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|
|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||Katelyn Johnson|
|Safina Ventures||Silveth Khawaja|
|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 Sponsor - 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
- 08:15 - 09:00 :: Check-in, Breakfast, & Networking
- 09:00 - 09:10 :: Welcomes and Sponsor shout-outs on the "Panel 1 Stage"
- 09:15 - 10:15 :: VC "Ask Me Anything Panels" (at three Stages simultaneously)
- Panel 1:Early & Seed Stage -- Moderated by Ronald Schmelzer, TechBreakfast
- Panel 2: Corporate VC, B2B, Enterprise -- Moderated by Sumeet Shah, Brand Foundry Ventures
- Panel 3: Emerging Tech & Later Stage -- Moderated by Shayne Veramallay, DLA Piper
- 10:15 - 10:45 :: Lightning Rounds at the Panel Stages
- 11:00 - 12:00 :: Venture Fair
- 12:00 :: Event Wraps up
Your Chance to for an Elevator Pitch in front of the Panel (and the attendees)!
Each Lightning Round will consist of randomly selected participants who 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.
Ranked among the largest accounting and consulting firms in the country, Cherry Bekaert LLP specializes in offering solutions that impact our clients’ ability to grow. As a nationally recognized, growth-oriented CPA firm, Cherry Bekaert’s Technology & Life Sciences Group provides guidance and support that helps companies in the Technology and Life Sciences sector through all phases of development, expansion and growth. Learn more at http://www.cbh.com
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership serves expanding and new businesses, through confidential site selection, customized workforce solutions, and international trade services.
Learn more at http://www.yesvirginia.org
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!
Parking & Transportation
There is a garage under the building at 2011 Crystal Drive anyone may park in. Note there is a fee to park in the garage.
If taking the Metro, metro to Crystal City (Yellow or Blue lines). The Metro is at the corner of 18th and Clark Street, attendees will walk East 1 block to Crystal Drive and turn Right, continue 1 block and 2011 will be on the corner of Crystal Drive and 20th Street. There is a large courtyard in front of the building as an identifying space.
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.