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Entrepreneurs’ Series: Venture Outlook 2018

February 21, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 11:45 am

This year’s Entrepreneurs’ Series: Venture Outlook will be bigger and better than ever before!

  • Hear from and meet the angel investors & venture capitalists that have funded some of the region’s most promising technology startups. They will talk about trends and where they are looking to invest in 2018.
  • Featured talks from Bobby Franklin, CEO of the National Venture Capital Association and Steven Aldrich, Chief Product Officer at GoDaddy.
  • New this year: Reverse pitches from VCs
  • Added a lot more networking time!

Agenda & Speakers
7:45am – Registration & Networking
8:30 – Welcome
8:35 – Top VC Trends, Bobby Franklin, President & CEO, NVCA
8:55 – VC Panel

  • Mark Fernandes, Managing Director, Sierra Ventures
  • Holly Maloney McConnell, Managing Director, General Catalyst
  • Paul Martino, General Partner, Bullpen Capital

9:30 – Reverse VC Pitches & Coffee Break

  • Sean Barkman, Principal, Ballast Point Ventures
  • More announced soon!

10:00 – Why Don’t We Pursue our Dreams?, Steven Aldrich, Chief Product Officer, GoDaddy
10:25 – Angel Panel

  • David Cummings, Founder Atlanta Tech Village, Angel Investor & Former CEO Pardot
  • Alex Pessala, Principal, Middleland Capital

Eizabeth Yin, Co-Founder & General Partner, Hustle Fund
11:00 until 11:45 – Wrapup & Networking

New, bigger location for 2018:
Carolina Theatre
309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701

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Panelists and panel times subject to change.
Registration/Cancellation Policy

  • Due to facility capacity, space is limited and early registration is encouraged. No guarantee that on site registration will be available.
  • No refunds, sorry. But all registrations are transferable to other registrants. Just let us know ahead of time when possible so that a badge may be waiting for the new registrant.


February 21, 2018
7:45 am - 11:45 am
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Carolina Theatre
309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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