Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum - April 20th IN PERSON in DC

Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum - Washington DC April 20, 2023 - IN PERSON "The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic."



Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum - Washington DC - IN PERSON

April 20, 2023

"The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic."

This will be our 52nd consecutive Sold Out in-person event over the last 12 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!

Program Highlights:

- Updates from Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, District of Columbia; President of George Washington University, and the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District

- We expect 300+ business leaders, including 100+ CEOs & Founders, as well as dozens of angels & VCs

- Showcase of 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 15,000 business leaders over the past 12 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.




9:20 - 10:00 am - WELCOME REMARKS

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

DAN DOOLEY - Managing Director, Tishman Speyer

LEONA AGOURIDIS - Executive Director, Golden Triangle Business Improvement District

KEITH ANDERSON - Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, District of Columbia

JIM CHUNG, Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, George Washington University

Dr. XIMENA HARTSOCK, Co-Founder, BuildWithin; Founder, Phone2Action

10:00 - 11:00 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH - Promising Early Stage Companies

Companies will be announced on April 12

Companies will be introduced by:

MARK HAAS, CEO, Association for Enterprise Growth

ANTHONY MILLIN - Founder & Chair, NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers

11:00 am - Noon - NETWORKING


Over 3900 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, Google Ventures, Carlyle Group, Keiretsu Capital, Motley Fool Ventures, Intel Capital, Y Combinator, Intel Capital, Sterling Partners, Grotech, UPDATA, ASB Capital, Camber Creek, Columbiua Capital, Cisco Investments, Epidarex, New Atlantic Ventures, Edison Ventures, 500 Startups, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Venturehouse, Kinetic Ventures, Techstars, TDF Funds, Ballast Point Ventures, Multiplier Capital, TEDCO, New Markets Venture Partners, True Ventures, DFW Capital Partners, Farragut Capital, NextGen Angels, CIT (VIPC), BluVenture Investors, Novak Biddle, Leeds Novamark, 1776, Early Light Capital, Private Access Network, Riverbend Capital, CAV Angels, K Street Capital, Select Venture Partners, ID Private Equity, Cranbrook Capital, Baltimore Angels, Pennington Partners, Blue Marlin Partners, VentureCross Partners, Berman Enterprises, Dingman Angels, Tysons Angels, Neuberger & Co. Ventures, Saratoga Investment Corp., McLean Capital, Angel Venture Forum, Brilliant Keypoint Investments, Paras Ventures, NextSteps Capital, Noblestar Capital, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Grindstone Partners, 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, Harrell Partners, Ruxton Ventures, Acceleprise, Fortify Ventures, Conscious Venture Labs, Amplifier Venture Partners, Boulder Ventures, Core Capital, and Keiretsu Forum.


Golden Triangle Business Improvement District

DMPED - Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, District of Columbia

Tishman Speyer

The GW School of Business

GWU Technology Commercialization Office

GWU Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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

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)


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