Pelonkey Partners & Advisory Board Happy Hour!

On Wednesday, Pelonkey brought together its fabulous partners and Advisory Board members together for a meet and greet group happy hour! One of our great Advisory Board members, Tony Cord with DC Innovates, hosted the happy hour at his beautiful penthouse over in Thomas Circle, with yummy food sponsored by Chix (Eat Responsibly).

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Stylus Chris and DJ Alkimist came out from the Beat Refinery DJ school to meet our awesome Pelonkey Board! The Beat Refinery teaches people how to be an awesome DJ, and they have partnered with Pelonkey because they believe in the mission – this business will disrupt the events and entertainment industry! Performing artists aren’t always the savviest on the business end. Pelonkey provides a secure business platform for the entertainers and puts the power of their contracts back into their own hands. The Beat Refinery is completely on board with that! Another Pelonkey partner, Heist Lounge owner DJ Dirty Hands came out for the celebration! Heist allows Pelonkey to host sponsored events at their venue at no additional fee, with a heavy emphasis on the DJ market for entertainers.

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Other awesome Board members that came out were Victoria Michael with VM Relations, Rich Shea with HiBall Events, Eddie Fam with Meant 2 Live Foundation, and Steve Britt with Leach Travell Britt Law. DJ Neekola gave a quick update to everyone about all the exciting things that have been happening for Pelonkey, including our most recent win at Tech Cocktail in Vegas a couple weeks ago!

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It was an awesome evening, and everyone had a wonderful time getting to know each other and being the DREAM TEAM that they are! Thank you, guys! Pelonkey wouldn’t be what it is today without all of your awesome support!

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1776 DC Member Spotlight on Pelonkey!

Pelonkey’s startup incubator, 1776, did a spotlight blog on our very own CEO, Nicole Gallub!

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With emphasis on her other full-time job as DJ Neekola, 1776 did a quick interview with her, asking questions about Pelonkey, the startup life, our awesome partnerships with the Beat Refinery DJ school and Heist Lounge, as well as her work-life balance between running Pelonkey and her DJ Career.

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Check out the article, and tell us what you think!

#IndustryTuesdays at @HeistDC with @DJNeekola, @DJOz713, @DJ_Vicious, and @DJAmenRa

It was another killer night at Heist for their Industry Tuesdays! This week’s lineup was solid, featuring Vicious, Amen Ra, Oz, and Neekola, all super dope Pelonkey DJs!

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The party was so awesome, Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas showed up to mix in some of his hot 90’s beats!

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As always, Heist delivered a solid party. The energy was great, and the lounge was solid packed til they shut it down. Thanks for having our awesome Pelonkey DJs! Always a pleasure, and we can’t wait til next week!

Heist DC: http://www.heistdc.com

Meet the @Pelonkey #AdvisoryBoard Members!

Ever wondered who the awesome brains behind the genius of Pelonkey are? Meet our amazing Pelonkey Advisory Board!

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 We will do a weekly spotlight on each member individually, and here is a quick look at our seven top notch advisors.

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Nicole Gallub, aka DJ Neekola, is our lovely Founder and CEO, and she has put together a rock solid team of people who really know what they’re talking about!

DJ Neekola: http://djneekola.com

Guest of a Guest: http://guestofaguest.com/tag/nicole-gallub

In The Capital: http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/all-series/dc-trendsetters-dj-neekola-spins-big-parties-and-a-big-business-idea/

Uber Stories: http://uberstories.com/tag/nicole-gallub/

Fox 5: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23727653/dj-neekola-on-fox-5-dj-friday

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Max Major is DC’s best and most popular magician. He is also the Founder of Metro Event Specialists, the DMV’s finest event networking group which hosts mixers and workshops to help people boost their business and meet other like-minded individuals in their industry.

Max Major: http://maxmajor.net

Metro Event Specialists: http://metroevents.org/author/max-major

What Weekly: http://whatweekly.com/2014/01/30/magician-max-major-get-paid-to-play-tricks/

CBS DC: http://washington.cbslocal.com/tag/max-major-mind-reading-and-magic-show/

DC Metro Theater Arts: http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2013/07/24/an-interview-with-magician-max-major-by-eric-denver/

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Victoria Michael has run her own public relations company, VM Public Relations, since 2001. You might have seen some of her fine work with the Washington Nationals, the Washingtonian, or Dirty Martini, just to name a few.

Victoria Michael Public Relations: http://vmpublicrelations.com

Washington Life Magazing: http://www.washingtonlife.com/?s=victoria+michael&x=15&y=9&=Go

Sip With Socialites: http://sipwithsocialites.com/the-socialites/victoria-michael

Guest of a Guest: http://guestofaguest.com/directory/victoria-michael

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Rich Shea is the owner of HiBall Events, one of the area’s biggest party and festival coordinators around. HiBall controls Big Night DC, New Orleans, Baltimore, Chicago, and National FreedomFest. Locally, check out HiBall Thursdays, which have great presence in the Clarendon scene.

