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Pauly Suchy

Ohio State GEW Host

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Partner, Entrepreneurial Services at Jumpstart

Aja Hardy

Director, gBETA Cleveland

Jordan Valdiviez

University of Toledo, Incubation Operations Manager at Launchpad Incubation Program

Alex Hilleary

Co-Founder at Gather, VFA '16 (Cleveland),

Alison Leddy

Co-Founder at Bust A Move, VFA '16 (Columbus)

Amy Nelson

CEO at Venture for America

Anne Richie

Fund Manager at The Mezzanine Fund

B Fae Harris

National Development Council Consultant, Cleveland Market

Baiju Shah

Senior Fellow for Innovation at The Cleveland Foundation

Brandon Wong

University of Michigan, PhD, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Carlin Jackson

Founder & Principal Consultant at Theo. Wyes David, Ltd.

Carrie Murphy

Senior Director of Community Partnerships at Venture for America

Carlton Collins

Co-Founder, Engines That Work

Cheryl Turnbull

Senior Director at the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University

Chris Berry

President of Ohio X

Chris Smith

Senior Deal Flow Manager at Jumpstart

Dora Rankin

Cleveland City Manager at Honeycomb Credit

Joseph Fox

Director, Akron University Department of Management and the Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Ed Redden

Co-Founder & President at Evermore Industries

Eric Clark

Acting Deputy Director, Technology Incubation and Innovation Office at the NASA Glenn Research Center

Kate Volzer

Wisr, CEO

Jack Thompson

Co-founder, StartHuddle

Jaclyn Williams

Senior Market Research Analyst, Jumpstart

Jay Williams

President, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Jeff Epstein

Director, MidTown Cleveland

Jeff Clawson

Chief Credit Officer, Growth Opps

Jeff Hoffman

Chairman, Global Entrepreneurship Network

Jeffrey Goldstein

Founder, Onward Global

Jon Husted

Lt. Governor of Ohio

Jonathan Ortmans

Founder and President, Global Entrepreneurship Network

Shana Black

Black Girl in the Cle, Founder

Whitney Gaskins

University of Cincinnati, Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement

Robert Richardson

Disruption Now Media, Founder & Host

Leopoldo Peña

The Opportunity Exchange, Co-Founder, VFA '16 (Cleveland)

Ryan Cleary

FloatMe, Co-Founder & COO, VFA '17 (Cleveland)

Tagan Horton

Technical Strategist & Podcaster

Matthew Deal

SideWyrk, Co-Founder

Michael Cao

IC3D, Inc., Founder & CEO

Su He

He & Associates, Founder and Managing Partner

Brian Halliday

Green and Spiegel Midwest, Partner, Co-Director

Justin Vogt

Evermore Industries, Co-Founder & CEO



Nathan Sundheimer


Jennifer Thomas


Julianne Roseman


Paul Riser

TechTown, Inaugural Director

Max Herzog

Cleveland Water Alliance, Program Manager

Doug McCollough

City of Dublin, CIO

Mike Schum

Vice President, Product Development

Alysha Ellis

Founder & Creator, Mas LaRae

Giorgio Morocica

Founder of Yenox

Katy Fuerst

Director of Programming & Community Engagement

Rob Pasker

Owner & Broker at Pasker Real Estate

Akib Amin

Co-Founder & CEO at GAFFL

Chris Rumpf

CEO at Flyght

Anthony Gillespie

Managing Director & President, Keen Point Consulting, LLC

Ronald Stubblefield

Entrepreneur In Residence, Jumpstart

Heather Hall

Entrepreneur In Residence, Jumpstart

Jake Zajkowski

Outreach Director, StartHuddle

Maria Davila

Outreach & Marketing Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

Hadar Borden

Director, Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars

Pamela Davis

Founder & Creator, Hidden Spirits Cocktails

Ras Asan

Co-Founder, BREAUX Capital

Lindsay Sims

Founder & CEO, Predictable Results Marketing

David Topoleski

Reference Librarian and Manager, Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Jill Badger

Interim Director of the Small Business Development Center, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

Amy Haschak

Network Management Partner, JumpStart

Scott Allen

Associate Professor of Management, John Carroll University

Hardik Desai

Senior Partner, Investing, JumpStart

Ryan Helon

Executive Vice President, Rev 1

Olivia Holden

Executive Director, ASSETS Toledo

Mike Walker

Senior Director, Applied Innovation and Digital Transformation

Jay Black

Toledo Africa Chamber of Commerce, Vice President

Jim Matzinger

Community Outreach and Lending Specialist, Economic and Community Development Institute

Mark Urrutia

Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC), Regional Director

Elizabeth Murawski

Business & Workforce Development Manager, Center for Innovative Food Technology

Sabrina Weaver

President, Women of Toledo

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