Innovation Defensibility and Venture Capital

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An engaging and diverse discussion on the importance of patents for early-stage ventures and raising capital.  

On November 16, 2017 at 5:30pm, the MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore and Startups-Ignite will present Innovation Defensibility and Venture Capital. This event will be hosted at 1916 Isaac Newton Square W, Reston, VA 20190.

Area patent attorneys and investors will discuss the importance of Patents in early stage ventures. This very interesting and diverse discussion will focus on issues such as:

 Patent portfolio strategy (how to prioritize in view of limited resources)

Expedited examination under USPTO Track-1 program (helpful to obtain patents faster, in preparation for investment rounds)

Foreign filing – do you need it? How to decide which countries?

IP ownership issues

Freedom-to-operate (how/when to analyze competitor IP)

Access a network of visionaries paving the future of Tech. Open seats for this event are limited. Secure yours today.

• Nov 16th 6:00 pm – Networking / Registration
• Nov 16th 6:30 pm – Community updates and appreciating
• Nov 16th 6:40 pm – Panel Discussion
• Nov 16th 7:20 pm – Founder’s recent journey


Be Part of the Future of Tech: Join us!

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Dear Friends of MIT Enterprise Forum DC-Baltimore,

Matthew Falls – President

It was nice to meet all of you at our event, Artificial Intelligence:Getting Down to the Binary at 1776 in Crystal City last week.

Co-hosted with Arlington Economic Development, Startups-Ignite, Stanford Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC and IEEE Society Washington Section, we had a terrific turnout of the audience and impressive presentations featuring David A. Bray, Ph.D., JT Kostman, Ph.D., and Dipto Chakravarty, who shared with us unique perspectives about the exponential growth in technology, potential social impact from AI, and perspectives from venture capitalists.

Since 1981, the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) has stimulated local economies through innovation, entrepreneurship, and fostering a special community.

This community is composed of game-changers, thought-leaders, futurists, entrepreneurs, and above all, members like you who are equipped with endless curiosity and the drive to be impactful. As a Forum, we strive our best to help you to explore big ideas, discuss the impact and connect to the thought leaders by programs and event hosting.

If you find our events valuable, join us in the upcoming ones and refer us to your network. Our open membership seats are limited. Secure yours today.




Executive Leadership Through Storytelling & Office Hours with Venture Mentors

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Ira Koretsky Chief Storyteller

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The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore in collaboration with Startups Ignite is hosting Executive Leadership Through Storytelling with Executive Coach Ira Koretsky.

The impact of a good story is undeniable. Why? Stories are repeatable and help aid memory. They bring data to life by…

  • Motivating people to act
  • Conveying information in a whole new way
  • Building customer relationships
  • Communicating the value of your ideas
  • Connecting with your team

Through a proven framework, Executive Coach Ira Koretsky will challenge you to incorporate storytelling to be more effective and elevate your leadership style.

Participate in hands-on exercises and join us as we learn How Leaders use Stories to Lead.

In addition, we are doing One-on-One Office Hours with Venture Mentors: Doug Howard, Cynthia Traeger, and PJ Bellomo

Date: Jan 31st, 2017 @6pm


Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
8065 Leesburg Pike 2nd floor
Tysons Corner Va, 22182

Eventbrite - Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Lead