To ADVANCE and SCORE with your idea, your startup, early-stage, or other company, join us on the journey to improve your innovation results. And as you SCORE, you may even change the world!



> Next, to improve & run with it, CONNECT with thought - and action - leaders

> Then MEET with potential funding, contract and other resource sources

> And finally have FUN, as you are inspired by diverse achievers across a spectrum of industries.

Following three years of growing success and impact, we have reserved May 9, 2017 for the 2017 Innovation Summit: Design & Run Your Innovation Playbook. This continues meeting our goal of connecting innovators to one another and potential resources.

REGISTER NOW for Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to infuse your innovation and entrepreneurship capabilities with moreknowledge, connections, inspiration and fun, as you move your career - and business or other organizaton - forward!

This will build on the three successful Summits we've already held, each of which received rave reviews from speakers, attendees and sponsors. Register now so you YOU can ATTEND, PARTICIPATE IN, COLLABORATE, and BENEFIT from the Summit. Don't miss out - ACT NOW!

Two Wharton alum keynotes who have achieved great success in their business activities will share their innovation and entrepreneurship lessons learned over a period of more than two decades:

  • MARK EIN, Founder & CEO of Venturehouse, will begin the Summit with a Fireside Chat with Entrepreneur-Investor Tien Wong
  • DAVID TRONE, Owner of Total Wine & More, now a fast-growing $2.5 Billion category leader, will be our luncheon keynote

CLICK HERE for a listing of the four sessions (and speakers) in

  • Track 1, Urban Innovation, and
  • Track 2, Healthcare.

We also have three other tracks, shown below, that we'll provide more details on soon:

  • Track 3: Tech Advances & Challenges
  • Track 4: Funding Options (VC, Angel, Crowdfunding) and EdTech
  • Track 5: Govt. Innovation, IP (Intellectual Property), Social Impact Investing

To help you publicize your company (or other organization), we're giving every registrant a valuable benefit, free access to NewsReleaseWire.com, through August 31, 2017. The sooner you register, the greater your free PR. Click HERE to learn more.

Here's a brief peek at our schedule to help YOU SUCCEED in 2017 and the years ahead:

Recommendation: to get the impact of this Schedule, view it on your laptop or desktop computer. 

If you want to get an idea of what we did in the three prior Summits, using our multi-disciplinary approach to spur creativity, innovation, interaction and collaboration among attendees:  

Click here for 2016 Summit: Raise Your Innovation IQ

Click here for the 2015 Summit: Connect, Create, Transform

Click here for 2014 Summit: Connecting Innovators to National & Global Resources

Click here to Register for the Summit before rates rise!!! Feel free to contact us if you'd like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities by emailing us (just click here).  REGISTER NOW for Lowest Rates: Special Offers for  Wharton Club Members / Strategic Partner Member / Full-Time Govt, Nonprofit or Academia Only: (IF NOT WHARTON CLUB MEMBER, must list the name of your Strategic Partner / Govt. Agency / Nonprofit under Special Instructions when you register. Thank you.

ALL FULL ACCESS passes are all-inclusive for FULL DAY of Summit, FULL ACCESS PASS - to all sessions, breaks, reception, meals, plus mobile app with session, speaker and attendee data:

Full Access Pass

Advance - until 4/18


Wharton Club Members and Guests $200 $250
Strategic Partner Members/Guests, Non-Profits, Academia & Government Employees $200 $250
General Public $325 $375

