Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum - Washington DC - IN PERSON
September 21, 2023
"The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic."
This will be our 55th 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!
- Updates from Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, District of Columbia; 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
Continental breakfast and unlimited coffee will be provided.
CONNECTpreneur is a bi-monthly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 25,000 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.
DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 am - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING
9:00 - 9:30 am - WELCOME REMARKS
S. TIEN WONG - CEO, Opus8; Founder, Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum
LEONA AGOURIDIS - Executive Director, Golden Triangle Business Improvement District
DAN DOOLEY - Managing Director, Tishman Speyer
DAVID MARSHALL, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies, The George Washington University
KEITH ANDERSON - Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, District of Columbia
9:30 - 10:45 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH - Promising Early Stage Companies
Companies will be introduced by:
MARK HAAS, CEO, Association for Enterprise Growth
SARA CLASPER - Associate, NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers
10:45 am - Noon - NETWORKING
PREVIOUS INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS (partial list)
Over 4000 accredited private investors, VCs, angels, corporate investors and family offices have attended CONNECTpreneur events over the past 12 years, including the following:
Revolution Ventures, Carlyle Group, Google Ventures (GV), Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Sierra Ventures, Intel Capital, Garage Technology Ventures, ABS Capital, Sterling Partners, Nokia Growth Partners, Camber Creek, Koch Industries, 1863 Ventures, Conscious Venture Fund, Core Capital, Grotech, UPDATA, Rethink Impact, New Atlantic Ventures, PROOF.VC, Edison Ventures, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Venturehouse, Boulder Ventures, TDF Funds, Ballast Point Ventures, Multiplier Capital, Saratoga Investment Corp., Maryland Venture Fund, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, UrbanUs, Third Sphere, Option3Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners, True Ventures, Enhanced Capital, Novak Biddle, 500 Startups, Kinetic Ventures, Koev Brothers, Halcyon Angels, DFW Capital Partners, Farragut Capital, NextGen Angels, CIT GAP Funds, TEDCO, BluVenture Investors, Leeds Novamark, 1776, Early Light Capital, Private Access Network, CAV Angels, K Street Capital, Cranbrook Capital, Baltimore Angels, Pennington Partners, Acceleprise, Blue Marlin Partners, US Boston Capital, VentureCross Partners, Berman Enterprises, Dingman Angels, Neuberger & Co. Ventures, McLean Capital, DiamondTech Ventures, Brilliant Keypoint Investments, Paras Ventures, NextSteps Capital, Noblestar Capital, Grindstone Partners, Exhilirator, New Vantage Group, New Dominion Angels, National Capital Companies, MTECH Ventures, Mosaic Capital, Opus8, Blue Heron Capital, Duncaster Investments, Ringbolt Capital, Next-Stage Development Group, Lancaster Angel Network, Tysons Angels, Harrell Partners, Active Angel Investors, Select Venture Partners, ID Private Equity, Angel Venture Forum, NY Private Equity Forum, Landmark Capital, and Ruxton Ventures.
Golden Triangle Business Improvement District
DMPED - Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, District of Columbia
GWU Technology Commercialization Office
GWU Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers
Association for Enterprise Growth
New York Life
Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services
Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI)
Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
Institute for Excellence in Sales
Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Ryan & Wetmore
U.S. International Development Center (USIDC)
National Association of Business Owners and Entrepreneurs (NABOE)