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Friday, October 9 • 11:45am - 1:15pm
Lunch Keynote: The Impact of Startup Communities in the Southeast (panel)

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In this panel session, we'll have a regionally-focused discussion about startup communities. Join us for a conversation about the organizations and spaces in the southeast who impact their startup community and create connections to the broader ecosystem. We'll hear from Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Greenville, and DC. 

Moderators
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Erin Rosintoski Lewis

Senior Business Development Manager, GuildQuality
Erin Rosintoski Lewis is a leader in the Atlanta startup ecosystem, having spent the last decade helping local technology startups grow. With a degree in economics from Davidson College, a master's degree in city planning and economic development from Georgia Tech, and a love of technology and people, Erin brings a unique set of abilities to the startup world. As a member of the founding team at Atlanta Tech Village, Erin helped create a... Read More →

Speakers
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Abigail Clark

Community Manager/Studio Manager, @809/Priceless Misc
Now a fixture in Charlotte's tech community, Abigail Clark started her career as Manager of entrepreneurial hub, Packard Place and got hooked on building supportive, innovative and smart communities.  From there, she used her operations expertise across a variety of industries including film & television and the non-profit sector; eventually finding herself back in the startup world.  When she isn't connecting people and... Read More →
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Eric Dodds

Co-Founder, The Iron Yard
Eric was born and raised in Upstate SC, where he spent his early years hiking, mountain biking and dirt bike riding with his dad. Somehow he ended up at Clemson University, where he tutored calculus, studied marketing and matriculated summa cum laude. (We hear there was a lot of wake boarding, too.) After school Eric worked at a nationally renowned marketing shop, where he developed content, managed accounts and built strategies for companies... Read More →
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Karen Houghton

Director, Atlanta Tech Village
Karen Houghton is the Director of Atlanta Tech Village. The Village is one of the largest coworking spaces and tech hubs in the US, housing over 250 technology startups and 900+ members in 103,000 square feet. From curating memberships resulting in $3.4M annual revenue to spearheading marketing initiatives, Karen strives to create a positive and supportive culture while promoting faster connections between ideas, capital, and talent to help... Read More →
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Jared Marquette

Director of Development, VilCap Communities
Jared Marquette is the Director of Development for VilCap Communities, a new initiative of early stage investment fund Village Capital, which aims to connect cities to a national network of resources they need to grow and thrive. Jared also serves as a coordinator for Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest, a tour of startup ecosystems around the country that serves to highlight entrepreneurial activity and bring together startup... Read More →
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Ben Reeves

Office Tenant Representation, Jones Lang LaSalle
Mr. Reeves is a Senior Associate in the Tenant Representation Group at Jones Lang LaSalle.  Mr. Reeves has over nine years of transaction experience for companies of all sizes, including start-ups, professional firms and corporate office space users. Mr. Reeves has worked on numerous significant headquarter projects such as Alston & Bird and AGL Resources.  | | In addition, Mr. Reeves has experience as a... Read More →


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