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We are a highly active, very engaged club that values innovation, sharing ideas with diverse people and sources, fueled by innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

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We organize events where alumni and non-alumni can engage in relevant discussions, network and grow.

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We strive to use what we have learned to grow and improve ourselves, our businesses and the world around us.

Look Who’s Coming to 2019 Summit!

Jonathan Aberman, Amplifier Advisors
Kareem Abouelsoud, Washington Institute
Rita Alston, Metro. Washington Airports Authority
Kristine Anderson, Booz Allen Hamilton
Emmanuelle Anjarito Bikram Bakshi, TCARE
Mark Baldino, FireBot Inc
Spiros Balntas, Mont. Cty. Econ. Dev. Corp.
Henry Baratt, Venture Capitalist
Brian Barnett, The Barnett Company, Inc
Jerome Barry, The Embassy Series
Kevin Batteh, Jenga Advisors LLC
Emily Baumann, Startup Grind DC
John Beccia, FS Vector LLC
Andrew Berkowitz, Global Startup Media
Rohit Bhayana Stephen Boughner, Esq. , NSIP Law
Doug Brake, Broadband and Spectrum Policy, IT & Innovation Fdn.
Jay Brinson, Federal Realty
Alan Brody, Startupalooza
John Preston, Brown Blankit
Javier Castro, Gravatate
Mike Chacos, TradeVector
Andy Chalonec, Cost Caddies
Ming Chan, DSFederal
Denis Chazelle, French-American Chamber
Yinong Chong, DS Federal
Dr. Charles Clancy, Virginia Tech's Hume Center
Steve Cocker, PhD, Shinkuro; Internet Hall of Fame
Dan Coffing, Cloudentity.com
Philo Collins Jerry Comanescu, George Washington Univ.
Chris Copple, PhD, ETX Pharma, Inc.
Angela Corrieri, Startup Partners
Stephanie Cunningham, Social Security Administration
Shannon Daniels, encaptiv
Cheryle Davis, Wharton Club of DC
John Davis, SBIR Resource Center
Mitchell Davis, ExoertClick
Alessandra De Santis, Embassy of Italy
Hank Dearden, Forst Planet, Inc.
Kimberly DeFiori, Badges United Foundation
Bob Dinkel, Pierce Capital Partners
Rich DiPippo, NLP The Meltzer Group
Amb. Sarath Dissnayake, Embassy of Sri Lanka
Rev. Kumar Dixit, The Washington Home
Edward Eagles, St. Alban's
York Eggleston, YE Ventures
Barry Einsig, CAVita
Roger Erickson, Interbiome Foundation
Andrea Essex, Wharton Club of DC
Monica Esson, VERSA Integrated Solutions
Maria Fernandez, Catholic Univ.
Lori Faye Fischler, Otilo, Inc.
Karl Fisher Lisa Friedlander, Shulman Rogers
Peter Fry, endPoverty.org
Kelvin Fu David Gamse, JCA
Frank Ganis, Enhanced Digital Solutions
Chuck Genrich, Special Event Management
Seth Goldman, Honest Tea
Dahna Goldstein, New America: Blockchain Trust Accelerator
Mary Gotschall, ABC Imaging
Jim Grapek, Associated Producers
Ron Gula, Gula Tech Adventures
Vishal Gupta, Unisys
William Hare, UDC CAUSES
Brendan Harris, SeventySix Capital
Patricia Harrison, DC Dept. of Small & Local Business Dev.
Rashed Hasan, Nantuit LLC
Dr. Jeff Hausfeld, M.D. , BioFactura, Inc.
Charles Henderson, Stacker
Erik Heyer, Siena Learning
Fred Hockett Rachel Horn, CTA
Niloo Razi Howe, Tech Exec, Entrepreneur, Investor
Helen Huang, American University
Paul Huey-Burns, Esq. , Shulman Rogers
Aliya Hulse, MWM Systems
Narayan Iyer, Cognizant’s Drones and Image Analytics venture
Leif Jackson, Cybrary
Nathaniel Jackson, True Algae
Gloria Jacobovitz, Baltimore Angels
Vinod Jain Roger Jantio, Sterling Merchant Finance, Ltd
Kumar Jeev, London Business School
Demi Jiang, Pivot Point Partners
Kristi Jones, NexImmune, Inc
Thomas Kakovitch, Kakovitch Global Business
Takatoshi Kamezawa, True Algae
Steve Kann Pradeep Karla, Howard University
Stephanie D. Katz, CETA Benefit Consulting Group, LLC
Susan Kearney, Newport Board Group
Tom Killiam, 3 Ridge Organics LLC
Rob Kimmer, Sun Pop/Mei & Mark
Sotti Koev, LocalVest
Nelly Kolodny, PhD, Mozzie Armor LLC
Jeff Krasney, IV Capital
Lokesh Kumar, Tech, Urgent.ly
Jonathan Lang, Chamber Advisor
Joy Langley, Undaunted Strategies
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, RespectAbility
Steve Lebischak Ines LeBow, Enterprise Transformation Solutions LLC
