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Welcome to the 2nd Annual ECVC - East Coast VentureCON 

Marymount University - Ballston Campus - 1000 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA: 33 1/3% Discount to Wharton Club Members

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MARCH 21, 2019

Powered by CONNECTpreneur and Maryland Tech Council

  • This UNIQUE full-day EVENT is the premier annual conference for VCs, angels, and entrepreneurs on the East Coast.
  • Come meet some of the nation's top venture capitalists, investors and entrepreneurs in a FULL DAY of networking, learning, connecting, and celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship!
  • Who's coming - Over 400 leading investors, VCs, CXOs, Founders and Startup Ecosystem players will attend
  • Plenty of Networking - ONE OF A KIND networking - breakfast, networking breaks and networking lunch
  • Speakers and Sessions - Over 30 speakers, 8 sessions. Panels topics: Venture Capitalists, Seed Stage Investors, Angels and Accelerators, Healthcare, Cyber, Token offerings, and Opportunity Zones for tech companies
  • Innovation Showcase - 24 very promising early stage companies will present in a "rocket pitch" format
  • Venue - The beautiful Conference Center at Marymount University Ballston Center,1000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA.
  • Buffet breakfast and buffet lunch will be served

Confirmed Speakers:

  • ANDREW BERKOWITZ - CEO/Founder, Global Startup Media
  • JEFF CHERRY - CEO and General Partner, SHIFT Ventures; CEO, Conscious Venture Lab
  • ELIZABETH CHO FERTIKH - Co-Managing Director, MEDA Angels, LLC; Professor, The Johns Hopkins University
  • CHRIS COLLEGE - Managing Partner, TCP Venture Capital
  • BILL CROWELL - Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
  • OLLEN DOUGLASS - Managing Director, Motley Fool Ventures
  • BRIAN GAISTER - Co-Founder & General Partner, SaaS Ventures; CEO, Pennington Partners & Co.; Principal, PTM Partners
  • SARA GIBSON - Co-Founder & CEO, 20 Degrees
  • RICK GORDON - Director, INOVA Personalized Health Accelerator
  • MARK GROVIC - General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners
  • FRED GUMBINNER - Angel Investor; President, Keiretsu Forum DC; Managing Partner, G2 GEM Finance
  • VICTOR HOSKINS - Director, Arlington Economic Development
  • JIM HUNT - Managing Partner, Lavrock Ventures; Founding Principal, BluVenture Investors
  • JIEMIN JORDAN - Managing Partner, Decisive Investment Group; Stars Mentor, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator
  • ESTHER LEE - President & CEO, Refraction; Former Secretary of Trade and Commerce, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • LENARD MARCUS - General Partner, Edison Partners
  • ANNA MASON - Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund at Revolution, LLC
  • ANTHONY MILLIN, ESQ. - Chair, NEXT; Venture Partner, Urban Us; Partner, Shulman Rogers
  • JEFF MUND - Founder & Managing General Partner, MCVC Partners
  • JEN O'DANIEL - Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds; Investment Director, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator
  • JONATHAN PERL - General Partner, Boulder Ventures
  • DAVID PETR - President and CEO, Montgomery County Economic Development Corp.
  • SHELLY PORGES - Founder and Managing Partner, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women
  • GERRY REIHSEN, Founder & CEO, Coasis Coalition Companies PB LLC
  • MARTY ROSENDALE - CEO, Maryland Tech Council
  • RYAN ROSS - Chief Innovation Officer, Halcyon
  • PARAG SHETH - Director and CMO, Maryland Venture Fund / TEDCO
  • MANISH THAKUR - Managing Partner, Option3 Ventures
  • SEVER TOTIA - Partner, 3TS Capital Partners
  • ROSEMARIE TRUMAN - General Partner and Founder, Gazelle Futures LLC: CEO and Founder, The Center for Advancing Innovation
  • CAROL VAN CLEEF - Blockchain and Crypto expert; CEO, Luminous Group; Partner, LeClairRyan
  • TOM WEITHMAN - Chief Investment Officer, MACH 37 Cyber Accelerator; Vice President and Managing Director, Center for Innovative Technology GAP Funds
  • TIEN WONG - CEO, Opus8, Inc; Chairman, Lumious and Lore Systems

DATE: MARCH 21, 2019

AGENDA

7:30 - 9:00 AM - REGISTRATION and NETWORKING BREAKFAST

LOBBY and 2nd Floor Foyer

9:00 - 9:20 AM - WELCOME REMARKS

Auditorium

  • Opus8
  • Arlington County
  • Marymount University
  • Maryland Tech Council

9:20 - 10:00 AM - VENTURE CAPITAL PANEL - Latest trends in the VC markets

  • Moderator: MARTY ROSENDALE - CEO, Maryland Tech Council
  • OLLEN DOUGLASS - Managing Director, Motley Fool Ventures
  • LENARD MARCUS - General Partner, Edison Partners
  • ANNA MASON - Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund at Revolution, LLC
  • JONATHAN PERL - General Partner, Boulder Ventures

10:00 - 10:45 AM - SEED and EARLY STAGE PANEL

  • Moderator: ANTHONY MILLIN, ESQ. - Chair, NEXT; Venture Partner, Urban Us; Partner, Shulman Rogers
  • CHRIS COLLEGE - Managing Partner, TCP Venture Capital
  • MARK GROVIC - General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners
  • SHELLY PORGES - Founder and Managing Partner, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women
  • PARAG SHETH - Director and CMO, Maryland Venture Fund / TEDCO

10:45 - 11:15 AM - NETWORKING BREAK

11:15 - 12:30 PM - COMPANY SHOWCASES / ROCKET PITCHES (2 concurrent showcases )

