Join us on February 14th for the FounderCorps Coffee & Donuts networking series at TeqCorner in Tysons. It's our Valentine's Day edition! This exciting event will feature a talk from Ed Barrientos, a serial entrepreneur and well-known angel investor. The topic is Why We Love Startups. Ed will draw on his experiences as both entrepreneur and investor to remind us all why we (still) love startups. Come and join us for a lively discussion and for good old-fashioned networking...and coffee and donuts, of course!
Ed is a serial entrepreneur and long-time angel investor. Ed has invested his own capital in a variety of startups including DC's own Spinnakr, Social Tables, Ringio, Spydrsafe, YouEye, PlantTogether and others. From 1996 to 2005 Ed built Arc Second, Inc., a local tech starup, into the world-leader in laser-based Indoor GPS technology for the aerospace, robotics and defense industry. Arc Second was acquired by Metris (Nikon) in 2005. Ed has also been very engaged with university students, entrepreneurship groups and angel investment forums. He sits on numerous Boards including the Board of Directors of FounderCorps, where he is also a charter member. He is the Angel in Residence at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland and sits on the Board of Advisors of the George Washington University School of Business. He is currently the President and CEO of Brazen Careerist, a hot DC area startup and a leader in cloud-based, virtual event technology.