Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Baltimore 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 Winter FORUM - Wednesday, February 19, 2020

"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:
  • - Fireside Chat with Rockstar CEO and Uber Entrepreneur JEFF GALVIN, CEO of American Gene Technologies

    - Update on Maryland Venture Fund and TEDCO from Interim CEO, Maj. General LINDA SINGH

    - VIP Investor Panel: "Latest Trends in Early Stage Investing"

    - We expect 250 business leaders, including 100+ CEOs & Founders, as well as dozens of angels & VCs

    - Showcase of 10 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 11,000 business leaders over the past 9 years.

    Space is very limited at this venue, and 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: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020

 

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, February 19, 2020

AGENDA -  

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

8:45 - 8:50 am - WELCOME REMARKS

S. TIEN WONG - CEO, Opus8, Inc.; Founder, Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum

ALEXANDER TRIANTIS - Dean, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

8:50 - 8:55 - TEDCO and MARYLAND VENTURE FUND UPDATE

Major General (Ret.) LINDA SINGH - Interim CEO, TEDCO

 

9:00 - 9:50 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH - 10 Promising Early Stage Companies

(Presenters will be announced on February 14)

Companies will be introduced by:

ANTHONY MILLIN - Chair of NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers; Venture Partner, Urban.Us

MIKE LABRIOLA - Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

9:50 - 10:40 am - INVESTOR PANEL: "Latest Trends in Early Stage Investing"

MODERATOR: ALEXANDER TRIANTIS - Dean, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

MICHAEL AVON - Partner, ABS Capital Partners; Founder and Executive Chairman, ICX Media

JEFF CHERRY - Managing Partner, The Conscious Venture Fund; CEO, SHIFT Ventures

ELIZABETH CHO-FERTIKH - Co-Founder & Managing Director, MEDA Angels; ECF Biosolutions and Venture Corner

CHRIS COLLEGE - Managing Partner, TCP Venture Capital

CHRISTY WYSKIEL - Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures; Senior Advisor to the President, Johns Hopkins University

10:40 - 11:20 am - FIRESIDE CHAT

JEFF GALVIN - CEO, American Gene Technologies

S. TIEN WONG - CEO, Opus8, Inc.; Founder, Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum

11:20 am - Noon - NETWORKING

 
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 - 12:00PM Wed 19 Feb 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Where:

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
100 International Drive 24th Floor Conference Center
Baltimore, MD 21202 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