• Clients: CURRENT and Recent

    Cogent Law Group

    Director, Operations & Business Development March 2016 - Present

    Cogent Law Group is comprised of a very interesting, highly-skilled network of attorneys some of whom are also entrepreneurs with MBA and patent expertise. PLG believes in a lean, agile approach to the legal business in order to deliver top-tier legal expertise to boot-strapped startups and entrepreneurs. Evan Smith, Tom Goldstein, Andrew Hirsch and Geoff Mason are CLG attorneys that have started their own businesses.

    Angel Venture Forum

    Executive Director Nov 2013 – Present

    Full cycle program management. Recruit startups, investors, volunteers, and manage education events, pitch forums, investor meetings, and the annual screening day and showcase.

     

    Angel Venture Forum (AVF) is​ an ad hoc group of active angel investors in the Mid-Atlantic region. AVF specializes in bringing capital to start-ups and in return to investors and their communities of support.

    Williamson District

    Marketing, Outreach, and Events Director Sept. 2015 - Sept. 2016

    Williamson District aims to improve health education through local, national, and international outreach. Suzannah works with Williamson District to optimize their audience, social media, and business strategies.

    Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship

    Analyst for the ACT Program Oct 2014 - Dec 2015

    The ACT Program is the Acceleration for the Commercialization of Technology. Suzannah collaborated as an analyst on this tech transfer initiative with Valerie Gaydos in conjunction with the MD Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE). ACT is a partnership between local research institutions and MCE in Howard County. The first MOU was signed with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and others include Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC), USDA, and NSA.

    Mentor Capital Network

    Outreach, Operations, & Communications Coordinator 

    Oct. 2013 - July 2015

    Mentor Capital Network "MCN" is an organization committed to strengthening the global social enterprise community through meaningful mentorship. Suzannah's work with MCN involved working with social entrepreneurs, mentors, and impact investors to accelerate double bottom line and triple bottom line initiatives. She organized the full life cycle of events and conferences while helping to manage programs.

  • Community Work

    How I like to use my passion for bringing people together in my community.

    Advisor, Manager of Entrepreneurial Centered Design

    22 Capital Partners is a global private equity company investing in real estate, technology, and clean & renewable energy. Suzannah advises them on their Gramercy District project (http://www.gramercydistrict.com) with respect to startups and entrepreneurs in the DMV area. Gramercy District is a smart city which will be in Ashburn, VA and is slated to include an incubator for startups to test their technology in the city.

    Mentor

    A-Level Capital is legally and practically a traditional venture capital firm, but decisions to invest the fund's money are solely made by John’s Hopkins University students. All investments are in startups created or operated by JHU students or alumni.

    Chapter Steering Committee Member - June 2008 - Present

    Suzannah is a committee member in charge of events, social media, and outreach. The Steering Committee helps other St. John's College DC-area alumni with networking, job searches, navigating daily life in DC, and continuing the Great Books' conversations.

    DC2Digital Nomads (fka DC Nightowls)

    Co-Organizer & Host Nov 2012 - Sept. 2016

    The District's Community of self-starters working on interesting projects. Suzannah organizes and hosts this group at 1776 in DC every 3rd Monday of the month.

    Coordinator & Moderator Sept.2013 - Sept. 2016

    Media Rise is a weeklong series of events in D.C. that celebrates how storytelling, design, art and media can contribute to a peaceful, just, and sustainable world. Suzannah screens applicants, coordinates judges and the event, scouts locations, markets the event, performs administrative duties, hosts volunteer meetings and co-moderates during Pitch Night. Pitch night supports entrepreneurs dedicated to advancing positive social change through media.