Domku to Host a StartUp Kitchen on Monday Nights for Six Weeks Starting in September

821 Upshur Street, NW

From a press release:

When Kera Carpenter opened DOMKU, a Petworth neighborhood game-changer, she could have benefited from a mentor, a space to test her concept, an opportunity to “play kitchen”. Seven years later it is in her own restaurant’s kitchen that she will provide these opportunities to one emerging culinary entrepreneur through StartUp Kitchen.

Applicants must be DC resident, have a basic business license, and present a concept that works in the space along with a viable business plan. Interested entrepreneurs must apply by June 20 to be eligible. Select applications will be reviewed by a committee of food industry judges and finalists will be announced July 3. On July 17, finalists will present formal plans to the committee. The winner will be announced on July 20th at the StartUp Kitchen Launch Party.

The StartUp Kitchen incubation lasts six weeks starting September 3rd. Each Monday night starting September 17th consumers can buy tickets, test the food, and give feedback on the winning concept. Applicants must apply online at or

Domku is located at 821 Upshur St, NW.

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