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Regional Investor Roundtable

Tuesday, September 16
10:30am–12:30pm

Join us at this informative roundtable to hear from venture capitalists about making investments in Baltimore and along the Northeast Corridor. Whether you're an entrepreneur looking for funding, interested in becoming an investor or just looking to become more knowledgable on current investment trends - this event is for everyone!

Lunch will be provided!

Let's chat about:

  • What are the biggest trends in tech investment?
  • How important is the location of portfolio companies?
  • Is it a priority to invest locally?
  • How competitive is the funding landscape in Baltimore/Maryland?
  • and MORE!

Panelists to Date

  • Kelly Keenan Trumpbour, See Jane Invest
  • Jason Hardebeck, DreamIt Baltimore
  • Tom (TK) Kuegler, Wasabi Ventures, LLC
  • Paul Palmieri, NEA
  • Moderated By: Shahab Kaviani, Onevest

Agenda

  • 11:30AM - Doors Open
  • 12PM - Welcome - Chris College, TEDCO
  • 12:15PM - Panel Discussion Begins
  • 1:30PM - Event Close

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101 N. Haven Street, 3rd Floor

Speakers

  • Jason Hardebeck

    Jason Hardebeck

    Engineer by training and entrepreneur by calling, Jason is the Managing Director of DreamIt Baltimore. He is the cofounder of the Baltimore Foundery, an industrial-grade campus for makers. Jason has spent the past 20 years in senior management roles in a variety of Internet software and renewable technology startups. He was the founder and CEO of WhoGlue, a social networking company that he sold to Facebook in 2011.

  • Paul Palmieri

    Paul Palmieri

    Paul Palmieri joined NEA as a Venture Advisor in 2014, focused on technology, media and consumer internet. Mr. Palmieri is a successful entrepreneur, investor and operator in the internet space - most notably in the mobile ecosystem. As an entrepreneur, he is the co-founder of Millennial Media (NYSE:MM), where he was Chairman and CEO for seven years and guided the company from startup through a successful public offering and well into operating as a public company.

  • Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

    Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

    Kelly Keenan Trumpbour works to inspire women to become investors in women-led startups. Her website, See Jane Invest helps women understand how and when to invest, and why entering the marketplace as entrepreneurs and investors enables women to express their values, give back to our communities, and model smart risk taking. Her mission is to grow a supportive female investment community in her hometown of Baltimore where she is a member of the Baltimore Angels and a 2014 Washington Pipeline Fellow.

  • Tom Kuegler

    Tom Kuegler

    Mr. Tom Kuegler, TK is a Co-Founder, Managing Partner and General Partner at Wasabi Ventures, LLC. Prior to starting Wasabi Ventures, he led the sales efforts at MedAptus and at Amicore where he was instrumental in formulating and creating the sales processes. He has been part of the Internet landscape since 1994. Mr. Kuegler has presented at hundreds of events on a wide array of topics about economics, entrepreneurism, technology, and management.

  • Shahab Kaviani

    Shahab Kaviani

    Shahab leads product and marketing strategy at Onevest. Prior to Onevest, Shahab was Co-Founder and CEO at CoFoundersLab where he built the largest community of entrepreneurs in the world. Prior to CoFoundersLab, Shahab co-founded and operated HyperOffice for over 7 years to become a leading cloud collaboration software company serving more than 150,000 customers worldwide before its successful exist.

  • Christopher College

    Christopher College

    Mr. College is an experienced capital markets professional skilled at business origination and leading teams to successfully raise debt and equity capital. He has deep expertise in structuring, negotiating, and executing multiple types of transactions including private placements of equity and, senior, subordinated and mezzanine debt. Mr. College has successfully raised over $1.6 billion in 48 transactions for companies in a wide range of industries including: telecom, technology, life sciences, biotech, business services, consumer products, retail, education, and industrial among others.