DC Metro Area

DC Metro Area

The DC Metro Area is the second location in our national expansion.

In 2021, Break Through Tech launched its first cross-institutional collaboration, partnering with George Mason University (GMU) and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) as part of an initiative led by Pivotal Ventures. 

Break Through Tech at GMU and UMD

Why DC?

DC offers unique tech experiences in sectors such as security, government, and healthcare, along with many influential companies across sectors that have offices located in the nation’s capital.


The DC Metro Area marks our first cross-institutional collaboration.

We will partner with both the University of Maryland, College Park, and George Mason University, both large research universities with strong computer science departments and demonstrated commitment to achieving gender equality in tech. 

University of Maryland Iribe Center

University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) is the state’s flagship university and one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 40,000 students, 10,000 faculty and staff, and 297 academic programs. 

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George Mason University

George Mason University

George Mason University (GMU) is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., George Mason enrolls 38,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. George Mason has grown rapidly over the last half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. 

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