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East Coast VentureCON 2019

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Marymount University at Ballston Center

1000 N. Glebe Rd.

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Welcome to the 2nd Annual ECVC - East Coast VentureCON

Marymount University - Ballston Campus

1000 N. Glebe Rd.

Arlington, VA

MARCH 21, 2019

Powered by CONNECTpreneur and Maryland Tech Council

This UNIQUE full-day EVENT is the premier annual conference for VCs, angels, and entrepreneurs on the East Coast.

Come meet some of the nation's top venture capitalists, investors and entrepreneurs in a FULL DAY of networking, learning, connecting, and celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship!

Who's coming - Over 400 leading investors, VCs, CXOs, Founders and Startup Ecosystem players will attend

Plenty of Networking - ONE OF A KIND networking - breakfast, networking breaks and networking lunch

Speakers and Sessions - Over 30 speakers, 8 sessions. Panels topics: Venture Capitalists, Seed Stage Investors, Angels and Accelerators, Healthcare, Cyber, Token offerings, and Opportunity Zones for tech companies

Innovation Showcase - 24 very promising early stage companies will present in a "rocket pitch" format

Venue - The beautiful Conference Center at Marymount University Ballston Center,1000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA.

Buffet breakfast and buffet lunch will be served

Confirmed Speakers:

ANDREW BERKOWITZ - CEO/Founder, Global Startup Media

JEFF CHERRY - CEO and General Partner, SHIFT Ventures; CEO, Conscious Venture Lab

ELIZABETH CHO FERTIKH - Co-Managing Director, MEDA Angels, LLC; Professor, The Johns Hopkins University

CHRIS COLLEGE - Managing Partner, TCP Venture Capital

BILL CROWELL - Partner, Alsop Louie Partners

OLLEN DOUGLASS - Managing Director, Motley Fool Ventures

BRIAN GAISTER - Co-Founder & General Partner, SaaS Ventures; CEO, Pennington Partners & Co.; Principal, PTM Partners

SARA GIBSON - Co-Founder & CEO, 20 Degrees

RICK GORDON - Director, INOVA Personalized Health Accelerator

MARK GROVIC - General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners

FRED GUMBINNER - Angel Investor; President, Keiretsu Forum DC; Managing Partner, G2 GEM Finance

DR. JEFFREY HAUSFELD - Chairman and CMO, BioFactura; Chairman & Founder, The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

VICTOR HOSKINS - Director, Arlington Economic Development

JIM HUNT - Managing Partner, Lavrock Ventures; Founding Principal, BluVenture Investors

JIEMIN JORDAN - Managing Partner, Decisive Investment Group; Stars Mentor, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator

ESTHER LEE - President & CEO, Refraction; Former Secretary of Trade and Commerce, Commonwealth of Virginia

LENARD MARCUS - General Partner, Edison Partners

ANNA MASON - Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund at Revolution, LLC

ANTHONY MILLIN, ESQ. - Chair, NEXT; Venture Partner, Urban Us; Partner, Shulman Rogers

JEFF MUND - Founder & Managing General Partner, MCVC Partners

JEN O'DANIEL - Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds; Investment Director, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator

JONATHAN PERL - General Partner, Boulder Ventures

DAVID PETR - President and CEO, Montgomery County Economic Development Corp.

SHELLY PORGES - Founder and Managing Partner, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women

GERRY REIHSEN, Founder & CEO, Coasis Coalition Companies PB LLC

MARTY ROSENDALE - CEO, Maryland Tech Council

RYAN ROSS - Chief Innovation Officer, Halcyon

PARAG SHETH - Director and CMO, Maryland Venture Fund / TEDCO

MANISH THAKUR - Managing Partner, Option3 Ventures

SEVER TOTIA - Partner, 3TS Capital Partners

ROSEMARIE TRUMAN - General Partner and Founder, Gazelle Futures LLC: CEO and Founder, The Center for Advancing Innovation

CAROL VAN CLEEF - Blockchain and Crypto expert; CEO, Luminous Group; Partner, LeClairRyan

TIEN WONG - CEO, Opus8, Inc; Chairman, Lumious and Lore Systems

DATE: MARCH 21, 2019

AGENDA

7:30 - 9:00 AM - REGISTRATION and NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:00 - 9:20 AM - WELCOME REMARKS

Arlington Economic Development

Marymount University

Opus8

Maryland Tech Council

9:20 - 10:00 AM - VENTURE CAPITAL PANEL - Latest trends in the VC markets

Moderator: MARTY ROSENDALE - CEO, Maryland Tech Council

OLLEN DOUGLASS - Managing Director, Motley Fool Ventures

LENARD MARCUS - General Partner, Edison Partners

ANNA MASON - Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund at Revolution, LLC

JONATHAN PERL - General Partner, Boulder Ventures

SEVER TOTIA - Partner, 3TS Capital Partners

10:00 - 10:45 AM - SEED and EARLY STAGE PANEL

Moderator: ANTHONY MILLIN, ESQ. - Chair, NEXT; Venture Partner, Urban Us; Partner, Shulman Rogers

