Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Fall 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 - September 25, 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:
  • Want to hear about a DC tech company that's the "largest and fastest-growing startup in American history"?

Then come to "The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic" and meet our special guest speaker, SUPERSTAR CEO Tim Hwang of FiscalNote! Plus, you get to hang out with 350+ investors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, CXOs, and business leaders!

This will be our 40th consecutive SOLD OUT event over the last 8 years.

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

This UNIQUE EVENT is like NONE OTHER in our region, because of the high quality of our attendees, speakers and presenters. The networking is unprecedented!

 

Program Highlights:

- FIRESIDE CHAT with TIM HWANG, CEO and Founder of FiscalNote, the "largest and fastest-growing startup in American history" and the largest tech employer HQ'd in Washington, DC

- We expect 350 business leaders, including 100+ CEOs & Founders, as well as dozens of angels & VCs

- SHOWCASE of 10 Amazing emerging tech companies 

- Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event

 

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

 

About Tim Hwang:

Tim is an entrepreneurial prodigy and one of the brightest young entrepreneurs in the USA. He hails from Bethesda, MD, and, at age 21, Tim cold emailed Mark Cuban and convinced him to invest in FiscalNote. He has raised a total of $230 million from top-tier investors, and is on a huge growth and acquisition spree, including buying CQ Roll Call from The Economist. FN is the largest tech employer based in DC. Here's a recent article on Tim in Forbes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alejandrocremades/2019/08/08/a-cold-email-to-mark-cuban-led-this-entrepreneur-to-raise-230-million-to-predict-politics-with-ai/#8a241bf1bd4f

 

They will serve a Continental breakfast buffet and unlimited coffee/tea

  • Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the eveAGENDA
  • 7:30-8:40 am - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING​
  • 8:40 - 8:45 am - WELCOME REMARKS
  • S. TIEN WONG, CEO, Opus8, Inc.​
  • 8:45 - 9:30 am - FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ROCKSTAR BUSINESS LEADER
    • TIM HWANG, CEO and Founder, FiscalNote ​
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH
    • Companies will be announced on September 20
    • Companies will be introduced by:
    • MIKE LABRIOLA, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
    • ANTHONY MILLIN, Partner, Shulman Rogers and NEXT Legal​
  • 10:30 - 1130 am - POWER NETWORKING
Continental breakfast & coffee are included. Parking: in the underground garage. Or take Metro (Red Line, Friendship Hts) or RideShare
CONNECTpreneur is a quarterly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 9500 business leaders in the past 3 1/2 years.  
They 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: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    AGENDA - To be added

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

    8:45 - 9:00 am - WELCOME REMARKS

    S. TIEN WONG, CEO, Opus8, Inc.

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

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

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

      • 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 Wed 25 Sep 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Where:

Maggiano's Little Italy at Chevy Chase
5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015 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!  

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 MemberYou 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

- 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, Ang