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About This Event

Welcome to the 2nd Annual ECVC - East Coast VentureCON

Marymount University - Ballston Campus

1000 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA

MARCH 21, 2019

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This UNIQUE full-day EVENT is the premier annual conference for VCs, angels, and entrepreneurs on the East Coast.

Come meet some of the nation's top venture capitalists, investors and entrepreneurs in a FULL DAY of networking, learning, connecting, and celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship!

Who's coming - Over 400 leading investors, VCs, CXOs, Founders and Startup Ecosystem players will attend

Plenty of Networking - ONE OF A KIND networking - breakfast, networking breaks and networking lunch

Speakers and Sessions - Over 30 speakers, 8 sessions. Panels topics: Venture Capitalists, Seed Stage Investors, Angels and Accelerators, Healthcare, Cyber, Token offerings, and Opportunity Zones for tech companies

Innovation Showcase - 24 very promising early stage companies will present in a "rocket pitch" format

Venue - The beautiful Conference Center at Marymount University Ballston Center,1000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA.

Buffet breakfast and buffet lunch will be served

Confirmed Speakers

ANDREW BERKOWITZ - CEO/Founder, Global Startup Media
JEFF CHERRY - CEO and General Partner, SHIFT Ventures; CEO, Conscious Venture Lab
ELIZABETH CHO FERTIKH - Co-Managing Director, MEDA Angels, LLC; Professor, The Johns Hopkins University
CHRIS COLLEGE - Managing Partner, TCP Venture Capital
BILL CROWELL - Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
OLLEN DOUGLASS - Managing Director, Motley Fool Ventures
BRIAN GAISTER - Co-Founder & General Partner, SaaS Ventures; CEO, Pennington Partners & Co.; Principal, PTM Partners
SARA GIBSON - Co-Founder & CEO, 20 Degrees
RICK GORDON - Director, INOVA Personalized Health Accelerator
MARK GROVIC - General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners
FRED GUMBINNER - Angel Investor; President, Keiretsu Forum DC; Managing Partner, G2 GEM Finance
DR. JEFFREY HAUSFELD - Chairman and CMO, BioFactura; Chairman & Founder, The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
VICTOR HOSKINS - Director, Arlington Economic Development
JIM HUNT - Managing Partner, Lavrock Ventures; Founding Principal, BluVenture Investors
JIEMIN JORDAN - Managing Partner, Decisive Investment Group; Stars Mentor, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator
ESTHER LEE - President & CEO, Refraction; Former Secretary of Trade and Commerce, Commonwealth of Virginia
LENARD MARCUS - General Partner, Edison Partners
ANNA MASON - Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund at Revolution, LLC
ANTHONY MILLIN, ESQ. - Chair, NEXT; Venture Partner, Urban Us; Partner, Shulman Rogers
JEFF MUND - Founder & Managing General Partner, MCVC Partners
JEN O'DANIEL - Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds; Investment Director, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator
JONATHAN PERL - General Partner, Boulder Ventures
DAVID PETR - President and CEO, Montgomery County Economic Development Corp.
SHELLY PORGES - Founder and Managing Partner, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women
GERRY REIHSEN - Founder & CEO, Coasis Coalition Companies PB LLC MARTY ROSENDALE - CEO, Maryland Tech Council
RYAN ROSS - Chief Innovation Officer, Halcyon
PARAG SHETH - Director and CMO, Maryland Venture Fund / TEDCO
MANISH THAKUR - Managing Partner, Option3 Ventures
SEVER TOTIA - Partner, 3TS Capital Partners
ROSEMARIE TRUMAN - General Partner and Founder, Gazelle Futures LLC: CEO and Founder, The Center for Advancing Innovation
CAROL VAN CLEEF - Blockchain and Crypto expert; CEO, Luminous Group; Partner, LeClairRyan
TIEN WONG - CEO, Opus8, Inc; Chairman, Lumious and Lore Systems

AGENDA
MARCH 21, 2019


7:30 - 9:00 AM

REGISTRATION and NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:00 - 9:20 AM

WELCOME REMARKS

Arlington Economic Development
Marymount University
Opus8
Maryland Tech Council

9:20 - 10:00 AM

VENTURE CAPITAL PANEL

Latest trends in the growth capital markets
Moderator: MARTY ROSENDALE - CEO, Maryland Tech Council
OLLEN DOUGLASS - Managing Director, Motley Fool Ventures
LENARD MARCUS - General Partner, Edison Partners
ANNA MASON - Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund at Revolution, LLC
JONATHAN PERL - General Partner, Boulder Ventures
SEVER TOTIA - Partner, 3TS Capital Partners

10:00 - 10:45 AM

SEED INVESTMENT PANEL

Moderator: ANTHONY MILLIN, ESQ. - Chair, NEXT; Venture Partner, Urban Us; Partner, Shulman Rogers
CHRIS COLLEGE - Managing Partner, TCP Venture Capital
MARK GROVIC - General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners
SHELLY PORGES - Founder and Managing Partner, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women
PARAG SHETH - Director and CMO, Maryland Venture Fund / TEDCO

