nexus

We are building an entrepreneurial community. A place you join as an individual, but where you become something greater. A place where we are redefining success measured by personal fulfillment, not just the bottom line. Community is our catalyst. We define community as being students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni and fellow entrepreneurs.

Below you can find the keynote speaker and panelists that will be attending At the Nexus!

Keynote

kunalmehta

Kunal Mehta is the author of DISRUPTORS, a former investment banker and a finance and strategy associate at charity: water. He is also the founder of Mehta Apartments and Outpatient, a telemedical venture that will connect patients and physicians through a video-conferencing platform. Kunal wrote Disruptors when he left his role in Investment Banking in search of more fulfilling work. Kunal has been invited to speak about his experiences and Disruptors at top universities across the country and has encouraged graduates to pursue work that inspires them rather than accepting roles that only offer a high-salary or status.

Panels

How Product Design can Determine your Success

stevegrant

Steve Grant

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Gibraltar Ventures

david poteet

David Poteet

President of NewCity

danmyers

Dan Meyers

Innovation & Strategist Consultant

alexbarrette

Alex Barrette

Chief Operating Officer at VOID Design Haus

Building a Company Through Breakthrough Research

M. Christiano headshot

Michael Christiano

Head of Strategic Transactions at Novartis Cell & Gene Therapies

josep

Josep Riera

President & CEO at BioTherapeutics, Inc

Harald_Sontheimer

Harald Sontheimer

Executive Director of the Neuroscience Initiative at Virginia Tech

claus

Rick Claus

Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Build a Brand People Love

steve hole

Steve Hole

CEO at Playoff

sarahelliot

Sarah Elliot

Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Creative Services at Virginia Tech

aaronherrington

Aaron Herrington

Co-Founder at Modea

zachwilliams

Zachary Williams

Founder & Creative Director at Venveo

Data Driven Decisions & Disruption

Steve Schneider

Chief Product Officer at Logi Analytics

sonusingh

Sonu Singh

President and CEO at 1901 Group

JonathonPerrelli

Jonathon Perrelli

CEO and Cofounder at LifeFuels

anothonybeverina

Anthony Beverina

Independent Consultant, Technology & Mission Alignment

New Frontiers: Emerging Trends in Early-stage Funding

dougdooley

Doug Dooley

Venture Capitalist at Venrock

severtotia

Sever Totia

Partner at Edison Partners

jim

Jim O’Connell

Principal at Safeguard Scientifics

jenodaniel

Jen O’Daniel

Investment Director at CIT GAP Funds