Big Idea CONNECTpreneur
|Time||7:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)|
|Address|| Chevy Chase
5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum - WASHINGTON, DC
September 25, 2019
Want to hear about a DC tech company that's the "largest and fastest-growing startup in American history"?
Then come to "The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic" and meet our special guest speaker, SUPERSTAR CEO Tim Hwang of FiscalNote! Plus, you get to hang out with 350+ investors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, CXOs, and business leaders!
This will be our 40th 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. The networking is unprecedented!
- FIRESIDE CHAT with TIM HWANG, CEO and Founder of FiscalNote, the "largest and fastest-growing startup in American history" and the largest tech employer HQ'd in Washington, DC
- We expect 350 business leaders, including 100+ CEOs & Founders, as well as dozens of angels & VCs
- SHOWCASE of 10 Amazing emerging tech companies
- Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event
About Tim Hwang:
Tim is an entrepreneurial prodigy and one of the brightest young entrepreneurs in the USA. He hails from Bethesda, MD, and, at age 21, Tim cold emailed Mark Cuban and convinced him to invest in FiscalNote. He has raised a total of $230 million from top-tier investors, and is on a huge growth and acquisition spree, including buying CQ Roll Call from The Economist. FN is the largest tech employer based in DC. Here's a recent article on Tim in Forbes:
We will serve a Continental breakfast buffet and unlimited coffee/tea
CONNECTpreneur is a bi-monthly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 9500 business leaders over the past 8 years.
Space is very limited at this venue. There is parking in the building, but we recommend Rideshare or METRO (Friendship Heights Metro station)
We expect another SOLD OUT crowd, so there will be no on-site registration.
All attendees MUST BE pre-registered.
Please "Like" us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Connectpreneur
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @connectpreneur
And visit our Website at connectpreneur.org
For info on SPONSORSHIP, please email us at sponsors [at] opus8.com
If you want to be considered as a PRESENTER/EXHIBITOR, please email presenters [at] opus8.com
DATE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
7:30-8:40 am - REGISTRATION / NETWORKING
8:40 - 8:45 am - WELCOME REMARKS
S. TIEN WONG, CEO, Opus8, Inc.
8:45 - 9:30 am - FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ROCKSTAR BUSINESS LEADER
TIM HWANG, CEO and Founder, FiscalNote
9:30 - 10:30 am - COMPANY SHOWCASE / ROCKET PITCH
Companies will be announced on September 20
Companies will be introduced by:
MIKE LABRIOLA, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
ANTHONY MILLIN, Partner, Shulman Rogers and NEXT Legal
10:30 - 1130 am - POWER 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.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
NEXT 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
Center for Advancing Innovation
Ryan & Wetmore
National Association of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
TESTIMONIALS and MEDIA
"No B.S. that was the best biz networking event I have ever been to."
CEO, National Capital Companies
Chairman, Clear Government Solutions
"CONNECTpreneur is the region's leading event for bringing together people who will drive our economy forward."
Senior Vice President, The McCormick Group
"Not every investor and startup meeting in town is worthwhile. I would run through walls to get to yours though."
CEO, Next Stage Development Group
"You pulled off a great conference. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for inviting me!!"
Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures
"Thank you again for the invitation to CONNECTpreneur. It is so incredible to watch the Forum become THE entrepreneurship/investor forum in the Washington, DC metro area, and maybe the entire Mid-atlantic region."
Senior VP, Worldwide Sales, OROCK Technologies
"What a great conference...There was a distinct energy and enthusiasm at your meeting, unlike the usual droll meetings like this. So well done."
CEO, QRx Pharma
"One of the best events I have ever sponsored!"
"Great event this week! Great speakers, atmosphere and people! Reminded me of the good ole days!"
Professor, American University
"It was amazing. Best event I have ever attended!"
Jill Chodorov, Angel Investor
"I thought you put on a terrific event. I was really impressed with the caliber of people and the format of the event."
Jim Van Eperen, Angel Investor
Director, Raffa Insurance Services
"That was one of the best VC conferences I can remember attending. It had all the positive energy of the boom years, without the unbridled reckless exuberance."
Founder, VentureCross Partners
"Bravo! Great program."
Partner and Managing Director, Newport Board Group
"It was first class....well done!"
CEO, Connected Services
"Amazing how many high-level people you had..."
CEO, US Transactions Corp.
"It was very successful! A good combination of networking time, information, and presentation of deal opportunities. The interview approach worked well I thought, and the room was certainly full."
Managing Director, CapitalSource
"It was a really good crowd of operators and investors…rare for these so-called 'forums.'"
Chairman and CEO, CirrusWorks
"Event was great. Quality attendees, good energy – contacts – content."
CEO, Interstate Group Holdings
"it was an outstanding event! Thank you for having us be part of CONNECTpreneur...I feel like I've experienced the best of breed in networking and relationship groups. Nicely done."
Co-Author, Same Side Selling
"I thought the event yesterday at Marymount University was absolutely outstanding! The attendance was fantastic and the content was extraordinary. Thank you for curating such a great event. The Vice Chair of the Arlington County Board was extraordinarily impressed. Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of it and we look forward to the event."
Director, Arlington County (VA) Economic Development
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is plenty of parking in the Maggiano's building and the adjacent Chevy Chase Pavillion.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can e-mail the organizers at bicp [at] opus8.com.
What's the refund policy?
All sales are final and there are no refunds. Any cancellations received before September 2 may be credited towards a future CONNECTpreneur Forum.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Once you register on Eventbrite, you are good to go! We will send you a couple of confirmation emails in the days leading up to the event.
Can I update my registration information?
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
The “Service Provider” ticket is fully transferable. The Investor/Entrepreneur/CEO ticket is transferable only to another investor, founder or CEO. It is not transferrable to a service provider.
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 email us at presenters [at] opus8.com. All presenters also get an exhibit table, which is key during networking sessions before and after the program. We have a Committee review process for prospective presenting companies.