Warren Bergen

President, AVAC Ltd. and Entrepreneur in Residence, Verdex Capital

Award-winning entrepreneur, investor, and corporate advisor

Technology Startups and New Ventures Marketing Leadership Integration Contracts Channel Development

J.B. Kurish

Professor in the Practice of Finance · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Economist and ex-investment banker with experience in linking financial markets with the impacts of local, state, and national policies

New Venture Financing State and Local Government Financing Financial Markets Investment Banking Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing

Scott Walker

Business Development Advisor · NextLeaf Solutions, GCAC., Lifestyle Delivery Systems, Naturally Splendid Enterprises

Scott has over 30 years’ experience in business start-ups, corporate management, venture financing and business development.

Regan Stevenson

John & Donna Shoemaker Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship | Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Professor Stevenson's research and consulting focuses on entrepreneur psychology, new venture financing, and resourcefulness.

Entrepreneurship Social Venturing Product Management Angel Investing Entrepreneur Psychology

Sam Angus

Partner, Corporate Group · Fenwick & West LLP

Entrepreneurship and venture financing for start-ups have been long-standing specialties for this lawyer and conference panel moderator

Start-Up/Venture-Backed Companies Equity and Debt Financings Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Matters Intellectual Property Licensing

Buck Goldstein, J.D., M.Ed.

Professor of the Practice, Department of Economics & University Entrepreneur in Residence, The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Expert in entrepreneurship, venture capital, research universities as agents of societal change, university governance & strategic planning.

Financial Service Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Leadership Entrepreneurial Education Business Planning