Quest for Capital: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

2/24/2018 8:30 AM

Quest for Capital: Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Quest for Capital: Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
With Sanjay Parekh et al.
By World Affairs Council of Atlanta, Young Leaders Conference.

*Open to the Public
*$20 Members | $40 Non-Members
*Want FREE admission, but not a member yet? Become a new member by February 15, and get complimentary access to the Conference AND one evening briefing of your choice!

E-mail Alice Dossche at adossche@gsu.edu

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The theme for this year’s all-day program is capital, entrepreneurship, and regulation in the digital age. The conference will focus on the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs face in raising capital for startups and growing enterprises. Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President and CEO Raphael Bostic will deliver opening remarks.
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8:30 – 9:00 AM Breakfast & Registration

9:00 – 9:10 AM WELCOME 

Kathryn Aquino, Vice Chair, World Affairs Council of Atlanta Young Leaders

Raphael Bostic, President and CEO, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank

9:10 – 9:15 AM OPENING SPEAKER

Richard D. Phillips, Dean and C.V. Starr Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

9:15 – 10:15 AM 
BREAKFAST KEYNOTE Speaker: Michael Tavani, Founder, Switchyards Downtown Club

10:15 – 10:30 AM Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM SESSION ONE: Raising Capital - IPO and Beyond

Karen Cashion, CEO, Tech Alpharetta

Sanjay Parekh, Co-Founder of Prototype Prime

Shaun Lee, Founder, Bohemian Guitars

11:30 – 11:45 AM Discussion “Regulation in the Digital Age”

Michael Johnson, Executive Vice President, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank

11:45 – NOON ANNOUNCEMENTS & LUNCH

NOON – 12:45 PM LUNCH keynote

Thiago Olson, Managing Director, Engage Ventures and Venture Partner, Tech Square Ventures

12:50 – 1:50 PM SESSION TWO: Innovation, Creative Destruction, and Collaboration

Paul Tasner, Co-Founder & CEO, Pulpworks

Kevin Lewis, Vice President of Innovation, First Data Corporation

1:50 – 2:00 PM Coffee Break

2:00 – 2:55 PM SESSION THREE: Successful Insights- International Experts Tell Their Stories

Noelle London, Assistant Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Invest Atlanta

David Johnson, Founder, Dacooda International, Inc.

Grace Fricks, President & CEO, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc.

Louise Wasilewski, CEO & CoFounder, Acivilate

2:55 - 3:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS

Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President, World Affairs Council of Atlanta and former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 8:30am, Panels 9am-3:30pm.
Venue: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 1000 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.
Tickets: $20, $40. here
Register only, no walk-ins: adossche@gsu.edu
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/147349389298819/

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