Digital DC teams up with Pelonkey for the Summer Kickoff Reception at Capitale!

Last month, Pelonkey provided two of our awesome DC DJs, DJ Costi and DJ Hi Def, to mix and mash up some super dope beats for Digital DC‘s Summer Kickoff Reception!

Hosted by Carlos Gray, Mayor Vincent Gray‘s son, the event brought together awesome people from the DC government, including 1776 mentor Erin Horne McKinney!

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Starting off the night was Pelonkey’s DJ Costi, feeling out the crowd with some upbeat lounge and house music. Halfway through, DJ Hi Def kicked into club mode, mixing in some hip hop and a little modern house. What a great vibe from the two of them!

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Capitale proved to be an excellent space for the networking party, which consisted of NFL Pro Sports, startups (mostly from WeWork, another event sponsor), and real estate members.

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St. Louis Rams Safety, Rodney McLeod, was in attendance with a few of his football buddies, attracting quite a crowd!

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With Lulu’s ice cream also in attendance sharing the delicious love, it was quite a successful event all around!

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Pelonkey was happy to be a part of the Summer Kickoff Reception!

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CEO, DJ Neekola, Represents Pelonkey for the June #MESmixer at Malmaison in Georgetown

Last month, DJ Neekola went to the Metro Event Specialists‘ June mixer at the beautiful Malmaison in Georgetown!

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Representing her startup, Pelonkey, Neekola was able to network with some of the best in the event and entertainment industry.

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Partnering up with the Meant 2 Live Foundation, Metro Events has started #MEScares by raising donated clothing and accessories for inner city youth as they join the city’s workforce, benefiting House DC.

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It was a wonderful mixer, as always, and this time around was hosted by JBC Events. Neekola walked away with multiple new contacts from her great networking!

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Look for updates on #MESworks as well, which are workshops to help companies boost their events business evening more by taking classes taught by experienced industry professionals. Hope to see you at the next #MESmixer!

Pelonkey’s DJ Neekola Judges the Taste of Prince George Best In Glass Mixology Competition!

Last month, DJ Neekola was a judge for the Taste of Prince George Best In Glass Mixology Competition! She sat alongside four other judges at Proud Mary Restaurant, DJ Nonchalant, DJ Bobby Rox, DJ DNitty, and DJ Xplosive.

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Since the theme was for DJs to judge the drinks, the host for the evening was none other than Biz Markie! Run by FlyCandy Media, Proud Mary looked awesome!

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The bartenders really got into their drink mixology!

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All four cocktails were incredible, and Neekola enjoyed sipping on the exquisite recipes.

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At the end of the evening, the winner was announced and all attendees received swag bags, leaving Proud Mary restaurant quite content!

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It was a wonderfully fun evening, and DJ Neekola was very happy to make some new DJ friends, judge the delicious cocktails, and participate in the Taste of Prince George event! Thank you for having her!

Pelonkey’s CEO, DJ Neekola, Performs at the RAMMY Awards 2014!

At one of the most exciting events of the year, Pelonkey CEO DJ Neekola was booked to perform at this year’s RAMMY awards!

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Held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, this year’s event was bigger and better than ever!

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Hosted by RJ Whyte’s fabulous event planners, the convention center looked immaculate.

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Neekola’s booth stood above the main bar area, where various whiskeys, spirits, craft beers, and cocktails were being served to the guests.

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The night started with a live band, keeping the crowd in a fun, upbeat mood to eat, drink, and socialize!

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During their awesome performance, DJ Neekola took the opportunity to go network with some of the biggest socialites in the city.

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She even ran into a Pelonkey Board member, Victoria Michael with VM Public Relations!

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Catch a spotlight post on her in the Pelonkey blog soon!

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We also ran into a great friend of ours, Daniel Mahdavian, partnered with a couple new restaurant ideas launching soon – stay tuned!

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Those are bound to be incredible new eating spots in the city!

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With a different theme at each station, all of the chefs from various restaurants and eateries in the area represented a different country.

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The hand-written chalk decor for these food stations was nothing short of stunning!

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Once we had our fun running around, munching on some delicious eats and chatting with some of the best people you will ever meet, it was Neekola’s turn to take over the dance floor!

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Starting off the dance and party portion of the evening was a live flash mob!

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As always, DJ Neekola used her superior skills to read the crowd and rouse everyone to the dance floor!

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This was a fun task after the incredible flash mob dancers busted their moves, but she managed just fine to get everyone into the dancing mood!

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Keeping the crowd packed the whole night, she had to end the night with Andrea Bocelli remixed with Imogen Heap to clear the floor for cleanup, and people still found a way to dance to it!

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Her rhythms are just too good.

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A big thanks to all of our great photographers, such as Ben Droz, Brightest Young Things, and Washington Life Magazine the for some of these wonderful photos!

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Thank you to RJ Whyte for booking Neekola for this amazing event!

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The RAMMYS always promise good memories and great times with awesome people, and we very much appreciated being a part of it all!

#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

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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.

@Pelonkey Founder&CEO @DJNeekola Attends @The_Digital_DC #Launch

Digital DC hosted its launch party on the rooftop of City Market on O St earlier this month. Mayor Vincent Gray chose this as a platform to help bring attention to DC as the nation’s forerunner city and leader in the country for tech innovation.

