TESTIMONIALS

Hear what partners, speakers and participants had to say about our prior event...

"I think this is one of the most important tech events in the DC area."

Rich Carlson, President, Neon Dolphin Technology Group; CEO, Wireless Matrix

"Thank you for what you are doing; you help keep the fire burning in the bellies of all of us entrepreneurs!"

Todd Mercer, CEO/Founder, Immersive Marketing Technologies

"Thank you again for the invitation to CONNECTpreneur. It is so incredible to watch this Forum become THE entrepreneurship/investor forum in the Washington DC metro area, and maybe even the entire Mid-atlantic region."

Dennis Defensor, Senior VP, Worldwide Sales, OROCK Technologies

"...really great event!"

Anthony Allard, General Manager, GE

"You have no idea how badly I want to attend your events. Best in the Mid-Atlantic by far."

Brian Park, Startup Grind

"CONNECTpreneur is the region's leading event for bringing together people who will drive our economy forward."

MLyles Carr, Senior Vice President, The McCormick Group

"Best networking event in town! Thank you, Team Tien! Another SOLD-OUT, standing room only, Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum. Really enjoyed it. Great new connections for Delight Me! Thank you so much for the All Star coaching."

Marie-Louise Murville, Founder and CEO, Delight Me, Inc.

"Superlative event as always!"

Scott Stephens, EVP, Bendure Communications

"Great event! As always!"

Adam Viener, Chairman & Founder, IM Wave

"It was an honor to participate in your superb CONNECTpreneur Forum. You truly do outstanding work. I greatly appreciate your mentoring, introductions, and support. Thank you for providing such amazing value to presenting entrepreneurs, sponsors, investors, and attendees in the DC/MD/VA region."

Marie-Louise Murville, Founder and CEO, Delight Me, Inc.

"This is an event everyone should attend. Great insight and support from DC venture/Private Equity ecosystem."

Hank Torbert, Principal, RLMcCall Capital Partners

"…one of the single greatest entrepreneur/ VC-related events the region will see…"

Carl Pierre, Staff Writer, InTheCapital

"Not every investor and startup meeting in town is worthwhile. I would run through walls to get to yours though."

Joe Kessler, CEO, Next Stage Development Co.

"No B.S. that was the best biz networking event I have ever been to."

Darren Womer, CEO, National Capital Companies

"Your event yesterday is the best I have been to, very productive."

Steven Chen, BluVenture Investors

"It was incredible to meet so many different people from the VC/entrepreneur community, and it was a staggering turnout. Safe to say I don't see this event being topped anytime soon."

Carl Pierre, Staff Writer, InTheCapital

"One of the best events I have ever sponsored."

Mark Ellenbogen, Partner, BDO

"You pulled off a great conference. I really enjoyed it!"

John Backus, Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures

"What a great event! Your Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum gathered some of the most creative, passionate, and successful entrepreneurs in the area. I met interesting people, learned a lot, and have some follow-up meetings. I hope to support you in the future."

Bridget Bean, Acting Regional Administrator, US Small Business Administration

"Thank you for the opportunity to participate in CONNECTpreneur. It was a great experience. And, another thank you for access to the coaches. I personally got a lot out of their sessions. Several folks stopped by our table afterwards and we received good feedback and interest in what we are building in ePN and vidSOURCE."

George Spears, CEO & Founder, ePurchasing Network

"I had a great time… I have nothing but superlatives and very positive feedback on the event."

Steve Winter, President & Owner, Brotman-Winter-Fried

"Event yesterday was great. Quality attendees, good energy, contacts & content."

Bud Morrissette, CEO, Interstate Group Holdings

"I enjoyed this event a lot!"

Tom Scholl, General Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners

"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, CEO, TerraWi

"It was as professionally run and better attended than any similar event I’ve been to in a long while."

John Colwell, Managing Director, Mentor Capital Partners

"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."

Jim Long, Founder, VentureCross Partners

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

Wade Tetsuka, CEO, U.S. Transactions Corporation

"Great event."

Rick Smith, CEO, News USA

"This was an AMAZING event."

Fred Diamond, Founder, Institute for Excellence in Sales and Business Development

"Another high quality event."

J.D. Kathuria, Founder & CEO, Washington Executive

"I got many calls from attendees who were blown away by your ability to bring the right people together & the fact that CONNECTpreneur tops events in Silicon Valley…."

Teresa Moraska, Founder and CEO, Warrior Communications

"...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

"…amazing event this morning."

Adam Zuckerman, Founder and CEO, Fosterly

"Congrats on a great event today. I was delighted to be part of it."

Reid Snyder, General Manager, InTheCapital

"Today’s event was FANTASTIC! WELL organized with GREAT people. Thanks so much for the invite. Would like to be included again."

Dennis Lucey, Vice President, TKC Global

"Really nice event and nice selection of companies. Thanks again for putting on a great event."

Michael Labriola, Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

"What a great conference...There was a distinct energy and enthusiasm at your meeting, unlike the usual droll meetings like this. So well done."

John Holaday, CEO, QRx Pharma

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

Tom Kohn, EVP Cygnus Business Media. Founder, Transactis

"The event this week was awesome. I really appreciate you including me. You make such a positive impact on this region."

John Kealey, CEO, Decision Lens

"The event today was awesome! I was blown away with a few of the presenters! Really enjoyed it. Thank you."

Katherine Makrides, New Business Development, The Meltzer Group

"Great info, good people - who could ask for anything more! Thanks again, appreciate it!"

Mitch Arnowitz, Managing Director. Tuvel Communications LLC

"The event was awesome and the vibe excellent. Not just me but I heard everyone say the same thing."

Sebastian Fainbraun, Managing Director, AppTel

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

David Giannini, Chairman and CEO, CirrusWorks. Founder and CEO, Core Communications

"I greatly enjoyed the Big Idea event today. Really well done!

John L. Funge, CEO, BrightContext Corporation

"Bravo! Great program."

Tony Cord, Director, Riveron Consulting

"It was first class....well done!"

Chad MacDonald, CEO, Connected Services

"Your conference last week was one of the best I have ever attended. Really good content, speakers and networking."

Jeffrey Guzy, Director, Pivotal Information Technology, MIT Enterprise Forum and Leatt Corporation

"I would rate the event A+. I am so impressed how approachable and helpful each person was whom I met and also the panel speakers. Thanks for doing such a great job with this!"

Liz Updike, President, Liz Enterprises

"Great panels, speakers and company presentations. I made some excellent contacts and learned a lot."

Mike Knapp, President and CEO, Orion BioStrategies, Inc.

"I met quite a few folks that wanted to follow up with me on my new company. I will keep you posted on how things go and really appreciate you including me today."

Todd Drake, Co-Founder, ManageUrID

"I wanted to drop a note thanking you guys so much for all you did for us not only today but over the last few weeks. I'm pretty amazed at the whole process...Working with the coaches and the preparation really helped us tune our game plan for not only raising capital, but for thinking though our model overall. Dealing with everyone today was top shelf. You guys can really put on an event."

Michael Sarvi, CEO, Gamescape

"Loved every minute of it."

Fred Diamond, Founder and President, Institute for Execllence in Sales and Business Development

"Another blockbuster meeting!"

Dr. John Holaday, Chairman and CEO, QRX Pharma; Founder, EntreMed and MaxCyte