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2017 Main Event Pitch Companies

Get ready to enter the Lions Den. FOUR companies will have TEN minutes to pitch their business to our panel of experts, followed by 20 minutes of questions led by our expert panel of judges. The audience will vote by app on the best pitch.  

2017 Rocket Round Pitch Companies

In the Rocket Round, SIX companies will have less than 10 minutes to pitch their business to our panel of experts, followed by 5 minutes of questions led by our expert panel of judges. The audience will vote by app on the best pitch.  

 

Agenda


Agenda


8:30 - 9:30  | Registration; Coffee & Networking in Exhibitor Hall

9:30 - 10:20  |   Breakout Session

10:20 - 10:35 |  Break

10:40 - 11:30  |  Breakout Session

11:40 - 1:00  | Keynote Lunch featuring Jon Erwin of Erwin Brothers Entertainment

1:15 - 1:30  |  Opening Remarks

1:30 - 3:00  |  Main Event Pitch Companies

3:00 - 3:30  |  Break

3:30 - 4:45  |  Rocket Round Pitches

4:45 - 5:00  |  Awards

 

Panel judges


Panel judges


Aimee Minnich Ms. Minnich serves as Chief Impact Officer and General Counsel of Impact Investing Foundation. She enjoys speaking and writing on topics of generosity, followership, and fundraising and has recently authored “The Profitable Charity." Prior to founding Impact Foundation, she served as President and General Counsel for the National Christian Foundation, Heartland, where she designed and implemented the foundation’s Missional Investing Program to allow the investment of donor-advised funds in social impact companies.

Aimee Minnich

Ms. Minnich serves as Chief Impact Officer and General Counsel of Impact Investing Foundation. She enjoys speaking and writing on topics of generosity, followership, and fundraising and has recently authored “The Profitable Charity." Prior to founding Impact Foundation, she served as President and General Counsel for the National Christian Foundation, Heartland, where she designed and implemented the foundation’s Missional Investing Program to allow the investment of donor-advised funds in social impact companies.

Carl Dorvil Mr. Dorvil is CEO of GEX Management - a full service back office business for fellow entrepreneuroholics. He is also founder of Group Excellence and a Board Member/Investor/Partner in a number of private companies in Texas, Florida, and Delaware. In addition, he is a regular contributor to Forbes, with his most recent article being How to Improve Your Response to the Unexpected.

Carl Dorvil

Mr. Dorvil is CEO of GEX Management - a full service back office business for fellow entrepreneuroholics. He is also founder of Group Excellence and a Board Member/Investor/Partner in a number of private companies in Texas, Florida, and Delaware. In addition, he is a regular contributor to Forbes, with his most recent article being How to Improve Your Response to the Unexpected.

Henry Kaestner Mr. Kaestner is managing partner of Soverign's Fund and a seasoned business operator with experience in multiple industries including bandwidth.com, which he and his business partner grew from 0 to $140 million in revenue.

Henry Kaestner

Mr. Kaestner is managing partner of Soverign's Fund and a seasoned business operator with experience in multiple industries including bandwidth.com, which he and his business partner grew from 0 to $140 million in revenue.

 
Kurt Knapton Mr. Knapton is a visionary leader who turns innovative thinking into results. Kurt is the former President and CEO of Research Now. During his twelve years there, Kurt helped start-up and scale the world’s leading digital data-collection company serving the market research industry. Annually the company executes over 40,000 projects and generates more than $300 Million of global revenue.

Kurt Knapton

Mr. Knapton is a visionary leader who turns innovative thinking into results. Kurt is the former President and CEO of Research Now. During his twelve years there, Kurt helped start-up and scale the world’s leading digital data-collection company serving the market research industry. Annually the company executes over 40,000 projects and generates more than $300 Million of global revenue.

Robin John Mr. John is co-founder and CEO of Eventide Asset Management, the adviser to Eventide Mutual Funds, a family of mutual funds with approximately $2 Bil in assets under management. Eventide seeks to invest in companies that are creating (and not extracting) value for stakeholders, including customers, employees, and society. Prior to joining Eventide, Robin held leadership positions at BNY Mellon and Grant Thornton, and has a degree in economics from Tufts University.

Robin John

Mr. John is co-founder and CEO of Eventide Asset Management, the adviser to Eventide Mutual Funds, a family of mutual funds with approximately $2 Bil in assets under management. Eventide seeks to invest in companies that are creating (and not extracting) value for stakeholders, including customers, employees, and society. Prior to joining Eventide, Robin held leadership positions at BNY Mellon and Grant Thornton, and has a degree in economics from Tufts University.

Wes Lyons

Mr. Lyons is a director at the Eagle Venture Fund, a global portfolio of early-stage values-driven companies.  We has a diverse background in venture capital, real-estate investment, and naval aviation

Kevin Strawbridge Currently the president of MAG Retail Group and an 18 year veteran of multi-channel commerce with a focus on online and digital channels. Previously Kevin served as a management consultant with Price waterhouse Coopers and began his career in accounting with Deloitte before becoming a controller with an upscale casual restaurant group.

Kevin Strawbridge

Currently the president of MAG Retail Group and an 18 year veteran of multi-channel commerce with a focus on online and digital channels. Previously Kevin served as a management consultant with Price waterhouse Coopers and began his career in accounting with Deloitte before becoming a controller with an upscale casual restaurant group.