From $1M to $10M
June 12th from 9am-12pm
at Affinity Lab U
Street, 920 U Street, NW
part of Digital Capital Week
Affinity Lab is hosting From $1M
to $10M to provide next-level support to
DC's entrepreneurs. DC has been ranked 51st(last) out of 51 states
for ease of starting a business, and yet DC's entrepreneurial community is
growing daily. Never before has there been so much independent support for DC's
entrepreneurs. We are bringing together great, local minds to continue the
entrepreneurial support campaign. This event is geared towards the next tier of
entrepreneurs, to push them past $1M towards $10M in annual revenues.
9:00 – Breakfast
9:25 – Openning Thoughts
9:30 – Chat with Burck Smith
10:00 – Beltway Business – Sakina Khan of DC Office of Planning, Steve Moore of the Washington DC Economic Partnership, and Bryan Sivak of the Office of Chief Technology Officer
10:45 – Break
11:00 – Chat with Josh Engel
11:30 – Chat with Jim Kenefick
12:05 – Final Thoughts
Sponsored by: Infield Communications
Infield Communications strives to increase people's health through mobile solutions. Visit them at www.GoInfield.com.
Moderated by: Joey Coleman of Design Symphony
Joey specializes in creating unique, attention-grabbing customer experiences. From outreach materials, to packages, to events, to promotions, Joey works with businesses and individuals seeking to provide their clients with a memorable experience. Joey’s greatest talent lies in formulating creative solutions that build buzz around products and services. He is known for his ability to generate “cool ideas” and then build implementation plans to turn these ideas into business practices.
Before founding Design Symphony, Joey developed his narrative skills as a trial attorney representing clients throughout the country from his law firm based in Iowa. Prior to practicing law he served as Associate Director of Member Services at The Corporate Executive Board (NASDAQ: EXBD) working with senior vice-presidents of sales and chief information officers at companies like Phillips Electronics N.A., Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, Tampa Electric Co. (TECO) and Michelin N.A. His communications and messaging skills were further honed when he served in the “Pending Issues” section of The White House Office of Counsel to the President during the Clinton Administration. He formerly held positions with both the United States Secret Service and the Central Intelligence Agency.
About the Speakers
- Burck Smith
CEO at StraighterLine; CEO at SMARTHINKING, Inc; Research Director at Public Interest Breakthroughs, Program Director at Center for Policy Alternatives
- Josh Engel
Joshua specializes in the operational, commercial and transactional needs of digital media, software, and other technology companies. Joshua’s clients range from public companies with worldwide operations to start-ups. He advises his clients on technology transactions, including technology development, in-bound software, content and technology licenses, revenue generation, “outbound” technology agreements (including OEM, online-direct, enterprise licensing, and big-box store retail distribution agreements), asset purchases and sales, click-wrap and terms of service/use agreements, and privacy policies. Joshua also advises clients on intellectual property protection and enforcement issues, as well as general dispute resolution.
Joshua has extensive experience as in-house counsel, working in key positions at a variety of Silicon Valley companies. He served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Sonic Solutions, a publicly traded Silicon Valley based software company. At Sonic, Joshua handled a wide variety of transactional matters, IP protection and enforcement, and the development and implementation of international corporate and tax structure to support Sonic’s international operations (including entity formation and management in China, Singapore, Taiwan, Germany, Sweden and the UK). Joshua worked at Sonic from December 2004 through July 2008. Prior to Sonic, Joshua served as a Corporate Counsel at Roxio, Inc.(based in Santa Clara, California), which developed software for the creation, management, and consumption of digital media. In 2003, Roxio acquired the assets of the original Napster out of bankruptcy, and re-launched Napster as a legal online music service. At Roxio/Napster, Joshua negotiated and drafted agreements governing OEM licensing, retail distribution of physical products, and enterprise licensing, content (music) licensing, technology distribution and marketing. Joshua worked at Roxio/Napster from February 2002 through December 2004. Prior to Roxio/Napster, Joshua was Corporate Counsel at Bigstep, an internet company based in San Francisco, and worked in both the Legal and Public Policy departments at Sun Microsystems.
Joshua has a J.D. and MBA from the University of San Francisco, a B.A. from Vassar College, and is licensed to practice law in California, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
- Jim Kenefick
Jim is President of Working Excellence Capital Partners(WEX), a Clean Tech merchant bank that provides advisory / capital formation services for sustainable companies. From 2007- 2009, WEX, co-developed the strategy, fund raising, and sector research for Iron Leaf Capital, a $200M late stage growth fund for Green Technology / Building Materials / Systems that focus on Efficiency / Savings. His CEO and Co-founding experience includes leading three companies to revenue growth of US$0-15M, $0-30M, and $0-70M, raising over $450M in capital to create companies worth over $750M in market cap, all within 10 years. For the last decade, Jim has focused his efforts on creating, advising, and investing in sustainable companies focused on the Triple bottom line(people, planet, profits). These sustainable technology businesses focus on SAAS, Managed Voice / Data Services, Health Care(Electronic Records Management), Nutrition, Paperless Bill Processing Systems, Electronic Ticket Systems, involving distributed work flow management, brand strategy and cause marketing, while transitioning companies to a low carbon economy- greening the supply chain.
- Beltway Business
Steve Moore serves as the president and CEO for the Washington, DC Economic Partnership, a non-profit organization that works to promote business and retail opportunities in the District of Columbia. Steve’s background is in urban development, strategic planning, marketing, communications, event planning and retail merchandising.
When & Where
Affinity Lab is a shared office space and entrepreneurial community. www.affinitylab.com