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Dinner Round Table

  • 08 Feb 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Farmers and Distillers: 600 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001


  • This table is for individuals who are pursuing innovation at large companies. These “intrapreneurs” often are not executives but rather managers within a company who promote innovative product development. Company sizes range from hundreds to thousands of employees. Mentors will have experience navigating inter-company politics and has brought multiple products from idea to launch.
  • This table is for attendees who are seriously considering or have just created their startup. Ideal participants are for those looking for best practices on how to validate core business ideas. Table mentor's would be highly experienced with validating ideas through minimal viable products.
  • This table is for people who have validated their business idea but are having difficulty scaling. Table participants will be on the cusp of generating or are already generating some revenue. Table mentor would have experience starting and scaling multiple products.
  • This table is for startups that are likely already generating revenue, may have secured significant investment, and likely have paid staff. Table mentor will have experience transitioning startups to a more established company.

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On February 8th2018 the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network will be hosting our renowned Dinner Round Table event at Farmers and Distillers.

On this night we'll lay it all out on the table as we trade war stories, business cards, and advice to the next generation of DC business leaders. 

DEN DC members are invited to choose between four tables:

Ideas to Action


Startup to Established Company

Corporate Innovation. 

This year we are limiting seats to just 24 attendees. If you are interested in attending, please email organizer Justin Hinh[justin_hinh@fanniemae.com] and he will help you find the right table. Only 7 spots remain open.

Ideas to Action [1 person Startups]

  • For attendees who are seriously considering or have just launched their startup. 

  • Table mentor Michele Rivard [Fellow at Village Capital VC firm] can give her thoughts on what she has learned through their career and how she validates business ideas

Scaling [2-10 Person Startups]

  • For attendees who already have some validation of their business model and are looking to get to the next level. 

  • Table mentor John Rollins [Founder of GW's New Venture Business Plan Competition] has worked with dozens of early stage companies and helped them scale.

Startup to Established Company [10+ Person Startups]

  • For attendees who have successfully scaled their companies [reoccurring revenue, paid staff, solid business model], and are now moving their companies from a startup to more of an established company. 

  • Table mentor Paul Centenari [CEO of Atlas Container Corporation] has worked with multiple early to late stage companies during his 30 years as CEO, and 20 years as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Georgetown University.

Corporate Innovation

  • For "intrapreneurs" who promote, support, and evangelize innovate products. From companies with hundreds people to thousands of people, this table are for innovators who are looking for advice on how to build new products at such environments.

  • Table mentor Addison Heard [CTO of Child Care Aware of America] has worked at some of the largest and most well know companies in the country. From global finance to risk management for NASA projects, his background and advice is well heeded for any intrapreneur/Product Manager.


Date: Feburary 08th, 6pm - 8pm

Location: Farmers and Distillers 600 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Directions: Two blocks from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro [Yellow/Green]. Click here for directions from the metro to the restaurant.

How much will this cost?: Ticket prices are $15 and are first come first serve, with DEN DC members getting priority. There is a waitlist in case your table is already full. All costs for table mentors are fully covered.

How do I register?Email Justin Hinh [justin_hinh@fanniemae.com] and he will work with you.

Is dinner provided?: Yes! Each attendee can choose any entree on the list that is under $30. Meal price, tax, and tip will be covered by DEN DC. Alcoholic drinks must be bought at the bar and payed by you.

Can I see the menu of Farmers & Distillers?: https://farmersanddistillers.com/menus/

How many people per table?: 6

I'm interested in being a table mentor. Who do I contact?: Thank you for your interest but each table already has a table mentor. We kindly ask you to consider coming as an attendee.

I'm not sure which table I belong at, I think this event is for me but I don't perfectly match one of the descriptions?: The event may still be a fit! Feel free to reach out to the event organizer Justin Hinh and he'll discuss further with you. [justin_hinh@fanniemae.com]

For any other questions please reach out to the organizer.

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