The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Winter Forum, "The Best Networking Event in DC."
InTheCapital calls CONNECTpreneur a "NETWORKING JACKPOT" of 250+ of the DC Region's TOP Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, CXOs, Angels, and VCs.
Come see what happens when you put a group of "A List" business leaders and entrepreneurs in one room for a few hours!
InTheCapital says CONNECTpreneur is "The Best Networking Event in DC.": http://inthecapital.com/2012/06/01/the-best-networking-event-in-d-c-and-why-you-should-go/
The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a "Networking Jackpot.":
Presented by LORE Systems, this UNIQUE EVENT is like NONE OTHER in our region, because of the high quality of our attendees, speakers and presenters.
Best of all, the networking is unprecedented!
Most of the attendees are "INVITATION ONLY," and service provider participation is limited in order to maximize the experience for our Attendees and Sponsors.
- We expect 250 attendees, includng 150+ CEOs/Presidents and 50 angels/VCs
- Conversation with JOE PAYNE, Chairman & CEO of Eloqua (NASDAQ: ELOQ)
- All-Star Panel of INVESTORS, including PAUL SINGH, Partner & Master of the Hustle, 500 Startups; TOM DANN, Managing Director of Maryland Venture Fund, and TOM WEITHMAN, Managing Director of CIT GAP Funds
- 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 and unlimited coffee are included.
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DATE: DECEMBER 11, 2012
7:00–8:00 am - ARRIVAL / NETWORKING
8:00 - 8:10 am - WELCOME
8:10 - 8:45 am - Conversation with JOE PAYNE, Chairman and CEO of Eloqua (NASDAQ: ELOQ)
8:50 – 10:00 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE
10:00 - 11:15 am - ALL STAR PANEL of INVESTORS
PAUL SINGH, Partner and Master of the Hustle, 500 Startups
TOM DANN, Managing Director, Maryland Venture Fund
TOM WEITHMAN, Managing Director, Center for Innovative Technology GAP Funds
11:30 am - NETWORKING
CONFIRMED INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS (partial list):
We expect 50+ angel and VC investors including Novak Biddle, Core Capital, New Atlantic Ventures, CIT, New Markets Venture Partners, Maryland Venture Fund, TEDCO, Blu Venture Investors, US Boston, VentureCross Partners, Berman Enterprises, Blue Water Capital, Dingman Center Angels, Neuberger & Co. Ventures, Saratoga Investment Corp., Multiplier Capital, McLean Capital, Washington DC Archangels, Angel Venture Forum, Endeavor DC, 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, MD Center for Entrepreneurship, Skada Capital, Great Falls Capital, Hafezi Capital, and Keiretsu Forum.
Ernst & Young
Bernhardt Wealth Management
Brotman Winter Fried
Ryan & Wetmore
Print 1 Printing
Washington, DC Archangels
Dingman Center Angels
Georgetown University Entrepreneurship Initiative
Angel Venture Forum
"No B.S. that was the best biz networking event I have ever been to...a tribute to your network."
CEO, National Capital Companies
Chairman, Clear Government Solutions
"Not every investor and startup meeting in town is worthwhile. I would run through walls to get to yours though."
CEO, Next Stage Development Group
"You pulled off a great conference. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for inviting me!!"
New 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, and thanks for inviting me."
CEO, QRx Pharma
"One of the best events I have ever sponsored."
"Great event this week! Great speakers, atmosphere and people! Reminded me of the good ole days!"
EVP, Cygnus Business Media
"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 Investor
Former CEO, The Washington Group
"Good lineup of people, and some of the best in the community....Overall, an excellent presentation and good time for everyone. The food was great! Also, it's great to mix VCs with Angels, as we don't see that very often. "
Co-Founder and Board Member, Washington DC ArchAngels
"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. Thanks so much for including me!"
Jim Long, Founder
"Bravo! Great program."
"It was first class....well done!"
CEO, ServiceForce USA
"Amazing how many high-level people you had..."
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. Thanks for including me."
Managing Director, CapitalSource
"I have to say, it was a really good crowd of operators and investors…rare for these so-called 'forums.'"
Chairman and CEO, CirrusWorks
Founder and CEO, Core Communications
"Event was great. Quality attendees, good energy – contacts – content."
CEO, Interstate Group Holdings