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Ask a VC DC Presented by DLA Piper: Investors + Lightning Rounds + 1:1s


Friday, September 29, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Early Registration (Startups Only)   more info 101 Tickets Ended $39.00 $1.97
Regular Registration (Startups Only) 84 Tickets Sep 29, 2017 $59.00 $2.47
Service Provider / Non-Startups 91 Tickets Sep 29, 2017 $99.00 $3.47
Breakfast Sponsorship 1 Ticket Sep 27, 2017 $1,995.00 $19.95
General Sponsorship 2 Tickets Sep 27, 2017 $1,495.00 $19.95

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Event Details

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.

Date of Event

Friday September 29, 2017
8AM to 12PM

Participating Investors:

  • 1776 Ventures - Katie Kiewel
  • Angel Investor --  Arthur Ribas Ferrer
  • Camber Creek -- Jake Fingert
  • G2 GEM Finance & Keiretsu Forum -- Fred Gumbinner
  • Maryland Venture Fund -- Phillip Jung
  • NextGen Venture Partners - Callum Booker
  • Osage Partners -- Sean Dowling
  • Questmark Partners -- Nick Superina
  • Safina Ventures  -- Silveth Khawaja
  • Savano Capital Partners -- Kyle Adkins
  • Savano Capital Partners -- Bion Ludwig
  • TDF Ventures -- Matt Bressler
  • TEDCO -- McKeever Conwell III
  • The Launch Place -- Kelly Fitzgerald
  • Updata Partners -- Dan Moss

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

Venue Sponsor: Georgetown University

With the support of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown Entrepreneurship initiative enables students to see the world as entrepreneurs do, while providing the knowledge and skills they need to act on their insights and add value to society.Under the banner of StartupHoyas, we provide a growing suite of academic, extracurricular, and off-campus programs, and connect our students to accomplished alumni, industry experts, entrepreneurs and business executives. Our mission is to create a culture of entrepreneurship throughout the Georgetown University community and to ensure that every graduate and undergraduate student has the opportunity to explore and experience what is means to behave like an entrepreneur.

Agenda & Schedule

  • 08:15 - 08:45 :: Check-in, Breakfast, & Networking
  • 08:45 - 09:00 :: Welcomes and Sponsor shout-outs
  • 09:00 - 10:00 :: VC "Ask Me Anything" Panel 1 + Lightning Rounds
  • 10:00 - 10:45 :: VC 1:1s (Speed Dating Style)
  • 10:45 - 11:45 ::  VC "Ask Me Anything" Panel 2 + Lightning Rounds
  • 11:45 - 12:30 :: VC 1:1s (Speed Dating Style)
  • 12:30 :: Event Wraps up

Lightning Rounds:
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.


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



The entrance to the McDonough School of Business Rafik B. Hariri Building is located on Georgetown University’s main campus, next to the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center (also known as the Leavey Center.) Below are detailed directions from several points on or near campus. We recommend that visitors travel by taxi as parking is limited.


  • Enter the Georgetown University campus through the Reservoir Road entrance. (The following address can be used with mapping software: 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007.)

  • Follow the entrance lane straight through to the Georgetown Conference Center/Leavey Center garage and park.

  • Exit the parking garage using the elevator leading to the Georgetown Hotel.

  • Walk past the hotel front desk and proceed though the Sports Hall of Fame.

  • Exit through the first glass door on the right leading to an outdoor patio. Proceed across the patio to

    enter the Rafik B. Hariri Building. You will enter on the Hariri Building on the third floor.


  • Enter the Georgetown University Campus through the Canal Road entrance, located approximately 200 feet past the Exxon Mobil gas station. (The following address can be used with mapping software: 3607 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.)

  • As you travel up the hill, the parking garage will be on your right. Enter and park.

  • Exit the garage through the “North” exit.

  • Walk up the hill along the football field. The Rafik B. Hariri building is located directly past the field.


  • Instruct the driver to enter the Georgetown Campus through the Canal Road entrance, located approximately 200 feet past the Exxon Mobile gas station. (The following address can be used with mapping software: 3607 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007)

  • Proceed up the hill and follow the road towards the football field. Continue straight at the first stop sign. The football field is on your right. The Rafik B. Hariri Building is the stone faced building located directly past the field. There is a pull in for drop-off near the front of the building.

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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.

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Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

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Friday, September 29, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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