We're bringing this awesome event back to DC! Want an opportunity to hear from the region's best investors? Want an opportunity to pitch in front of your peers and investors? And meet investors 1:1? Get all that and more at Ask a VC!
We'll have many awesome Venture Capital (VC) and Angel Investors there answering your questions on what is VC, the process for getting VC, what investors look for, and more. Plus a chance to tell your story and meet with some of the investors 1:1.
|1776 Ventures||Katie Kiewel|
|Booz Allen Hamilton Strategic Ventures||Manpreet Mattu|
|Brand Foundry Ventures||Sumeet Shah|
|Camber Creek||Casey Berman|
|Camden Partners||Ian Nabb|
|CCM Energy||Alla Jezmir|
|CIT Gap Funds||Jennifer O'Daniel|
|Core Capital||James Keeratisakdawong|
|DLA Piper - Venture Pipeline||Shayne Veramallay|
|GE Ventures||Keaton Gray|
|Grotech Ventures||Andrew Winslow|
|Jordan River Associates||Bryan Guadagno|
|Kiddar Capital||Cheryl Foil|
|Maryland Venture Fund||Moss Amer|
|Maryland Venture Fund||Phillip Jung|
|Middleland Ventures||Alexander Pessala|
|NextGen Venture Partners||Nate Houghton|
|Osage Partners||Sean Dowling|
|Piranha Tank||Gore Bolton|
|Safeguard Scientifics||David Luk|
|Savano Capital Partners||Bion Ludwig|
|Savano Capital Partners||Kyle Adkins|
|TDF Ventures||Matt Bressler|
|Updata Partners||Braden Snyder|
... more to be announced soon!
Date of Event
Friday October 28, 2016
8AM to 12PM
Venue - Vornado - Crystal City
We're thrilled to partner with Vornado to bring this event to one of their "shell sites" on the top floor of one of their premium properties in Crystal City
Vornado Crystal City
2011 Crystal Drive
Arlington VA 22202
Presented by: DLA Piper
DLA Piper is a market leader in emerging growth and venture capital, with 200 lawyers in the US and 400 around the world who specifically serve entrepreneurs, technology companies and venture funds by focusing on private equity and venture capital transactions. With more than 20 US offices, and nearly 80 globally, DLA Piper is strategically positioned to effectively represent venture capital clients investing abroad and portfolio companies going global. In the US, DLA Piper also offers unparalleled geographic coverage with experienced, market-leading practitioners in all major emerging growth and venture capital markets. For more information, visit https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/
Agenda & Schedule
- 08:00 - 08:20 :: Registration and Networking
- 08:20 - 08:30 :: Welcomes
- 08:35 - 09:05 :: VC Panel #1 - "Seed and Series A Financing" + Ask Me Anything
- 09:10 - 09:30 :: Lightning Round #1
- 09:35 - 10:05 :: VC Panel #2 - "Emerging Trends in VC" + Ask Me Anything
- 10:10 - 10:30 :: Lightning Round #2
- 10:35 - 11:30 :: Venture Fair
- 12:00 :: Event Wraps up
VC Panel #1 - "Seed and Series A Financing" + Ask Me Anything
The first panel will be a VC 101 panel focused on Early State Financing, moderated by Ronald Schmelzer, focusing on the following topics:
- What does your firm invest in and focus on?
- How do you even begin talking to a VC?
- What's the process like for soliciting, interacting with, and getting investment from VCs
- PLUS YOUR questions in "Ask Me Anything" style
VC Panel #2 - "Emerging Trends in VC" + Ask Me Anything
The second panel will be with additional investors identifying emerging trends in Venture Capital and investing, moderated by Ronald Schmelzer, focusing on the following topics:
- What are the latest hot areas for investors?
- What's big in the this region?
- What's changing in the way companies are getting funded?
- PLUS YOUR questions in "Ask Me Anything" style
TWO 20 minute Lightning Rounds:
Your Chance to Have Everyone Hear Your Story!
Each Lightning Round will consist of randomly selected participants who have elected to participate in a public embarrassment, er, I mean public feedback. They will get 1 minute (timed) to do an Elevator Pitch with no slides and no supporting material, plus 2 minutes of questions and feedback from the the full panel.
How do I sign up for a Lightning Round? How can I be chosen?
Sign up for a Lightning Round at a special table when you check-in at the event. The Lightning Rounds are chosen 100% randomly. We use a big spinning wheel with the names of people who have checked-in for the lightning round specific to each panel. You can only sign up to be on the wheel for a single panel, since you must be present to be selected. During Lightning Round time, we spin the wheel and if your name is called you get 1 minute to do an Elevator Pitch without any slides or presentation material of any kind. It's you, the mic, and the clock.
The Venture Fair
Want an opportunity to chat 1:1 with investors in your area of interest? We'll be running a venture fair with our attending investors, who will have dedicated areas, where they will meet as many of you as they can in "Job Fair" style. This means you'll get an opportiunity to meet with the investor(s) you like as part of a matching process.
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ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE!
Get an opportunity to address the audience for a minute, a table to promote your company, promotion before, during, and after the event, and registrant information. Help support this event!
Event Terms & Conditions
No refunds for cancellations or no-shows within 72 hours of the event. We can give you a credit to a future TechBreakfast or Ask a VC event, however.