** Location Details: Event is held at Illustria, 1401 K St NW (Suite 450 / 4th Floor) -- use K St entrance (not 14th St). Building is open for entrance prior to 6pm. Between 6 and 6:15pm, a DEN-DC representative will let participants in. After 6:15pm, please text 202-557-5672 to be let in. **
Mr. S. Tien Wong is a technology entrepreneur, CEO, and angel investor. He is Chairman of Tech 2000, Inc., a Virginia-based EdTech company which provides advanced tech training, mobile e-learning, and software development to Fortune 500 customers. Mr. Wong is also Chairman of Lore Systems, Inc., a Virginia-based IT services company which provides managed hosting, IT support, "virtual CIO," and cloud computing solutions for commercial, nonprofit, and government clients. He also serves as Chairman & CEO of Opus8, Inc., a private investment and strategic advisory firm specializing in middle market buyouts and venture capital investment.
He is Founder and Host of the Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum, a community of over 5000 founders, CEOs, angels, VCs, CXOs and other business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic region. The community hosts quarterly 1/2-day Forums with upwards of 550 attendees, featuring VIP guests, speakers, exciting presenting companies, and the best CXO to CXO networking in the region.
Mr. Wong received the 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Greater Washington and the 2003 Ernst & Young Performance Excellence Award. He was inducted into the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame. He is a 2012 and 2013 Washington Business Journal "Power 100" selection as one of the region's most influential leaders, a three-time SmartCEO Magazine selection as a "Smart100" CEO ('09, '10 and '11), a 2013 InTheCapital "Fifty on Fire" awardee, community service honoree as a member of Greater DC Cares 2009 "Class of Change” and The Gazette of Politics and Business selection in 2010 as one of "25 CEOs You Need to Know." He is a member of YPO and is a frequent guest lecturer on entrepreneurship, leadership, venture capital, and private equity at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University where he is an Entrepreneur in Residence.
Mr. Wong was appointed by Governor Martin O'Malley to the 9-person Maryland Venture Fund Authority which oversees $84 million in venture capital allocations; he serves on the Boards of Directors of the Montgomery County (MD) Economic Development Corp., TradeUp Capital Fund, Potomac Officer's Club, and FounderCorps.