2016 Bay Area Entrepreneurship Forum

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Welcome to the 2016 Entrepreneurship Forum hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Entrepreneurship Affinity Group and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School San Francisco Bay Area Alumni. This annual day of engagement will be filled with informative discussions highlighting Johns Hopkins-affiliated entrepreneurs from a number of different industries. Join the conversation as we discuss the role of Hopkins and its alumni in topics surrounding venture capital and entrepreneurship, share ideas, and engage with other alumni located right here in our own community. Bring your business cards - there will plenty of opportunities to build your network throughout the day!

Carey Business School Brunch

Begin your day with the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School brunch and guided networking session. Sponsored by Carey's San Francisco Bay Area Alumni group, guests will enjoy a delicious Four Seasons brunch followed by guided, interactive networking. Start your day off engerized and get to know your fellow alumni in an intimate setting before engaging in the forum.

Bay Area Entrepreneurship (E-ship) Affinity Group - Celebration of Entrepreneurship

Join Johns Hopkins Alumni as they share their entrepreneurial stories and successes. During this fireside chat, our panelists will share personal stories, insights related to the development of the market, strategies related to developing and growing a successful startup and reflections on the role the Johns Hopkins Institutions can play to support the entrepreneurial community.


Following this conversation, the panelists will invite you to join them in smaller group discussions focused on four topics related to entrepreneurial ventures including:

Breakout Session Facilitators     
Getting Your Venture Funded

Elizabeth Galbut

SoGal Ventures

A-Level Capital

Paul Grossinger


A-Level Capital, Definace Capital


Adding C-level Members to the Team
(aka "When to start acting like a big company")

Brian Fruchey


LouAnn Conner

SagaciousThink, LLC

Finding Great Partners

Amy Smith

Gado Images

Princessa Bourelly


Eli Solomon

Voga Coffee

Managing Remote Teams

Luci Gabel

LuciFit, LLC

Jess Ladd

Sexual Health Innovations

Mark Belinsky



Click HERE to learn more about our panelists!

We'll round out the day by sharing and reflecting on what we learned during the breakout sessions and conclude with an opportunity to connect one-one during our coctail reception.