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CONNECTpreneur Investor Network presents Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking. Come learn, connect with others, and be inspired!

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“Rocket Pitch + Power Networking,” a CONNECTpreneur Investor Network Virtual Event

We only have a limited number of FREE tickets, after which the price will increase to $99 per ticket, so REGISTER NOW!

CONNECTpreneur Virtual Rocket Pitch events are the World's Largest monthly investor pitch events, with the largest attendance of accredited investors, VCs, private investors and angels.

We will email you the LINK to the event on the evening of September 29, as well as the morning of September 30.

This will be our 64th event over the last 10 years.

“Rocket Pitch + Power Networking” by CONNECTpreneur features virtual networking sessions and a Rocket Pitch segment with exciting early stage companies.

CONNECTpreneur events are cited as "The Best Networking Events in the MidAtlantic" by independent media as well as over 70% of surveyed past attendees.

Program Highlights:

- "Virtual Networking" pre and post program - via Private Message, and Breakout Rooms

- We feature 12 Breakout Rooms after the Pitch portion of the event. Each Breakout Room is hosted by a Presenting Company. Attendees will be able to enter and leave any Breakout Room at their convenience.

- Who will be online? We expect 600+ business leaders, including 300+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 200+ angels & VCs from around the USA.

- "Rocket Pitch" Showcase of 12 promising emerging tech companies.

- This is a virtual "Meeting," NOT a "webinar." All attendees will be able to see and message all other attendees.

- Investor Polling - investors can indicate their interest in each Presenting Company, for post-event follow-up.

- We wil publish a full list of all registrants - name, title, and company name to enhance networking.

“Rocket Pitch + Power Networking” by CONNECTpreneur features 2 virtual networking sessions and a Rocket Pitch segment with exciting early stage companies.

CONNECTpreneur is a bi-monthly networking mashup, which has been attended by 25,000+ business leaders over the past 10 years.

All attendees must be pre-registered on this Eventbrite site.

We will email you the log-in information and instructions after you register. Emails will be sent on the evening before, and the morning of, the event.

Please "Like" us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Connectpreneur

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And visit our Website at connectpreneur.org

DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

AGENDA (All times are Eastern Daylight Time - EDT)

11:00 - 11:05 am - VIRTUAL NETWORKING (via Private Message)

11:05 - 11:15 am - WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS

TIEN WONG, Founder and Host, CONNECTpreneur Community

PAT SHERIDAN - Founder and Managing Partner, Modus Create

11:15 - 12:25 pm - ROCKET PITCH SESSION - 12 Promising Early Stage Companies will present.

Companies will be introduced by:

ANTHONY MILLIN, Founder and Chair, NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers

GEORGE NEMPHOS, Nemphos Braue LLC

Blue Star Foods

Clarityth

Einsted

Game Gym

HedgeHog Health

i-Lumen Scientific

Novel Microdevices

Prosper Digital Therapeutics

Real Science Innovations

Retrolux

SafetySpect, Inc.

VXPASS

12:25 - 1:00 pm - PRESENTING COMPANY BREAKOUT ROOMS and VIRTUAL NETWORKING (via Private Message)

Each Presenting Company will host a Breakout Room for deeper dive conversations. Attendees will be able to enter and leave any Breakout Room at any time.

PREVIOUS INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS (partial list):

Blackstone, Intel Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Revolution Ventures, Carlyle Group, NEA, Technology Crossover Ventures, Google Ventures, TPG, US Venture Partners, Y Combinator, Columbia Capital, True Ventures, Sterling Partners, HIG, Grotech, UPDATA, Koch Industries, Saudi Aramco, Garage Technology Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Motley Fool Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, PROOF.VC, Edison Ventures, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Venturehouse, Kinetic Ventures, Core Capital, Boulder Ventures, TDF Funds, Ballast Point Ventures, Multiplier Capital, Saratoga Investment Corp., Maryland Venture Fund, New Markets Venture Partners, Camber Creek, 500 Startups, Novak Biddle, Amplifier Venture Partners, DFW Capital Partners, Farragut Capital, NextGen Angels, CIT GAP Funds, TEDCO, BluVenture Investors, Leeds Novamark, 1776, Private Access Network, CAV Angels, Riverbend Capital, K Street Capital, Select Venture Partners, Cranbrook Capital, Baltimore Angels, SaaS Ventures, Acceleprise, Blue Marlin Partners, US Boston Capital, VentureCross Partners, Dingman Angels, Neuberger & Co. Ventures, Angel Venture Forum, Paras Ventures, Noblestar Capital, Grindstone Partners, New Vantage Group, New Dominion Angels, Early Light Capital, Enhanced Capital, MTECH Ventures, Mosaic Capital, Opus8, Blue Heron Capital, Duncaster Investments, Lancaster Angel Network, Ruxton Ventures, Fortify Ventures, MIT Alumni Angels, and Conscious Venture Labs.

