What the day looks like! 

CVIEF 2018 Program Download

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

Valley Ventures

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

Keynote Speaker

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



Five Microns


Mazen Animal Health

Mad Jack Snowsports

Spooky Action

Tiny Farms

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.