Pelonkey Advisory Board Member Spotlight: Tony Cord

Tony Cord is our awesome connector and thinker here on the Pelonkey Advisory Board. Not only does he love to find interesting people and business to introduce us to, he is also very strategic about his advice. Years of experience in different DC sectors allow him to truly analyze Pelonkey‘s developments and figure out how to best help us reach the next platform of strong company formation!

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In addition to serving as one of our wonderful Advisory Board “cheerleaders”, Tony is on the board for multiple non-profits and organizations, including DC Innovates, which harbors the Digital DC Tech Fund, and the National Crowdfunding Services. Coming up is the first DC Crowdfunding Challenge, hosted by the National Crowdfunding Services, and Tony is very excited about it! In a format best described as Shark Tank meets Power to the People, “communities will be empowered like never before as the crowdfunding democratizes raising capital for projects, causes, and businesses, harnessing the power of social media and the Internet”.

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Tony has always been a go-getter and purveyor of helping people realize and accomplish their goals. He frequently volunteers in his community and promotes various local causes. Tony is also an angel investor and an entrepreneur, himself! He sees the need in the growing DC creative community for a business platform like Pelonkey, which will help so many entertainers get a better hold of their business and maximize on all the opportunity Pelonkey provides for them!

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When he is not working (rarely, he is always ready and looking for opportunity!), Tony likes to kick back to a nice glass of wine and cigar, preferably on a rooftop to watch the sunset with his guitar.

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Also a huge lover of beaches and the water, Tony aspires to travel the world. Enjoying his time with his four children and partner, Tina Palmer, Tony tries not to take himself too seriously and make sure he’s really living his life!

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We here at Pelonkey thrive off of Tony’s zest and energy! We are so proud to have him on our Advisory Board!

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@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