10:45 - 11:15 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:15 - 12:15 PM

COMPANY SHOWCASES / ROCKET PITCHES

(2 concurrent showcases)
Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Alma Mater, Automatic Technologies, ALPHYN Biologics, Airgility, Avealto, Beautiful bioSolutions, DeepLook, Drop Dead Life Insurance, Hyde Closet, IQYOU, King & Union, misellf, MovieComm, Nanochem, Ortus Academy, PramRides, Salamandre Zone, SmartLink Health, SurgiPrice, Totem, True Bearing, Valaurum

12:15 - 1:00PM

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

1:00 - 1:45 PM

CYBER INVESTMENT PANEL

Moderator: DAVID PETR - President and CEO, Montgomery County Economic Development Corp.
BILL CROWELL - Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
JIM HUNT - Managing Partner, Lavrock Ventures; Founding Principal, BluVenture Investors
JIEMIN JORDAN - Managing Partner, Decisive Investment Group; Stars Mentor, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator
JEN O'DANIEL - Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds; Investment Director, MACH37 Cyber Accelerator
MANISH THAKUR - Managing Partner, Option3 Ventures

1:45 - 2:30 PM

CONCURRENT PANELS "A"

HEALTHCARE INVESTMENT PANEL - A1
Moderator: ELIZABETH CHO FERTIKH - Co-Managing Director, MEDA Angels, LLC; Professor, The Johns Hopkins University
RICK GORDON - Director, INOVA Personalized Health Accelerator
DR. JEFFREY HAUSFELD - Chairman and CMO, BioFactura; Chairman & Founder, The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
ROSEMARIE TRUMAN - General Partner and Founder, Gazelle Futures LLC: CEO and Founder, The Center for Advancing Innovation
OPPORTUNITY ZONES AND TECH COMPANIES - A2
Moderator: SARA GIBSON - Co-Founder & CEO, 20 Degrees
BRIAN GAISTER - Co-Founder & General Partner, SaaS Ventures; CEO, Pennington Partners & Co.; Principal, PTM Partners
GERRY REIHSEN, Founder & CEO, Coasis Coalition Companies PB LLC

2:30 - 3:00 PM

AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

3:00 - 3:45 PM

CONCURRENT PANELS "B"

ANGELS AND ACCELERATORS - B1
Moderator: ESTHER LEE - President & CEO, Refraction; Former Secretary of Trade and Commerce, Commonwealth of Virginia
JEFF CHERRY - CEO and General Partner, SHIFT Ventures; CEO, Conscious Venture Lab
FRED GUMBINNER - Angel Investor; President, Keiretsu Forum DC; Managing Partner, G2 GEM Finance
JEFF MUND - Founder & Managing General Partner, MCVC Partners
RYAN ROSS - Chief Innovation Officer, Halcyon
TOKEN OFFERINGS - Alive or Dead? - B2
Moderator: ANDREW BERKOWITZ - CEO/Founder, Global Startup Media
GERRY REIHSEN, Founder & CEO, Coasis Coalition Companies PB LLC
CAROL VAN CLEEF - Blockchain and Crypto expert; CEO, Luminous Group; Partner, LeClairRyan

3:45 PM

CLOSING NETWORKING RECEPTION

SPONSORS

Maryland Tech Council
Arlington Economic Development
Marymount University
Opus8
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
NEXT, Powered by Shulman Rogers
Mindspace
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Raffa Financial Services
NFP
CBRE
Lumious

PAST INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS

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, Urban Us, 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, 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, VentureCross Partners, US Boston, 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, 1776, Halcyon, and Keiretsu Forum.

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- Darren Womer, CEO, National Capital Companies

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- Joe Kessler, CEO, Next Stage Development Group

You pulled off a great conference. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for inviting me!!

- John Backus, Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures

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- Dennis Defensor, Senior VP, Worldwide Sales, OROCK Technologies

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- John Holaday,, CEO, QRx Pharma

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- Mark Ellenbogen, Partner, BDO

Great event this week! Great speakers, atmosphere and people! Reminded me of the good ole days!

- Tom Kohn, Professor, American University; Founder, Transactis

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- Jill Chodorov, Angel Investor

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- Jim Van Eperen, Angel Investor, Director, Raffa Insurance Services

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- Jim Long, Founder, VentureCross Partners

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- Tony Cord, Partner and Managing Director, Newport Board Group

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- Chad MacDonald, CEO, Connected Services

Amazing how many high-level people you had...

- Wade Tetsuka,, CEO, US Transactions Corp.

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- George Harrop, Managing Director, CapitalSource

It was a really good crowd of operators and investors…rare for these so-called 'forums.'

- David Giannini, Chairman and CEO, CirrusWorks

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- Bud Morrissette, 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.

- Jack Quarles, 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.

- Victor Hoskins, Director, Arlington County (VA) Economic Development