Programs and Resources

Explore programs and resources available from Penn West and the DC tech ecosystem.


Washington, DC Global Soft Landing

Our team of experts, made up of economic developers, local government, chambers of commerce, and a world-renowned research university, are here to provide international businesses with the expertise and connections required for a successful entry into the Washington, DC market.

We offer two programs that provide access to discounted, flexible office space in the heart of Penn West, as well as a visa solution for foreign entrepreneurs and founders looking to scale their company in the U.S.:

Penn West Global Soft Landing Program

The Penn West Global Soft Landing Program provides companies with a flexible, discounted real estate solution.

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GW x Penn West Global Build Fellowship

The GW Penn West Global Build Fellowship, in collaboration with the immigration experts from The Build Fellowship by Open Avenues and George Washington University, provides foreign national founders, entrepreneurs, or industry experts with a visa solution.

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Golden Triangle Interactive Map

Explore the Golden Triangle’s 44-square-block neighborhood with an interactive map. The map makes it easy to find restaurants, hotels, bars, shopping, and more.

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GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (OIE) provides programming around innovation, education, venture creation, and making connections to support GW entrepreneurs and the Mid-Atlantic startup community.

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Location Incentives and Funding Opportunities

Washington, DC is a resilient city that pivots and grows in the face of challenges. We will continue to be the best city in the world to do business, bring big ideas to life, and set the standard for inclusive prosperity. Ready to move your company forward? Then #ObviouslyDC is where you belong.

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Establishing or Growing a Business in DC

The WDCEP is your partner in business development and beside you all the way when staging your DC investment. Start strategizing with WDCEP’s resources, which offer everything you need to know about starting or running a business in DC, all in one place.

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Hire an Apprentice

Enhance your talent strategy and hire an apprentice through BuildWithin. With a targeted training program, apprentices are well prepared for your desired role. Get matched with an apprentice and build your workforce to achieve your business objectives.

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