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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!

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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.

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


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


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


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
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