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UVA Venture Summit

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You may also be interested in the Virginia Ventures Forum. This event is part of the statewide network formed as part of our U.S. Department of Commerce i6 project and will have similar format to our previous venture summits.


4th Annual Venture Summit (2012)

Thanks to those that made the 4th Annual Venture Summit on April 19-20, 2012 in Charlottesville, Virginia a success. Please find below the agenda along with video footage of the Thursday sessions. Stay tuned for information about the upcoming 5th Annual University of Virginia Venture Summit.

4th Annual Venture Summit Agenda

Thursday, April 19, 2012
All events located on the UVa Lawn, Old Cabell Hall unless otherwise indicated

8:00 – 5:30 pm Check-In and Information Desk

9:00 – 9:05 am Welcome: Morning Session
Tom Skalak, Vice President for Research

9:05 – 10:10 am Panel Discussion: “Innovation: A New Day in the U.S.”
Stephan Dolezalek, VantagePoint Capital Partners
Aneesh Chopra, White House, OSTP, Chief Technology Officer (former)
Mark Crowell, Executive Director, UVa Innovation & Associate Vice President for Research, UVa – Moderator



10:10 – 10:30
am Start-up Act: Growing the American Economy and Ventures
Mark Warner, U.S. Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia




10:35 – 11:00 am Batten Briefing: National Greentech Innovation Clusters
Michael Lenox, Samuel L. Slover Professor of Business, Associate Dean and Executive
Director, Batten Institute, Darden School of Business, UVa



11:00 – 12:45 pm
Lunch – available for all registered participants
Harrison Small Collections Library

1:00 – 1:05 pm Welcome: Afternoon Session
Tom Skalak, Vice President for Research, UVa

1:05 – 1:55 pm A Conversation on Opportunities and Challenges for Traditional Businesses in a Digital World
Marc Lefar, Chief Executive Officer, Director, Vonage
David Kenny, Chairman and CEO, WeatherChannel
Mark Crowell, Executive Director, UVa Innovation & Associate Vice President for Research, UVa – Moderator




2:00 – 2:50 pm The Role of Corporate Venture Capital in Life Sciences
Amanda Cashin, Vice President, Life Sciences, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Steve Hall, Venture Partner, Lilly Ventures
Mark Crowell, Executive Director, UVa Innovation & Associate Vice President for Research, UVa – Moderator




2:50 – 3:10 pm
Break

3:10 – 3:50 pm
UVa Thought-Leader Conversations
Robert Zivin, Senior Director, Corporate Office of Science and Technology, Johnson & Johnson – Moderator

Cord Blood Cell Therapies
Mary Laughlin, Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, UVa
Neuroscience in the 21st Century
Steven DeKosky, Dean, School of Medicine, Professor, Department of Neurology, UVa



3:55 – 5:20 pm
Venture Panel Discussion: Innovation in Venture Capital
Kevin Greene, Partner, Valhalla Partners
Mark Galant, CEO & Founder of Tydall Trading
Doug Garland, Chief Revenue Officer, Shazam
Jack Biddle, General Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Lawrence Kochard, Chief Executive Officer, University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO)


5:30 – 7:00 pm
Venture Summit Reception
Invitation Only – UVa Art Museum

7:00 – 9:00 pm Individual School’s Dinners
Invitation Only – President’s House, Carr’s Hill

Friday, April 20, 2012
Darden School of Business, Room 50

8:00 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome: Tom Skalak and Philippe Sommer, Director, Entrepreneurship Programs, Darden
Judging Panel: Jonathan Aberman, Founder & Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures
Doug Garland, Chief Revenue Officer, Shazam
Cody Nystrom, Senior Associate, SJF Ventures
Rob Patzig, Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Third Security

9:10 – 11:30 am Pitches by Alumni and Faculty Start-ups
Cardagin
Diffusion Pharmaceuticals
iTi Health
Lend Street
ProteiosBio

11:30 – 12:00 pm Pitches by UVa Students: Business Concepts

12:00 – 2:00 pm
Student booths with buffet lunch
Feedback by: Jonathan Aberman, Founder & Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures
Evan Burfield, Co-founder & Chairman, Synteractive
Brian Matthews, Associate, Questmark Partners
Adair Newhall, Associate, Domain Associates
Cody Nystrom, Senior Associate, SJF Ventures
Rob Patzig, Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Third Security
Carl Showalter, General Partner, Opus Capital


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