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Tuesday, March 17
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Registration

Location: Main Lobby
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Partnering

Location: Partner
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM


eCommerce Cluster Meeting (Invite Only)

Networking and interactive discussion for eCommerce CEO's
Networking and interactive discussion for eCommerce CEO's
Location: Meet
10:30 AM - 01:00 PM


11:30 AM - 01:00 PM


SEIG Meeting (Invite Only)

Private meeting for Southeast Investor Group
Private meeting for Southeast Investor Group
Location: Learn
01:05 PM - 01:35 PM


Tales from the Frontline: Scaling to Success

Come hear from two technology leaders about the challenges, strategies, and lessons learned as they scaled their company, Relias Learning with CEO Jim Triandiflou, and Founder and Chief Product Officer, Mike Mutka.
Come hear from two technology leaders about the challenges, strategies, and lessons learned as they scaled their company, Relias Learning with CEO Jim Triandiflou, and Founder and Chief Product Office...
Location: Present
Speakers
  • Mike Mutka, Chief Product Officer, Relias (Speaker)
  • Jim Triandiflou, CEO, Relias (Speaker)
01:50 PM - 02:40 PM


Business Optimized Companies

Presenting companies in this segment include: Adzerk, EasyVote Solutions Inc, Keen Decision Systems, LearnPlatform, and Zynbit
Presenting companies in this segment include: Adzerk, EasyVote Solutions Inc, Keen Decision Systems, LearnPlatform, and Zynbit
Location: Present
Track(s): Business Optimized
Speakers
  • James Avery, Adzerk, Inc. (Featured Speakers)
  • Charles Davis, EasyVote Solutions (Featured Speakers)
01:50 PM - 02:40 PM


Life Digitized Companies

Presenting companies in this segment include: Bundle, CARL, Inc., Courtroom5, Coworks, Equity Shift, Flow ROI, Home Lending Pal, One Donation, and PERMITS.com.
Presenting companies in this segment include: Bundle, CARL, Inc., Courtroom5, Coworks, Equity Shift, Flow ROI, Home Lending Pal, One Donation, and PERMITS.com.
Location: Pitch
Track(s): Life Digitized
Speakers
  • Gunnar Cuevas, CARL (Featured Speakers)
  • Will Duckett, Equity Shift (Featured Speakers)
  • Sonja Ebron, Courtroom5 (Featured Speakers)
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01:50 PM - 02:40 PM


Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is often tauted as being a strong predictor of big success. Join us as we explore this important topic with Donna Rhode of Vaco.
Emotional intelligence is often tauted as being a strong predictor of big success. Join us as we explore this important topic with Donna Rhode of Vaco.
Location: Learn
Speakers
  • Donna Rhode, Community Relations Executive, VACO (Speaker)
02:40 PM - 03:15 PM


Networking Break

Location: Connect
03:15 PM - 03:55 PM


The Rise of Fintech in NC

It's well-known that North Carolina is becoming a Fintech hub. This panel showcases the companies at the forefront of this rise.
It's well-known that North Carolina is becoming a Fintech hub. This panel showcases the companies at the forefront of this rise.
Location: Present
Track(s): Business Optimized
Speakers
  • Dan Roselli, Managing Partner, CFV Ventures (Moderator)
  • Justin Benson, CEO, Spreedly (Panelists)
  • Chip Mahan, Chairman and CEO, Live Oak Bancshares (Panelists)
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03:15 PM - 03:55 PM


Life Digitized Companies

Advanced Nanocoatings Incorporated
AgEye Technology
Green Stream Technologies Inc
mesur.io, Inc
Metallum3D Inc.
NALA Systems, Inc.
Phase Dock Inc.
Trio Labs
Venti LLC
Advanced Nanocoatings Incorporated AgEye Technology Green Stream Technologies Inc mesur.io, Inc Metallum3D Inc. NALA Systems, Inc. Phase Dock Inc. Trio Labs Venti LLC
Location: Pitch
Track(s): Life Digitized
Speakers
  • Cathy Eldridge, Trio Labs, Inc (Featured Speakers)
  • Edward Hoffmann, Venti, LLC (Featured Speakers)
  • Werner Lehenbauer, Phase Dock (Featured Speakers)
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03:15 PM - 03:55 PM