Claire LeMaster, Claire LeMaster Photography
Edward Lewis, America’s SBDC
Shawn Lightfoot, Art-Drenaline Café, Fresh Food Factory
Bert Lloyd, Gottesman Company
Dan Loague, Washington DC ArchAngels
Gary Loberg, Mameluke Ventures
Dr. Bambi Lorica Jet Lu, Digital DevOpps, Baltimore City
Keith Machen, Nexify
Mark Maier, Esq. , Shulman Rogers Partner
Eleen Malhorta, Bryn Mawr College
Bob Mazer, Smart City Works
Mark Mazer, Smart City Works
Art Medici, Newport Board Group
Chelsea Mehra, ChaiLo
Egils Milbergs, PureBlue
Anthony Millin, Esq. , Shulman Rogers
Hon. James P. Moore, Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society
Teresa Moraska, Pan-Pacific Finance Group
David Morey, DMG Global
Chad Morgan, Invesco
Ed Moy, Digital Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Mund, MCVC Partners
Raoul Muradymov, MWM Systems
Matthew Murray Tiffany Murray, Verizon 5G Lab
Vincent Natale, Network for Good
Nam Nguyen Sheri Nixon, US Wellcare
Eric Nixon, US Wellcare
Dean Sabine O'Hara, PhD, (CAUSES)
Natalie Olson-Urtecho, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, The Disruptive Factory
Jean-Francois Orsini, Wharton Club of DC
Matilde Ott, Silver Diner
Aygul Ozen Hakan Ozsancak, Washington Institute
Mickey Papillon, Federal Realty
Mark Paris, Urban.us
Brian Park, SparkLabs Cyber
Sophia Parker, DSFederal
Indiran Pather, Howard University
Aundrea Paulett, Embassy of Afghanistan
C. Earl Peek, Diamond Ventures
Malinda Peeples, RN, MS, CDE, WellDoc
Susan Penfield, Booz Allen Hamilton
Drew Petrushka, Washington Inst. for Business, Government & Society
Michael Pocalyko, SI
Mr. Sumedh Ponnamperuma, Embassy of Sri Lanka
Ian Portnoy, Dickinson Wright PLLC
Kenny Pyetranker, Bloomberg LP
Helen Qubain, Story Goldmine
Nanda Ramanujam, ASSETT Inc.
Ricky Ray, MWM Systems
Niloofar Razi Howe, Recorded Future
Randall Reade, Washington DC ArchAngels
William Rever Charlie Richardson, Tri-Merit
Miriam Roure, URBAN-X
Charles "Tee" Rowe, America’s SBDC
Danny Ryan, Alikos Wealth Management
Ruwan Salgado, Strat8gy Intl.
Aaron Saunders, Clearly Innovative Inc. & Inclusive Innovation Incubator
Rosemarie Savino, Gravatate
Akin Sawyerr, Feleman Limited
Justine Schaffner, Washington Institute for Business, Govt. & Society
Alan Schlaifer, Esq. , Wharton Innovation Summit; President, Wharton School Club of DC
Jon Schlaifer, Esq. , North Star IP Law
Danny Selnick, DS Global Commuications
Mit Shah, Getupside
Sanyogita Shamsunder, Verizon, 5G Ecosystems & Innovation
Gary Shapiro, Consumer Technology Assn. (CTA)
Eliot Shatzman, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Adam Shatzman, Wharton Club of DC
Jenna Shatzman, Wharton Club of DC
Allison Baker Shealy, Esq. , Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
Robert Sheretta, International Investor
Kelly Shim, Pawtricity
Dannelle Shugart, Shugart Consulting
Patty Simonton, Be Green Hub, Bethesda Green
Sonal Singh, Capital One
Constantine Sofer, Intelligentum LLC
Catherine "Cat" Stancik, Booz Allen Hamilton
John Stancik, Grantmail Direct Marketing
Amanda Stein, Univ. of Maryland
Jason Stern, Braddock Communications
Jane Stieber, JCS Associates
Katherine Stifel, AIA, KGSDC
Ramesh Subrahmaniam, Stealth Startup
Pauline Thompson, Tysons Realty
Lilian Ting, Select Venture Partners
Carol Tobin, Wharton Club of DC
Michael Tourville, MorganFranklin Consulting
Pete Tseronis, Dots and Bridges LLC
Nicol Turner Lee, PhD, Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings Institution
Ms. Metka Urbas, Embassy of Slovenia
Khalid Usmani, GuideVine
Marianne Vaes, PhD, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Prachi Vakharia, Womanium Foundation
Taylor Van Neste, Morgan Stanley
Robert W. van Zwieten, True Algae
Sandy Vasan, Innovation Partners
Ype Von Hengst, Silver Diner & Silver New American Brasserie
Khang Vuong, TalktoMira.com
Leif Warner, GW Business School
Neil Wasserman, Blockchain
Kent Watkins, Amer. Acad. of Housing & Communities
Sarah Wendt Julian Wilson, Wharton Club of DC
Bryan Wish, BW Missions
Tien Wong, Opus8, Inc.
Nina Zegger, IFC
Jian Zhu, OmicsHealth LLC
Danqing Zhu, World Bank Group
Carol Zigani

