The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur BALTIMORE Forum
February 28, 2017
FIRST TIME ATTENDEES USE CODE "LORE" FOR 40% OFF
"The Best Networking Event in the region."
Over 70% of previous attendees surveyed say that CONNECTpreneur is the "Number One" tech and investor event in the Mid-Atlantic region!
DCInno calls CONNECTpreneur "The Best Networking Event in the region" and a "NETWORKING JACKPOT" of the area's TOP Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, CXOs, Angels, and VCs.
Presented by Tech 2000 and LORE Systems, this UNIQUE EVENT is like NONE OTHER in our region, because of the high quality of our attendees, speakers and presenters.
And YES, the networking is unprecedented!
- We expect 350 business leaders, including 175+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 65+ angels & VCs
- Fireside Chat with CEO and Investor MICHAEL BRONFEIN
- All-Star Panel of Venture Capital Investors
- SHOWCASE of Emerging tech companies
- Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event
The venue is the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, MD (Inner Harbor)
A full plated breakfast and unlimited coffee are included.
CONNECTpreneur is the Mid-Atlantic's premier tech networking mashup, which has been attended by over 5500 business leaders over the past 5 years.
We expect another SELLOUT crowd, so there will be no on-site registration. All attendees MUST BE pre-registered.
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DATE: FEBRUARY 28, 2017
7:00–8:15 am - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING
8:15 - 8:25 am - WELCOME
S. TIEN WONG, Chairman of Tech 2000 and Lore Systems
8:25 - 8:30 - OPENING REMARKS
MIKE GILL, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce
8:30 - 9:10 am - FIRESIDE CHAT with VISIONARY ENTREPRENEUR and INVESTOR
MICHAEL BRONFEIN, CEO, Curio Wellness; Co-Founder, Sterling Partners
9:10 – 10:00 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH
Global Institute of Forensic Research
Vector Space Systems
Wye River Technologies
10:00 - 10:50 am - INVESTOR PANEL: "TRENDS IN EARLY STAGE FINANCING" - Leading angel investors and VCs in the Mid-Atlantic
MODERATOR: CRAIG BANDES, CEO, Pixelligent Technologies
MARK GROVIC, General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners
PARAG SHETH, Director and Chief Marketing Officer, Maryland Venture Fund
JONATHAN PERL General Partner, Boulder Ventures
10:50 am - NETWORKING
PREVIOUS INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS (partial list):
Revolution Ventures, Carlyle Group, Kinetic Ventures, Core Capital, Grotech, Novak Biddle, New Atlantic Ventures, True Ventures, Edison Ventures, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, RLMcCall Capital Partners, Venturehouse, Multiplier Capital, Updata, Saratoga Investment Corp., Amplifier Venture Partners, DFW Capital Partners, Farragut Capital, NextGen Angels, CIT GAP Funds, New Markets Venture Partners, BluVenture Investors, Leeds Novamark, Maryland Venture Fund, TEDCO, 1776, Private Access Network, CAV Angels, K Street Capital, Select Venture Partners, ID Private Equity, Cranbrook Capital, Fortify Ventures, Acceleprise, US Boston Capital, 500 Startups, VentureCross Partners, Berman Enterprises, Dingman Angels, Neuberger & Co. Ventures, McLean Capital, Angel Venture Forum, Brilliant Keypoint Investments, Paras Ventures, NextSteps Capital, Noblestar Capital, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Grindstone Partners, Exhilirator, New Vantage Group, New Dominion Angels, Decisive Investment Group, 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, Palace Investment Co., Decisive Investment Group, Harrell Partners, Ruxton Ventures, MD Center for Entrepreneurship, Conscious Venture Labs, and Keiretsu Forum.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
Maryland Department of Commerce
Association for Enterprise Growth
Ryan & Wetmore
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship (UMD)
Maryland Venture Fund
Maryland Tech Council
Institute for Excellence in Sales
Tech Council of Maryand Venture Mentoring Services
Wharton Innovation Summit
TESTIMONIALS and MEDIA
"No B.S. that was the best biz networking event I have ever been to."
CEO, National Capital Companies
Chairman, Clear Government Solutions
"CONNECTpreneur is the region's leading event for bringing together people who will drive our economy forward."
Sevior Vice President, The McCormick Group
"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!!"
Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures
"Thank you again for the invitation to CONNECTpreneur. It is so incredible to watch the Forum become THE entrepreneurshi[/investor forum in the Washington, DC metro area, and maybe the entire Mid-atlantic region."
Senior VP, Worldwide Sales, OROCK Technologies
"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!"
Professor, American University
"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
Director, Raffa Insurance Services
"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."
Founder, VentureCross Partners
"Bravo! Great program."
Partner and Managing Director, Newport Board Group
"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
"Event was great. Quality attendees, good energy – contacts – content."
CEO, Interstate Group Holdings
"it was an outstanding event! Thank you for having us be part of CONNECTpreneur...I feel like I've experienced the best of breed in networking and relationship groups. Nicely done."
Co-Author, Same Side Selling
Please note: All sales are final and nonrefundable. Any cancellations received prior to FEB 1 may be credited toward our upcoming Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Fora: April 4, June, September, and December 2017