What we're about

Loudoun Tech Startups is the local group for the emerging and growing Loudoun Tech community to relax, network and learn together. Come out monthly to meet your tech-minded peers, discuss what you're working on, learn from a trending speaker and maybe even find your next opportunity. Loudoun Tech Startups has served the needs of the community since 2012.

This group is sponsored through a partnership between Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and The Mason Enterprise Center-Leesburg.

http://www.loudounsmallbiz.org/

http://www.masonenterprisecenter.org/space/mec-leesburg/

Please note, this group was created to help tech firms and startups benefit from connecting with one another. Service providers can participate and share their wisdom, but this isn’t a forum to sell services. We appreciate your understanding.

** In the event of poor weather, this group follows Loudoun County Public School's Closure Policy. **

Upcoming events (5+)

Prototyping Loudoun’s Future for Advanced Manufacturing- Loudoun Small Biz Week

The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus - Innovation Hall

The 2019 Loudoun Small Business Conference features valuable seminars and presentations from industry experts to help small business owners, startups and entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. The keynote address and breakout sessions are designed to help you gain valuable insight into trends affecting today’s small businesses and to give you tools to help your business thrive. This full-day event offers exclusive networking opportunities and information on business-critical topics, including: hiring employees; sales strategies; social media; finding advisors and mentors; marketing strategies; ways to grow your business; and creative ways to finance your business. We have gathered some of the best speakers in the business who will educate you, not sell their services. You will walk away with new knowledge that can help your business succeed in today’s economy. Please RSVP at https://biz.loudoun.gov/event/prototyping-loudouns-future-for-highly-specialized-manufacturing/

Business Without Borders- Loudoun Small Business Week

The Bungalow Lakehouse

Business Without Borders Loudoun’s international business base consists of more than 120 companies, representing at least 27 countries. Why have so many chosen to locate in Loudoun? With easy access to Washington, D.C., a talented workforce, and a base of public and private customers, Loudoun has been a great place for U.S. or North American headquarters, research and development facilities or sales offices. During Loudoun Small Business Week, come hear from several international firms operating in Loudoun, as they discuss the unique advantages of operating here. Looking to expand your company to the United States? Meet with our International Business Development Manager, Robert McCollar, to learn more about the #LoudounPossible opportunities. Presenters: Brian Lenihan, Executive Director, SelectUSA Felix Specht, Managing Director, Biogrund Amir Hadzimehmedovic, General Manager, Ferrari Maserati of Washington RSVP at https://biz.loudoun.gov/event/why-international-businesses-choose-loudoun/

Healthcare’s Future in Big Data, Dark Fiber and the Power to Compute

Healthcare’s Future in Big Data, Dark Fiber and the Power to Compute With the digitization of healthcare information, the industry is taking advantage of tools in big data and analytics to improve the quality of patient care. As a business sector, healthcare data analytics is expected to be an industry worth more than $68 billion by 2024, and it’s an area where Loudoun can lead. The key is Loudoun’s greatest manmade asset: fiber. Interested in learning more about how Loudoun businesses are creating opportunities in the field? Join us for a Loudoun Small Business Week discussion on how healthcare is ready to leverage big data right here in Loudoun County. Location and speakers to be announced (registrants will be sent a follow-up email). RSVP at https://biz.loudoun.gov/event/big-data-dark-fiber-and-the-power-to-compute/

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Business

Old Ox Brewery

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Business Cybersecurity risks and regulations continue to evolve making it difficult for any business to keep pace, especially small firms with fewer resources. In spite of the growing complexities in securing your business and customer data, there are best practices that any small business can implement to protect their assets. We have assembled a panel of cybersecurity experts from the small-to-midsized business community. These professionals invite you to learn about simple processes and tools that your organization can implement to safeguard business and customer information. Following each presentation will be a moderated discussion and opportunity for questions from the audience. Presenters: Tim Reichert, CEO Energy Sherlock Tim Reichert is a respected executive with a distinguished career that spans more than 25 years in the fields of energy conservation services, technology development/implementation and business development. He has extensive experience in energy/commercial real estate services, engineering-based cost segregation, property evaluations and leading high-performance sales/marketing organizations Sindi Major Martinez, CEO CEM Solutions Group As a management & technology consultant, Sindi focuses on helping clients develop and execute business and technology strategies in alignment with their strategic goals and objectives. For more than 20 years, she has served as a trusted advisor to C-level executives and senior managers across multiple industries including healthcare, legal, marketing, nonprofit and government contracting organizations. Moderator: Dennis Brouwer, Loudoun County Economic Development As the Business Development Manager for Cybersecurity, Dennis works with cyber-focused companies to help them invest and grow in Loudoun County. He has led product management organizations focused on networking and security services for over 20 years, and has served as General Manager of a global, $300m IT services business. Dennis is a former holder of the CISSP credential and a frequent speaker on the challenges and opportunities of leading in the age of cyber. RSVP AT https://biz.loudoun.gov/event/cybersecurity-best-practices-for-small-business-2/

Past events (79)

CYBERSTRIKE: WARFARE IN THE FIFTH DOMAIN

The Bungalow Lakehouse

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