Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Virginia Summer FORUM

Network with 400+ of the DC Region's TOP
Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, CXOs, Angels, and VCs
Special rates - 40% savings - for Wharton Club Members

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Virginia FORUM - June 13, 2019

"The Best Networking Event in DC."

InTheCapital calls CONNECTpreneur a "NETWORKING JACKPOT" of 400+ 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:
 
  • Over 400 business leaders, includng 150+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 65+ angels & VCs
  • Fireside chat with DAVID TRONE, Wharton MBA, Co-Founder and Owner, Total Wine & More
    Awesome Entrepreneur "War Stories" Panel (moderated by GLEN HELLMAN (aka Mr. Cranky), angel investor and CEO of Driven Forward) featuring:
    ·         NIGEL JONES, CEO of Koolspan and Managing Director of TWJ Capital
    ·         BETH MALONEY, President of Palladian Partners
    ·         D.P. VENKATESH, VP of Broadsoft and CEO of mPortal
    PLUS 9 awesome early stage companies will present their companies.
  • Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event
 
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  or HERE
 
DATE:  June 13, 2019 (RESERVE NOW!)
 
AGENDA - INOVA Conference Center, 3225 Gallows Road, Fairfax, VA 22037

And YES, the networking is unprecedented!

Program Highlights:

- FIRESIDE CHAT with Andrew Hermalyn, President at 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), one of the world's leading education technology companies

- VIP Investor and Innovator Panel: "Innovation and Investment Trends"

- We expect 350 business leaders, including 120+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 80+ angels & VCs

- SHOWCASE of 8 Emerging tech companies

- Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event

Buffet breakfast and unlimited coffee/tea will be provided.

CONNECTpreneur is a bi-monthly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 9000 business leaders over the past 8 years.

Space is very limited at this venue.

We expect another SOLD OUT crowd, so there will be no on-site registration.

All attendees MUST BE pre-registered.

Please "Like" us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Connectpreneur

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @connectpreneur

And visit our Website at connectpreneur.org

DATE: THURSDAY, June 13, 2019

AGENDA

  • DATE: Thursday, June 13, 2019

    AGENDA

    7:30-8:45 am - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING

    8:45 - 9:00 am - WELCOME REMARKS

    S. TIEN WONG, CEO, Opus8, Inc.

    JULIE COONS, President & CEO, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

    9:00 - 9:40 am - FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ROCKSTAR INVESTOR AND CEO

    PETE JOBSE, Managing Director, Inova Strategic Investments and Inova Personalized Health Accelerator; Former President & CEO, Center for Innovative Technology

    Introduction: MARK HAAS, Co-Founder, Association for Enterprise Growth

    9:40 - 10:40 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH 

    10 Promising Early Stage Companies will Present in a "Rocket Pitch" Format

    Companies will be announced on June 7

    Companies will be introduced by:

    MIKE LABRIOLA, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

    ANTHONY MILLIN, Partner, Shulman Rogers and NEXT Legal

    • Confirmed Presenter/Exhibitors as of May 31, 2019:

      • Alphyn Biologics

      • RadiateBuzz

      • Decipher Technology Studios

      • GreenTec-USA

      • Happy Mobility

      • InnerScope

      • Nanochon

      • Resolvian

        10:40 - 11:30 am - NETWORKING RECEPTION

Please note:  All sales are final and nonrefundable.  Any cancellations received prior may be credited toward our upcoming Big Idea CONNECTpreneur FORA: 
 
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.
 

When:

7:30AM - 11:30AM Thu 13 Jun 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Where:

INOVA Conference Center
8100 Innovation Park Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031 USA

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EVENT PARTNERS:  
 
Tech2000
LORE Systems
Deloitte
BDO
Shulman Rogers
Wilson Sonsini
MD Dept of Commerce
Eagle Bank
CRESA
Ryan & Wetmore
 
  • 6th Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit (Spring 2020)(Go to www.WhartonDCInnovation.com)
  • 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