meet our 2021 Venture Connect speakers

Adrian Percy

Chief Technology Officer, UPL Ltd

Benjamin Yerxa

CEO, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Bernard Worthy

CEO and Founder, LoanWell

Blake Stevens

Head of Alexandria LaunchLabs - AgTech, Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Carl Ryden

Co-founder & CEO, PrecisionLender

Dave Samuel

Founding General Partner, Freestyle Capital

Ed Field

President, BioLabs NC

Ellen Hukkelhoven

Managing Director, Perceptive Advisors

Emily Foote

Principal, Osage Venture Partners

Eric Ward

Co-founder, AgBiome

Ernest Rolfson

Founder & CEO, Finexio

Ginger Rothrock

Senior Director, HG Ventures

Hersh Tapadia

Co-founder & CEO, Allstacks

Igor Jablokov

CEO, Pryon

Jacqueline Olich

VP, University Collaborations, RTI

Jason Caplain

General Partner, Bull City Venture Partners

Jeff Ubben

Founder & Managing Partner, Inclusive Capital

Jessica Kenyon

Senior Vice President, The Conafay Group

Joe Maxwell

Managing Partner, FINTOP Capital

Jon Stonehouse

CEO, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

Jordan Schindler

CEO & Founder, Nufabrx

June Gunter

Co-founder, Go-od Consulting

Justin Hubbard

Accounting & Outsourcing Director, Dean Dorton

Karen LeVert

President & Board Member, Ag TechInventures

Kim Nguyen

Vice President, CMC, Precision Biosciences

Krista Nash

Accounting & Outsourcing Manager, Dean Dorton

Larry Long Jr.

Director of Collegiate Sales, Teamworks

Lisa Shields

CEO and Founder, FiSpan

Matt Kane

CEO, Precision BioSciences

Matt Mitcho

CEO, Gemelli Biotech

Mike Ramsey

Founder, 908 Devices

Pat Scheper

SVP, Head of Venture Banking, Live Oak

Paul Garofolo

CEO, Locus Biosciences

Peter Kolchinsky

Managing Partner, RA Capital Management LP

Polina Marinova

Founder & Author, The Profile

Robert Boyce

CEO, Plakous Therapeutics

Rodolphe Barrangou

Founder, Intellia Therapeutics

Ryan Moore

Founding Partner, Accomplice

Sheila Mikhail

CEO & Co-founder, AskBio

Sonja Ebron

Co-founder & CEO, Courtroom5

Sonna Patel-Raman

President, NuPulseCV

Ted Wang

Partner, Cowboy Ventures

Tige Savage

Managing Partner, Revolution Ventures

Tom Rump


Tony Atti

Co-founder & CEO, Phononic

Toula Ousouljoglou

Co-founder, Go-od Consulting

Vasudev Bailey

General Partner, Artis Ventures

William Hawkins

Retired Chair & CEO, Medtronic

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