Big Idea CONNECTpreneur

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When: January 24, 2024 from 4:30 PM – 8:50 PM

Where: Universities at Shady Grove

CONNECTpreneur Forums are bi-monthly in person networking mashups, which have been attended by over 25,000 business leaders over the past 13 years.

Space is very limited at this venue, and this will be our 59th consecutive Sold Out in person event, so there will be no on-site registration.

All attendees must be pre-registered.

Program Highlights:

  • Showcase of Emerging tech companies: A dedicated session for companies to showcase their groundbreaking ideas and innovations to a captivated audience of investors and industry experts.
  • 300+ business leaders, including 100+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 100+ angels & VCs
  • Panel of All Star VCs and investors
  • Speakers who are deeply rooted in our community, sharing their insider knowledge and showcasing the innovation thriving in our region.
  • Updates from Maryland Technology Council, The Universities at Shady Grove, and WorkSource Montgomery
  • Heavy networking before, during, and after the event

Special Guests and Speakers: 

S. Tien Wong – Founder, Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Community; CEO, Opus8

Skylar Rallison – Community Manager, CONNECTpreneur Community – EVENT EMCEE

Dr. Anne Khademian – Executive Director, The Universities at Shady Grove

Judy Costello – Special Projects Manager, Business, Innovation, Economic Dev.; Office of the County Executive, Montgomery County, Maryland

Kelly Schulz – CEO, Maryland Technology Council

Anthony Featherstone – Executive Director, WorkSource Montgomery

Bill Tompkins – President and CEO, Montgomery County Economic Development Corp.

Mark Haas – CEO, AEG

Anthony Millin – Founder and Co-Chair, NEXT


4:30 PM – 5:50 PM Registration and Networking

5:55 PM – 6:15 PM Welcome Remarks

6:15 PM – 6:25 PM WorkSource Montgomery Update

6:25 PM – 7:05 PM All-Star Investor Panel – “Current Trends in Early Stage Capital”

7:05 PM – 7:50 PM Company Showcase/Rocket Pitch – Promising Early Stage Companies

7:50 PM – 8:50 PM Networking

Click here to view TESTIMONIALS and MEDIA

Click here to view PREVIOUS INVESTOR PARTICIPANTS (partial list)


Wed, Jan 24 @ 4:30 pm - 8:50 pm

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