The Forum will be comprised of:
- Multiple panels throughout the day that will provide tips for entrepreneurs looking to raise capital and offer advice to startup ventures to scale from an emerging growth company to a middle-market company and beyond.
- Entrepreneurs contending for the “investors” Bulldog Dollars during the Stock Exchange portion of the event to be recognized as the Audience Choice during the awards ceremony.
- Five ventures will also present to a panel of judges and investors to be recognized as the Judges Choice or the Investors Choice, an equity-backed investment, during the awards ceremony.
What the day looks like!
Time Title Speaker
8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast and Stock Exchange
9:00 AM Welcome – Robert Harper, Interim Fresno State Provost
9:10 AM Opening Remarks – Joseph Castro, Fresno Sate President
9:30 AM Morning Keynote Speaker – Ashley Swearengin,
CEO and President of Central Valley Community Foundation
10:00 AM Break and Stock Exchange
11:00 AM Panel – How to Kick Start your venture
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Keynote Speaker – Michael Mondavi
1:30 PM Showcase
2:30 PM Panel – Building World Class Companies in the Valley
3:30 PM Stock Exchange
4:00 PM Awards and wine tasting