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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 Winter FORUM - December 13, 2017

"The Best Networking Event in the Mid-Atlantic."

InTheCapital calls CONNECTpreneur a "NETWORKING JACKPOT" of 500+ 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:   

  • dec-2017-speakersWhy attend this UNIQUE EVENT, which is like NONE OTHER in our region?
  • CONNECT - Unprecedented networking with super high quality, C-level attendees, entrepreneurs, and investors
  • LEARN from World Class speakers - Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, ICOs and social media influence
  • CELEBRATE entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation
  • Program Highlights:
    • FIRESIDE CHAT with Rockstar CEO MIKE DANIELS, Chairman of LMI, Former CEO of Network Solutions, Chairman, Invincea, Board Member of Blackberry, CACI; former Board Member, VeriSign, Sybase
    • BLOCKCHAIN panel with three of the world’s leading blockchain experts and social media influencers
    • We expect 500 business leaders, including 250+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 80+ angels & VCs
    • SHOWCASE of 8 emerging tech companies
    • Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event
    • A plated breakfast and unlimited coffee/tea are included.

Venue: Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA 22042
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:  December 13, 2017 (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 TECH CEO

  • MIKE DANIELS, Chairman of LMI and Invincea; former CEO of Network Solutions; Board Member, BlackberryCACI, and Mercury Systems; former Board Member, VeriSignSybaseTelcordia; former Chair, Northern Virginia Tech Council and Virginia Chamber of Commerce

9:10 – 10:10 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH 

10:10 - 11:00 am - PANEL: "BLOCKCHAIN: THE ULTIMATE DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY"

  • BRIAN FANZO, Founder, iSocialFanz; Social media influencer, Technology evangelist, Millennial keynote speaker
  • JEREMY EPSTEIN, CEO, NeverStopMarketing; Internationally acclaimed speaker and blockchain expert; Author, “The CMO Primer for a Blockchain World”
  • ANDREW BERKOWITZ, Founder, The Global Startup Movement, #1 "New and Noteworthy" podcaster on iTunes; CEO, GS Media
 
11:00 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
 
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."