DEN DC Events

Upcoming events

    • 02 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005. Metro: McPherson Square (Orange and Blue Lines) or Farragut North (Red Line)

    CEO ROUNDTABLE with Dr. Cheryl Martin, Acting Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)

    On December 2, 2014, the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network of DC (DEN DC) will host the "CEO ROUNDTABLE” with Dr. Cheryl Martin, Acting Director  of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy.  Cheryl will give her views on entrepreneurship with an impact.  Her talk is entitled “If It Works, Will It Matter?” 

    In addition to her role at ARPA-E in the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Martin leads ARPA-E’s Technology-to-Market program, which helps breakthrough energy technologies succeed in the marketplace.

    At the December DEN DC meeting, Cheryl will discuss how ARPA-E catalyzes transformational energy technologies to enhance the economic and energy security of the United States by advancing high-potential, high-impact technologies that are too early for private sector. Cheryl’s remarks will focus on ARPA-E's technology-to-market program that supplies awardees with critical business insight and strategies to move technologies toward the market. The most innovative technologies in the world will only have impact if they make it to the market, which is why ARPA-E regularly asks, “If it works, will it matter?” Considering this key question from the start of a project leads to important questions: Such as, if it works, what will be the path to the marketplace?  What type of people do you need on your team and what stakeholders do you need to know?  What will be your business model?  And how will you execute?

    From her leadership of ARPA-E, and her previous experience with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, CA, Cheryl will give examples of how successful ventures have considered these questions from the beginning.


    Prior to joining ARPA-E, Dr. Martin was an Executive in Residence with Kleiner Perkins. Dr. Martin previously spent 20 years with Rohm and Haas, starting her career as a Senior Scientist. In 2000, Dr. Martin was named Director of Investor Relations.  Later she became Director of Financial Planning.  Dr. Martin was named General Manager of the company’s Adhesives and Sealants business in North America in 2007 and most recently, she was the General Manager for the Paint and Coatings Materials business in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

    Dr. Martin earned a B.A. in chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

    • 28 Jan 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    DEN DC Dolphin Tank – Come Hear the Pitches

    The Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network of DC (DEN DC), in conjunction with Springboard Enterprises, will again be holding a Dolphin Tank Session.

    This year’s session will be on Tuesday, January 28, 2015.

    Dolphin Tank pitches are only 2 minutes long, but teams receive large amounts of valuable feedback.

    Here’s how it works:

    ·         You stand up and give your 2-minute pitch;

    ·         A panel of 'seasoned entrepreneurs' tells you what they liked about your idea and you;

    ·         You get additional feedback about what you might want to think about or things you might not know but should know and maybe even a connection or two;

    ·         Then the audience asks any questions and offers suggestions or advice that might help you;

    ·         You earn your Dolphin pin and get ready to give your two cents to the next person who pitches.

    Enter your startup for the DEN DC Dolphin Tank Session.  Slots are available for 4 – 6 Startups.  Startup teams must include at least one DEN DC Member.

    Anyone interested in pitching at this fall’s DEN DC Dolphin tank should contact

    Katya Vert-Wong

    (240) 997-5073

Past events

06 Oct 2014 Lean Startup and the Business Model Canvas with Eric Koester
17 Jun 2014 DEN DC Structured Networking Event
01 May 2014 CEO Roundtable: Rachel K. King, D'81, Chief Executive Officer, GlycoMimetics
18 Mar 2014 Speaker: Victor L. Hoskins, D'79, Washington DC Deputy Mayor
06 Mar 2014 DEN DC Guppy Tank
25 Feb 2014 DEN DC 2014 Annual New Venture Contest
16 Jan 2014 "Valuation" with Jan Klein
09 Jan 2014 DEN DC 2014 Annual New Venture Contest - Webinar for Prospective Participants
10 Dec 2013 DEN DC 2014 Annual New Venture Contest - Webinar for Prospective Participants
14 Nov 2013 "Crowd Funding" with Adam Pressman of CrowdFund Roundup
05 Nov 2013 Networking, Recruiting and Information Session at Opower
10 Oct 2013 Dolphin Tank
12 Sep 2013 "Protecting Your Ideas and Brands with Patents and Trademarks." Peter S. Weissman, Emerging Business Practice, Blank Rome, LLP
31 Jul 2013 "Financial Planning for Entrepreneurs." David Greene, Vice President and Financial Advisor at Bernstein Global Wealth Management
26 Jun 2013 Gregg Fairbrothers, Founding Director, Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network
26 Jun 2013 DEN DC 2013 Annual Meeting
05 Jun 2013 Chris Silberman, Campus Manager, 1776
14 Mar 2013 DEN DC 2013 Annual Business Plan Competition
08 Jan 2013 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Online Mini-Course
16 Jun 2012 DEN DC Picnic
17 May 2012 Annual Meeting | Election of New Board
29 Mar 2012 The Guppy Tank: An Evening of Non-Combative VC Pitches
24 Mar 2012 DEN DC Annual Business Plan Competition
23 Feb 2012 DEN-DC Meet-Up | Arlington
15 Dec 2011 Attracting Startup Investment: Speaker, Networking and Holiday Party
03 Oct 2011 DEN-DC Meet-Up
28 Apr 2011 Networking: Atttracting Startup Investment
02 Apr 2011 Big Greeners Handle the Green – Financial Literacy Needs to Start Early
08 Dec 2010 Networking Happy Hour
11 Nov 2010 CEO Dinner Roundtable
10 Jun 2010 How to negotiate your best deal--and get out of a bad one
10 Jun 2010 Annual Meeting
06 May 2010 The Lives of DEN-DC Startups
28 Jan 2010 Sustainability and Business – Outlook for 2010
10 Dec 2009 How to Win a Business Plan Competition (Keep Trying!)
01 Dec 2009 CEO Dinner Roundtable
01 Oct 2009 DEN DC Networking Night
05 Feb 2009 An Evening of Networking for Entrepreneurs, VC/PE Professionals and Professional Service Providers
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