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Rocket Pitch

CONNECTpreneur Investor Network presents Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking. Come learn, connect with others, and be inspired!

“Rocket Pitch + Power Networking,” a CONNECTpreneur Investor Network Virtual Event - Thursday August 26, 2021

"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,

CONNECTpreneur Virtual Rocket Pitch events are the World's Largest monthly investor pitch events, with the largest attendance of accredited investors, VCs, private investors and angels.

We will email you the LINK to the event on the evening of April 28, as well as the morning of April 29.

This will be our 59th event over the last 10 years.

“Rocket Pitch + Power Networking” by CONNECTpreneur features virtual networking sessions and a Rocket Pitch segment with exciting early stage companies. 

CONNECTpreneur events are cited as "The Best Networking Events in the MidAtlantic" by independent media as well as over 70% of surveyed past attendees.

Program Highlights:

- "Virtual Networking" pre and post program - via Private Message, and Breakout Rooms

- We will have Breakout Rooms after the Pitch portion of the event. Each Breakout Room is hosted by a Presenting Company. 

- Who will be online? We expect 600+ business leaders, including 300+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 200+ angels & VCs from around the USA.

- "Rocket Pitch" Showcase of 12 promising emerging tech companies

“Rocket Pitch + Power Networking” by CONNECTpreneur features 2 virtual networking sessions and a Rocket Pitch segment with exciting early stage companies. 


CONNECTpreneur is a bi-monthly networking mashup, which has been attended by 25,000+ business leaders over the past 10 years.

All attendees must be pre-registered on this Eventbrite site.

We will email you the log-in information and instructions after you register. Emails will be sent on the evening before, and the morning of, the event.

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AGENDA (All times are Eastern Daylight Time - EDT)


11:00 - 11:05 am - VIRTUAL NETWORKING (via Private Message)


11:05 - 11:15 am - WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS

TIEN WONG, Founder and Host, CONNECTpreneur Community

PAT SHERIDAN - Founder and Managing Partner, Modus Create

11:15 - 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

MARK HAAS, CEO, Association for Enterprise Growth


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



  • Allerpops
  • United Heart Monitoring
  • Campsited
  • Cyber Now Labs
  • I Got It
  • Proton Technologies
  • Rimstorm
  • Shackfolio
  • SST Wireless
  • Streamline Athletes
  • Vizuri Health Sciences Consumer Healthcare
  • VKTRY Gear
CONNECTpreneur is a quarterly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 10,000 business leaders in the past 4 years.  
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.
LORE Systems
Shulman Rogers
Wilson Sonsini
MD Dept of Commerce
Eagle Bank
Ryan & Wetmore
  • Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit (June 2021)(Go to and
  • 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":

  • The "premier networking event in DC tech and investing", CONNECTpreneur is "networking on steroids":
  • CONNECTpreneur is "The Best Networking Event in DC.":



“If I had a word to describe the video conference today, with respect to both content and platform, I would say ‘Flawless’!”

Todd Rowley

Chairman, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce; Market Executive, Old Dominion National Bank

Tysons Corner, Virginia

"Just a quick shout out to tell you how impressed I was with the virtual CONNECTpreneur event yesterday!! The technology worked flawlessly, the presentations were great, the format with the screen sharing worked well for the pitches, and SO MANY PEOPLE tuned in!"

Nikki White

International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

Washington, DC

"The CONNECTpreneur last week was awesome. I always get so inspired by seeing the next generation of entrepreneurs. Thanks for having this even in these uncertain times. It came off as good as ever. Well Done!!!!!"

John Kealey

Managing Director, Second Mountain

Moultenborough, New Hampshire

"What can I say that hasn't already been said? Thought it was fabulous!"

Pam Lubel

Vice President, Maryland Tech Council

Rockville, Maryland

"CONNECTpreneur's first virtual event was a home run! Because we could see and private message any of the participants on Zoom, the networking was possibly more efficient than at in-person events...Looking forward to the next one!"

Esther Lee

CEO, Refraction; Former Secretary of Commerce, Commonwealth of Virginia

Tysons Corner, Virginia


11:00AM - 1:00PM Thu 26 Aug 2021, Eastern timezone

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 Club of DC
Guest of Alan Schlaifer
Guest of Alan Schlaifer
... a total of 3 guests.
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