BIG IDEA CONNECTPRENEUR 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 FORUM - February 28, 2018

"The Best Networking Event in DC."

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:   

Come to "The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic" and learn how Blockchain technology will disrupt the way you do business. We have a panel of top Blockchain and crypto experts, and a Fireside Chat with Loci‘s CEO, who just completed one of the world’s hottest Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).

 

This will be our 29th consecutive SOLD OUT event over the last 7 years!

Over 70% of previous attendees surveyed say that CONNECTpreneur is the "Number One" tech and investor event in the Mid-Atlantic region!

DCInno calls CONNECTpreneur "The Best Networking Event in DC" and a "NETWORKING JACKPOT" of the Region's TOP Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, CXOs, Angels, and VCs.

Why 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, entrepreneurship
  • CELEBRATE entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation

Program Highlights:

  • FIRESIDE CHAT with Rockstar CEO John Wise, Chairman & CEO of Loci, Inc. which recently completed one of the world’s hottest ICOs
  • CRYPTO, BLOCKCHAIN & BEYOND Panel
  • 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.

CONNECTpreneur is a bi-monthly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 8000 business leaders over the past 7 years.

We will be completely SOLD OUT, so there will be no on-site registration. All attendees MUST BE pre-registered.

Register now!

And visit our Website at connectpreneur.org

DATE: FEBRUARY 28, 2018

AGENDA

  • 7:00–8:20 am - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING
  • 8:20 - 8:25 am - WELCOME
  • S. TIEN WONG, Chairman, Tech2000 and Lore Systems
  • 8:25 - 9:10 am - FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ROCKSTAR CEO
  • JOHN WISE, Chairman & CEO, Loci, Inc. ICO and Blockchain pioneer, Inventor
  • 9:10 – 10:10 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH
  •  
  • 10:10 - 11:00 am - PANEL: "CRYPTO, BLOCKCHAIN, ICO & BEYOND"
  • Moderator: NAGESH RAO, Chief Technologist, U.S. Small Business Administration; USA Eisenhower Fellow; Council Member & Government Advisor, LAUNCH
  • BRIAN PARK, COO, Startup Grind; Director of Product & Technology, Real Time Cases, Inc.; Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Verizon's Fishbowl Labs
  • SHAHID SHAH, CEO, Netspective Communications; Co-Founder & Chairman, CitusHealth; Investor and Board Member, Ryohee and twazer
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 
 
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
 
Wharton Club of DC
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."

When:

Wednesday, 02/28/18 at 7:00am - 11:00am | iCal

Where:

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
7400 Wisconsin Avenue 1 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA

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