About this event
The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum - Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
November 16, 2022
"The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic."
This will be our 49th consecutive Sold Out in-person event over the last 10 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 the Mid-Atlantic, because of the high quality of our attendees, speakers and presenters.
And YES, the networking is unprecedented!
- "State of Early Stage Financing" with panel of leading investors
- Update on Maryland Venture Fund and TEDCO
- 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 25,000 business leaders over the past 10 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.
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DATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2022
7:30 - 9:00 am - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING - COMPANY EXHIBITS
9:00 - 9:20 am - WELCOME REMARKS
S. TIEN WONG - CEO, Opus8, Inc.; Founder, Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum
ALEXANDER TRIANTIS - Dean, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
9:20 - 9:30 am - TEDCO and MARYLAND VENTURE FUND UPDATE
Introduction: MATTHEW LEE - CEO, FASTech, Inc.; President, U.S. International Development Center and KoBE; Board Member, TEDCO
TROY L. STOVALL - CEO, TEDCO
9:30 - 10:00 am - INVESTOR PANEL
Moderated by ALEXANDER TRIANTIS - Dean, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
10:00 - 10:50 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH
Showcase of 10 Promising early stage companies; companies will be announced November 9.
Companies will be introduced by:
GEORGE NEMPHOS, Founding Membet, Nemphos Braue
ANTHONY MILLIN - Chair of NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers; Venture Partner, Urban.Us
10:50 am - Noon - NETWORKING and COMPANY EXHIBITS
PREVIOUS INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS (partial list)
Over 3400 accredited high net worth and "high income" private investors, VCs, corporate investors, and family office investors have attended CONNECTpreneur events. Investor groups include the following:
Revolution Ventures, Carlyle Group, Kinetic Ventures, Sterling Partners, Core Capital, Grotech, UPDATA, Novak Biddle, New Atlantic Ventures, Edison Ventures, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Venturehouse, Boulder Ventures, TDF Funds, Ballast Point Ventures, Multiplier Capital, Saratoga Investment Corp., Maryland Venture Fund, New Markets Venture Partners, True Ventures, 500 Startups, Amplifier Venture Partners, DFW Capital Partners, Farragut Capital, NextGen Angels, CIT GAP Funds, TEDCO, BluVenture Investors, Leeds Novamark, 1776, Private Access Network, CAV Angels, K Street Capital, Select Venture Partners, RLMcCall Capital, ID Private Equity, Cranbrook Capital, Baltimore Angels, Pennington Partners, Acceleprise, Blue Marlin Partners, US Boston Capital, VentureCross Partners, Berman Enterprises, Dingman Angels, Neuberger & Co. Ventures, McLean Capital, Angel Venture Forum, Brilliant Keypoint Investments, Paras Ventures, NextSteps Capital, Noblestar Capital, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Grindstone Partners, Exhilirator, New Vantage Group, New Dominion Angels, National Capital Companies, Enhanced Capital, MTECH Ventures, Mosaic Capital, Opus8, Blue Heron Capital, Duncaster Investments, Private Capital Network, Next-Stage Development Group, Lancaster Angel Network, Decisive Investment Group, Harrell Partners, Ruxton Ventures, MD Center for Entrepreneurship, Fortify Ventures, Conscious Venture Labs, and Keiretsu Forum.
- Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
- Nemphos Braue
- NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers
- Association for Enterprise Growth
- Truist Financial
- New York Life
- Baltimore Angels
- Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services
- Startup Grind - Columbia, MD
- Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI)
- Keiretsu Forum
- Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
- Dingman Angels
- Institute for Excellence in Sales
- Wharton DC Innovation Summit
- Founder Institute
- Center for Advancing Innovation
- Ryan & Wetmore
- U.S. International Development Center (USIDC)
- National Association of Business Owners and Entrepreneurs (NABOE)
Fees: 199/person to 399/person + online fees, depending on your category (Early Bird had been 119-299)
FOUR COMPS - to President's Club and Lifetime Members - first come, first served
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