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About SAP
SAP is at the center of today’s technology revolution, developing innovations that not only help businesses run like never before, but also improve the lives of people everywhere. As the market leader in enterprise application software, we help companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 248,500 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.



About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. The Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies.

The Foundation also focuses on initiatives in the Kansas City region to advance students’ math and science skills and improve the educational achievement of urban students. For more information and to follow the Foundation on Facebook and Twitter, visit www.kauffman.org.


Forum sponsor


About Steelcase Inc.
For more than 100 years, Steelcase has been bringing human insight to business by studying how people work, wherever they work. Those insights can help organizations achieve a higher level of performance, by creating places that unlock the promise of their people. Our goal is to help organizations create spaces that support how they work. Our passion is to help people love how they work. For more information, visit www.steelcase.com.


Print sponsor

EY - Merril Sponsor

About Merrill DataSite®

Merrill DataSite is a secure virtual data room (VDR) solution optimizing the due diligence process by providing an efficient and secure method for sharing key business information between multiple parties. Merrill DataSite provides unlimited access for users worldwide, as well as real-time activity reports, site-wide search at the document level, enhanced communications through the Q&A feature and superior project management service — all of which reduce transaction time and expense. Merrill DataSite’s multilingual support staff is available around the world, 24/7, and can have your VDR up and running with thousands of pages loaded within 24 hours or less. Visit www.datasite.com for more information or to schedule a demo.


Session sponsors 


About Barclays

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we operate in over 50 countries and employ over 140,000 people. We provide large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. Our clients also benefit from access to the breadth of expertise across Barclays. We’re one of the largest financial services providers in the world, and are also engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate banking, and wealth and investment management. Barclays offers premier investment banking products and services to its clients through Barclays Bank PLC. For more information, visit www.barclays.com.


About SolomonEdwards

SolomonEdwards is a privately held professional services firm focused on strategy execution. Our customized solutions provide the right combination of expertise and experience to help our clients achieve their business objectives. Our strength lies in our ability to execute program and project management initiatives through our functional and industry experts, across initiatives related to finance & accounting, risk advisory, transaction support & integration, mergers & acquisitions, communications management, business process optimization, regulatory compliance requirements and others. For more information please visit www.solomonedwards.com

Woodruff Sawyer

About Woodruff Sawyer

Representing over 40% of California-based IPOs that have priced since 2010, Woodruff-Sawyer is the insurance broker of choice for high-growth private, IPO & public companies. Supporting clients world-wide with effective insurance, employee benefits and risk management solutions—and especially well-known for its D&O liability and cyber-liability practices—Woodruff-Sawyer is one of the nation’s largest independent brokers. For more information, visit www.wsandco.com