Companies Represented over the Years

10Pearls
18F
20/20 Gene Systems
9Fiber
A&F Partners
AARP Services
ABS Capital Partners
Aegean Associates
AgendaPop
Airgility, Inc.
American Sustainability Leadership Council
America’s SBDC
Ameriprise
Amplifier Advisors
Ankura Consulting Group, LLC
AppTek
Aptiv Solutions, Inc.
Asius Technologies
Atlantek, LLC
Audax Health
Augaroo
AuraStrat PA, LLC
AUVSI DC Chapter
Bangarang Books
Bankroll Ventures
Banner Witcoff
Batzel Law LLC
BD
Benchmark Health
Bethesda Green
Beyond Meat
Big Sky Associates
Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce
BioFactura, Inc.
Biomedical Commercialization LLC
Blockchain Trust Accelerator
Blu Venture Investors
Blue Ridge networks, Inc
BlueGoGo
BlueStar HonorCare
BMW of Fairfax
Booz Allen Hamilton
Braddock Communications
British Embassy
Broadcast Interview Source, ExpertClick.com
Bruce Carhart & Associates LLC
Catalonia Trade & Investment
CAVita
CBRE, Inc.
CEB
Celerity
Cendex LLC
Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings Institution
CEO Sector 180 (US Army-Ret)
CETA Benefit Consulting Group, LLC
CFG Capital Markets
CFPB
Chamber Advisors LLC
Chestnut Street Ventures
Children's Hospital of Phila.
CirrusWorks
Citiesense
Clark Energy & Structured Finance
Clearly Innovative Inc. & Inclusive Innovation Incubator
Cloudentity
Cognizant’s Drones and Image Analytics Venture
Colfax
College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at UDC
Confluentia
Connecthings
Consumer Technology Assn. (CTA)
Core Capital Partners (VC)
CoreCitizen LLC
CoreMax Consulting
COSTREAM Corp
Creative Investment Research
Cvent
CyberRx
CyberSquire
CyberTimez
Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security
Delight Me, Inc.
Department of the Navy
DeskPup, LLC
DevenSoft
Diamond Ventures
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Digital & Shared Mobility Standards with SAE
Digital Network Group
Dingman Angels, U. of MD.
Discovery Education
DISYS, LLC
DMG Global
Dots and Bridges LLC
Dovel Technologies
E-ISG Asset Intelligence
ECMC Group / College Abacus
Ecotronics
Edison Partners (VC)
Embassy of Indonesia
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Embassy of the Philippines
Engel Imagery
Entigence Corporation
ePurchasing Network, Inc.
ExecSolutions, LLC
Fairfax County Econ. Dev. Authority
FDIC
FED/Contracting LLC
Feleman Limited
Fidelity Charitable
Fish & Richardson, P.C.
FitterWeb Consulting
Foley & Lardner LLP
forMetris (EdTech)
ForwardTrace LLC
FS Vector LLC
FunkeSolutions
George Washington University
George Washington Univ. Office of Tech Transfer
George Washington Univ. Med School
Giesecke+Devrient
Goldman Sachs
Google
Graphene Frontiers
Gravatate
Grotech Ventures
Growth Team Strategies
GSA
Guild Partners LLC
Gula Tech Adventures
Harness Dickey & Pierce
Helen Qubain Strategy and Innovation Consulting
Heudia
Hewlett Packard
Hitch Inc.
Honest Tea
Houston Bike Share
Hunch Analytics
IBM Global Bus. Serv., IoT Center of Competency
IFC (Intl. Finance Corp.)
Imaginatik
Innovation Partners
Institute for Market Transformation
InterAmerican Development Bank
Internet2
IT & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
IV CAPITAL
JC Consulting Group
JCA - Helping All Seniors Thrive
John Hopkins Univ. Medical School & Hospital
Kaiser Permanente
Kakovitch Global Business
Kay Street IP
Keiretsu Forum
Leaf Clean Energy
LGCS
Lightsense Technology
LLR Partners
Logfiller Inc.
Lore CONNECT
Lumious
Lyfepix.com
Management Partners International, Inc.
Maxima International LLC
MedNav, Inc.
MedRed LLC
Melcrum Inc
Merrill Lynch
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
MetroBike
MGT Resources, Inc
MissionEntrepreneur.org
MITRE Corp
