At the Nexus

At The Nexus

November 12 - 14, 2015

We are building an entrepreneurial community. A place you join as an individual, but where you become something greater. A place where we are redefining success measured by personal fulfillment, not just the bottom line. Community is our catalyst. We define community as being students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni and fellow entrepreneurs.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kunal MehtaKunal Mehta is the author of DISRUPTORS, a former investment banker and a finance and strategy associate at charity: water. He is also the founder of Mehta Apartments and Outpatient, a telemedical venture that will connect patients and physicians through a video-conferencing platform. Kunal wrote Disruptors when he left his role in Investment Banking in search of more fulfilling work. Kunal has been invited to speak about his experiences and Disruptors at top universities across the country and has encouraged graduates to pursue work that inspires them rather than accepting roles that only offer a high-salary or status.

PANEL - How Product Design can Determine your Success

Steve Grant

Steve Grant
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Gibraltar Ventures

David Poteet

David Poteet
President of NewCity

Dan Meyers

Dan Meyers
Innovation & Strategist Consultant

Alex Barrette

Alex Barrette
Chief Operating Officer at VOID Design Haus

PANEL - Building a Company Through Breakthrough Research

Michael Christiano

Michael Christiano
Head of Strategic Transactions at Novartis Cell & Gene Therapies

Josep Riera

Josep Bassaganya-Riera
President & CEO at BioTherapeutics, Inc

Dan Meyers

Harald Sontheimer
Executive Director of the Neuroscience Initiative at Virginia Tech

Rick Claus

Rick Claus
Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering

PANEL - Build a Brand People Love

Steve Hole

Steve Hole
CEO at Playoff

Sarah Elliot

Sarah Elliot
Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Creative Services at Virginia Tech

Aaron Herrington

Aaron Herrington
Co-Founder at Modea

Zachary Williams

Zachary Williams
Founder & Creative Director at Venveo

PANEL - Data Driven Decisions & Disruption

Steve Schneider

Steve Schneider
Chief Product Officer at Logi Analytics

Josep Riera

Sonu Singh
President and CEO at 1901 Group

Jonathon Perrelli

Jonathon Perrelli
CEO and Cofounder at LifeFuels

Anthony Beverina

Anthony Beverina
Independent Consultant, Technology & Mission Alignment

PANEL - New Frontiers: Emerging Trends in Early-stage Funding

Doug Dooley

Doug Dooley
Venture Capitalist at Venrock

Sever Totia

Sever Totia
Partner at Edison Partners

Jim O’Connell

Jim O’Connell
Principal at Safeguard Scientifics

Jen O’Daniel

Jen O’Daniel
Investment Director at CIT GAP Funds

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What To Expect

Entrepreneurs engaging one another

At The Nexus attendees begin to understand how entrepreneurship affects the daily lives of each guest speaker, including:

  • How business, technology, product, and market interrelate
  • How each speaker became an entrepreneur or venture capitalist
  • The realities of the working life of an entrepreneur and what success brings
  • How each entrepreneur balances his or her business ventures with personal and family life
  • How Virginia Tech is investing in students, faculty and alumni to help them be more successful as entrepreneurs and innovators

Registration Procedures

Standard Participant

The standard registration fee includes keynote, special panel sessions, breakout workshops, Thursday night Conference Launch Event, Friday continental breakfast and lunch, Friday IGNITE Pitch Session/Reception, and Saturday continental breakfast.

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Student Participant

The student registration fee includes keynote, special panel sessions, breakout workshops, Friday continental breakfast and lunch, Friday IGNITE Pitch Session/Reception, and Saturday continental breakfast. Note: The Thursday night Conference Launch Event is not included.

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Sponsor

@ The Nexus is made possible through the generous contributions of our sponsors. Opportunities are available to help support the conference and sponsor Virginia Tech student participation. For more information, please contact Teresa McCoy, 540-231-8220 or teresas@vt.edu.