  • Adaptive Phage Therapeutics
  • Alma Mater
  • ALPHYN Biologics
  • Airgility
  • Automatic Technologies
  • Avealto
  • Beautiful bioSolutions
  • DeepLook
  • Drop Dead Life Insurance
  • Hyde Closet
  • IQYOU
  • King & Union
  • Laughing Fish
  • misellf
  • MovieComm
  • Nanochon
  • Ortus Academy
  • PramRides
  • Salamandra Zone
  • SIONEER
  • SmartLink Health
  • SurgiPrice
  • Totem Systems
  • True Bearing Diagnostics
  • Valaurum

12:30 - 1:15 PM - NETWORKING LUNCHEON 

2nd Floor Foyer and Large Conference Room

1:15 - 2:00 PM - CYBER INVESTMENT PANEL

Auditorium

  • Moderator: DAVID PETR - President and CEO, Montgomery County Economic Development Corp.
  • BILL CROWELL - Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
  • JIM HUNT - Managing Partner, Lavrock Ventures; Founding Principal, BluVenture Investors
  • JIEMIN JORDAN - Managing Partner, Decisive Investment Group; Stars Mentor, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator
  • JEN O'DANIEL - Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds; Investment Director, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator
  • MANISH THAKUR - Managing Partner, Option3 Ventures

 

2:00 - 2:45 PM - CONCURRENT PANELS "A"

HEALTHCARE INVESTMENT PANEL - A1

Auditorium

  • Moderator: ELIZABETH CHO FERTIKH - Co-Managing Director, MEDA Angels, LLC; Professor, The Johns Hopkins University
  • RICK GORDON - Director, INOVA Personalized Health Accelerator
  • ROSEMARIE TRUMAN - General Partner and Founder, Gazelle Futures LLC: CEO and Founder, The Center for Advancing Innovation

OPPORTUNITY ZONES AND TECH COMPANIES - A2

2nd Floor Large Conference Room

  • Moderator: SARA GIBSON - Co-Founder & CEO, 20 Degrees
  • BRIAN GAISTER - Co-Founder & General Partner, SaaS Ventures; CEO, Pennington Partners & Co.; Principal, PTM Partners
  • GERRY REIHSEN, Founder & CEO, Coasis Coalition Companies PB LLC
  • TOM WEITHMAN - Chief Investment Officer, MACH 37 Cyber Accelerator; Vice President and Managing Director, Center for Innovative Technology GAP Funds

2:45 - 3:30 PM - CONCURRENT PANELS "B"

ANGELS AND ACCELERATORS - B1

Auditorium

  • Moderator: ESTHER LEE - President & CEO, Refraction; Former Secretary of Trade and Commerce, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • JEFF CHERRY - CEO and General Partner, SHIFT Ventures; CEO, Conscious Venture Lab
  • FRED GUMBINNER - Angel Investor; President, Keiretsu Forum DC; Managing Partner, G2 GEM Finance
  • JEFF MUND - Founder & Managing General Partner, MCVC Partners
  • RYAN ROSS - Chief Innovation Officer, Halcyon

TOKEN OFFERINGS - Alive or Dead? - B2

2nd Floor Large Conference Room

  • Moderator: ANDREW BERKOWITZ - CEO/Founder, Global Startup Media
  • GERRY REIHSEN, Founder & CEO, Coasis Coalition Companies PB LLC
  • CAROL VAN CLEEF - Blockchain and Crypto expert; CEO, Luminous Group; Partner, LeClairRyan

3:30 - CLOSING NETWORKING RECEPTION

SPONSORS

  • Maryland Tech Council
  • Arlington Economic Development
  • Marymount University
  • Opus8
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • NEXT, Powered by Shulman Rogers
  • Mindspace
  • Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • Raffa Financial Services
  • NFP
  • CBRE
  • Lumious

PAST INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS

Revolution Ventures, Carlyle Group, Kinetic Ventures, Sterling Partners, Core Capital, Grotech, UPDATA, Novak Biddle, New Atlantic Ventures, Edison Ventures, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Venturehouse, Boulder Ventures, TDF Funds, Ballast Point Ventures, Urban Us, Multiplier Capital, Saratoga Investment Corp., Maryland Venture Fund, New Markets Venture Partners, True Ventures, 500 Startups, Amplifier Venture Partners, DFW Capital Partners, Farragut Capital, NextGen Angels, CIT GAP Funds, TEDCO, BluVenture Investors, Leeds Novamark, Private Access Network, CAV Angels, K Street Capital, Select Venture Partners, RLMcCall Capital, ID Private Equity, Cranbrook Capital, Baltimore Angels, Pennington Partners, Acceleprise, Blue Marlin Partners, VentureCross Partners, US Boston, Berman Enterprises, Dingman Angels, Neuberger & Co. Ventures, McLean Capital, Angel Venture Forum, Brilliant Keypoint Investments, Paras Ventures, NextSteps Capital, Noblestar Capital, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Grindstone Partners, Exhilirator, New Vantage Group, New Dominion Angels, National Capital Companies, Enhanced Capital, MTECH Ventures, Mosaic Capital, Opus8, Blue Heron Capital, Duncaster Investments, Private Capital Network, Next-Stage Development Group, Lancaster Angel Network, Decisive Investment Group, Harrell Partners, Ruxton Ventures, MD Center for Entrepreneurship, Fortify Ventures, Conscious Venture Labs, 1776, Halcyon, and Keiretsu Forum.

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When:

Thursday, 03/21/19 at 7:00am - 4:00pm | iCal

Where:

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

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