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Summit: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems [clear filter]
Thursday, April 11

2:00pm EDT

Virginia Council for CEOs Roundtables
Peer Roundtables are a key to success for many small and mid-sized business CEOs. More than 250 Virginia CEOs participate in roundtables organized by the Virginia Council of CEOs, learning and growing through disciplined monthly meetings with their own small group of trusted peers. Council members will facilitate roundtables at Tom Tom for participating CEOs, giving them a chance to experience the power of these learning groups.

CEO Roundtables are a perfect forum to test new ideas, solve problems and learn from others who share your experiences. There’s nothing to prepare, just come ready to engage, share and learn from others in this safe and confidential environment. Roundtable members often connect authentically, resulting in new relationships that last beyond the day.

For this roundtable experience, we welcome anyone who leads a business with 5 or more employees.

Please register at https://ceoroundtablestomtom19.eventbrite.com

Thursday April 11, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Vault Virginia 300 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
Friday, April 12

2:00pm EDT

Connecting Virginia’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, presented by CIT
Virginia is committed to expanding support for entrepreneurs and research commercialization - with a focus on regional diversity. Deputy Secretary of Commerce & Trade, Robby Demeria, will lead an effort for Gov. Northam to consolidate and maximize the benefits of existing programs and recommend new ones. This session will be the first in a series of town hall meetings across the Commonwealth to gather information and recommendations for this important process.

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Ed Albrigo

CEO, Center for Innovative Technology
Ed Albrigo is President and CEO of the Center of Innovative Technology (CIT) in Virginia. Ed leads CIT in its mission to accelerate innovation commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Under Ed’s leadership, CIT launched new programs in areas such as cyber security, unmanned systems... Read More →
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Robby Demeria

Deputy Secretary of Commerce & Trade for Technology, Office of the Governor
Robby Demeria was appointed Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade for Technology on July 2, 2018. In this new role created following the reorganization of the state’s technology office, Demeria works closely with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority and guides... Read More →


2:30pm EDT

Do No Harm: Building Health Tech Companies to Help People
Mylea Charvat, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, translational neuroscientist, and the CEO and founder of the digital cognitive assessment company, Savonix. Dr. Charvat founded Savonix in 2015 to address a critical challenge in the healthcare world: how do we assess the mental health, specifically the cognitive and emotional function, of patients on a large scale despite limited dollars and insufficient numbers of trained specialists? 

A trained clinical psychologist with a neuro specialty, Dr. Charvat is a recognized thought leader in her field. She completed her fellowship in clinical neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine and has been a lecturer at Stanford, the University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. She has authored several peer-reviewed articles published in well-respected mental health and neuro-imaging journals. She is a frequent guest author for the Huffington Post, has written for Tech Crunch and has appeared as a subject matter expert at multiple conference and events including with The Atlantic Council, Hyper Wellbeing, and The CA State Forensic Medical Association. 

Hear her founding story and what it takes to stay grounded while running a biotech company.

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Mylea Charvat

CEO, Savonix
Dr. Mylea Charvat, a clinical psychologist and translational neuroscientist founded Savonix to address a critical challenge in the health care world – how do we assess the cognitive function of patients on a large scale despite limited dollars and insufficient numbers of specialists.Mylea... Read More →


3:30pm EDT

Funding in the Golden Age of Biotech
Biotech industry experienced a record-breaking year in 2018 with 60 IPOs and and significant private capital investment in startups. What is causing VCs to be so bullish on biotech and what does it take to adequately fund a biotech venture? Hear insights from the source of 2 VCs paying close attention to the biotech space in this enlightening conversation and audience Q+A.

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Carleen Bowers

Venture Associate, UVA LVG Seed Fund
Carleen joined the University of Virginia’s Seed Fund in 2018 as a Venture Associate, and is responsible for identifying and evaluating early stage venture investment opportunities emerging from the University. She also works to support the growth of the Fund’s five portfolio... Read More →

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Jill Carroll

Principal, SR One
Jill joined SR One in 2011 with a background in biotech partnering and corporate development. Previously, she completed multiple pharma partnerships and substantial private and public financings at Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ: DVAX). Jill was formerly a biopharmaceutical industry... Read More →
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Jason Fuller

Principal, New Enterprise Associates
Jason joined NEA as a Principal in 2014 and focuses on investments in biopharmaceuticals. Prior to joining NEA, Jason was a Principal with Third Rock Ventures were he contributed to the creation and management of several companies, including NinePoint Medical, Kala Pharmaceuticals... Read More →



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