The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur FALL 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 events are "essentially the be-all-end-all of networking events in the city":
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 and Tech 2000, Inc., 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!
- We expect 250 business leaders, includng 150+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 60+ angels & VCs
- Conversation and BOOK SIGNING with SETH GOLDMAN, Co-Founder and TeaEO of HONEST TEA
- Attendees will receive a COMPLIMENTARY copy of Seth's brand new book, Mission in a Bottle
- All-Star Panel of INVESTORS (see Agenda below)
- 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 is included.
CONNECTpreneur is a quarterly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 1200 business leaders in the past 18 months. This event promises to be our best one yet!
Here is our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Connectpreneur
And our Website: bigidea.lore.net
DATE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
7:00–8:15 am - ARRIVAL / NETWORKING
8:15 - 8:20 am - WELCOME
S. TIEN WONG, CEO of Tech 2000, Inc. and Chairman of Lore Systems, Inc.
8:20 - 9:15 am - ALL STAR INVESTOR PANEL - "State of the Capital Markets"
MODERATOR: JOHN BACKUS - Founder & Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures
EVAN BURFIELD - Managing Partner, K Street Capital; Co-Founder, 1776, and Chairman, Startup DC
JOE BURKHART - Managing DIrector, Saratoga Investment Corp.
DOUG GILBERT - General Partner, DFW Capital Partners
9:20 – 10:25 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE
CONSCIOUS VENTURE LAB
10:30 - 11:15 am - FIRESIDE CHAT with SETH GOLDMAN, Co-Founder and "TeaEO" of HONEST TEA; Co-Author, MISSION IN A BOTTLE, The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently - and Succeeding
11:15 - SETH GOLDMAN BOOK SIGNING and NETWORKING
Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of MISSION IN A BOTTLE
EXPECTED INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS (partial list):
We expect 60+ angel and VC investors including Grotech, Novak Biddle, Core Capital, New Atlantic Ventures, Edison Ventures, Updata, Saratoga Investment Corp., DFW Capital Partners, Farragut Capital, NextGen Angels, Revolution Ventures, CIT, New Markets Venture Partners, Leeds Novamark, Maryland Venture Fund, TEDCO, DFW Capital, BluVenture Investors, 1776 / K Street Capital, Acceleprise, US Boston, VentureCross Partners, Berman Enterprises, Dingman Center Angels, Neuberger & Co. Ventures, Saratoga Investment Corp., McLean Capital, Angel Venture Forum, Exhilirator, 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, Great Falls Capital, Hafezi Capital, and Keiretsu Forum.
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Ryan & Wetmore
"No B.S. that was the best biz networking event I have ever been to."
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."
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
"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."
Jim Long, Founder
"Bravo! Great program."
"It was first class....well done!"
CEO, Connected Services
"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."
Managing Director, CapitalSource
"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