ABOUT THE SESSION

(Link will go live on 06/10/2021)

This virtual workshop will be a panel discussion, hosted by Thom Webster, with funders to discuss obtaining debt, equity, and other sources of capital for successful capitalization. Moderated by: Thom Webster Panelists: Jim Burnett - A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Burnett is the Executive Director of VestedIn (formerly West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution).  He has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years, beginning his career with Fidelity Bank 1988.  Since 1999 Mr. Burnett has added real estate development and youth development to his expertise. Glen Gaddy - Glen Gaddy has experience in technology, advanced materials, real estate, consumer product development and venture funding. He has been an active angel investor since 2003, funding technology, real estate, day care and business services ventures. His prior experience includes heading a research and development laboratory for a leading building materials company, leading real estate services for the world’s largest consulting engineering firm, and running a closely held real estate investment company. He has published in professional journals and has served as the Principal Investigator on over $8M of government research programs. He is an active reviewer of applied research grant applications in both the United States and abroad, an active speaker on startups and early stage funding, and the reviewer of numerous business plans each year. Glen is a Managing Member at Robin Hood Ventures, and the Chair of Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures. He holds a Ph.D., M.S.E and B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. Lawrence Williams
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