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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.


Marketing and Sales

Washington DC Autumn 2012 Semester

How do you portray yourself and your business to the world? How do you tell the story of your company? How do you define your ultimate success? How do you attract the first customers and partners to your vision? How do you involve your customers and partners in your success? What are techniques to refine your messaging?

Goal:
Identify and convey your positioning.
Date:
2013-01-17, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Chris Parker
CEO, New Horizon Wines

Christopher Parker, Founder & CEO, New Horizon WInes Ltd, a UK wine importer and business development company - a combination creating the international market for fine wines of Virginia. We are the first company to generate exports of Virginia wines to the UK and Europe...

Panos Anastassiadis
Former CEO, Cyveillance

PANOS ANASTASSIADIS IS CURRENTLY THE MANAGING PARTNER AT GLOBAL CYBER, A CONSULTING FIRM; ALSO SERVES AS A BOARD MEMBER AT A NUMBER OF LOCAL HI-TECH COMPANIES. OVER THE YEARS, MR. ANASTASSIADIS HAS ESTABLISHED A REPUTATION FOR CREATIVE THINKING AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP THRO...

Liz Sara
Managing Director, Best Marketing, LLC

Elizabeth Sara has 25 years of experience in the local high tech community as an entrepreneur, business leader, angel investor and strategic marketer. In 2001, she founded Best Marketing, LLC to provide early stage and growth stage technology companies with strategic m...

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