Welcome to Penn West — DC's Equity and Innovation District.

We are an inclusive, collaborative innovation hub for big ideas and groundbreaking technology dedicated to solving for a more sustainable, equitable and vibrant future for everyone. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, we welcome startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators from around the world through our global soft landing initiative.

Why Penn West

Our Partners

Our partners provide support for our mission, the city and its residents, and share in our vision of inclusive innovation for Penn West.

Our Community

Located in the Golden Triangle, at the center of the world’s capital, Penn West is home to prestigious universities, tech institutions, and international development organizations. The Golden Triangle is adjacent to the White House and home to key government agencies and major global institutions, including The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the International Finance Corporation, and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. Through the Washington DC Global Soft Landing initiative, Penn West provides the resources and support that international entrepreneurs and businesses need to successfully enter the U.S. market and establish a presence in DC.

For established and growing businesses, as well as startups, Penn West provides access to an immense and diverse workforce, connections to government and policymakers, and a mix of highly flexible workspaces, from Trophy office to coworking space.

We have built a strong network of partners to build Penn West—we hope you’ll join us.