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Sunday, March 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Reinventing America: Betting Big on the Heartland

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The nation’s industrial core accounts for some 19 percent of US GDP, yet receives just five percent of all venture capital funding, far less than the single state of California. Hear from the new breed of investors who are betting big on Midwestern innovation as they spell out the opportunity — and learn how both entrepreneurs and investors alike can take advantage.
Presented by Forbes and Revolution.

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Ting Gootee

Chief Investment Officer, Elevate Ventures
Ms. Gootee serves as the Chief Investment Officier with primary responsibilities in investment strategies, due diligence, portfolio oversight and back office operational support.
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Terry Howerton

CEO, TechNexus
Howerton is the founder and CEO of TechNexus, a venture development firm and fund in collaboration with leading corporations to engage the global entrepreneurial ecosystem. TechNexus also operates a start-up incubator from its headquarters in Chicago, where more than 200 ventures... Read More →
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Noah Lewis

Managing Director, GE Ventures
Noah is a Managing Director at and one of the founders of GE Ventures, the $1B corporate venture capital arm of the General Electric Company. He specializes in healthcare IT, SaaS, cloud analytics & computing, digital health, connected device and medtech investing. Noah serves on... Read More →
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Paul Noglows

Exec Producer, Forbes Reinventing America Project
Paul has spent his entire career focused on identifying, analyzing, explaining, investing in and helping build ground-breaking business models whether as a journalist, award-winning equity analyst, director of research, angel investor, teacher or producer.

Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
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