Network with 500+ of the DC Region's TOP
Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, CXOs, Angels, and VCs
Special rates - 40% savings - for Wharton Club Members

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur WINTER FORUM - December 14, 2016

"The Best Networking Event in DC."

InTheCapital calls CONNECTpreneur a "NETWORKING JACKPOT" of 400+ of the DC Region's TOP Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, CXOs, Angels, and VCs.

Presented by appnetic, Tech 2000 and LORE Systems, this UNIQUE EVENT is like NONE OTHER in our region, because of the high quality of our attendees, speakers and presenters. (with the support of our Wharton Club of DC and the Wharton DC Innovation Summit!)

And YES, the networking is unprecedented!

Program Highlights:
  • We expect 500 business leaders, including 250+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 80+ angels & VCs
  • Roundtable discussion with SERIAL DEALMAKERS: How to Successfully BUILD, BUY, and SELL tech companies
  • SHOWCASE of Emerging tech companies 
  • Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
A plated breakfast is included. Parking: in the adjoining lot
CONNECTpreneur is a quarterly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 6000 business leaders in the past 6 years.  
We expect another SELL OUT crowd, so there will be no on-site registration.  All attendees MUST BE pre-registered.
Wharton Club Members save 40%!!! That discount alone nearly pays for your Club dues.  
Register now! Click here
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DATE:  December 14, 2016 (info below to be updated - mark your calendar and RESERVE NOW!)

8:15 - 8:20 am - WELCOME


S. TIEN WONG, Chairman of Tech 2000 and Lore Systems
  • JONATHON PERRELLI, CEO & Co-Founder, LifeFuels; Managing Director/Founder, Fortify Ventures; Founder, Chairman & CEO, SecureForce
  • K. PAUL SINGH, CEO, Rezon8 Capital; Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Primus Telecommunications Group 
  • Moderator: MARK HOLLOWAY,  Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • CAROLYN PARENT, CEO & President, LiveSafe; Founder, Gravy Analytics; Advisory Board Member, comScore
  • STEVE ROTH, Partner, CM Equity Partners; ex-COO, Preferred Systems Solutions; President, Vista Technology Services
9:10 – 10:15 am  -  COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH (Presenting Companies will be announced on June 5)
10:15 am - 1130 am  - NETWORKING 
Please note:  All sales are final and nonrefundable.  Any cancellations received prior to February 15 may be credited toward our upcoming Big Idea CONNECTpreneur FORA: September and December, 2016.
Revolution Ventures, Carlyle Group, Kinetic Ventures, Amplifier Venture Partners, Core Capital, Grotech, Novak Biddle, New Atlantic Ventures, True Ventures, Edison Ventures, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, RLMcCall Capital Partners, Venturehouse, Multiplier Capital, Updata, Saratoga Investment Corp., DFW Capital Partners, Farragut Capital, NextGen Angels, CIT GAP Funds, New Markets Venture Partners, BluVenture Investors, Leeds Novamark, Maryland Venture Fund, TEDCO, 1776, K Street Capital, Cranbrook Capital, Fortify Ventures, Acceleprise, US Boston, 500 Startups, VentureCross Partners, Berman Enterprises, Dingman Angels, Neuberger & Co. Ventures, McLean Capital, Angel Venture Forum, Exhilirator, New Vantage Group, National Capital Companies, Enhanced Capital, MTECH Ventures, Mosaic Capital, Opus8, Starise Ventures, Blue Heron Capital, Duncaster Investments, Private Capital Network, Next-Stage Development Group, Lancaster Angel Network, Harrell Partners, Ruxton Ventures, MD Center for Entrepreneurship, Conscious Venture Labs, and Keiretsu Forum.
LORE Systems
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
BNY Mellon
Capitol Bay Group of Ameriprise Financial Services
Ryan & Wetmore
4th Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Hafezi Capital
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship (UMD)
Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
Institute for Excellence in Sales

Register now for Early Bird, or get your 40% Wharton Club Member discount after Early Bird expires!  Click here!


CONNECTpreneur events are "essentially the be-all-end-all of networking events in the city":

The "premier networking event in DC tech and investing", CONNECTpreneur is "networking on steroids":

CONNECTpreneur is "The Best Networking Event in DC.":

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a "Networking Jackpot.":

Register now for Early Bird, or get your 40% Wharton Club Member discount after Early Bird expires!  Click here!

"No B.S. that was the best biz networking event I have ever been to."
Darren Womer
CEO, National Capital Companies
Chairman, Clear Government Solutions
"Not every investor and startup meeting in town is worthwhile.  I would run through walls to get to yours though."
Joe Kessler
CEO, Next Stage Development Group
"You pulled off a great conference.  I really enjoyed it.  Thanks for inviting me!!"
John Backus
Managing Partner
New Atlantic Ventures
"What a great conference...There was a distinct energy and enthusiasm at your meeting, unlike the usual droll meetings like this.  So well done."
John Holaday,
CEO, QRx Pharma 
"One of the best events I have ever sponsored!"
Mark Ellenbogen
Partner, BDO
"Great event this week!  Great speakers, atmosphere and people!  Reminded me of the good ole days!"
Tom Kohn
EVP, Cygnus Business Media
Founder, Transactis
"It was amazing.  Best event I have ever attended!"
Jill Chodorov, Angel Investor
"I thought you put on a terrific event.  I was really impressed with the caliber of people and the format of the event."
Jim Van Eperen, Angel Investor
CEO, TerraWi
"That was one of the best VC conferences I can remember attending.  It had all the positive energy of the boom years, without the unbridled reckless exuberance."
Jim Long, Founder
VentureCross Partners
"Bravo!  Great program."


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Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102 USA

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