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DJ Neekola attended the launch to help boost awareness of her tech startup, Pelonkey, as well as participate in the growing interest of DC’s tech community, catching the attention of many VCs, angel investors, entrepreneurs, and many others looking into the city’s growing innovative business ideas.

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DJ Neekola had a great time at the launch event! Digital DC is a great initiative for startups like Pelonkey to gain recognition and get pushed to the right people who will really help take the business to the next level.

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Through all of the great resources right here in DC, entrepreneurs can boost their business to the world, making Washington a bright beacon of startup innovation.

Digital DC: http://digitaldc.co

DC Innovates: http://www.dcinnovates-us.org/tech-fund

Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/digital-dc-to-debut-this-week-with-venture-fund-corridor-aimed-at-growing-tech-sector/2014/02/28/00962b0-9e57-11e3-a050-dc3322a94a7_story.html

Biz Journals: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/techflash/2014/02/gray-administration-plans-fund-tech.html?page=all

In The Capital: http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2014/06/03/digital-dc-now-wants-startups-applications-to-decide-how-to-spend-1m/ and http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2014/03/06/mayor-gray-announces-digital-dc-tech-fund-and-corridor-but-is-he-missing-the-point/

Tech Cocktail: http://tech.co/event/digital-dc and http://tech.co/digital-dc-2014-04

#Recap: #SaturdayNight #HouseParty with @Pelonkey’s #DJGio

One of Pelonkey’s most highly booked and loved DC DJs, DJ Gio, rocked out a Saturday night house party!

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Arriving early for set up, Gio made sure the penthouse was totally prepared for the epic evening in front of him. Keeping the fists pumping and the crowd jumping, Gio shredded his decks with some old school and modern mash-ups, adding a Latin and international rhythm flair. This party was a solid success, and Gio packed the dance floor the entire night.

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To book DJ Gio for your next event, visit his Pelonkey profile at https://pelonkey.com/dj_gio. He will set your night on fire!

DJ Gio Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/djgio-1

 

@DJNeekola Spins for @ChefArtSmith’s #PowerBearForEquality #Party at @LiaisonCapHill #Rooftop to #Benefit @HRC’s #ProjectOneAmerica and @TheDCCenter’s #LGBT #Community

This past Thursday, DJ Neekola performed at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel’s rooftop poolside for the Power Bear for Equality party, hosted by Chef Art Smith.

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Benefiting both the Human Rights Campaign’s Project One America and the DC Center for LGBT Community, the event featured exquisite little bites from Art and Soul as well as gourmet hot dogs, and a fully stocked bar for the cocktail connoisseur!

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The event sold over 200 tickets, packing out the pool house rooftop! Pelonkey’s very own DJ Neekola very much enjoyed spinning upbeat lounge and house music for all of the guests, eager to grab a second with Chef Art!

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The beneficiaries for the evening lay close to Chef Art’s heart. The Human Rights Campaign launched Project One America in attempts to bring more equality to the Southern states of the US, where LGBT rights are discriminated against and often times ignored. The DC Center of the LGBT Community is also looking to advance rights in the local city area.

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It was a great party, and DJ Neekola can’t wait to spin for another amazing event later this month at the Liaison, Chefs Behind Bars, which is benefiting Share Our Strength. Grab your tickets here: http://chefsbehindbars.eventbrite.com, and also look for Neekola’s twitter contest, where she will be giving away two free tickets to a lucky winner! Just tweet a pic of your favorite cocktail and recipe with #ChefsBehindBars to @DJNeekola for your chance to win! See you there!

Chef Art Smith: http://www.chefartsmith.net/chef_art_homepage/index.htm

Liaison Capitol Hotel: http://www.affinia.com/Washington-DC-Hotel.aspx?name=Liaison-Capitol-Hill

Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org

HRC’s Project One America: http://www/hrc.org/campaigns/project-one-america

DC Center of LGBT Community: http://www.thedccenter.org

@SXSWV2V #CommunityMeetUp #DC at @UberOffices

Article taken from DJ Neekola’s blog (http://djneekola.com) with permission from host 6/13/14.

This past Monday, DJ Neekola attended the SXSW V2V DC Community Meet Up at the UberOffices in DuPont. This event brings together investors, venture capitalists, techies, entrepreneurs, and everyone who makes SXSW so awesome, all in the same room to meet, greet, and network before the big conference happening in Las Vegas this July. SXSW uses this meet up opportunity to find out what makes all these DC startups tick!

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The UberOffices 7th floor was an excellent host for the evening, with drinks and delicious snacks from Ridgewells Catering, keeping all the DC invitees very happy! DJ Neekola represented Pelonkey and met a few other awesome people who were also invited to come present in next month’s conference, as well as some potential investors! Definitely a great meet up!

SXSW V2V: http://sxswv2v.com/sxsw-v2v-community-meet-tour

UberOffices: http://uberoffices.com

SXSW V2V recap: http://sxswv2v.com/news/2014/thank-you-washington-dc-community-meet

GregsList: http://gregslistdc.com/event/2014/sxsw-v2v-washington-dc-community-meet