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Pre-Event Reception

Friday January 30, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Main Event

Saturday January 31, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST
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US Patent and Trademark Office 
600 Dulany St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Christy Hartmann
Potomac Piranhas 

Potomac Piranhas Pitch 


The Potomac Piranhas™ Pitch is a competitive program designed to accelerate innovative and practical solutions that address issues in the Washington DC-Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This "Shark Tank"-like event gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to compete for capital from our panel of investor "Piranhas".

Potomac Piranha Panelists

Our Piranhas are renowned investors and entrepreneurs willing to put their money where their mouth is, and potentially invest in the innovative solutions and businesses competing as part of the Pitch:

  • Nicholas Jordan, Owner and President, Capitol Bridge Services
  • Rob Kaufman, President, PMA Properties
  • Eddie Graves, CEO, Chrome Consulting
  • David Goodenow, CEO, Dragonfly Landing
  • Barbara Vrancik, Founder and Creator, Finance Your Passion
  • Glen Hellman, Chief Revenue Officer, 10 Pearls

Also featuring Pitch Moderator Hedrick Belin, President, Potomac Conservancy.

Program Presenters

Our program leading up to the Pitch includes presenters and panels on entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation.  We've confirmed the following individuals to be presenters during the day's sessions:

  • William S. Howard, Executive Vice President, CDM Smith (Lunch Keynote)
  • Joe Sexton, Senior Scientist, UMD Global Land Cover Facility
  • Brady Hoak, GIS Solutions Engineer, Esri
  • Mark Frieden, Director, Business Development, NeoNiche Strategies
  • John Reminelli, CEO, Detroit Aircraft
  • Don Rissmeyer, PE, Civil Engineer, A. Morton Thomas and Associates
  • Doug Harrison, COO, LandFAX
  • Mo Hasan, CEO, Shikani
  • Dave Feldman, CEO, Livability Project
  • Seth Brown, PE, Stormwater Program and Policy Director, Water Environment Federation

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Promote your brand or message among investors, entrepreneurs, finance professionals, government leaders, engineers, environmentalists, and community leaders.  Visit http://www.potomacpiranhas.org/become-a-sponsor.html to learn more!