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Schedule

Venture135 2020

November 16, Regional Day

12:00p EST | Event Welcome with Dan Roselli, Founder + Managing Director of RevTech Labs

12:30p EST | Pitch Party #1 hosted by Sarah Leners

Hear from entrepreneurs across multiple industries local to Charlotte

1:25p EST | Pitch Party #2 hosted by Tya Bolton

Hear from entrepreneurs across multiple industries local to Charlotte 

 

2:20p EST | Diversity of Thought: The Future of Diversity & Inclusion in the VC Landscape

Sponsored by CFV Ventures

We'll be tackling the topic of diversity and inclusion in the VC landscape, but with a fresh perspective. Hear from some of the industries rising stars and what fresh ideas, perspectives and insights they have on an age old industry issue.

Moderated By: Monique Villa, Investor at Mucker Capital

Rodney Morris, Venture Capital Associate at Valor Ventures

Eller Mallchok, Managing Director at Jumpstart Foundry

James Barlia, Investor at Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

3:00p EST | Pitch Party #2 hosted by Juan Garzon

Meet some of the top entrepreneurs from Charlotte and the surrounding region

3:55p EST | RevTech Labs Class 13 Demo Day

Hear the presentations from RevTech Labs Class 13 Fintech and Insurtech Founders: 

November 17, Fintech Day

10:45a EST | Event Welcome with Dan Roselli, Founder + Managing Director of RevTech Labs

11:05a EST | International Pitch Party sponsored by Citizens Bank

During this pitch party you'll hear from international Fintechs looking to gain access to the U.S. marketplace. 

12:00p EST | Seed Stage Pitch Party #1 hosted by Matt Butler

Hear from some of the top seed-stage Fintech startups from across the country. We'll be taking a heightened focus on traditionally underrepresented Founders at this stage in an effort to help move them further down the pipeline, and begin effectively addressing the diversity issue prevalent in later-stage companies. 

Lunch Break + Networking Powered by Brella

1:40p EST | How Leadership & Culture Impact Investment Choices

During this panel, we will discuss the importance of culture and what investors like to see in a leadership team. We also plan to address the challenges that have resulted from the pandemic, such as building culture in a remote environment and the impact of reduced business travel.

Sponsored by Insperity 

Moderated By: Emily Hak, District Manager of Insperity

John DuBois, Regional Vice President at Insperity

Sid Chambless, Executive Director & Managing Partner at Nashville Capital Network

John Espey, CEO & Co-Founder at Defiance Ventures

2:20p EST | Series A + B Pitch Party #1 hosted by KPMG

Hear from Series A and Series B Fintech companies from across the United States. 

3:15p EST | Seed Stage Pitch Party #2 hosted by Aubrey Hawes

4:05p EST | Series A + B Pitch Party #2 Sponsored by Barings

November 18, Insurtech Day

9:40a EST | Event Welcome with Dan Roselli, Founder + Managing Director of RevTech Labs

10:00a EST | "Digital Leadership: Focusing on Your Future" Keynote with Erik Qualman 

Leaders in the Exponential Age are made—not born. We are also living in the golden age of data, distraction and disruption. The key to winning in this new world is grasping the 5 Habits that all successful leaders practice to achieve success and happiness. Embracing these habits will help you become more productive, reduce stress and drive success. With pioneering video-storytelling techniques, this motivating message from Erik Qualman is entertaining, educating, and empowering.

10:45a EST | International Pitch Party hosted by Frontier Growth

During this pitch party you'll hear from international Insurtechs looking to gain access to the U.S. marketplace. 

11:30a EST | Seed Stage Pitch Party hosted by Sia Partners

Hear from some of the top seed-stage Insurtech startups from across the country. We'll be continuing our focus on traditionally underrepresented Founders at this stage.

Lunch Break + Networking Powered by Brella

1:30p EST | Surviving COVID19

A look at the insurance industry in 2021. A discussion with insurance and insurtech experts about everything they learned during the pandemic and how they're paving a new way forward. What new innovations came out of the pandemic? Where does the industry need to continue innovating and evolving? How does a traditional industry thrive in this new, socially distance world? How does the future of work impact the insurance industry? What technologies/startups are sorely needed in the insurance industry?

Sponsored By: Brighthouse Financial

Moderated By: Jordan Teel, Vice President - Head of Life Strategy Enablement

Josh Levine, Founder & CEO of Cake & Arrow

Tate Ficker, Vice President, Corporate Business Ventures at UNUM

Seth Rachlin, PhD., Executive Vice President, Global Core Insurance Growth Leader/Chief Innovation Officer, Insurance at Capgemini

 

2:20p EST | Series A + B Pitch Party #1 hosted by CFV Ventures 

Hear from Series A and Series B Insurtech companies from across the United States. 

November 19, Healthtech Day

9:40a EST | Event Welcome with Dan Roselli, Founder + Managing Director of RevTech Labs

10:00a EST | "Adversity is Your Strength: How Struggle Sharpens Your Ability to Innovate" Keynote with Jason Williamson

10:35a EST | Seed Stage Pitch Party #1 sponsored by Healthtech Women

Hear from some of the top seed-stage Healthtech startups from across the country. We'll be continuing our focus on traditionally underrepresented Founders at this stage.

11:25a EST | Healthcare Sectors: Compare and Contrast as Investment Opportunities 

Whether investing capital or time in a start-up, it helps to understand what you are getting into. In this panel we will discuss key differences between start-ups in different healthcare sectors.

Moderated By: Eric Kirsch, CEO of Mito Station

Kathy Tune, CFO & COO of Odonata Health

Dr. Uli Chettipally, Founder & President of InnovatorMD

Dr. Ana Gupte, Principal at AG Advisors

Ted Mosler, CEO of Gilero

Lunch Break + Networking Powered by Brella

1:00p EST | Seed Stage Pitch Party #2 hosted by Oracle for Startups

1:55p EST | Series A + B Pitch Party #1 hosted by CHITA

Hear from Series A and Series B Healthtech companies from across the United States. 

2:50p EST | Series A + B Pitch Party #2 hosted by Aprio

November 20, Deal Day Meetings + Award Ceremony

You've heard from Founders from around the world, across multiple verticals and at all stages. Take advantage of our event platform and Brella's robust networking software to schedule strategic meetings that contribute to quality deal flow and innovative partnerships.

12:00p EST | Traditionally Underrepresented Founders Award Ceremony sponsored by Packard Place, Oracle for Startups, Sia Partners, and The Van Winkle Law Firm

This year we're spotlighting Seed Stage companies at this year's Venture135 and taking a heightened focus on Traditionally Underrepresented Founders. It’s our hypothesis that if we put these early-stage companies on our stage now and introduce them to the right folks, we can give them the growth opportunities they need to move further down the pipeline and begin seeing later-stage tech companies that are a positive representation of diversity.

Throughout the conference the audience can vote on their favorite Seed Stage company with a traditionally underrepresented Founder, and then our panel of experts will meet to discuss the strength and innovation of the audience's top picks. Finally, you can join us at 12p EST as we announce live who will win the Traditionally Underrepresented Founders Grant! 

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