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Don’t Miss the 2012 Virginia Entrepreneur Summit – April 24

The Venture Forum, central Virginia’s intersection of business innovation and capital, is hosting the Virginia Entrepreneur Summit on Tuesday, April 24.   This event will inspire business connections, business development and business growth. The Summit will feature insight and guidance from successful entrepreneurs, investors, and an opportunity to build connections with valuable resources.  This event will sell out…so do not miss out on your chance to register

Schedule of Events

April 24, 2012
Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, Virginia

  • 7:30-8:30a.m: Registration,  Networking & Coffee
  • 8:30-8:45a.m: Wake-Up Call  Daphne Reid, Co-Founder & Principal Partner, New Millennium Studios
  • 8:45-9:45a.m: Speed Networking by:


  • 9:45-10:00a.m. Networking & Break
  • 10:00-11:00a.m: State of the State for New Business Ventures -Moderator: Jim Cheng, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • 11:00-11:15a.m:  Networking & Break
  • 11:15-12:15p.m. Pick one of two discussions:

1.) Finance Your Early Stage Venture From Seed Ground and Beyondbrought to you by the:  Richmond Venture Forum Women’s Initiative

Moderator:  Matthew Austin, Managing Director, Virginia Capital                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Panelists:  Brian Carney, Principal & General Partner, Harbert Venture Partners,  Tom Beneditti,  Partner, Blue Heron Capital, Mike McGinley, Managing Partner, New Dominion Angels


2.) Building a Corporate Culture, Maximizing the Journey—and the Exit Value

Moderator:  Gary LeClair, co-founder and Chairman, LeClair Ryan
Panelists:  Brian Callaghan, Founder & Co-CEO – Apex
Scott Walker, CEO – Ironworks Consulting

  • 12:15-1:00p.m: Networking & Lunch
  • 1:00-1:45p.m: Keynote Speaker:  John May,  Managing Partner, New Vantage Group
  • 1:45-3:00p.m:    Five Minute Forum Showdown

John May,  Managing Partner, New Vantage Group
Karen Adams,  Angel Investor
Mike McGinley,  Managing Partner, New Dominion Angels
Steve Hutcherson, Founder & President at VisionairX LLC
Companies Pitching
(Companies to be revealed) 

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