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Sunday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Disrupting the Venture Capital Landscape

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The current venture capital funding landscape is severely limited in geographical scope. Startups in the top three states – California, Massachusetts, and New York – receive 70 percent of venture capital funding. This session will examine how non-traditional venture funds can play a role in expanding access to capital for entrepreneurs under-served by current VC models. Hear from fund managers in the states of Wisconsin, Ohio, and Texas on their models for investing in high-growth businesses within their respective geographies, and how their investments encourage follow-on investment from more traditional venture capital funds.

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Speakers
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Terry Chase Hazell

Dir, Texas Emerging Technology Fund
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Joshua Henderson

VP, Springboard Enterprises
Joshua Henderson is the Vice President of Springboard Enterprises (www.sb.co), a non-profit organization that supports women entrepreneurs in life sciences and technology. Since its inception, Springboard has accelerated 537 women-led companies, which encompass 10 IPOs, $6.2 billion... Read More →
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Lorrie Keating-Heinemann

VP, BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation
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Ray Leach

CEO, Jumpstart Inc
Ray Leach is the founding CEO of JumpStart Inc. a Cleveland, Ohio-based non-profit venture development organization that has gained a national reputation for its innovative economic development models. JumpStart’s work focuses on accelerating emerging startup technology-based firms... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon E 500 E 4th St

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