Fireside Chat

Tech in Motion DC is excited to host its first “Fireside Chat” featuring Adam Zuckerman, Founder of Fosterly, and Dan Berger, CEO of Social Tables and moderated by Joe Colangelo, Founder and CEO of Bear Analytics! 


6:30pm-7:00pm Networking

7:00pm-8:00pm Panel Discussion

8:00pm-8:30pm Q&A, networking

A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, Workbridge AssociatesJobspring Partners & World MBA Tour for their generous financial support.

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Adam Zuckerman

As founder of Fosterly, Adam has a called upon his unique background in business, law, and technology to help galvanize the entrepreneurial community in the greater Washington, DC area. With dozens of events ranging in size from 15 to 1,500+, Fosterly has brought together entrepreneurs and those who support them.

In doing so, Adam draws his experience from working for and with companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to financial institutions and start-ups (including Anheuser-Busch,, Discovery Communications, DocuSign, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Verizon, and more.)

Dan Berger 

As Founder and CEO of the hospitality software company Social Tables, Dan has been described as a “relentless and focused entrepreneur” and recognized 40 Under 40 in the meetings industry by Collaborate Magazine and Connect Meetings, Event Innovator by BizBash, and named to Successful Meetings Magazine's "Most Influential" list.

Dan's technology career started at a young age, first at a digital agency where he worked with clients such as MTV Networks and Glaxosmithkline and then through his web consultancy. After graduating from New York City's Hunter College in 2004, he became a Special Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives where he was described as "bright, energetic and hard-working" by the Congressman he served.

Parallel to this role, Dan ran a 15,000 member association where he organized 30 special events per year. He got his MBA from Georgetown in 2010, did a short stint as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, and started Social Tables in 2011.

Social Tables has raised nearly $10 MM in venture capital and has over 2,500 customers, including Hyatt Hotels, The Venetian-Palazzo, Goldman Sachs, Live Nation, Harvard, and The State Department. The company has 50 employees and is headquartered in Washington, DC's Chinatown.

The company has won numerous industry awards, including Best Industry Innovation from ISES, an Honorable Mention from EIBTM, and People's Choice Award from Canadian Special Events.

Learn About Our Moderator

Joe Colangelo

Joe Colangelo is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bear Analytics, a Washington, DC, start-up dedicated to bringing the promise of data analytics to trade associations, professional societies, and event producers. 

A technologist at heart, Joe is focused on driving insights by combining elegant visualizations and behavioral analytics.  This focus carries over to Bear Analytics, which is built on the mantra that data is your organizational DNA, allowing Bear’s clients to improve their product and event offerings by guiding more informed institutional decision-making.  Bear Analytics’ clients include leading associations such as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the National Apartment Association (NAA).

Prior to launching Bear Analytics, Joe was the Director of Business Development at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).  In this role, Joe was the lead strategist in charge of BIO's One-on-One Partnering System, a proprietary event technology that facilitated more than 25,500 face-to-face meetings during a four-day conference.

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  • Devin

    Interesting great Q & A session. Thanks for hosting!

    1 · September 30

  • Avi D.

    amazing group & attendence appears to among the best among meetup groups. In future, to add "creativity element" can there be an "artistic" side innovator who communicates via music & originial song writing rather than verbal talk ? Arts & Science are complimentary for "Fireside Chat" innovators ! Make sense ?

    September 30

  • Kathleen S.

    Am going to try to make it! I love this facility!

    1 · September 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anybody know if theres another place where we have to register for this event besides Meet Up?


    September 29

    • Alex C.

      The event is open to the public! By RSVPing on Meetup or EventBrite, you are automatically added to the list.

      September 29

  • Betsy D.

    Should be a good program.

    1 · September 23

  • Steven F.

    Yeah, Arlington tech!

    1 · September 18

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