CONNECTpreneur Holiday Networking and Pitch Extravaganza - IN PERSON 12/13

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Holiday Networking & Pitch Extravaganza - IN PERSON at Valo Park Conference Center in Tysons Corner, VA. 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST

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About this event

  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Holiday Networking & Pitch Extravaganza!

December 13, 2022

Hosted by CONNECTpreneur and Refraction, The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Holiday and Pitch Extravaganza will be the best business networking event of the Season.

Come out and CELEBRATE innovation, get INSPIRED, and MAKE DEALS at this fun, high-energy evening of entrepreneurship and early stage investing!

Featuring incomparable CEO and Investor Networking, plus 10 promising early stage companies!

Full house of investors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, CXOs, and business leaders!

This will be our 50th consecutive SOLD OUT in-person event with over 11,000 attendees over the last 11 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:

- The region's top business leaders, CEOs & Founders, private investors, angels & VCs

- ROCKET PITCH SHOWCASE of promising Emerging tech companies

- 20+ EXHIBITORS including leading VC firms and angel groups, as well as presenting companies and sponsors

- Heavy NETWORKING sessions

- Music provided by the Hally Shoenberg Trio, one of the nation's top jazz ensembles

- Appetizers, beer and wine, and other refreshments

- After Party celebration with desserts and refreshments after the main event

CONNECTpreneur is a bi-monthly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 12,000 business leaders over the past 11 years.

All attendees MUST BE pre-registered due to venue capacity. Attendance is capped at 400 attendees. We expect another SOLD OUT crowd, so there will be NO on-site registration.

For more information on previous CONNECTpreneur events, presenters, speakers, etc. or to download program books from our previous events, please visit our website at

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If you want to be considered as a PRESENTER/EXHIBITOR, please email

DATE: Tuesday, December 13, 2022


5:00 - 6:30 pm - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING - Valo Park Atrium

6:30 - 6:45 pm - WELCOME REMARKS - Valo Park Auditorium

TIEN WONG, Founder and Host, CONNECTpreneur


JULIE COONS, CEO, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

JENNIFER TAYLOR, CEO, Northern Virginia Technology Council

6:45 - 7:45 pm - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH - Valo Park Auditorium

(Presenters will be announced on December 7)

Companies will be introduced by:

ANTHONY MILLIN, Founder and Chair, NEXT, Powered by Shulman Rogers; Venture Partner, Third Sphere

LING ZHANG, Managing Director, FORVIS

7:45 - 8:45 pm - EXPO AND NETWORKING - Valo Park Atrium

Wine & Cheese Reception in the Atrium featuring the music of the Halley Shoenberg Trio

8:45 - 1030pm - AFTER PARTY - Refraction, 8th Floor


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.



Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Northern Virginia Technology Council



NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers

Bank of America

New York Life

AEG - Association for Enterprise Growth

Imperia Wealth Management

Baltimore Angels

Startup Grind

Keiretsu Forum

Founder Institute

Dingman Center Angels

Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative

Institute for Excellence in Sales

Wharton DC Innovation Summit

Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services

Mason Enterprise Center at GMU

Center for Advancing Innovation

Ryan & Wetmore

National Association of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Or if you are - or want to become a President's Club member and get one of the comps if they're still available: please call us at 301-365-8999 or text us at 240-277-1900, subject line: COMP. Thanks.


5:00PM - 10:30PM Tue 13 Dec 2022, Eastern timezone


Valo Park Conference Center & Refraction
7950 Jones Branch Dr
McLean, VA 22102 USA

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