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CONNECTpreneur Summer Forum, Tysons Corner, June 13, 2017

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Hilton McLean Tysons Corner

7920 Jones Branch Drive

McLean, VA 22102

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The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Summer Forum Tysons Corner - June 13, 2017

"The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic."

This will be our 24th consecutive SOLD OUT event over the last 6 years!

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 Region's TOP Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, CXOs, Angels, and VCs.

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!

Program Highlights:

  • We expect 500 business leaders, including 250+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 80+ angels & VCs
  • Roundtable discussion with SERIAL DEALMAKERS: How to Successfully BUILD, BUY, and SELL tech companies
  • SHOWCASE of Emerging tech companies
  • Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event

The venue is the newly renovated Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

A plated breakfast and unlimited coffee/tea are included.

CONNECTpreneur is a quarterly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 6000 business leaders over the past 6 years.

We expect another SELLOUT crowd, so there will be no on-site registration. All attendees MUST BE pre-registered.

Register now!

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And visit our Website at connectpreneur.org


DATE: JUNE 13, 2017

AGENDA

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 - ROCKSTAR DEALMAKER ROUNDTABLE: HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY BUILD, SELL, AND BUY TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

Moderator: MARK HOLLOWAY, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

CAROLYN PARENT, CEO & President, LiveSafe; Founder, Gravy Analytics; Advisory Board Member, comScore

JONATHON PERRELLI, CEO & Co-Founder, LifeFuels; Managing Director/Founder, Fortify Ventures; Founder, Chairman & CEO, SecureForce

K. PAUL SINGH, CEO, Rezon8 Capital; Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Primus Telecommunications Group

STEVE ROTH, Partner, CM Equity Partners; ex-COO, Preferred Systems Solutions; President, Vista Technology Services


9:10 – 10:15 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH (Presenting Companies will be announced on June 5)


10:15 am - 1130 am - NETWORKING

PREVIOUS INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS (partial list):

Revolution Ventures, Carlyle Group, Kinetic Ventures, Sterling Partners, Core Capital, Grotech, Updata, Venturehouse, Maryland Venture Fund, Edison Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners, Novak Biddle, New Atlantic Ventures, True Ventures, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Boulder Ventures, Multiplier Capital, Saratoga Investment Corp., TEDCO, BluVenture Investors, 500 Startups, 1776, Amplifier Venture Partners, DFW Capital Partners, Farragut Capital, NextGen Angels, CIT GAP Funds, Leeds Novamark, 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, 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, Blue Marlin 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.

EVENT PARTNERS:

Tech2000

LORE Systems

BDO

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

RSM

WeWork

CRESA

BNY Mellon

Montgomery County Economic Developent Corp.

Association for Enterprise Growth

Meltzer Group

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship (UMD)

Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative

1776

Institute for Excellence in Sales

G-TECH Forum

Wharton DC Innovation Summit

Maryand Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services

Ryan & Wetmore

Hafezi Capital

TESTIMONIALS and MEDIA

PRESS: http://connectpreneur.org/press

"No B.S. that was the best biz networking event I have ever been to."

Darren Womer, CEO, National Capital Companies

"CONNECTpreneur is the region's leading event for bringing together people who will drive our economy forward."

Lyles Carr, 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."

Joe Kessler, CEO, Next Stage Development Group

"You pulled off a great conference. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for inviting me!!"

John Backus, 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."

Dennis Defensor, 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."

John Holaday, CEO, QRx Pharma

"One of the best events I have ever sponsored!"

Mark Ellenbogen, Partner, BDO

"Great event this week! Great speakers, atmosphere and people! Reminded me of the good ole days!"

Tom Kohn, Professor, American University; Founder, Transactis

"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."

Jim Long, Founder, VentureCross Partners

"Bravo! Great program."

Tony Cord, Partner and Managing Director, Newport Board Group

"It was first class....well done!"

Chad MacDonald, CEO, Connected Services

"Amazing how many high-level people you had..."

Wade Tetsuka, 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."

George Harrop, Managing Director, CapitalSource

"It was a really good crowd of operators and investors…rare for these so-called 'forums.'"

David Giannini, Chairman and CEO, CirrusWorks

"Event was great. Quality attendees, good energy – contacts – content."

Bud Morrissette, 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."

Jack Quarles, Co-Author, Same Side Selling

Please note: All sales are final and nonrefundable. Any cancellations received prior to May 13 may be credited toward our upcoming Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Fora: September, and December 2017

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