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High Impact Marketing Communications that Drives ROI from a Very Different VC

David Warschawski is that guy every entrepreneur & business owner wants to meet. Better get to know how to pronounce his name! Unlike most VCs, he and his team at W Ventures invest in great ideas, provide marketing and PR to help generate top line growth and mentor entrepreneurs while ensuring the IP is protected. Join David in this no-holds barred discussion as he reveals the secrets to grow and scale your ideas based on his work with Under Armour, Adidas, Black & Decker and other Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups that are not household names … yet! Discover the lessons learned from those who failed – and those who succeeded! No question is off-limits in this eye-opening session!

Speaker: David Warschawski, CEO & Founder, W Ventures

11:00 – 11:25 am

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David Warschawski

11:25 – 11:35 am BREAK

“The Jumangi Economy” What to Expect in 2023 & Beyond

Soaring Inflation, supply chain disruptions, interest rate hikes, tight labor markets, reduced consumer spending, a financial crisis, and climate change have all taken center stage as the economy continues to try to recover from the worst pandemic in more than a century. Find out where the economy is headed as Regional Economist Daraius Irani, Ph.D. discusses the key economic levers driving the Baltimore-area economy and what it means to you and your business. Get Dr. Irani’s plain-English insights and analysis so you can better plan for what might lay ahead.

Speaker: Daraius Irani, Ph.D., Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research and Chief Economist for the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI), Towson University

11:35 am – noon


Daraius Irani, Ph.D.

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Tested Tactics to Generate More Prospects & Close More Deals

We’ve brought together two of the Baltimore area’s top sales trainers to share with you their tactics and tools to help you generate more qualified prospects and close more highly profitable deals. Plus, you won’t want to miss the emerging technologies they are using with clients to help find better prospects, eliminate routine, time-consuming tasks and get in front of more decision-makers. These are the same tactics clients are using to increase profit margins 7-8% … boost Net Promoter Scores … and increase close rates 15-20%.


Cristel Sias (moderator), Chief Consultant, Everyday Consulting & Services, LLC

Chris McDonell, Principal, McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training

Thomas Ellis, Founder, EWC Consultants

2:00 – 2:25 pm

Cristel Sias (moderator)

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Thomas Ellis

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Chris McDonell

2:25 – 2:35 BREAK