"The Best Networking Event in DC."
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 DC" and a "NETWORKING JACKPOT" of the DC Region'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 550 business leaders, including 275+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 80+ angels & VCs
- Fireside Chat with ROCKSTAR CEO David Trone, Founder and President of Total Wine & More
- All-Star Panel of SERIAL ENTREPRENEURS
- SHOWCASE of Emerging tech companies
- Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event
The venue is the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD
A plated breakfast and unlimited coffee are included.
CONNECTpreneur is a quarterly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 6000 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: APRIL 4, 2016
7:00–8:15 am - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING
8:15 - 8:20 am - WELCOME
S. TIEN WONG, Chairman of Tech 2000 and Lore Systems
8:25 - 9:10 am - FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ROCKSTAR CEO
DAVID TRONE, Founder and President, Total Wine & More
9:10 – 10:00 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH (Companies will be announced on March 27)
10:00 - 10:45 am - SERIAL ENTREPRENEURS SHARE WAR STORIES
MODERATOR: GLEN HELLMAN, "Mr. Cranky," angel investor, serial CEO, blogger and speaker; CEO of Driven Forward
NIGEL JONES, CEO Koolspan and Managing Director, TWJ Capital
BETH MALONEY, President, Palladian Partners
D.P. VENKATESH, Vice President, Broadsoft; CEO, mPortal
10:45 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, Updata, Venturehouse, Boulder Ventures, Multiplier Capital, Saratoga Investment Corp., Maryland Venture Fund, New Markets Venture Partners, 500 Startups ,Amplifier Venture Partners, DFW Capital Partners, Farragut Capital, NextGen Angels, CIT GAP Funds, TEDCO, BluVenture Investors, Leeds Novamark, TEDCO, 1776, Private Access Network, CAV Angels, K Street Capital, Select Venture Partners, RLMcCall Capital, ID Private Equity, Cranbrook Capital, Fortify Ventures, Acceleprise, US Boston Capital, 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, 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
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker
Montgomery County Economic Developent Corp.
Association for Enterprise Growth
Maryland Department of Commerce
Ryan & Wetmore
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship (UMD)
Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
Institute for Excellence in Sales
Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Tech Council of Maryand Venture Mentoring Services
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 March 4 may be credited toward our upcoming Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Fora: June, September, and December 2017