Big Idea CONNECTpreneur SUMMER Forum
"The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur SUMMER Forum - Fairfax, Virginia"
June 13, 2019
PRESENTED BY INOVA and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
"The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic."
This will be our 38th consecutive SOLD OUT event over the last 8 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 our region, because of the high quality of our attendees, speakers and presenters.
And YES, the networking is unprecedented!
- FIRESIDE CHAT with ROCKSTAR CEO
- We expect 350 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 9000 business leaders over the past 8 years.
Attendance will be strictly capped at 400 attendees. We expect another SOLD OUT crowd, so there will be NO on-site registration.
All attendees MUST BE pre-registered.
For more information on previous events, presenters, speakers, etc. or to download program books from our previous events, please visit our website at connectpreneur.org.
DATE: Thursday, June 13, 2019
7:30-8:45 am - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING
8:45 - 9:00 am - WELCOME REMARKS
S. TIEN WONG, CEO, Opus8, Inc.
PETE JOBSE, Managing Director, Inova Strategic Investments and Inova Personalized Health Accelerator
JULIE COONS, President & CEO, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
9:00 - 9:40 am - FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ROCKSTAR ENTREPRENEUR
Introduction: MARK HAAS, Co-Founder, Association for Enterprise Growth
9:40 - 10:40 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH
10 Promising Early Stage Companies will Present in a "Rocket Pitch" Format
Companies will be announced on June 7
Companies will be introduced by:
MIKE LABRIOLA, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
ANTHONY MILLIN, Partner, Shulman Rogers and NEXT Legal
10:40 - 11:30 am - NETWORKING RECEPTION
PREVIOUS INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS (partial list):
Revolution Ventures, Carlyle Group, Kinetic Ventures, Sterling Partners, INOVA, The Motley Fool Ventures, ASB Capital, Core Capital, Grotech, UPDATA, Enhanced Capital, Novak Biddle, New Atlantic Ventures, Edison Ventures, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Venturehouse, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Boulder Ventures, TDF Funds, New Markets Venture Partners, True Ventures, Ballast Point Ventures, Multiplier Capital, Saratoga Investment Corp., Maryland Venture Fund, 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, 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, MTECH Ventures, Mosaic Capital, Opus8, Blue Heron Capital, Duncaster Investments, Next-Stage Development Group, Lancaster Angel Network, Decisive Investment Group, Harrell Partners, Ruxton Ventures, Fortify Ventures, Conscious Venture Labs, and Keiretsu Forum.
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers
Association for Enterprise Growth
New York Life
Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
Institute for Excellence in Sales
Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services
EO - Entrepreneurs' Organization
The Influencer Collective
Center for Advancing Innovation
Ryan & Wetmore
National Association of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
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