© 2020 by Comeback Capital.

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You're invited to

CONNECTING the coasts

To the heartland

Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Frankenmuth, Michigan
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

WHAT

 

A day of panels, presentations, and mentoring designed to cross pollinate

Silicon Valley’s expertise and the entrepreneurial energy of the heartland.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Cyan Banister, Partner of Founders Fund

 and Fund Advisor of Comeback Capital. Cyan will be telling her exceptional origin story---going from being a homeless teen to one of the most influential venture capitalists in the world. 

 

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Our guest for the Fireside Chat will be Jon Oberheide, CTO of Duo Security.

Based in Michigan, Jon has led one of the Midwest's most successful tech ventures, exiting to Cisco in 2018 for >$2B. 

 

WHEN

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

May 14, 2020

WHERE

Bounce Innovation Hub

526 S. Main Street

Akron, OH 44311

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SCHEDULE

8:00 am 

Breakfast

Sponsored by:

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8:30 am

Welcome

Introduced by:

Scott Shane

Comeback Capital

Educational Sponsor:

Burton D. Morgan Foundation

David Hall

Rise of the Rest

Lan Xuezhao

Basis Set Ventures

8:45 am

Models for Silicon Valley Investment in the Heartland

Roy Bahat

Bloomberg Beta

Mikal Khoso

Wavemaker Partners

Moderated by:

Michael Chou 

Riverside Technology Capital Solutions Fund

Sponsored by:

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9:30 am

Break

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Ginger Rothrock

HG Ventures

David Horowitz

Touchdown Ventures

9:45 am

Corporate Venture Capital

in the Heartland

Madison Hamman

Blue Sky Capital

Moderated by:

Sarah Anderson

Cintrifuse

Sponsored by:

Gener8tor

All the investors and founders

10:30 am

Speed Mentoring

Moderated by:

Adham Habbas

Comeback Capital

Sponsored by:

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12:00 pm

Lunch

Sponsored by:

Strategic Systems International

12:30 pm

Keynote

Cyan Banister

Founders Fund

Introduced by:

Scott Shane 

Comeback Capital

Sponsored by:

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1:15 pm

How We Raised Money

in the Heartland

Blessing Egbon

Exit 7C

Damola Ogundipe

Civic Eagle

Jon Treble

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Scott Colosimo

Cleveland Cyclewerks

Moderated by:

John Bonhard

Beringea

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2:00 pm

Break

Sponsored by:

Cintrifuse

Ilya Bodner

Bold Penguin

2:15 pm

Talent Acquisition

Outside the Bay Area

Tim Schigel

Refinery Ventures

Andy Lonsberry

Path Robotics

Moderated by:

Scott Edmonds

Angel Investor

Sponsored by:

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3:00 pm

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Break

Jon Oberheide

Duo Security

3:15 pm

Fireside Chat:

How We Built a Unicorn in Michigan

Interviewed by:

Ezra Galston 

Starting Line

4:00 pm

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Break

Morris Wheeler

Drummond Road Capital

Nitin Pachisia

Unshackled Ventures

4:15 pm

Alternative Approaches to Funding Early Rounds

Sponsored by:

Moderated by:

David Shaw

Summit Vision Capital

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5:00 pm

Closing Reception

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WHERE TO STAY

Hilton Garden Inn Akron, $119 per night, with the "YBI" group code

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EDUCATIONAL SPONSOR

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Starting Line
Gener8tor

GOLD SPONSORS

CognosHR

SILVER SPONSORS

Strategic Systems International

BRONZE SPONSORS

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