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McCarter & English
McCarter & English, LLP is a firm of approximately 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York, Newark, East Brunswick, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Washington, DC. In continuous business for more than 170 years, we are among the oldest and largest law firms in America.

Vet-Tech
Vet-Tech is America's Veteran Startup Accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. With over 100 veteran led startups in its community, Vet-Tech's top 20 portfolio companies have raised over $10 Million in funding and have been accepted into world class programs like Tech Stars and Founder Institute.

Planning Solutions Group
Planning Solutions Group is a financial planning firm that specializes in developing innovative concepts for wealth creation and preservation. PSG is comprised of 3 partners with over 60 years of combined industry experience, a team of associate planners, and a dedicated support staff which includes two an attorney who provides advanced estate and tax planning solutions, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) for the development of creative investment strategies.

CONNECTPreneur

 

The CONNECTPreneur Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the  CONNECTPreneur Community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Washington DC Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Washington DC Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: CONNECTPreneur, a quarterly forum of 350+ top IT entrepreneurs and investors in greater Washington DC region. Through the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship, everyone from the CONNECTPreneur community is invited to apply to the Washington DC Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well ($1,650 value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship for the Washington DC Autumn 2012 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by April 3, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship.


Naming and Branding

Washington DC Autumn 2012 Semester

What is a brand? Is it you? Is it your vision? How do you determine what you stand for, and then how do you come up with a good company name? What are the characteristics of a good company name? What do you need to do to protect your name?

Goal:
Name and brand your business.
Date:
2012-11-01, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Dan Solomon
Managing Director, Builder LLC.

Dan is managing director of Litton Entertainment and responsible for branded content initiatives with consumer brands and non-profit organizations as well as digital distribution initiatives across interactive television, social, web, and mobile platforms. Litton Enterta...

Tom Brooke
Partner, Holland & Knight

Thomas W. Brooke practices intellectual property law at Holland & Knight. Mr. Brooke handles matters involving trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent litigation, trademark and copyright prosecution, drafting license and technology transfer agreements, and all forms...

Cynthia Traeger
CEO

Cynthia Traeger concurrently serves as CEO, Pacific Siren International LLC and President, VSI Pacific. Ms. Traeger serves as an advisor to the board, Faulkner Information, was a participant and author with the American Bar Association's Digital Evidence Work Group, and h...


Brent Halliburton
Brent Halliburton - VP of Products, Verve Wireless (Washington DC FI) , Verve Wireless

Brent Halliburton is currently the VP, Products at Verve Wireless after Verve acquired his start-up, Deconstruct Media. Started and sold multiple companies, worked in technology consulting (Group Cortex, Hackett Group, Booz Allen), big companies (Booz Allen, Aol, Advertis...

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