When: Tuesday, 05/9/17 at 8:00am - 8:00pm | iCal


Bethesda North Conference Center & Marriott Hotel
5901 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Carl Anku
  Xyster Consulting
Darrell Mottley
  Banner Witcoff LTD
Michel Poirier
Frank Azuola
James Fangmeyer
  Triumph Partners
Anne Hefter
Barry Michael
  Biomedical Commercialization LLC
Igor Eberstein
  Eberstein Research & Consulting
Neil Wasserman
  Timewave Analytics, LLC
Amy Gleklen
  Vistage Worldwide
Jonathan Lang
  Chamber Advisors LLC
Stephanie Katz
  CETA Benefit Consulting Group, LLC
Bill Rever
  WB Rever Associates
Steve Lebischak
  Asius Technologies
Robert Sahadi
  Institute for Market Transformation
Anne Lantry
Guest of Anne Lantry
Helen Qubain
Gus Williamson
Rod Azama
  The Chancellor Group
Ahmad Beyranvand
  Chicago Booth
Terence Winsky
George Ballman
Claire Levinson
Philo Collins
Kim Nguyen
Alan Schlaifer, Chairman
  Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Lee Dudka, Senior Advisor
Joyce Hunter, CEO
  Vulcan Enterprises & Fmr. Dep. CIO, USDA
Alexander Diamantis, Esq.
  Northstar IP Law
Jonathan Schlaifer, Esq.
  Northstar IP Law
Irma Rosado
  Elegant Events LLC
Ketan Shah, Managing Director
  Elegant Events LLC
Tom Glendening, CEO & Founder
Ruwan Salgado, CEO
  Strat8gy International, LLC
Ali Qureshi, Managing Director
  Surdak & Company
Al Munoz
Greg Cullison, CEO
  Big Sky Associates
Robert Camp
  Fidelity Charitable
William Cunningham, CEO
  Creative Investment Research
Dr. Marni Falk, M.D., Assoc. Prof.
  Children's Hospital of Phila. & Penn's Perelman Med. School
Dr. Kim Norman, MD., Professor
  Univ. of California, San Francisco
Kimberlie Cerrone, JD, CEO & Founder
  Tiatros, Inc.
Rosemary McAvoy, CEO
  American Sustainabilty Leadership Council
Steve Buckley, Chief Content Officer
  Bangarang Books
Julie Kantor
Joaquin Aviles Lopez, CEO & Co-Founder
Bill Zielinski
Avi Bender
  US Dept of Commerce, NTIS
Dr. Cindy Moss, Sr. Dir. of Global STEM
  Discovery Education
Patrick Hoffman, Product Coordinator
Starling Childs, CEO
Tim Meyer, Associate Partner
  IBM Global Bus. Serv., IoT Center of Competency
Laetitia Gazel Anthoine, Founder & CEO
Patrick Halligan
Holly Parker
  Noa Technologies
Ario Keshani, CEO
Josh Yu, Co-Founder
Elena Christopoulos
  San Monica
Scott Kolber, CEO
Philipp Meyer-Schmeling, CEO
  Noa Technologies
David Bither, Managing Director
  ForwardTrace LLC
Sven Etzelsberger, CTO
Joel Coulter, VP
  AUVSI DC Chapter
Jordan Engel, President
  Engel Imagery
Phil Rappoport, Vice President
Gail Gilbert Ball, Managing Partner
  Chestnut Street Ventures
Mark Ein, Founder & CEO
  Venturehouse Group
David Trone, President & Owner
  Total Wine & More
Asim Hussain (inv)
  Bloom Energy
Paul DeMaio
Derrick Ko
Ilya Movshovich
Mark Goldstein, Deputy CISO
Doug Copley, Deputy CISO
Mitch Davis, CEO
  Broadcast Interview Source, ExpertClick.com
Laurent Balagué, Founder & CEO
  forMetris (EdTech)
Randy Domolky, Co-Founder, Man. Dir.
  Private Access Network (Angels)
Mark Levine, General Partner
  Core Capital Partners (VC)
Joe Kessler, Managing Partner
  Next Stage Development Group
Bruce Carlson, Director
Tony Halladay, Div. Chief
  U.S. Customers & Border Protection
Darryl Peek, Cyber Sec. Strategist
  US Dept. of Homeland Security
Bill Zielinski, Dep. Asst Comm.
  Fed. Acquisition Service, GSA
G. Nagesh Rao, CTO
  US Small Business Administration
Avi Bender, Director
  Natl. Tech. Info. Service, US Dept of Commerce
Jason Stern, CEO
  Braddock Communications
Lenard Marcus, Partner
  Edison Partners (VC)
... a total of 102 guests.
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