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Wednesday, March 29

John Backus (NAV.VC)

Fireside Chat

John Backus is the Cofounder and Managing Partner of New Atlantic Ventures (formerly DFJ New England and Draper Atlantic) which is a $304M early stage VC firm investing nationally in cyber security, mobile, ecommerce, digital media, higher education and the business of healthcare.

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Monday, April 3

Seth Goldman (CEO & Co-Founder of Honest Tea)

Fireside Chat

Seth Goldman co-founded Honest Tea out of his home in 1998 with Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management. Today, Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, and is carried in more than 100,000 outlets.

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Past Events

James Patterson (CapitalOne Labs)

James Patterson (CapitalOne Labs)

Startup Grind DC Holiday Party 2016 (Reston Town Center)

Startup Grind DC Holiday Party 2016 (Reston Town Center)

Ron Gula (Tenable Network Security)

Ron Gula (Tenable Network Security)

Michelle K Lee (US Patent and Trademark Office)

Michelle K Lee (US Patent and Trademark Office)

Fred Schaufeld (SWaN & Legend Venture Partners)

Fred Schaufeld (SWaN & Legend Venture Partners)

Peter Harrison (Snagajob)

Peter Harrison (Snagajob)

Archana Vemulapalli (CTO of DC)

Archana Vemulapalli (CTO of DC)

Daniel Pink (NYT Bestselling Author of Drive)

Daniel Pink (NYT Bestselling Author of Drive)

Dan Berger (SocialTables)

Dan Berger (SocialTables)

Ben Rattray (Change.org)

Ben Rattray (Change.org)

FREE LIVESTREAM - GLOBAL CONFERENCE (AC Hotels in National Harbor)

FREE LIVESTREAM - GLOBAL CONFERENCE (AC Hotels in National Harbor)

Sophie & Katherine (Georgetown Cupcakes)

Sophie & Katherine (Georgetown Cupcakes)

Holiday Party (AC Hotels by Marriott)

Holiday Party (AC Hotels by Marriott)

Dan Gordon (Valhalla Partners)

Dan Gordon (Valhalla Partners)

William Pence (CTO of AOL)

William Pence (CTO of AOL)

Rami Essaid (Distil Networks)

Rami Essaid (Distil Networks)

Tim Hwang (FiscalNote)

Tim Hwang (FiscalNote)

Governor Terry McAuliffe (Virginia)

Governor Terry McAuliffe (Virginia)

Hooman Radfar (cofounder of AddThis)

Hooman Radfar (cofounder of AddThis)

Duke Chung (Parature/Microsoft)

Duke Chung (Parature/Microsoft)

Congressman Darrell Issa (California)

Congressman Darrell Issa (California)

Joe Payne (Eloqua/Oracle)

Joe Payne (Eloqua/Oracle)

Timothy Chi (cofounder of WeddingWire)

Timothy Chi (cofounder of WeddingWire)

Peter Barris (NEA)

Peter Barris (NEA)

Nick Lavezzo (FoundationDB)

Nick Lavezzo (FoundationDB)

Jean Case (Case Foundation)

Jean Case (Case Foundation)

Vint Cerf (Internet Pioneer, Google)

Vint Cerf (Internet Pioneer, Google)

Chip Paucek (2U, HookedOnPhonics)

Chip Paucek (2U, HookedOnPhonics)

John Burke (True Ventures)

John Burke (True Ventures)

Mark White (CTO of Deloitte)

Mark White (CTO of Deloitte)

Daymond John (Shark Tank, FUBU)

Daymond John (Shark Tank, FUBU)

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (Drugstore.com)

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (Drugstore.com)

Ellen Miller (Sunlight Foundation)

Ellen Miller (Sunlight Foundation)

Ted Leonsis (Monumental Sports - Wizards/Caps)

Ted Leonsis (Monumental Sports - Wizards/Caps)

Congressman Jared Polis (TechStar, ProFlowers)

Congressman Jared Polis (TechStar, ProFlowers)

Alex Hawkinson (cofounder of SmartThings)

Alex Hawkinson (cofounder of SmartThings)

Gary Shapiro (Consumer Electronics Assn.)

Gary Shapiro (Consumer Electronics Assn.)

Tige Savage (Revolution Ventures)

Tige Savage (Revolution Ventures)

Paul Allen (cofounder of Ancestry.com)

Paul Allen (cofounder of Ancestry.com)

Scott Case (Startup America, Priceline)

Scott Case (Startup America, Priceline)

Sanju Bansal (cofounder of MicroStrategy)

Sanju Bansal (cofounder of MicroStrategy)

Michael Chasen (Blackboard, SocialRadar)

Michael Chasen (Blackboard, SocialRadar)

Jim Bankoff (CEO of Vox Media)

Jim Bankoff (CEO of Vox Media)

Nigel Morris (cofounder of Capital One)

Nigel Morris (cofounder of Capital One)

Dr. Magid Abraham (cofounder of comScore)

Dr. Magid Abraham (cofounder of comScore)

Reggie Aggarwal (Cvent)

Reggie Aggarwal (Cvent)

Eugene Stoltzfus (Co-Founder of Rosetta Stone)

Eugene Stoltzfus (Co-Founder of Rosetta Stone)

Revell Horsey (Founding President of HelloWallet)

Revell Horsey (Founding President of HelloWallet)

Steve Blank (Author of The Startup Owners Manual)

Steve Blank (Author of The Startup Owners Manual)

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