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Amy Beaird

Program Director, Florida High Tech Corridor

Ben Schrag

SBIR/STTR Program Director and Policy Liaison, National Science Foundation

Charlie Hipwood

CEO & President, MassVentures

Cindy Matsuki

SBIR Program Manager, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)

David Cohen

Founder and Chairman, Techstars

Elden Hawkes, Jr.

Partnership and Innovation Specialist, Office of Investment and Innovation, Office of U.S. Small Business Administration

Jason Rittenberg

Policy and Development Director, SSTI

Jennifer C. Shieh, Ph.D.

Director of Ecosystem Development, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration

John Hardin

Executive Director, Office of Science, Technology & Innovation, North Carolina Department of Commerce

Joseph Kapp

President, NCRD

Kelly Burton

CEO , Black Innovation Alliance

Maria Labreveux

Executive Director, KSTC

Megan Aanstoos

Licensing & New Ventures Manager, Kentucky Commercialization Ventures

Qyana M. Stewart

CEO & Principal Consultant, GlobalForce Tech Consulting, LLC

Victor Kane

Commercialization Program, US Department of Energy

Adair Morse

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Capital Access, Treasury

Charlton Cunningham

Program Manager, Lightship Foundation

Christy Dauer

Executive Director, ND Women's Business Center

Lindsay Ryan

Interim Executive Director of Economic Development, University System of Maryland

Weston Waldo

Director, University of Texas at Austin

Nancy Kamei

Program Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

Almesha L. Campbell, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President for Research & Economic Development and AUTM Chair Elect, AUTM

Beth Zimmer

Program Manager, U.S. Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building Leadership Project

Brittany Sickler

Networks Program Manager, Office of Regional Affairs, U.S. Economic Development Administration

Chivas Grannum

Deputy Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Admin

Grant Warner, Ph.D.

Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Howard University

Jason Rathje

Managing Partner/Co-Founder, AFVentures

Joann J. Hill

Minority Business Development Agency, Chief, Office of Business Development, U.S. Department of Commerce

Leen Bnyat

Chief of Staff - Business Development, gener8tor

Melissa Roberts Chapman

Director, Regional Entrepreneurship, Federation of American Scientists

Shila Nieves Burney

Founder and General Partner, Zane Venture Fund

Beth Zimmer

Program Manager, Ecosystem Building Leadership Network

Maura Shenker

Thought Leader

Anna Mason

Managing Partner, Ingeborg Investments

Anne McMahon

Statewide SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator, BioConnect Iowa

John Williams

Director of Innovation and Technology, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration

Christiana Russell, M.Ed

Partner & Chief Operating Officer, We Tha Plug

Errol Arkilic

Chief Innovation Officer, University of California, Irvine

Dominique Aubry

Founder, Growth Founder

Jordan Blashek

President & Chief Operating Officer, America's Frontier Fund

Allie Burns

CEO, Village Capital

Isabella Casillas Guzman

27th Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Jamilah Corbitt

Engagement Director, Established

Bailey DeVries

Associate Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration

Mark Madrid

Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development, U.S. Small Business Administration

Rikki O'Reilly Jones

Investment Officer/Financial Analyst, U.S. Small Business Administration

Stephanie Santoso, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & President, MakerUSA

Amanda Kosty

Program Analyst, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Marc Nager

Partner, Greater Colorado Venture Fund

Thyaga Nandagopal

Division Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Jackson Brossy

Assistant Administrator, Office of Native American Affairs, U.S. Small Business Administration

Matt McMahon

Director, SEED, NIH

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