Lunch featuring Family Business Award of Excellence presentation and "Start-up communities" panel discussion

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Whether it’s a young tech founder, a seasoned serial entrepreneur, or a family business owner with a long-standing investment in his community, entrepreneurs are increasingly acting as catalysts to advise, connect and fund local and regional entrepreneurial ecosystems. On this panel, you’ll hear how these entrepreneurs have combined their business acumen with community leadership skills to produce their own versions of economic gardening in the places where they live, work and play.


Brad Feld photo

Brad Feld
Managing Director
Foundry Group

Scott Case photo

Scott Case
Startup America Partnership

Vinita Gupta photo

Vinita Gupta
Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

John Hickenlooper photo

John Hickenlooper
Governor of Colorado


Lesa Mitchell photo

Lesa Mitchell
Vice President, Innovation and Networks
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

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