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Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum: Blockchain, Crypto, ICOs & BEYOND!...

Network with 500+ 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 - April 25, 2018

"The Best Networking Event in DC."

The BLOCKCHAIN, CRYPTO & BEYOND Conference April 25, 2018

About this Event

BCBcon - a Blockchain Extravaganza

BLOCKCHAIN, CRYPTO & BEYOND Conference

(powered by CONNECTpreneur)

  • WHEN: April 25, 2018
  • WHERE: Marymount University at Ballston Center, Arlington, Virginia

BCBcon is a full-day conference focused on blockchain technology and crypto. We will have 25+ thought leading speakers, a showcase of 15 promising blockchain companies, and 300+ top entrepreneurs, business leaders, CXOs, angels, VC, and investors.

Over 7000 business leaders have attended our 30 SOLD OUT bi-monthly events since 2012. These UNIQUE EVENTS are like NONE OTHER in our region, due to the high quality of our attendees and participants, as well as our programming and unprecedented networking.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

* Full day of education and connecting

* 5 "All Star" panels. Topics include:

  • How to Survive and Thrive in the Blockchain Age
  • Secrets to doing a successful ICO
  • Tokenization of real estate, law and financial services
  • All things Crypto
  • Disruption in Healthcare, Energy, and Transportation
  • * Rockstar Keynote Speaker
  • * 15 emerging blockchain tech companies
  • * Networking before, during, and after the conference

Get your 30% 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

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

  • JONATHAN ABERMAN - Founder and Managing Partner, Ampilfier Ventures; Founder, TandemNSI; Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
  • ANDREW BERKOWITZ - Cryptocurrency investor; CEO/Founder, Global Startup Media; Founder and Host, CryptosWeekly podcast
  • JENA BINDERUP - Founder, The Memory Coooerative, ICO white paper expert
  • JOSHUA BOLES - Senior Managing Director, Savage Funding
  • ED BUKSTEL - CEO, Clinical Blockchain, Likely Medicine, and VitaminSpice
  • SAMUEL CASSATT - Chief Strategy Officer, ConsenSys
  • STEPHEN CRYSTAL, ESQ. - CEO, Casino Scouts; investor, ICO advisor, gaming executive, casino owner
  • FANNIE DELAVELLE, Managing Director, World Bank Youth Summit and Analyst at the Gender Innovation Lab
  • DESIREE DICKERSON - Blockchain and Digital Currency Fellow, Women for Women International; Manager, Atlas Research
  • BRIAN FANZO - Founder & CEO, iSocialFanz; Ranked #15 on Onalytica's list of top social media influencers worldwide; acclaimed blogger, podcaster, and speaker
  • DAHNA GOLDSTEIN - Professor, Georgetown University; Fellow, New America
  • KELCEY GOSSERAND - Managing Partner, Trellis NYC; Co-Founder, New York.City AI; blockchain evangelist, speaker, writer
  • LISA GUS - Founder and CEO, WishKnish; Managing Partner, Whampa
  • MICHAEL KAPILKOV - Partner, detrixo; ICO Advisor, Pundi X; ICO Advisor, CREDITS Blockchain Platform; ICO Advisor, CannaSOS
  • CHARLIE KISER - CEO, Griot; Advisor, Loci.io and CAARMO, Inc.
  • DR. JIM KYUNG-SOO LIEW - Professor of Finance, Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business; Founder, SoKat.io
  • PAUL MCNEAL - Founder, TheCryptoCurator.com; President, The Sturgeon Group
  • ARGENTINA MOISE - Founder & CEO, Bleexy, Rover Store, and InSight Software
  • JOHN PALMISANO - Chairman, eTrios Commodities
  • AKIN SAWYERR - Managing Director, Feleman; Director, SplashMobileMoney; Advisor, Esusu and GETJAMA
  • JENNY Q. TA - CEO / Founding Partner, VCNetwork.Co; Founder & CEO, Sqeeqee.com
  • CAROL VAN CLEEF - CEO, Luminous; Founder, Comptegrity; Partner, Bakerhostetler
  • ELIZA WENSLEY - Founder and COO, Databook
  • JOHN WISE - Founder and CEO, Loci

