CONNECTpreneur Baltimore Forum
"CONNECTpreneur Baltimore Forum"
The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum - Baltimore, Maryland
February 19, 2020
"The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic."
This will be our 43rd consecutive Sold Out event over the last 9 years!
Over 70% of previous attendees surveyed say that CONNECTpreneur is the "Number One" tech and investor event in the Mid-Atlantic region!
This unique event is like none other in the Mid-Atlantic, because of the high quality of our attendees, speakers and presenters.
And YES, the networking is unprecedented!
- Fireside Chat with Rockstar CEO
- VIP Investor Panel: "Latest Trends in Early Stage Investing"
- We expect 250 business leaders, including 100+ CEOs & Founders, as well as dozens of angels & VCs
- Showcase of 10 Emerging tech companies
- Heavy networking before, during, and after the event
Buffet breakfast and unlimited coffee/tea will be provided.
CONNECTpreneur is a bi-monthly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 11,000 business leaders over the past 9 years.
Space is very limited at this venue, and we expect another Sold Out crowd, so there will be no on-site registration.
All attendees must be pre-registered.
7:30-8:30 am - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING
8:30 - 8:45 am - WELCOME REMARKS
S. TIEN WONG, CEO, Opus8, Inc.
ALEXANDER TRIANTIS, Dean, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
8:45 - 9:25 am - FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ROCKSTAR BUSINESS LEADER
9:25 - 10:25 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH - 10 Promising Early Stage Companies
(Presenters will be announced on February 14)
Companies will be introduced by:
MIKE LABRIOLA, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
ANTHONY MILLIN, Partner, Shulman Rogers and NEXT Legal
10:25 - 11:15 am - INVESTOR PANEL: "Latest Trends in Early Stage Investing"
MICHAEL AVON, Partner, ABS Capital Partners; Founder and Executive Chairman, ICX Media
JEFF CHERRY - Managing Partner, The Conscious Venture Fund; CEO, SHIFT Ventures
ELIZABETH CHO-FERTIKH - Co-Founder & Managing Director, MEDA Angels; ECF Biosolutions and Venture Corner
CHRIS COLLEGE - Managing Partner, TCP Venture Capital
11:15 am - NETWORKING
PREVIOUS INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS (partial list):
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, 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, 1776, 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, 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, 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, and Keiretsu Forum.
• Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
• Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
• NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers
• Association for Enterprise Growth
• Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
• SunTrust Bank
• New York Life
• Baltimore Angels
• Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services
• Startup Grind - Columbia, MD
• Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI)
• Keiretsu Forum
• Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
• Institute for Excellence in Sales
• Wharton DC Innovation Summit
• Founder Institute
• Center for Advancing Innovation
• Ryan & Wetmore
• National Association of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs