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Monday, November 11
 

2:00pm EST

Scaling in Middle America: Jackson Andrews (Endeavor)
How do you disrupt a traditional industry? How do you scale while innovating? Come hear high-impact entrepreneurs talk shop about innovation and how their scaling in America’s heartland. Moderated by Jackson Andrews, Managing Director of Endeavor


 “Life is not about place, it’s about people. Anything in the world can be accomplished from wherever you are.” The late David Jones, Sr. (Founder of Humana, Founding Chair of Endeavor in Louisville)



About Endeavor 
Established in 1997, Endeavor is leading the global high-impact entrepreneurship movement to drive economic growth and job creation by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. To date, Endeavor has screened more than 60,000 individuals and selected more than 1,900 founders leading over 1,200 scale-up companies. With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network, Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created over 3 million jobs, generate more than $20 billion in revenue each year, and inspire future generations to innovate and take risks, building strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in growth markets. In 2015, an Endeavor office was launched in Louisville, KY as one of the first in the U.S. Our office services Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio entrepreneurs.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Founder and Chief Cloning Officer, Cuddle Clones
avatar for Andy Eastes

Andy Eastes

CEO, SkuVault
avatar for Dr. Joey Rivera

Dr. Joey Rivera

President / CEO, Rivera Group
avatar for Justin Delaney

Justin Delaney

CEO, Buff City Soap


Monday November 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Story 3rd floor 900 E. Main
 
Tuesday, November 12
 

4:00pm EST

How To Get Into An Accelerator: Panel Discussion
Accelerators have the ability to rapidly grow the size and value of your company in a very short period of time and can be an ideal gateway to venture capital, mentors, and customers.  In reality, only a small percentage (less than 1%) of companies are accepted.  This panel will provide insights, tips, and advice on how to navigate the process and put your company in the best position to be accepted.  

Isaac Saldana - Sendgrid / CTO at Techstars Studio
Andrew Hippert - Program Manager for Techstars Sports Accelerator (Powered by Indy)
Maggie Galloway - Inscope (Techstars Grad)
Chris Bailey - Revio (Techstars Grad)

The panel will be moderated by Keith McMunn of Awesome Inc.


Tuesday November 12, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Story 1st floor
 
Wednesday, November 13
 

8:00am EST

Talent, Teams, & Things to Know
Join this panel discussion to hear three distinct perspectives on talent needs, hiring, and things to know when scaling businesses in Kentucky.

Panelists: Stacy Griggs, President and CEO of El Toro; Morgan Carrier, Account Manager at TEKSystems; Paul Goatley, Labor & Employment Attorney at Fisher & Phillips LLP, and Stacie Stivers, Business Performance Advisor at Insperity. 

Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am EST
Story 3rd floor 900 E. Main

3:00pm EST

Fireside Chat With Entrepreneurial Community Leaders On Regionalism and The Ecosystem
To understand Kentucky's startup ecosystems, Keith McMunn (Director of the Awesome Fellowship at Awesome Inc in Lexington) will moderate a panel consisting of Brian Raney (Lexington), Brit Fitzpatrick (Covington), and Patrick Henshaw (Louisville). Attend this panel if you want to find your place in Kentucky's future of building scalable startups.

Wednesday November 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Story 3rd floor 900 E. Main
 
Thursday, November 14
 

9:30am EST

The Do's & Don'ts of Raising Capital
Money is the name of the game. We all want it but finding funding can be an ever-elusive endeavor. Join this panel discussion to hear area leaders discuss startup capital and the best ways founders can approach fundraising.

Panelists
Kyle Keeney, Entrepreneur in Residence at Elevate Ventures; Scott Jacobs, QCA; Candice Rezvanian, Portfolio Manager at Radicle Capital; and Alan Grosheider, Director at MetroStart.

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am EST
Story 3rd floor 900 E. Main