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VetsinTech: Phoenix August Entrepreneur Meetup
August 23, 2018 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM UTC-7
Entrepreneurship: How Veterans can get Capital to grow Veteran Owned Business’
Guest Speakers confirmed:
Donald Coolidge (USMC Veteran)
Co-founder @Elemental Path – the creators of CogniToys. CogniToys are changing the way kids learn and play for an entire generation of kids who have grown up with cell phones and tablets. CogniToys give a dynamic, personalized, speech based play experience without the need for a screen – and a lot more. Blending educational and emotional intelligence to create a true learning companion.
-Time Magazine “Best Inventions of 2015”
Jason Wadsworth (Air Force Veteran)
Jason is an experienced policy professional. His experience includes policy advocacy and government affairs in various state capitals and Washington D.C. His core policy areas include technology governance, healthcare, and urban development. In the legal arena, his interests are focused on the cross-section of legal issues in blockchain technology, unmanned aerial vehicles, and entrepreneurship.
Nick Bielinski (USAF Veteran)
Nick is currently on the Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran Careers & on the Workforce Development Board for the city of Phoenix. As Direct Placement Service Manager for TEKsystems he works directly with business on attracting IT talent & focus on Veteran Hiring Initiatives.
Managing Partner, law firm specializing in venture capital, finance, securities, technology, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, international and national business transactions. Specialties: Working with investors and start-up entrepreneurs; advising boards and leaders in fast growing companies; building board and executive teams.
- 5:00pm-5:30pm – Food/beverages sponsored by TEKsystems
- 5:30pm-5:35pm – Overview VetsInTech (Entrepreneurship, Employment, Education)
- 5:35pm-6:00pm – Veteran Entrepreneur Donald Coolidge, Jason Wadsworth – Business Law Basics for Startups, Investor (TBD)
- 6:00pm-6:15pm – Attendees Q&A for Guest Speakers
- 6:15pm-6:20pm – HEROZONA (National Veteran Business Summit)
- 6:20-7:00pm – Arizona Commence Authority Presentation with VP Randy Gustafson & Phillip Potter