Rokas to speak at the University of Maryland: Green Building Solutions in Real Estate Development

Colvin Webinar Series: Green Building Solutions in Real Estate Development (Virtual)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021/ 6pm – 7:30pm
Join us as our panel explores best practices in green building, sustainability, design and financing followed by a Q&A. 


Rokas Beresniovas
Director of Commercial Business
Montgomery County Green Bank

Jessica Jones, (MRED ’09), LEED AP BD+C
Senior Real Estate Development Manager
Enterprise Community Development, Inc.

Member of the DC Building Energy Performance Standards Task Force

Kyle J. Wacyra, PE,CEA,LEED AP BD+C
Energy Engineer at Capital Efficiency, LLC

Registration required. 


Rokas to speaking at the Founder Institute on How to Start a Global Startup in DC in 2020, featuring Techstars and local growth hackers

Tuesday Jul 28, 2020

How to Start a Global Startup, featuring Techstars and DC Growth Hackers (Webinar)

If you would like to hear the experiences of people with deep startup experience, then join us for this ‘Global Startup’ panel event. Hear candid talks by successful entrepreneurs, sharing best practices, strategies and mistakes to avoid from those who have done it before. How do you get started on your entrepreneurial journey? How do you appeal to global markets? How should you structure your business? How do you find talented people to join your team? What is it really like to build a successful company, and what are the steps necessary in 2020, and eventually the post-Coronavirus world?


Register below to get the login details

  • Start Date: Tue Jul 28, 2020
  • Starts at: 05:00 PM
  • Ends at: 06:00 PM

About the Event

Guest Speakers include:

Steven Rodriguez
Steven is the Techstars Startup Programs Regional Manager for US and Canada, Founder / Managing Director of SUEGO™ and Chief Culture Officer at BloomShift™. He co-leads various ESHIP programs through his non-profit InnovateCoalition™; is a Business Development & Digital Marketing Mentor & Contributor for WeWork Labs and Coach for the DC Department of Employment Services Innovation Lab; and is a Board Member to the International Council on Trade and Development. He was Director of Community Engagement for 1863 Ventures, a business development program, and community strategist for the Global Entrepreneurship Network and NextGen Venture Partners. He is currently a community strategist leading various world renowned entrepreneurship programs and initiatives in the Greater Washington, D.C like the Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration and the Techstars Startup Programs through DC Startup Week, Startup Weekend DC and Startup Digest DC. Region.

Rokas Beresniovas
Rokas has over 20 years of experience in business to business, community, and retail environments where he manages teams, builds relationships, monitors market conditions, and expands client assets. Rokas was awarded the 2016 SmartCEO Washington DC Executive Management Award and was a finalist for the 2015 SmartCEO Washington DC Money Manager Award. He also won a Global Tassels Community Innovator Award (2015) and The Eurasia Center Golden BRICS Award (2014).

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is launching or thinking about launching a global startup
  • Anyone who wants to meet local investors, accelerators, co-working spaces, and founders
  • Anyone who wants to learn about the resources available for local entrepreneurs

Click here to Register: https://fi.co/event/how-to-start-a-global-startup-in-washington-dc-in-2020-online-event-washington-dc-virtual-2020.

Washington DC Networking Event at the Embassy of Lithuania


Join us for an evening of networking with business, community and government leaders

Thursday, April 28, 2016
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania
2622 16 St, NW Washington DC

 Host Committee

Kathy Bailey – Bailey Law PC
Rimvydas Baltaduonis – Washington DC Lithuanian-American Community
Rokas Beresniovas – State Bank of India (SBIC)
Živil? Kriš?i?nien? – Washington DC Lithuanian Professionals’ Club
Agnia Grigas – The Atlantic Council
Neal Gupta – Kiwi Tech
Seth Price – Price Benowitz LLP
Amy Fisher Bruey – World Learning
Heather Louise Finch – SmartCEO

The event is graciously hosted by the Lithuanian Ambassador to the US, H.E. Rolandas Kriš?i?nas as part of a benefit for the youth ensemble “Juosta.” Lithuanian folk traditions are over 1000 years old, and Juosta ensures that Lithuanian-American youth in the greater DC area learn and preserve traditional Lithuanian folk dances.

Please join us to meet other professionals in DC and support this wonderful cause.

Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

Entrance donation is $30 (tax deductible as a charitable donation)

Please register here: https://goo.gl/4HkzJG

Meet the Mayor: Citronelle

Georgetown Patch

Foursquare Mayor of Citronelle, Rokas Beresniovas, shares his thoughts on the prestigious honor and one of his favorite places for a drink.

Rokas Beresniovas is the vice president of Business Banking (Capital Region) with Wells Fargo and a business consulting entrepreneur. He is also the Foursquare Mayor at Michel Richard’s Citronelle. Upon entering the restaurant Beresniovas shook hands with the bartender, who knew him on a first name basis. The Lithuanian-born businessman is also the Vice President of the Georgetown Business Association.

Patch: How long have you been the Mayor at Citronelle?

RB: I have been the Mayor at Citronelle for three months.

Patch: Do you have any competition for the title? Have you ever been ousted but regained it?

RB: Yes. I have had competition for the title, and one time I did lose it, but I gained it back.

Patch: Do you get special treatment as a regular/do they know you are the mayor?

RB: Well, Citronelle tends to make all of its patrons feel like they are getting special treatment anyway, so, I have not experienced anything particular because of the mayorship.

(Editor’s note: The Latham Hotel General Manager, Joe Giannino, stopped by to greet RB, jokingly saying “Mayor, always a pleasure to see you.”)

Patch: What makes Citronelle a neighborhood gathering place?

RB: Citronelle has exceptional service and food, and in addition to this, the environment of Citronelle feels like a community. You often see people that you know coming and going, and they are bringing their clients and friends. For me, Citronelle is also a great neighborhood gathering place because after only a few times there, the people there made an effort to remember me, say hello whenever I came, and make sure that I was well taken care of while there.

Patch: What keeps bringing you back?

RB: I like to bring my clients to Citronelle for business because of its warm, yet sophisticated atmosphere and excellent service. Also, it’s a nice place to bring people if they have never been there before because few people expect just from looking at the restaurant outside that such a lovely, elegant restaurant exists several stories below them.

Patch: What is your favorite menu item and/or drink?

RB: I enjoy the bar atmosphere, so I would say my favorite items that I come in for are the pear or apple martinis.

Patch: Do you have a mayorship anywhere else?

RB: Yes. I am also a mayor at City Tavern Club.

Patch: What do you think is the most coveted mayorship in Georgetown?

RB: I have heard that Bourbon Steak at Four Seasons is the most coveted.

Editor’s Note: Foursquare, a social media tool, makes the most loyal customer the mayor of a local business. If you do not frequent the business enough, another customer may oust you from the mayorship. For a change, leadership is based on loyalty, not politics.