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Wednesday, October 4 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Launch Startup Showcase

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A showcase featuring the hottest tech startups in the DC area. The evening will feature three panels focusing on different aspects of growing an early-stage company. 

Light appetizers and drinks provided!


5:00 PM Doors open - stop by the Patent Portfolio Builders booth to enter to win a free drone!

5:30 PM Panel 1: Building Company Equity - How to focus on establishing & maturing equity when hiring a team with:
  • Zack Christenson, Co-Founder & CEO, Crowdskout
  • Mischel Kwon, Founder & CEO, MKACyber
  • Dr. Jeff Weinstein, Co-Founder & VP of Credit & Analytics, Vemo Education

6:00 PM Panel 2: Building a Sustainable Financial Base - How to move from bootstrapping to financing with:
  • Juan Pablo Segura, Co-Founder & CFO, Babyscripts
  • Michael Avon, Founder & CEO, ICX Media, Inc.
  • Kiran Bhatraju, Founder & CEO, Arcadia Power
  • Moderated by Ebony Pope, Senior Manager, US Ventures, Village Capital

6:30 PM Panel 3: Building From Your Mistakes presented by Arlington Economic Development - How to learn from common entrepreneurial mistakes and translate them into action with:
  • Param Jaggi, CEO, Hatch
  • Matt Caywood, CEO, TransitScreen
  • Jason Green, Co-Founder, SVP & General Counsel, SkillSmart
  • Moderated by Shayan Pahlevani, Founder & President, HUNGRY

7:00 PM Open Networking
7:30 PM Conclusion

Patent Portfolio Builders will be awarding a free patent application ($10,000 value) to one company during Techeek D.C. If you would like to enter or would like more information please contact Mike Loving at either mike@ppblaw.com or 540.479.1670. Each entrant will be set up with a free consultation with a partner from PPB to learn more about your IP.

PPB has the experience and expertise you can trust to provide your company with the highest quality Intellectual property legal services - clients include General Electric, Ericsson, and many startup tech companies.

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Shayan Pahlevani

Founder & President, HUNGRY
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Ebony Pope

Senior Manager, US Ventures, Village Capital

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Michael Avon

Founder & CEO, ICX Media, Inc.
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Kiran Bhatraju

Founder & CEO, Arcadia Power
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Matt Caywood

CEO, TransitScreen
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Zack Christenson

Co-founder & CEO, Crowdskout
Zack Christenson is the co-founder and CEO of Crowdskout, a CRM and data analysis platform for driving civic engagement. With extensive experience in media and technology, Zack co-founded Crowdskout in 2014 with a vision to empower people and organizations to amplify their voices... Read More →
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Jason Green

Co-Founder, SVP & General Counsel, SkillSmart
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Param Jaggi

CEO, Hatch Apps
Param is the CEO of Hatch, a company working to democratize the software development industry. At the age of 18, Param founded Ecoviate— a research and development organization focused on redefining consumer sustainability. Ecoviate built a software application that gamified and... Read More →
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Mischel Kwon

Founder & CEO, MKACyber
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Juan Pablo Segura

Co-Founder & CFO, Babyscripts
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Dr. Jeff Weinstein

Co-Founder & VP of Credit & Analytics, Vemo Education

Wednesday October 4, 2017 5:00pm - 7:30pm
600 Massachusetts Ave 600 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001