EVENT PARTNERS

Modus Create

NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers

Association for Enterprise Growth

Nemphos Braue LLC

First Financial Group

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Shulman Rogers

SunTrust Bank

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

Refraction

Startup Grind

Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI)

Keiretsu Forum

Dingman Center Angels

MIT Alumni Angels

Baltimore Angels

Angels + Life.Sci Investors

Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative

Institute for Excellence in Sales

Wharton DC Innovation Summit

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Founder Institute

Ryan & Wetmore

KoBE

U.S. International Development Center (USIDC)

Monte Jade Science & Technology Association

National Association of Business Owners and Entrepreneurs (NABOE)

TESTIMONIALS and MEDIA about our VIRTUAL EVENTS

PRESS: http://connectpreneur.org/press

“If I had a word to describe the video conference today, with respect to both content and platform, I would say ‘Flawless’!”

Todd Rowley

Chairman, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce; Market Executive, Old Dominion National Bank

Tysons Corner, Virginia

"Just a quick shout out to tell you how impressed I was with the virtual CONNECTpreneur event yesterday!! The technology worked flawlessly, the presentations were great, the format with the screen sharing worked well for the pitches, and SO MANY PEOPLE tuned in!"

Nikki White

International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

Washington, DC

"The CONNECTpreneur last week was awesome. I always get so inspired by seeing the next generation of entrepreneurs. Thanks for having this even in these uncertain times. It came off as good as ever. Well Done!!!!!"

John Kealey

Managing Director, Second Mountain

Moultenborough, New Hampshire

"What can I say that hasn't already been said? Thought it was fabulous!"

Pam Lubel

Vice President, Maryland Tech Council

Rockville, Maryland

"CONNECTpreneur's first virtual event was a home run! Because we could see and private message any of the participants on Zoom, the networking was possibly more efficient than at in-person events...Looking forward to the next one!"

Esther Lee

CEO, Refraction; Former Secretary of Commerce, Commonwealth of Virginia

Tysons Corner, Virginia

“Your event was an eye-opener. I'm now aware how much can be shoe-horned into a tight time-frame. You and your Team have exceeded all others in delivering more quality in less time than any other group -- very impressive!"

Dan Conley

CEO, New Jersey Angels

Somerset New Jersey

"The event was incredibly well run for having so many presenters and participants. Really appreciate all of your effort and drive in pulling off such a great series of events!

Steve Popielarski

CEO, Thermaquil

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"The Virtual CONNECTpreneur event was outstanding! You had amazing speakers and an incredible list of attendees from all over the world. Looking forward to future virtual events!"

Alyse Holstein

Principal, HPG Partners

Syracuse, New York

"Congratulations on the successful online premiere of CONNECTpreneur. It not only upheld the first class standards you have for your outstanding in-person networking & investor pitch events, it gave hundreds of us “attendees” the opportunity to network online with this entrepreneurial crowd of innovators and community leaders."

Janice Mandel

Communications Consultant and Multimedia Storyteller

Washington, DC

"I thought the event went amazing. The speakers and the chat we both very interactive."

Earl A. McCoy, Jr.

Regional Recruitment Coordinator, Webster University

St. Louis, Missouri

"Great event today. Very very good. You did a great job"

Margot DeFrance

Managing Director, Entoro Capital

New York, New York

"These are tough times for many and having leaders like you continue stepping up is critical for our community."

Mahan Tavakoli

Chairman, Leadership Greater Washington

Washington, DC

"I thought you guys did a great job with the virtual conference yesterday...Congratulations on getting it together so quickly and effectively. I'm looking forward to the next one."

