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 2013 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.


Product Development

Washington DC Autumn 2013 Semester

How do you plan to build a product or offering from the beginning? What are techniques to build a product roadmap? How do you specify what to build? How do you organize resources to build a product? What are strategies to estimate time and costs? What do you track to measure success? How often do you need to see milestones achieved? What are common mistakes when building product? How do you keep product progress ongoing when you have many competing priorities?

Goal:
Plan to build your offering.
Date:
2014-01-23, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Benjamin Young
CEO, Nexercise

Benjamin is the CEO of Nexercise, a mobile platform that uses friendly competition and real rewards to motivate busy people to lose weight and stay fit. Prior to Nexercise, Benjamin was involved in several leadership and technical roles such as the Director of Products at...

Bill Draper
Founder/CEO/CTO, Dovetail Systems, Inc

I began my career writing code for the original Apple Macintosh in Motorola 68000 assembly language because there were no language tools available that ran native on the Mac at the time. I walked to school uphill (both ways), in the snow. As happens to so many software de...

William (Bill) Martinez
Deputy Director for Programs, Center for Civil-Military Relations

My name is William J. Martinez and I am currently the Deputy Director for Programs at the Center for Civil-Military Relations in Monterey, California. Previous positions begin with retirement from the Army after 28 years service serving at all levels of command to Brigad...


Ed Harrell
Managing Partner, Harrell Capital Partners LLC

Harrell knows a thing or two about making things happen. The Chevy Chase, Md., resident has more than 30 years of experience in managing private and public programs in the areas of privatization, technology commercialization, entrepreneurial training, capital market devel...

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