CONNECTpreneur Summer Forum, June 4, 2015
Event on 2015-06-04 07:00:00
The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur SPRING FORUM – June 4, 2015
"The Best Networking Event in DC."
InTheCapital calls CONNECTpreneur a "NETWORKING JACKPOT" of 300+ of the DC Region's TOP Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, CXOs, Angels, and VCs.
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.":
The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a "Networking Jackpot.":
Presented by apnetic, 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.
And YES, the networking is unprecedented!
- We expect 330 business leaders, includng 200+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 65+ angels & VCs
- Conversation with a ROCKSTAR CEO
- All-Star Panel of INVESTORS
- SHOWCASE of Emerging tech companies
- Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event
The venue is the Tysons Corner Marriott in Tyson's Corner, Virginia. A plated breakfast is included.
CONNECTpreneur is a quarterly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 3500 business leaders in the past 3 1/2 years.
We expect another SELL OUT crowd, so there will be no on-site registration. All attendees MUST BE pre-registered.
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DATE: JUNE 4, 2015
7:00–8:15 am – REGISTRATION / NETWORKING
8:15 – 8:20 am – WELCOMES. TIEN WONG, CEO of Tech 2000 and appnetic
8:25 – 9:15 am – FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ROCKSTAR CEO
9:15 – 10:15 am – COMPANY SHOWCASE (7 promising early stage companies will present. Companies will be announced on May 27) 10:15 – 11:00 am – ALL STAR INVESTOR PANEL: WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING IN EARLY STAGE FINANCING
Introductions: JEFF REID, Founding Director, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
Moderator:JOE BURKHART, Managing Director, Saratoga Investment Corp. JOHN MAY, Founder, New Vantage Group, Former President, Angel Capital Association,Co-author, Every Business Needs an AngelSEVER TOTIA, Managing Director, Edison VenturesLESLIE JUMP, Founder and CEO, Startup Angels
11:00 am – NETWORKING
PREVIOUS INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS (partial list):
Revolution Ventures, Carlyle Group, Kinetic Ventures, Crystal Tech Fund, Amplifier Venture Partners, Core Capital, Grotech, Novak Biddle, New Atlantic Ventures, True Ventures, Edison Ventures, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, RLMcCall Capital Partners, 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, VentureCross Partners, Berman Enterprises, Dingman Center Angels, Neuberger & Co. Ventures, McLean Capital, Angel Venture Forum, Exhilirator, 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, Stanford Venture Advisors, Ruxton Ventures, MD Center for Entrepreneurship, Conscious Venture Labs, Great Falls Capital, Hafezi Capital, and Keiretsu Forum.
appneticTech2000LORE SystemsBDOWilson SonsiniRSM McGladreyHogan LovellsFairfax County EDAMontgomery County, MarylandGeneral AssemblyRyan & WetmoreEmissary Realty
Wharton Club of DCHafezi CapitalDingman Center for Entrepreneurship (UMD)Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
TESTIMONIALS: "No B.S. that was the best biz networking event I have ever been to."Darren WomerCEO, National Capital CompaniesChairman, Clear Government Solutions "Not every investor and startup meeting in town is worthwhile. I would run through walls to get to yours though."Joe KesslerCEO, Next Stage Development Group "You pulled off a great conference. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for inviting me!!"John BackusManaging PartnerNew Atlantic Ventures "What a great conference…There was a distinct energy and enthusiasm at your meeting, unlike the usual droll meetings like this. So well done."John Holaday,CEO, QRx Pharma "One of the best events I have ever sponsored!"Mark EllenbogenPartner, BDO "Great event this week! Great speakers, atmosphere and people! Reminded me of the good ole days!"Tom KohnEVP, Cygnus Business MediaFounder, Transactis "It was amazing. Best event I have ever attended!"Jill Chodorov, Angel Investor "I thought you put on a terrific event. I was really impressed with the caliber of people and the format of the event."Jim Van Eperen, Angel InvestorCEO, TerraWi "That was one of the best VC conferences I can remember attending. It had all the positive energy of the boom years, without the unbridled reckless exuberance."Jim Long, FounderVentureCross Partners "Bravo! Great program."Tony CordRiveron Consulting "It was first class….well done!"Chad MacDonaldCEO, Connected Services "Amazing how many high-level people you had…"Wade Tetsuka,CEO US Transactions Corp. "It was very successful! A good combination of networking time, information, and presentation of deal opportunities. The interview approach worked well I thought, and the room was certainly full."George HarropManaging Director, CapitalSource "It was a really good crowd of operators and investors…rare for these so-called 'forums.'"David GianniniChairman and CEO, CirrusWorksFounder and CEO, Core Communications "Event was great. Quality attendees, good energy – contacts – content."Bud MorrissetteCEO, Interstate Group Holdings "it was an outstanding event! Thank you for having us be part of CONNECTpreneur…I feel like I've experienced the best of breed in networking and relationship groups. Nicely done."Jack QuarlesCo-Author, Same Side Selling
Please note: All sales are final and nonrefundable. Any cancellations received prior to February 26 may be credited toward our upcoming Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Fora on June 4, September, or December, 2015.
at Tysons Corner Marriott
8028 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, United States