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PitchMasters™ is a workshop for entrepreneurs preparing for their first institutional capital raise whereby founders and CEOs can practice their pitching skills and gain insights from experienced business leaders, investors, and industry influencers. Founders face many high-stress situations when delivering their pitch, PitchMasters offers the opportunity for investors and serial entrepreneurs to offer advice in an environment where companies can learn and grow. During this workshop, entrepreneurs will learn the art of the perfect pitch and what all pitch decks need to include to succeed. If you would like to practice your pitch before our panel of experts, please contact Lisa Friedlander (LFriedlander@shulmanrogers.com). Five companies will be selected to participate in a live PitchMasters workshop.


Art Medici
CEO & Board Adviser in DC and Southeast
Art Medici has a diverse background as an executive leader in e-commerce, high tech, telecom and information companies. His experience spans startups, high growth small/mid cap firms and global leaders like Thomson Reuters. Read full profile…


Tien Wong
Chairman & CEO, Opus8, Inc.
Mr. S. Tien Wong is a technology entrepreneur, CEO, and angel investor. He is Chairman & CEO of Opus8, Inc., a private investment and strategic advisory firm specializing in raising capital for private equity and venture capital fund managers, as well as and promising tech companies. Read full profile…

Jeff Mund
Founder & Managing General Partner, MCVC Partners
Jeff is a Venture Investor, Advisor, and Entrepreneur. In the public sector, Jeff served on active duty as a Naval Officer. He worked in surface warfare and aviation operations, and represented the USA as a member of the All-Navy and All-DOD volleyball teams. In the private sector, as a General Manager and Management Consultant Jeff has led engagements with leading firms in supply chain, cyber, medicine, and television. Read full profile…

Susan Kearney
Partner, Newport LLC
As a Partner at Newport, Susan Kearney helps middle market CEOS grow and improve the profitability of their businesses, often in preparation for fundraising or a sale. Her clients are frequently in the technology, education, or professional services industries. Read full profile…