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Growth Strategies - Lessons from Three of DC's Fastest Growing Companies

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Every start-up wants to achieve scale. Building and growing a multimillion-dollar business is an entrepreneur's dream. A consistent hyper growth does not happen by accident. It takes vision, planning and well execution.

What are the characteristics of a well-thought-out growth strategy? When and why should you scale up your company? How to get traction in the marketplace?

In this event you will hear from three of DC's top entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and insights on how they created some of the most successful and fastest growing companies in the DC area.

Arman Eshraghi | Logi Analytics | Founder & CTO

Logi Analytics is the fastest growing alternative to cumbersome Business Intelligence tools. Mr. Eshraghi founded Logi Analytics (formerly LogiXML) in 2000 with a vision to provide superior, innovative report development and analysis solutions and has consistently grown it year after year. Today his company supports the BI initiatives of over 1000 companies around the globe. Logi Analytics is a private, venture-backed firm, with investments from GroTech Ventures, Updata Partners, and Summit Partners.

Al Noshirvani | Motionsoft | CEO

Motionsoft makes member management and billing software used by gyms, hotels, spas, universities, and hospitals. Mr. Noshirvani founded Motionsoft with his brother in 2004. Through multiple acquisitions, he has grown the company to over 70 employees with offices in Baltimore, MD, Washington DC and Tucson, AZ. In 2012, Motionsoft was listed in Inc. Magazine's 2012 fastest growing companies in US (growing from $3.4 million revenue in 2008 to $14.9 million in 2011). In 2010, Mr. Noshirvani was named by the Washington Business Journal as a member of the “40 under 40” which recognizes the Greater Washington regions brightest young business leaders based on demonstrated business success. Previously, Mr. Noshirvani was a founder and Executive VP of Sales for a medical software imaging company that he successfully exited from.

Joshua M. Konowe | Uppidy | Co-Founder & CEO

Uppidy is a mobile text message storage and sharing service. Since its launch, Uppidy has archived 25 million messages, and has gained tens of thousands of users on its ad-supported free platform. Prior to Uppidy, Mr. Konowe boot-strapped two successful and profitable companies: eAgent and BrandClick. He had two exits in just over 7 years from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Konowe was voted one of the "Top 35 under 35" by Bisnow.com. His second start-up was nominated for hottest boot-strap by the Northern Virginia Tech Council.

Agenda:

6:00 pm Pizza - Meet & Greet

6:30 pm Presentations start

8:15 pm Closing

Thanks to our sponsor: TeqCorner