Company Culture

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast" - come learn why establishing the right culture is important to getting things right in your business with Jenn Giordano, SmartfulWorks.
"Culture eats strategy for breakfast" - come learn why establishing the right culture is important to getting things right in your business with Jenn Giordano, SmartfulWorks.
Location: Learn
Speakers
  • Jennifer Giordano, Founder, SmartfulWorks (Speaker)
04:00 PM - 04:55 PM


Life Digitized Companies

6AM City
Blue Recruit, Inc
CERCA
Feedstation
Floodlight Software
Newsco Inc.
Reflekt Me
Plan2Play
Protopia
Startomatic
6AM City Blue Recruit, Inc CERCA Feedstation Floodlight Software Newsco Inc. Reflekt Me Plan2Play Protopia Startomatic
Location: Pitch
Track(s): Life Digitized
Speakers
  • Ryan .Heafy, Co-Founder + COO, 6AM City LLC (Featured Speakers)
  • Jamie Andelman, VP Finance and Operations, Protopia (Featured Speakers)
  • Dave Bodel, CERCA (Featured Speakers)
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04:00 PM - 04:55 PM


Business Optimized Companies

Allstacks
Diveplane Corporation
SENTIO
StrongKey
Allstacks Diveplane Corporation SENTIO StrongKey
Location: Present
Track(s): Business Optimized
Speakers
  • Mike Capps, Co Founder and CEO, Diveplane (Featured Speakers)
  • Jake Kiser, StrongKey (Featured Speakers)
  • AJ Richichi, CEO, SENTIO (Featured Speakers)
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04:00 PM - 04:55 PM


Building and Leveraging Your Board: Best Practices and Insights from NACD

With more than 21,000 director members, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is focused on making boards and board directors more effective. Hear from NACD’s director of strategic content, Kimberly Simpson, who will moderate a discussion with Wendy, DiCicco, who serves on the boards of EyePoint Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: EYPT) and Carmell Therapeutics, and has served on boards in the medical device, semiconductor and biotechnology sectors; and Rick Timmins, former Vice President, Corporate Controller and Assistant CFO of Cisco Systems, and former board chairman and member of the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN), the most active angel network in the country, on:

· The role of a director
· Building a board for an early-stage company
· Investors on the board
· Growing and governance
· Fit for future: the changing face of boards
With more than 21,000 director members, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is focused on making boards and board directors more effective. Hear from NACD’s director of strategic co...
Location: Learn
Speakers
  • Kimberly Simpson, Director, Strategic Content, NCDA (Featured Speakers)
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM


Art of the Pivot

Come hear the story of AvidXchange, a unicorn success.
Come hear the story of AvidXchange, a unicorn success.
Location: Present
Speakers
  • Chris Elmore, Community Evanligist, AvidXchange (Featured Speakers)
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


06:30 PM - 09:00 PM


The GrepBeat After Party

Join Summit attendees and others for continued networking at Trophy Brewing + Tap at 225 S Wilmington St., just a half-mile from the Raleigh Convention Center.
Join Summit attendees and others for continued networking at Trophy Brewing + Tap at 225 S Wilmington St., just a half-mile from the Raleigh Convention Center.
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Investor Dinner

Invitation Only
Invitation Only
Location: Offsite
Wednesday, March 18
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM


Tech CEO Breakfast (Invite Only)

Invite Only
Invite Only
Location: Meet
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM


09:00 AM - 09:45 AM


Consumer Disruption in Healthcare

Location: Present
Speakers
  • Dave Weery, CO-founder, President, COO, WELL (Speaker)
  • Steve Nelson, Co Founder, Carbon (chair & speaker)
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Partnering

Location: Partner
09:55 AM - 10:45 AM


Life Digitized Companies

Featured Companies in this segment include: ProAxion Inc., The Climate Service, Voxelight LLC, and Wellnectiy
Featured Companies in this segment include: ProAxion Inc., The Climate Service, Voxelight LLC, and Wellnectiy
Location: Present
Track(s): Life Digitized
Speakers
  • David Cohen, Voxelight (Featured Speakers)
  • James McMahon, The Climate Service (Featured Speakers)
  • Eric Murray, ProAxion (Featured Speakers)
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09:55 AM - 10:45 AM


Business Optimized Companies

Featured companies in this segment include: Arpio, Blue Eye Soft Corp, CAARMO, DataClarity Corporation, Elevon, MuukLabs, Squirrel Compliancy Solutions, Inc., Sunder Networks, Swell Systems, Inc, and Threat Sketch, LLC
Featured companies in this segment include: Arpio, Blue Eye Soft Corp, CAARMO, DataClarity Corporation, Elevon, MuukLabs, Squirrel Compliancy Solutions, Inc., Sunder Networks, Swell Systems, Inc, and ...
Location: Pitch
Track(s): Business Optimized
Speakers
  • Rob Arnold, Threat Sketch (Featured Speakers)
  • Ivan Barajas Vargas, Muuktest (Featured Speakers)
  • Gilbert Bollinger, Squirrel Compliancy Solutions (Featured Speakers)
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09:55 AM - 10:45 AM


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Med Device CEO Cluster (Invite Only)

Networking and Interactive Discussion for Med Device CEO's. (Invite Only)
Networking and Interactive Discussion for Med Device CEO's. (Invite Only)
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM


Networking Break

Location: Connect
11:15 AM - 11:55 AM


Board Management - Building the Optimal Relationship

The board/management relationship can be vital during business growth. Come hear about how you can best optimize this relationship
The board/management relationship can be vital during business growth. Come hear about how you can best optimize this relationship
Location: Present
Speakers
  • Kimberly Simpson, Director, Strategic Content, NCDA (Moderator)
  • Wendy DiCicco, Board Member, Eye Point Pharamecutials (Panelists)
  • Rick Timmins, Former Board Chairman and Member of Central Texas Angel Network, N/A (Panelists)
11:55 AM - 12:45 PM


Life Digitized Companies

Featured Companies in this segment include: Applied LifeSciences and Systems Poultry, Inc., Gavilan Biodesign, Lindy Biosciences, Inc., Nufabrx and NuPulseCV
Featured Companies in this segment include: Applied LifeSciences and Systems Poultry, Inc., Gavilan Biodesign, Lindy Biosciences, Inc., Nufabrx and NuPulseCV
Location: Present
Track(s): Life Digitized
Speakers
  • Deborah Bitterfield, Lindy Biosciences, LLC (Featured Speakers)
  • Neil Jones, Lindy Biosciences, LLC (Featured Speakers)
  • Sonna Raman, NuPulseCV (Featured Speakers)
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11:55 AM - 12:45 PM


Life Improved Companies

Featured companies in this segment include: Betr Health, Hank AI, Inc., OpiAID. LLC, PrimeNeuro, RelayOne, Revibe Technologies, Sntheisis Inc, and Sweetie Pie Organics
Featured companies in this segment include: Betr Health, Hank AI, Inc., OpiAID. LLC, PrimeNeuro, RelayOne, Revibe Technologies, Sntheisis Inc, and Sweetie Pie Organics
Location: Pitch
Track(s): Life Improved
Speakers
  • Brad Bower, Primeneuro, Inc (Featured Speakers)
  • Richard Brancaccio, Revibe Technologies (Featured Speakers)
  • Amy Douglas, Betr Health (Featured Speakers)
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11:55 AM - 12:45 PM


12:45 PM - 01:05 PM


Networking Break

Location: Connect
01:05 PM - 02:45 PM


Lunch Keynote: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases and Transform Industries

Also included a presentation from the NC School of Science and Math
Also included a presentation from the NC School of Science and Math
Location: Present
Speakers
  • Safi Bahcall, Physicist and Biotech Entrepreneur, Loonshots (Keynote)
  • Isaiah Hamilton, Student, NCSSM (Presenters)
  • Jayden Sansom, Student, NCSSM (Presenters)
02:45 PM - 03:25 PM


Networking Break

Location: Connect
03:25 PM - 04:05 PM


Biotech in the Decade Ahead - Promises and Challenges

What an honor to hear from Stelios Papadopoulos on his thoughts in the biotech industry as it continues to evolve.
What an honor to hear from Stelios Papadopoulos on his thoughts in the biotech industry as it continues to evolve.
Location: Present
Speakers
  • Stelios Papadopoulos, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Biogen, Inc., Exelixis, Inc., and Regulus Therapeutics, Inc. (Speaker)
04:05 PM - 04:45 PM


Life Improved Companies

Featured Companies in this segment include: Baebies, Inc, Cell Microsystems, Inc., Gemelli Biotech, Metabolon, Inc., and RFPI, Inc.
Featured Companies in this segment include: Baebies, Inc, Cell Microsystems, Inc., Gemelli Biotech, Metabolon, Inc., and RFPI, Inc.
Location: Present
Track(s): Life Improved
Speakers
  • Jeffery Basham, RFPi, LLC (Featured Speakers)
  • David Foster, Metabolon, Inc. (Featured Speakers)
  • Matt Mitcho, Gemelli Biotech (Featured Speakers)
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04:05 PM - 04:45 PM


Life Improved Companies

Featured companies in this segment include: Anniluxx Biotechnology, Ares Immunotherapy, EncepHeal Therapeutics, EternaTear, MicroElastic Ultrasound Systems, PhosphoGam, Plakous Therapeutics, Inc., Praetago, Renovian, Inc., SportGait and TRPblue Inc.
Featured companies in this segment include: Anniluxx Biotechnology, Ares Immunotherapy, EncepHeal Therapeutics, EternaTear, MicroElastic Ultrasound Systems, PhosphoGam, Plakous Therapeutics, Inc., Pra...
Location: Pitch
Speakers
  • Robert Boyce, Plakous Therapeutics (Featured Speakers)
  • Peter Hollender, MicroElastic Ultrasound Systems (Featured Speakers)
  • Joe Huber, EternaTear (Featured Speakers)
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04:05 PM - 04:45 PM


How To Get (Good) Press For Your Startup

We’ll talk about the best ways to get your startup’s story told publicly in the most impactful and flattering way, without going broke (or crazy) in the process. Delivered by GrepBeat
We’ll talk about the best ways to get your startup’s story told publicly in the most impactful and flattering way, without going broke (or crazy) in the process. Delivered by GrepBeat
Location: Learn
Speakers
  • Pete McEntegart, Managing Editor, GrepBeat (Speaker)
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM


Summit Reception

Location: Relax
07:00 PM


Investor Dinner

Invite Only
Invite Only
Thursday, March 19
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM


09:00 AM - 09:45 AM


Chasing Miracles & Finding a Cure

Location: Present
Speakers
  • John Crowley, Chairman of the board, CEO, Amicus Therapeutics (Keynote)
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Partnering

Location: Partner
09:55 AM - 10:35 AM


Impact of your Health on your Business

Learn how you can show up as your best self so that your business can prosper with Becky Jacobs, Simple Change
Learn how you can show up as your best self so that your business can prosper with Becky Jacobs, Simple Change
Location: Learn
09:55 AM - 10:35 AM


Life Improved Companies

Arrevus
Enzerna Biosciences, Inc
IMMvention Therapeutix, Inc.
Tellus Therapeutics, Inc.
Arrevus Enzerna Biosciences, Inc IMMvention Therapeutix, Inc. Tellus Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: Present
Track(s): Life Improved
Speakers
  • Jason Kralic, Tellus Theraputics (Featured Speakers)
  • Carl Kraus, Arrevus (Featured Speakers)
  • Joseph Ruiz, Enzerna Biosciences (Featured Speakers)
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09:55 AM - 10:35 AM