HiBall Events: http://www.hiballevents.com

In The Capital: http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/all-series/dc-trendsetters-the-districts-biggest-party-thrower-rich-shea-preps-for-the-season/

Guest of a Guest: http://guestofaguest.com/tag/hiball-events

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Charles Koch, aka DJ Dirty Hands, is a prominent DJ in the area as well as a nightclub owner. Not only does he spin some crazy good beats, but he also owns Heist DC, a very popular lounge in DuPont.

DJ Dirty Hands: http://www.djdirtyhands.com

Heist: http://www.heistdc.com

The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/wp/2014/01/10/dj-chuck-dirty-hands-koch-mixes-the-news/

DC Cool: http://www.dccool.com/dj-dirty-hands

The Music Trust: http://themusictrust.com/djs/dirty-hands/

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Eddie Fam is the CEO of IMPACT Marketing & Events,  as well as the Events and Marketing go-to guy for the Winery at Bull Run. Eddie is also the founder of Networking for Good, which allows charitable organizations and business leaders to come network together on an affordable platform, as well as the Meant2Live Foundation, which promotes the well being of children and impoverished youth overseas.

IMPACT Marketing & Events: http://impactme.com

Networking for Good: http://www.meant2live.org/#!/networking-for-good

Meant to Live Foundation: http://www.meant2live.org/#!/home-page

The Winery at Bull Run: http://www.wineryatbullrun.com/about-us/the-people-of-twabr/

InKandescent Networking: http://inkandescentnetworking.com/network/eddie-fam-founder-networking-for-good

tony cord

Tony Cord is the Co-Chairman for DC Innovates, and handles corporate and client relations. He is also an Advisory Board member for ConnecTech DC and the National Crowdfunding Services.

DC Innovates: http://www.dcinnovates-us.org/about-us/board-of-directors/tony-cord

ConnecTech DC: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/morning_call/2013/01/connectech-initiative-launched-to-help.html

National Crowdfunding Services: http://www.prlog.org/12338923-accomplished-experienced-entrepreneur-tony-cord-joins-the-ncs-advisory-board.html

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Steve Britt is an experienced technology attorney who works for a small law firm, Leach Travell Britt pc, out in Tysons Corner. Steve also mentors tech startups and entrepreneurs on their legal issues and questions.

Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jstephenbritt

With this awesome team pulled together, we know Pelonkey will thrive! Please feel free to reach out to any of our Pelonkey Advisory Board members by emailing ciera@pelonkey.com “ATTN: Board Member Name” in the subject line.

#IndustryTuesdays at @HeistDC with @DJNeekola, @DJ_Vicious, @DJPhlipz, and @DJAlkimist!

Last Tuesday night, the awesome DC DJs of Pelonkey rocked the decks at Heist! DJ Neekola, DJ Alkimist, Phlipz, and Vicious shredded the vinyl, keeping the dance floor full the entire night!

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Tuesdays nights at Heist are the best nights for all the city industry people to go out, and by the time midnight rolls around, the entire lounge is packed! People were popping bottles and dancing til the club closed! These awesome Pelonkey DJs totally rocked it out!

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Great job, ladies and gents, with another excellent performance at Heist! Don’t miss this coming Tuesday’s DJ Takeover at Heist, with upwards of 10 DJs rotating on the decks! See you there!

Heist: http://www.heistdc.com

DJ Launch at Heist!

DJ Neekola has been working tirelessly to build Pelonkey, an online booking agency connecting quality talent in the industry to clients under a secure market. Heist hosted our soft launch for DJs!

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The awesome underground lounge opened early on a Tuesday night, welcoming the awesome influx of great industry peeps, offering Bacardi sponsored drink specials and raffles, with the proceeds benefiting the Meant 2 Live Foundation.

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CliqTrio’s Hallmark Herman (Greg Law) took some amazing pics from the event – thanks, Greg!!

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Victoria Michael (of VM Public Relations and Pelonkey Board member) celebrated her birthday with us – sparklers and cupcakes for everybody!

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Neekola gave a great little speech to all the stoked DJs about what Pelonkey can do for them and their business, getting everyone fired up about the app!

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As a perk for the DJs who came out, ACS offered a special discount on their earplug services, making sure each DJ had the opportunity to spare themselves from long-term hearing damage.

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Pelonkey partnered up with Beat Refinery, offering every DJ the chance to take their DJ certification test, which would provide them an official Beat Refinery Certified badge on their Pelonkey profiles. These guys are awesome and really understand the dedication, hard work, and art that go into the beat mixing and performance process.

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It was an awesome event, and everyone had such a great time! Though the event officially ended at 11pm, everyone raged well past 2am when Heist had to close.

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Pelonkey can’t wait to host another event at Heist next month, spotlighting our top artists and performers to hit the decks for a special performance! See you there!

Pelonkey: https://pelonkey.com

Heist: http://www.heistdc.com

Meant 2 Live Foundation: http://www.meant2live.org/#!/home-page

ACS Custom USA: http://www.acscustom.com/us/

Bacardi: http://www.bacardiusa.com/lda_us.aspx?ReturnUrl=/