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Monday, September 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Why Is the Sales Cycle So Slow, How to Close Your Customer

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Startups require capital. We typically look towards angels, venture capital firms, crowdfunding and pitch competitions but what if we look towards the federal government and big businesses as customers to acquire? Hear from government leaders, corporate executives and seasoned founders on the ways they can help you expand your business and build partnerships that will support you.

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Kelly O'Malley

Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Vinetta Project
Kelly O'Malley is currently the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director at the Vinetta Project.  Prior to joining Vinetta, Kelly was a Co-Founder and COO of Shop Or Not, an SMS e-commerce platform.  Before Shop Or Not, she ran strategy at Fit Girls Guide, a fitness startup, and spent... Read More →

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Ronit Avni

Founder and CEO, Localized
Ronit Avni is a tech and media entrepreneur and Peabody award-winning producer. Named a "DC Power Woman in Tech,” she is founder and CEO of Localized, a CareerTech platform that connects university students and recent graduates in emerging markets with global businesses—drawing on diaspora networks to serve as virtual career community at scale.  Previously, Ronit founded and led the media organization Just Vision. Her work... Read More →
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Liz Sara

Chairwoman, National Women's Business Council
Ms. Sara is the Founder and President of Best Marketing, LLC, where she consults for more than 90 small businesses in the high-tech sector, and serves as a chief business advisor to entrepreneurs in creating and executing go-to market strategies. Previously, she played a principal... Read More →
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B.J. Wiley Williams

CEO & Founder, SoHookd
B.J. Wiley Williams, CEO & Founder of SoHookd -- a curated marketplace of well-being experiences and products used by companies to gift and incentivize.  B.J. is a certified health-nerd and fitness fanatic with 15+ years of experience working in entrepreneurial and corporate environments... Read More →
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Elise Whang

CEO, Co-Founder, LePrix
Elise Whang is the CEO, Co-Founder of LePrix, a B2B + B2C tech-enabled marketplace that empowers curated designer consignment stores to sell online and source wholesale inventory to grow their businesses. Elise has been recognized as 40 under 40 and Power Women in Tech in the region... Read More →

Monday September 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center