Monster, Inc.
Mont. Cty. Econ. Dev. Corp
Montgomery County Council
Montgomery Cty. Economic Dev. Corp.
Montgomery Cty. Govt.
Mossettes Technologies
MW Plus
Nanofoundry, LLC
National Capital
NCASI Inc
Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI)
Network for Good
New Atlantic Ventures
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
NexImmune, Inc
Next Game Plan
Next Stage Development Group
nextbike
NFTC
NIH
Noa Technologies
Noblestar Capital
North Star IP Law
One Planet Ventures
Opptiv
OpsCat Consulting
Option3Ventures.com
Opus8, Inc.
Orbcomm
Organizing for Innovation LLC
P3 Global Management
Pact
Petroleum Marketing Group
Pierce Capital Partners
Princeton Growth Partners
Private Access Network (Angels)
PTC
Quad Learning
Rapid Cure Technologies
Ratner Companies
RavenBeer
Recorded Future
Redfern Social Ventures, Inc.
RedOwl
REscobie
RespectAbility
RGA Business Advisory/Venture Funding
RHDC
Robinson Strategic Solutions
Rockfleet Advisors
ROI3
Santa Monica City Govt.
SBIR Resource Center
Schneider Electric
Scouts Consulting Group
Select Venture Partners
Semo Law Group
Serco
Shire Pharma
Shulman Rogers
Silver Diner & Silver New American Brasserie
Sizung
Skadden, Arps
Smart City Works
SmartWerks LLC
Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE)
SparkLabs Cyber
Spin
Split
Stanton Development
Stites and Harbison
Strat8gy International, LLC
Strategic Investment Group
Surdak & Company
Swiftmile
SyTrue
TalktoMira.com
TDF Ventures
Tech 2000, Inc.
Tech, Urgent.ly
Technology Rivers
Teleport Enterprises Inc
The Advisory Board Company
The Barnett Company, Inc.
The Chancellor Group
The Disruptive Factory
The Good Health Network
The Heritage Foundation
The National Academy of Sciences
The Nexxt Group LLC
The Shanahan Law Firm LLC
The Unicorn Group, LLC
The World Bank
Three Pedals, LLC
Tiatros, Inc.
Timewave Analytics, LLC
Total Wine & More
Touchpoint Strategy LLC
Tower Strategy Group
Transchameleon Translations
Travel Channel
Tri-Guard Risk Solutions
Triea Technologies LLC
Trium Capital Partners
Triumph Partners
Truvincio (USNavy & USAF-Ret)
Tweeq, LLC
Two Marines Moving
TWoMentor
U.S. Transactions Corp
UDC CAUSES
Under Armour
Unisys
Univ. of California, San Francisco
University of Pennsylvania, Singh Center for Nanotech.
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Med. School
UrbanLabs
US Dept of Commerce, NTIS
US Dept. of Homeland Security
US Government Accountability Office
US NAVY
US Small Business Administration
US Trust
USAID
Valaurum, Inc.
Valuebridge International
Van Dyke Law
Ventus Executive Solutions LLC
Verizon: 5G Ecosystems & Innovation
Vertaeon LLC
Vetted Capital
Victory Six Advisors
Virginia Tech's Hume Center
Vitamita
Vulcan Enterprises
Walgreens
WalkMyMind
Washington DC ArchAngels
Washington Home
Washington Inst. for Business, Government, & Society
WB Rever Associates
Weill Cornell Medical College
WellDoc
WFHM
Wharton School, U. of Penn
The White House Tech. Office
Wilson Global Communications
World Bank
World Wildlife Fund
WorldPak
Xcelerate Solutions
Xyster Consulting
Zevely House Associates, Inc.
Zoomdata
Zoobean
ZOOXOOS

Past Events

The 2019 Innovation Summit builds upon four successful past Summits, each of which received raving reviews from speakers, attendees and sponsors. Cumulatively, our Summits have had over 1,400 attendees representing 350+ companies and organizations (from startups to Fortune 500 companies) and featured 250+ speakers in over 125 sessions.

Check out our past Summits and other events on our official Wharton Club DC website by CLICKING HERE. And maybe even consider working with us or joining us to foster achieving and benefiting from shared goals.