Pete Jobse

CEO & Founder, Mariposa Grove Ventures

Northern Virginia

"Your focus on investing and getting early stage companies off the ground is tremendous. "

Neal Koller

CEO, Alphyn Biologics

Cincinnati, Ohio

"As a first time attendee joining one of your "Connectrepreneur Invest Network" events, let me tell you how very impressed I was with it all. It was efficiently organized and presented a roster of some of the most qualified and exciting companies that I have seen assembled in many a year. Bravo! I will be sharing what I learned with my own network of investor colleagues and hope to be back for more. It was time well spent."

Robert Sherretta

CEO, International Investor, LLC

Fairfax, VA

Thanks again for the invitation.

"GREAT Virtual event this morning!"

Mike Malloy

Social Entrepreneurship Program Director, Halcyon Incubator

Washington, DC

"Excellent event, thanks!"

Stephanie Hessler

Executive Coach, Proctor Gallagher Institute

Boston, Massachusetts

"Just wanted to congratulate you and your team for the virtual session yesterday. I think it went extremely well..."

Kevin Marz

CEO, Lumious

Erie, Pennsylvania

"Great virtual event and it was close to the real in-person conference. Kudos to your team for adapting to the current situation and still providing immense value to the DCTech community while we #StayAtHome!"

Brian Park

Managing Partner, SparkLabs Cyber + Blockchain Fund

Washington, DC

"Great virtual event yesterday. I actually think that format worked out very well!"

Ron Novak

Executive Vice President, Segue Technologies, Inc.

Arlington, Virginia

"It was a fantastic event and flawless."

Ines LeBow

CEO, Enterprise Transformation Solutions

Bethesda, Maryland

"Excellent event this morning!"

Scott Stephens

CEO, International Association of Arson Investigators

Crofton, Maryland

"Great event! Thank you for supporting us entrepreneurs!"

Sue Carr

CEO, CarrTech

Frederick, Maryland

"Phenomenal event this morning. Congratulations!"

Chris Haug

Chapter Director, Startup Grind Maryland

Columbia, Maryland

"Congrats on an awesome event today. You guys did a great job pulling it off. I thought it was great."

Anthony Millin

Founder and Chair, NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogersl General Partner, Urban Us fund

North Potomac, Maryland and Brooklyn, New York

"Great job today on the virtual event. My first attendance, and I really enjoyed it. Great speakers ... and darned seamless experience."

Gary Carr

CEO, Givio, Inc.

Centreville, Virginia

"It was an excellent meeting."

Mary Luceri

Program Coordinator, Tech Commercialization Office, George Washington University

Washington, DC

"I think the virtual event was a big success...and in some ways. It was a better event because we could more clearly hear and see the presentations. I also think it may be a quite productive channel for networking with other attendees. I’ve received unsolicited contacts from other attendees already."

Sylvanus Bent

President, BGS Consulting

Fairfax, Virginia

"Awesome, outstanding and well done."

Christopher Bennett, Esq.

Founder, Technology-Innovation-Law, LLC

Washington, DC

"Congratulations! So well done. Happy to have been part of it."

Urvi Tejani

Founder and Creative Director, Red Carpet Rocks

New York, New York

"Was terrific!"

Julie Kantor

CEO and Founder, TWOMENTOR

Boca Raton, Florida

"The online networking was better because you can 'approach' anybody. Also people 'introduced' themselves. That alone makes it 3x better than analog networking."

Dennis Defensor

President, Defensor Dynamics

Kilmarnock, Virginia

"I thought the first virtual CONNECTpreneur went remarkably well"

Larry Cynkin

Consulting CTO and FounderGreenBar LC

Washington, DC

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can e-mail our Community Manager, Skylar Rallison, at srallison@opus8.com.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes

How can I apply to present?

If you have a promising early-stage company that is raising capital or wanting to make a product announcement, please contact presenters@opus8.com. We have a Committee review process for prospective presenting companies.

When are your next events?

Here's a calendar of upcoming monthly Virtual Rocket Pitch events:

2021

Oct 28, Nov 23, Dec 21

2022

January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, Sept 29, Oct 27, Nov 22, Dec 21

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CONNECTpreneur is an affiliate of Opus8, Inc. We facilitate hi-end C-level connections, dealmaking, capital formation, and education. CONNECTpreneur is a community of innovators, entrepreneurs and investors. Since 2011, over 20,000 business leaders from around the world have attended our bi-monthly Forums and monthly virtual "Rocket Pitch + Power Networking" events. The conferences are widely considered to be among the best tech and investment networking events in the country. More info at CONNECTpreneur.org

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