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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 and effectively organize around issues they care about through better use of data and better platforms. | | Since its launch, Crowdskout has secured $4.3 million in funding and has emerged as one of the fastest growing tech companies in DC. Crowdskout boasts customers spanning presidential campaigns, NGOs, national trade associations, non-profits, political parties and advocacy groups throughout the country and around world. | | Prior to founding Crowdskout, Zack launched the digital practice at Javelin, a full-service media agency, where he advised a wide range of publishers and organizations including Foreign Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, The Templeton Foundation, Random House, and HarperCollins. Before Javelin, Zack was the executive producer of several highly regarded local and nationally syndicated radio stations and shows in Chicago and DC. Zack has served as a fellow at the American Consumer Institute, where he wrote on tech and digital policy, and was a member of the Foreign Policy Initiative's Future Leaders... 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 an... 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