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Tuesday, October 29

5 to 7:30 p.m.

RVAwesome Founders Celebration

Master of Ceremonies: Frank Maloney

Wednesday, October 30

9:30 to 9:50 a.m.

State of Innovation in Virginia

Robby Demeria (Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Commonwealth of Virginia)

9:55 to 10:25 a.m.

The Second Act Can Be the Charm

Moderator: Mickey Quiñones (Dean, UR School of Business)

10:25 to 10:45 a.m.


10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Corporate Venture & Community Engagement

Moderator: Dan Myers (Managing Director, Lighthouse Labs)

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


12:20 to 12:50 p.m.

Keynote: Garage to IPO

Eric Major (Co-Founder and CEO, K2M)

12:55 to 1:55 p.m.

Acquisitions and the Aftershocks

Culture + Technology

Moderator: Kelley Powell (CEO, MacLaurin Group)

  • Kevin Petrovic (Co-Founder, CustomSpace and Co-Founder, FlightCar)

  • Chris Wornom (Director of Business Development and Acquisitions, Evergreen Enterprises)

  • Dan Neuwirth (Founder, Realize Health Ventures and Envera Health)

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Post-Demo Day - Now What?

You’ve gotten your first investment, but what’s next?

Moderator: Brad Cummings (Co-Founder, Startup Virginia)

3:00 to 8:00 p.m.