CHRIS COLLEGE - Managing Partner, TCP Venture Capital

MARK GROVIC - General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners

SHELLY PORGES - Founder and Managing Partner, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women

PARAG SHETH - Director and CMO, Maryland Venture Fund / TEDCO

10:45 - 11:15 AM - NETWORKING BREAK

11:15 - 12:30 PM - COMPANY SHOWCASES / ROCKET PITCHES (2 concurrent showcases )

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics

Alma Mater

Automatic Technologies

ALPHYN Biologics

Airgility

Avealto

Beautiful bioSolutions

DeepLook

Drop Dead Life Insurance

Hyde Closet

IQYOU

King & Union

misellf

MovieComm

Nanochem

Ortus Academy

PramRides

Salamandre Zone

SmartLink Health

SurgiPrice

Totem

True Bearing

Valaurum

12:30 - 1:15 PM - NETWORKING LUNCHEON

1:15 - 2:00 PM - CYBER INVESTMENT PANEL

Moderator: DAVID PETR - President and CEO, Montgomery County Economic Development Corp.

BILL CROWELL - Partner, Alsop Louie Partners

JIM HUNT - Managing Partner, Lavrock Ventures; Founding Principal, BluVenture Investors

JIEMIN JORDAN - Managing Partner, Decisive Investment Group; Stars Mentor, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator

JEN O'DANIEL - Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds; Investment Director, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator

MANISH THAKUR - Managing Partner, Option3 Ventures

2:00 - 2:45 PM - CONCURRENT PANELS "A"

HEALTHCARE INVESTMENT PANEL - A1

Moderator: ELIZABETH CHO FERTIKH - Co-Managing Director, MEDA Angels, LLC; Professor, The Johns Hopkins University

RICK GORDON - Director, INOVA Personalized Health Accelerator

DR. JEFFREY HAUSFELD - Chairman and CMO, BioFactura; Chairman & Founder, The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

ROSEMARIE TRUMAN - General Partner and Founder, Gazelle Futures LLC: CEO and Founder, The Center for Advancing Innovation

OPPORTUNITY ZONES AND TECH COMPANIES - A2

Moderator: SARA GIBSON - Co-Founder & CEO, 20 Degrees

BRIAN GAISTER - Co-Founder & General Partner, SaaS Ventures; CEO, Pennington Partners & Co.; Principal, PTM Partners

GERRY REIHSEN, Founder & CEO, Coasis Coalition Companies PB LLC

2:45 - 3:30 PM - CONCURRENT PANELS "B"

ANGELS AND ACCELERATORS - B1

Moderator: ESTHER LEE - President & CEO, Refraction; Former Secretary of Trade and Commerce, Commonwealth of Virginia

JEFF CHERRY - CEO and General Partner, SHIFT Ventures; CEO, Conscious Venture Lab

FRED GUMBINNER - Angel Investor; President, Keiretsu Forum DC; Managing Partner, G2 GEM Finance

JEFF MUND - Founder & Managing General Partner, MCVC Partners

RYAN ROSS - Chief Innovation Officer, Halcyon

TOKEN OFFERINGS - Alive or Dead? - B2

Moderator: ANDREW BERKOWITZ - CEO/Founder, Global Startup Media

GERRY REIHSEN, Founder & CEO, Coasis Coalition Companies PB LLC

CAROL VAN CLEEF - Blockchain and Crypto expert; CEO, Luminous Group; Partner, LeClairRyan

3:30 - CLOSING NETWORKING RECEPTION

SPONSORS

Maryland Tech Council

Arlington Economic Development

Marymount University

Opus8

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

NEXT, Powered by Shulman Rogers

Mindspace

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Raffa Financial Services

NFP

CBRE

Lumious

PAST INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS

Revolution Ventures, Carlyle Group, Kinetic Ventures, Sterling Partners, Core Capital, Grotech, UPDATA, Novak Biddle, New Atlantic Ventures, Edison Ventures, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Venturehouse, Boulder Ventures, TDF Funds, Ballast Point Ventures, Urban Us, Multiplier Capital, Saratoga Investment Corp., Maryland Venture Fund, New Markets Venture Partners, True Ventures, 500 Startups, Amplifier Venture Partners, DFW Capital Partners, Farragut Capital, NextGen Angels, CIT GAP Funds, TEDCO, BluVenture Investors, Leeds Novamark, Private Access Network, CAV Angels, K Street Capital, Select Venture Partners, RLMcCall Capital, ID Private Equity, Cranbrook Capital, Baltimore Angels, Pennington Partners, Acceleprise, Blue Marlin Partners, VentureCross Partners, US Boston, 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, Blue Heron Capital, Duncaster Investments, Private Capital Network, Next-Stage Development Group, Lancaster Angel Network, Decisive Investment Group, Harrell Partners, Ruxton Ventures, MD Center for Entrepreneurship, Fortify Ventures, Conscious Venture Labs, 1776, Halcyon, and Keiretsu Forum.

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