What the day looks like!
8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast and Stock Exchange
Today you are a Venture Capitalist at one of the most unique and interactive events in the Central Valley. Promising local entrepreneurs and startups ventures are ready for your Bulldog investment to win the Audience Award. Visit them throughout the day!
9:00 AM Welcome
Robert Harper, Interim Fresno State Provost
9:10 AM Opening Remarks
Joseph I. Castro, Fresno State President
9:20 AM Welcome to Clovis
Mayor Bob Whalen, City of Clovis
9:30 AM State of the Central Valley
Morning Keynote Speaker
Ashley Swearengin, CEO and President of Central Valley Community Foundation
10:00 AM Startups Support
The Pi Shop
Central Valley Angels Group
10:30 AM Break & Stock Exchange
11:00 AM How to Kick Start your venture
Brian Kerester, Wood Warren & Co.
Ed Mcnulty, Central Valley Fund
Eric Nasalroad, Aplos
Quentin Edison, Broadway Media Distribution
Eric Sha, Franchise Owner
12:00 PM Lunch
Central Valley Fund
12:30 PM The Mondavi Story
Michael Mondavi, Founder, Michael Mondavi Family Estate
1:30 PM Valley Entrepreneur Pitch Showcase
The Central Valley’s best and brightest entrepreneurs present to a panel of judges.
Jeff Macon, Water, Energy, and Technology Center
Mazen Animal Health
Mad Jack Snowsports
2:40 PM Building World Class Companies in the Valley
K-deep Dhaliwal, Moss Adams
John Ypma, Initiatives Food
Bob Demont, Jack Rabbit
Kim Beck, Ruiz Food
3:30 PM Reception and Stock Exchange
Final chance to invest your Bulldog dollars
4:00 PM Awards
Entrepreneur Showcase Judges Award: Seven ventures presented to a panel of investors for this award.
Entrepreneur Showcase Innovation Award: Seven ventures presented to a panel of investors for this award.
Stock Exchange Audience Award: Promising local entrepreneurs and startups ventures vied for your Bulldog dollars.