AGENDA

7:30AM - REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

8:45 - 9:00AM - WELCOME REMARKS

  • TIEN WONG - CEO, Opus8; Chairman, Lumious and Lore Systems; Founder and Host, CONNECTpreneur
  • VICTOR HOSKINS - Director, Arlington Economic DeveDevelopment; Former Deputy Mayor, District of Columbia

9:00 - 9:45AM - OPENING KEYNOTE

TBA

9:50 - 10:40AM - PANEL - HOW TO SURVIVE, AND THRIVE, IN TODAY'S BLOCKCHAIN AGE

  • SAMUEL CASSATT - Chief Strategy Officer, ConsenSys
  • BRIAN FANZO - Founder & CEO, iSocialFanz; Ranked #15 on Onalytica's list of top social media influencers worldwide; acclaimed blogger, podcaster, and speaker
  • ELIZA WENSLEY - Founder and COO, Databook
  • JOHN WISE - Founder and CEO, Loci

10:45 - 12:00PM - COMPANY SHOWCASE

Leading Early Stage Blockchain Technology Companies

12:00 - 12:45PM - NETWORKING LUNCH

12:45 - 2:45PM - CONCURRENT PANELS

  • TRACK A - Technology Disruption
  • TRACK B - Finance and Crypto

12:45 - 1:45PM - CONCURRENT PANELS I

PANEL A1

The Coming Tokenization of Real Estate, Law, and Financial Services

  • JONATHAN ABERMAN - Founder and Managing Partner, Ampilfier Ventures; Founder, TandemNSI; Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
  • DAHNA GOLDSTEIN - Professor, Georgetown University; Fellow, New America
  • CHARLIE KISER - CEO, Griot; Advisor, Loci.io and CAARMO, Inc.
  • DR. JIM KYUNG-SOO LIEW - Professor of Finance, Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business; Founder, SoKat.io

PANEL B1

Secrets to Doing a Successful ICO (Initial Coin Offering)

  • JENA BINDERUP - Founder, The Memory Coooerative, ICO white paper expert
  • STEPHEN CRYSTAL, ESQ. - CEO, Casino Scouts; investor, ICO advisor, gaming executive, casino owner
  • MICHAEL KAPILKOV - Partner, detrixo; ICO Advisor, Pundi X; ICO Advisor, CREDITS Blockchain Platform; ICO Advisor, CannaSOS
  • CAROL VAN CLEEF - CEO, Luminous; Founder, Comptegrity; Partner, Bakerhostetler

1:45 - 2:45PM - CONCURRENT PANELS II

PANEL A2

How Blockchain Reduces Friction and Improves Service Delivery in Healthcare, Energy and Retail

  • ED BUKSTEL - CEO, Clinical Blockchain, Likely Medicine, and VitaminSpice
  • ARGENTINA MOISE - Founder & CEO, Bleexy, Rover Store, and InSight Software
  • DESIREE DICKERSON - Blockchain and Digital Currency Fellow, Women for Women International; Manager, Atlas Research
  • LISA GUS - Founder and CEO, WishKnish; Managing Partner, Whampa
  • JOHN PALMISANO - Chairman, eTrios Commodities

PANEL B2

All Things Crypto - What's up with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, NEO, IOTA, and other AltCoins

  • ANDREW BERKOWITZ - Cryptocurrency investor; CEO/Founder, Global Startup Media; Founder and Host, CryptosWeekly podcast
  • JOSHUA BOLES - Senior Managing Director, Savage Funding
  • PAUL MCNEAL - Founder, TheCryptoCurator.com; President, The Sturgeon Group
  • AKIN SAWYERR - Managing Director, Feleman; Director, SplashMobileMoney; Advisor, Esusu and GETJAMA
  • JENNY Q. TA - CEO / Founding Partner, VCNetwork.Co; Founder & CEO, Sqeeqee.com

2:45PM - 4PM NETWORKING

SPONSORS

  • Arlington County, Virginia
  • Marymount University
  • Opus8
  • Tech2000
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
  • RSM
  • Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker
  • McCarter & English, LLP
  • Meltzer Group
  • Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services
  • Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Georgetown University Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • Wharton Club of DC
  • Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Institute for Excellence in Sales
  • National Association of Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

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

All sales are final. No refunds. Any cancellation requests received prior to April 15 shall be credited to a future CONNECTpreneur Forum.

Get your 30% 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, 04/25/18 at 7:00am - 3:00pm | iCal

Where:

Marymount University at Ballston Center
1000 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22201 USA

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