Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Virtual DC
Rocket Pitch

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:

  • After you register on this site, you'll get the LINK to the event on the morning of Wednesday,


    AGENDA (All times are Eastern Standard Time)

    11:00 - 11:15 am - VIRTUAL NETWORKING (via Private Message)

    11:15 - 11:25 am - WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS

TIEN WONG, Founder and Host, CONNECTpreneur Community

DAVID FITZPATRICK - Marketing Director, Modus Create

11:25 - 12:25 pm - ROCKET PITCH SESSION - 12 Promising Early Stage Companies will present.

Companies will be introduced by:

ANTHONY MILLIN, Founder and Chair, NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers

COURTNEY MATTESON, Associate, Wilson Sonsini

  • Animatus Biosciences
  • ChangeUp
  • Emrod
  • Fiber Smart Networks
  • IntelliSpeX
  • InterAx Biotech
  • Knightscope
  • Level 42 AI
  • MAS Capital Universal Exchange
  • Phase Change Software
  • Quantum Integrity



Each Presenting Company will host a Breakout Room for deeper dive conversations. Attendees are free to enter and leave any Breakout Room at any time.

CONNECTpreneur is a quarterly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 9500 business leaders in the past 3 1/2 years.  
 DATE: Thursday, January 28, 2021


11 am - 1 pm

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.


11:00AM - 1:00PM Thu 28 Jan 2021 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Virtual Event Instructions:

When you sign up, the confirming email will give you the event URL.
On the morning of the event, you will be emailed the login info,

Look Who's Coming:

Alan Schlaifer
  Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Guest of Alan Schlaifer
Konstantine Sofer
  Intelligentum, LLC
... a total of 4 guests.
Note: to opt out from this list please sign in, go to My Account and change your preferences under My RSVPs.
LORE Systems
Shulman Rogers
Wilson Sonsini
MD Dept of Commerce
Eagle Bank
Ryan & Wetmore
  • 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

Please call us at 301-365-8999 with any questions. 


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.":


The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a "Networking Jackpot.":


ip 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 
Click here to buy tickets!!!
(This is FREE, but we need to keep track of registrations on our site.
After you Register, the confirming email will give you the URL for the program. Enjoy it!).