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The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Spring Forum, a 1/2 day "NETWORKING MASHUP" of the DC Region's TOP Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, CXOs, Angels, and VCs.
Come see what happens when you put a group of "A List" business leaders and entrepreneurs in one room for a few hours!
This UNIQUE EVENT is like NONE OTHER in our region, due to the high quality of our attendees and participants, as well as our programming and unprecedented networking.
The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is an exclusive "mashup" of 150+ of the DC Region's top entrepreneurs, business leaders, CXOs, angels and VCs.
Most of the attendees are "INVITATION ONLY," and we are limiting service provider participation in order to maximize the experience for our Attendees and Sponsors.
- "Hypergrowth - Zero to $500 million in 8 years" discussion
- "Entrepreneurs with a Higher Purpose" panel
- 9 Emerging companies seeking funding will briefly tell their stories
- "Disruption, Disintermediation, and Destruction" luncheon discussion
- Networking sessions before, during, and after the event
The venue is the Tower Club in Tyson's Corner, Northern Virginia's premier private business club. A plated brealkfast and plated lunch are included.
AGENDA (all speakers are confirmed)
7:00–8:00 am - ARRIVAL / BREAKFAST / NETWORKING
8:00 - 8:05 am - WELCOME
8:05 - 8:45 am - "HYPERGROWTH - ZERO TO $500 MILLION IN 8 YEARS!" - a conversation with Tony Jimenez, Founder and CEO of MicroTech
8:45 – 9:30 am - "ENTREPRENEURS WITH A HIGHER PURPOSE"
Jim Cheng, Secretary of Commerce, Commonwealth of VA; Founder and CEO, Computer Hi-Tech Mgt, "Entrepreneur Turned Public Servant"
Dr. John Holaday, CEO, QRx Pharma, an ex-Army officer, Professor, and serial entrepreneur who has founded and taken 3 companies public, "Entrepreneur Seeking a Cure for Cancer"
Seth Goldman, Founder and TeaEO, Honest Tea, beverage industry innovator, "Entrepreneur leading the Green Movement"
9:30 - 9:45 am - NETWORKING BREAK
9:45 - 11:30 am - COMPANY PRESENTATIONS
Well Care Strategies
11:30 - 11:45 am - NETWORKING BREAK
11:45 - 1:15 pm - LUNCHEON DISCUSSION - "DISRUPTION, DISINTERMEDIATION, AND DESTRUCTION"
Duke Chung, Founder of Parature, CRM industry pioneer
Mark Walsh, Founder and CEO, GeniusRocket; Chairman, DIngman Center for Entrepreneurship; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Union College; Founder and CEO, VerticalNet
John Backus, Managing Partner of New Atlantic Ventures and Founder, Draper Atlantic Venture Fund. Ex-CEO Intelidata
1:15 pm - MORE NETWORKING AND DEALMAKING
CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS (partial list):
Over 50 Entrepreneurs and CXOs, plus Core Capital, Novak Biddle, New Atlantic Ventures, CIT, Capital Source, NEA, Maryland Venture Fund, MTECH Ventures, Maryland DBED, Ruxton Ventures, Opus8, VentureCross Partners, McLean Capital, National Capital, Starise Ventures, Dingman Center Angels, Blu Venture Partners, Blue Heron, Washingon DC Archangels, Fortify.vc, Endeavor DC, Private Capital Network, APPTEL, Stanford Venture Advisors, MD Center for Entrepreneurship, SunWalker Group, Skada Capital, Shadow Point Capital, Keiretsu Forum, CADRE, and 20+ high net worth angels
Ernst & Young
Ryan & Wetmore
Curry's Auto Service
Washington, DC Archangels
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship