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BIG IDEA CONNECTPRENEUR SPRING FORUM

Network with 400+ of the DC Region's TOP
https_cdn.evbuc.com_images_24418979_511786603_1_originalEntrepreneurs, Business Leaders, CXOs, Angels, and VCs
Special rates - 40% savings - for Wharton Club Members

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur SPRING FORUM - September 14, 2017

"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 YES, the networking is unprecedented!

Program Highlights:
 
  • Over 500 business leaders, includng 150+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 65+ angels & VCs
  • Fireside chat with DAVID TRONE, Wharton MBA, Co-Founder and Owner, Total Wine & More
    Awesome Entrepreneur "War Stories" Panel (moderated by GLEN HELLMAN (aka Mr. Cranky), angel investor and CEO of Driven Forward) featuring:
    ·         NIGEL JONES, CEO of Koolspan and Managing Director of TWJ Capital
    ·         BETH MALONEY, President of Palladian Partners
    ·         D.P. VENKATESH, VP of Broadsoft and CEO of mPortal
    PLUS 9 awesome early stage companies will present their companies.
  • Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event
 
Venue: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 
A plated breakfast is included. Parking: in the adjoining garage.
CONNECTpreneur is a quarterly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 3800 business leaders in the past 3 1/2 years.  
We expect another SELL OUT crowd, so there will be no on-site registration.  All attendees MUST BE pre-registered.
After SUPER EARLY BIRD, Get your 40% Wharton Club Member discount after Early Bird expires!  Click here! or call us at 301-365-8999 IF YOU ARE A CURRENT Wharton Club Member - You can only get access to this page if your membership is current, so we hope you'll rejoin if your membership expired. Please call us at 301-365-8999 with any questions. 
And visit the Website at connectpreneur.org 
 
DATE:  September 14, 2017 (info below to be updated - mark your calendar and RESERVE NOW!)
 
AGENDA

7:00–8:15 am - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING
 
8:15 - 8:20 am - WELCOME
S. TIEN WONG, CEO of Tech 2000 and Lore Systems
 

8:25 - 9:10 am - FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ROCKSTAR CEO
TOM GARDNER, CEO & Co-Founder, The Motley Fool

9:10 - 9:55 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH
Companies will be announced on September 7

9:55 - 10:45 am - SERIAL ENTREPRENEURS SHARE WAR STORIES
MODERATOR: MARK WALSH, serial investor and entrepreneur, Advisor, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Former Head of Innovation and Investment, U.S. Small Business Administration; Former Chair, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and Former Chair, Union College
JENNY ABRAMSON, Founder & Managing Partner, Rethink Impact, LP; Ex-CEO and President, LiveSafe
ZVI BAND, Founder & CEO, Contactually; Co-Founder, ProudlyMadeInDC and DC Tech Meetup
KATE GOODALL, CEO, Halcyon; COO, S&R Foundation

 
 
10:45 am - NETWORKING
 
Please note:  All sales are final and nonrefundable.  
 
PREVIOUS INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS (partial list):  
 
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.
 
 
EVENT PARTNERS:  
 
Tech2000
LORE Systems
Deloitte
BDO
Wilson Sonsini
Hogan Lovells
MD Dept of Commerce
Eagle Bank
CRESA
Ryan & Wetmore
 
4th Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Hafezi Capital
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship (UMD)
G-TECH Forum
Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
SmartCEO
Tech Council of MD Venture Mentoring Services
Institute for Excellence in Sales

Get your 40% Wharton Club Member discount after Early Bird expires!  Click here! or call us at 301-365-8999 IF YOU ARE A CURRENT Wharton Club Member - You can only get access to this page if your membership is current, so we hope you'll rejoin if your membership expired. Please call us at 301-365-8999 with any questions. 

 
TESTIMONIALS:

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

http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2013/09/05/big-idea-connectpreneurs-fall-forum-to-feature-honest-tea-ceo/

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

http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2013/12/11/close-the-year-with-premier-networking-at-connectpreneur/

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

http://inthecapital.com/2012/06/01/the-best-networking-event-in-d-c-and-why-you-should-go/

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

http://inthecapital.com/2012/09/06/three-reasons-why-you-should-attend-the-big-idea-connectpreneur-fall-forum/

Get your 40% Wharton Club Member discount after Early Bird expires!  Click here! or call us at 301-365-8999 IF YOU ARE A CURRENT Wharton Club Member - You can only get access to this page if your membership is current, so we hope you'll rejoin if your membership expired. Please call us at 301-365-8999 with any questions. 

"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."