Life Improved Companies

Featured companies in this segment include: AnelleO, Inc., Aptus Bioreactors, BioAesthetics, BiomedInnovations LLC, Cytex Therapeutics, Inc., Intake, Sparta Biomedical, Inc, URO - 1, Inc., and VitalFlo Inc.
Featured companies in this segment include: AnelleO, Inc., Aptus Bioreactors, BioAesthetics, BiomedInnovations LLC, Cytex Therapeutics, Inc., Intake, Sparta Biomedical, Inc, URO - 1, Inc., and VitalFl...
Location: Pitch
Track(s): Life Improved
Speakers
  • Michael Bender, Intake (Featured Speakers)
  • Carrie DiMarzio, BiomedInnovations (Featured Speakers)
  • William Heim, BioAesthetics Corporation (Featured Speakers)
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10:35 AM - 11:05 AM


Networking Break

Location: Connect
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM


Leading Emerging Growth Companies: A CEO Perspective

This session explores the leadership ups and downs associated with being at the helm of an emerging growth life science company.
This session explores the leadership ups and downs associated with being at the helm of an emerging growth life science company.
Location: Present
Speakers
  • Sheila Mikhail, CEO, Presdient, Co-Founder, AskBio (CEO Panel)
  • Sapan Shah, CEO, Stride Bio (CEO Panel)
  • Michael Solomon, CEO, Ribometrix (CEO Panel)
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM


Brand + Reputation = Value

Want to know the real secret to increasing your company’s market value? According to the World Economic Forum, more than 25% of a company's market value is directly attributable to its reputation. Learn the basic steps to build a brand with value.
Want to know the real secret to increasing your company’s market value? According to the World Economic Forum, more than 25% of a company's market value is directly attributable to its reputation. Lea...
Location: Learn
Speakers
  • Elizabeth Kadick, Account Director, BAERING (Speaker)
  • Erin Smith, President, BAERING (Speaker)
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM


Life Improved Companies

Featured Companies in this segment include: Achelios Therapeutics, Advanced Chemotherapy Technologies, Altis Biosystems, Inc., Avior Bio Inc, Basking Biosciences Inc., BioLink Life Sciences, Inc., Dermisense Inc, LabVoice, MicroMed Technologies, QATCH Technolgies, and Redbud Labs
Featured Companies in this segment include: Achelios Therapeutics, Advanced Chemotherapy Technologies, Altis Biosystems, Inc., Avior Bio Inc, Basking Biosciences Inc., BioLink Life Sciences, Inc., Der...
Location: Pitch
Track(s): Life Improved
Speakers
  • Michael Biron, Altis Biosystems (Featured Speakers)
  • Frederic Bost, LabVoice (Featured Speakers)
  • Casey Boutwell, DermiSense Inc (Featured Speakers)
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11:45 AM - 12:15 PM


Life Improved Companies

Featured Companies in this segment include: Cereius, Inc., Evecxia, Inc., EydisBio, Inc., and Veralox Therapeutics, LLC
Featured Companies in this segment include: Cereius, Inc., Evecxia, Inc., EydisBio, Inc., and Veralox Therapeutics, LLC
Location: Present
Track(s): Life Improved
Speakers
  • Robert Freeze, Co-Founder & VP of Business Development, EydisBio (Featured Speakers)
  • Tim Haystead, EydisBio (Featured Speakers)
  • John Kaiser, Evecxia Inc. (Featured Speakers)
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12:25 PM - 12:45 PM


Networking Break

Location: Connect
12:45 PM - 02:00 PM


Engines of Innovation

The Research Triangle Park is blessed with 3 great universities; Duke, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Collectively they garner $2.6 billion of federal research funding (2nd highest cluster in the United States) and as a result, every year spin off great innovative companies like StrideBio (UNC), LocusBiosciences (NCSTATE) and Precision Biosciences (Duke). Attendees will hear what the latest breakthrough each school is working on and what companies might be next to emerge from theses "engines of innovation"
The Research Triangle Park is blessed with 3 great universities; Duke, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Collectively they garner $2.6 billion of fed...
Track(s): Life Improved