Washington DC StartUp StorySlam posed together at MakeOffices.

Marcus Bullock told the story of how being incarcerated as a teen led him to the the idea of starting Flikshop, an app that allows the family and friends of loved ones to easily share their digital photos with loved ones who are in prison. His story gave Marcus the first place win and he was awarded a 5-day membership to MakeOffices and a StartUp StorySlam t-shirt.

Our inaugural DC StartUp StorySlam was so much fun. Erika Ettin told the story about the origins of her online dating consultation service. Peter Mellen and David Conley shared inspiring stories about why they jumped into entrepreneurship. Lisa Vogt discussed how her breast cancer led to changes in her life. Arianna Scavetti told of how she decided to become a lawyer at the age of twelve. We heard many interesting and inspiring stories at the event.

Thanks to all our storytellers, our judges, and those who came out to cheer the storytellers on. Thanks to MakeOffices Dupont for hosting us and thanks to Mayor Bowser for retweeting us!

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Here is Marcus's inspiring story.