5th Annual Innovation Summit:

Disruptive Technologies - Your Path to the Future

Will YOUR Company - whether startup, early-stage, or other enterprise - BE BLOCKED by Disruptive Technologies? Or will you and your team RIDE THE WAVE OF DISRUPTION to growth and success? 

To tilt the odds in YOUR FAVOR, join us at the 5th Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit. 

  • To ADVANCE and SCORE with your idea, your startup, early-stage, or other organization, join us on the journey to improve your innovation results. And as you SCORE, you may even use - or develop - Disruptive Technologies to CHANGE THE GAME in your business or your industry!

REGISTER NOW for Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Summit!

At this Summit, as at the past four, you (and other members of your team, if you decide to bring them) can:

  • Begin by taking a fresh look at the DESIGN OF YOUR BUSINESS & INNOVATION PLAN - you'll get new ideas, from the start, with opening keynote Seth Goldman
  • Next, to improve & run with it, CONNECT with thought - and action - leaders at the Summit. Consider which of their ideas and lessons you can use or adapt from sessons you attend.
  • Then MEET with potential funding, contract and other resource sources, and possible strategic partners
  • And finally have FUN, as you are inspired by diverse achievers across a spectrum of industries.
    • This Summit will add to your fun by closing with a keynote, David Morey, Wharton MBA, who will inspire you with his theme, "Creating Business Magic." David will demonstrate how you can harness the power of magic to create and innovate in your thoughts and actions to move your venture to new heights.
    • And then the Reception, giving you the opportunity to meet and team up with - and bowl against - fellow attendees.
After four Summits of growing success and impact, we have reserved Tuesday, May 7, 2019, for this year's Wharton DC Innovation Summit: Disruptive Technologies - Your Path to the Future at Pinstripes, North Bethesda, MD.

Good news: You don't need to be a Wharton alum to attend and benefit from the Summit. EVERYONE interested in innovation - and moving their career and team forward - is welcome.

This will build on the four successful Summits we've already held, each of which received rave reviews from speakers, attendees and sponsors. These are a few of the many testimonials we've received:

  • What’s exciting about the Summit is we have entrepreneurs and innovators coming together in the Nation’s capital, finding ways entrepreneurs and innovators can help solve the big problems over the next decade. I’m excited about being here because the talent gathered here can together be part of the solution for our Nation’s ills.-- Aneesh Chopra, Hunch Analytics, and first White House Chief Technology Officer
  • The Summit is fantastic.  I’ve had a lot of great conversations with individuals here. There are many new perspectives, innovative ideas, and great opportunities to collaborate.  We’ve had numerous informal sessions with much dialogue.” – Ruth Ann Hudson, IBM

Register now so you YOU can ATTEND, PARTICIPATE IN, COLLABORATE, and BENEFIT from the Summit. Don't miss out - ACT NOW!

Two Keynotes who have achieved great success in their business activities will share innovation and entrepreneurship lessons learned, and a General Session Panel will explore major disruptors and trends:

  • Seth Goldman, Founder and TeaEO Emeritus Honest Tea and now Chairman of BeyondMeat.com, will inspire attendees with lessons he has learned on the path to success fueled in significant part by innovation, but overcoming huge obstacles. He will discuss many facets of "The Future of Food," from creative and more sustainable ways to grow, produce, distribute, and encourage the use of more healthful food products - and better ways to use water & other vital resources.
  • David Morey, will discuss, and demonstrate (through his performance of magic) his theme from his latest book, Creating Business Magic: How the Power of Magic Can Inspire, Innovate, and Revolutionize Your Business
  • We feature a Panel of Top Innovators from to explore trends, huge opportunities, & challenages in the U.S. and abroad in Mega-Technologies: artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, & IoT (Internet of Things) that are fueling growth

You'll learn vital information in four sessions in each of three tracks (listing speakers & descriptions in coming weeks): 

  • Disruptive Technologies, such as Blockchain, AI/Big Data, Connectivity (5G, IoT (the Internet of Things), Mobility Services) and Other Technologies (Robotics, 3D Printing, Advanced Manufacturing), that are changing business in the U.S. and globally
  • Funding - Vital Sources & Keys to Success that may provide the fuel you need to survive and thrive: Venture/Angel, PitchMasters, Tokens (incl. Crypto, ICOs, and Alternatives (SBA, SBIRs, banks, tax incentives, other)
  • The Future of: Cities, Work, Healthcare & Food - to learn about opportunities and challenges

To see what we offered at the last Summit, cllick HERE to view our WhartonDCInnovation.com website. We will be updating that with the latest information about Sessions and Speakers at this year's Summit.


Click here to Register for the Summit before rates rise again and to secure your place!!! Feel free to contact us if you'd like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities by emailing us (just click here).  

REGISTER NOW for Lowest Rates: Special Offers for  Wharton Club Members / Strategic Partner Member / Full-Time Govt, Nonprofit or Academia Only:

(IMPORTANT: IF NOT WHARTON CLUB MEMBER, you must list the name of your Strategic Partner of which you're current member / Full-Time Govt. Agency / Nonprofit / Veteran (please enter mil. branch) under Special Instructions when you register. Thank you. And you're welcome to join the Wharton Club, if you'd like, to save.

ALL FULL ACCESS passes are all-inclusive for FULL DAY of Summit, FULL ACCESS PASS - to all sessions, breaks, reception (with optional bowling), meals (breakfast & lunch):

  Full Access Pass

Feb. 2-18


Feb. 19 - March 1

March 2-16 

March 17-31

April 1-15



 Wharton Club Members & Guests 

119 139 159 179 199  

Strategic Partner Members**/Guests;

Full-Time Nonprofit, Academia & Govt. Employees***


119 139 159 179 199  
General Public 219 239 259 279 299  
Full-Time Students & U.S. Veterans  99 99 99 99 99  

Rate increases after April 15: 

  • The 199/person rates (Members, Nonprofits, Academia, Govt) rise to 219 from April 16 -30; then to 249/person, if space is still available
  • Public rates rise to 319 from April 16 -30; then to 349/person, if space is still available


Tuesday, 05/7/19 at 8:00am - 8:00pm | iCal


Pinstripes Ballroom
11920 Grand Avenue 2nd Floor
North Bethesda, MD 20852 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Jonathan Lang
  Chamber Advisors
Vincent Natale
Eliot Shatzman
  Merrill Lynch
Nanda Ramanujam
Danqing Zhu
  World Bank Group
Philo Collins
Alan Schlaifer, Chairman
  Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Guest of Alan Schlaifer
Guest of Alan Schlaifer
Brian Barnett
  The Barnett Company
Jane Stieber
  JS Associates
David Morey, CEO
  DMG Global
Seth Goldman, TeaEO Emeritus
  Honest Tea; Exec. Chair, BeyondMeat.com
Andrea Essex
  Long & Foster
Brian Park
  Startup Grind
Jean-Francois Orsini, Chairman
  Wharton School Club of DC
Helen Qubain
Ruwan Salgado, Program Chair
  Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Rashed Hasan
  Nantuit LLC
Brendan Harris
  SeventySix Capital
Stephanie Katz
  CETA Benefit Consulting Group, LLC
William Rever
Steve Lebischak
Dan Coffing
Mary Gotschall
  ABC Imaging
Lori Faye Fischler
  Otilo, Inc.
Pauline Thompson
  Tysons Realty
Steve Kann
kent Watkins
  American Academy of Housing and Communities
Kelvin Fu
Mitchell Davis
Shannon Daniels
... a total of 33 guests.
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Click here to Register for the Summit before rates rise!!!