Alumni Venture & Innovation Summit - Investing it, Raising it

Presented on: September 30th at 6:00 PM EDT

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1809 Capital, in collaboration with Armstrong Institute for Emerging Technology in Business + Design, and the Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship, is excited to announce Venture Capital: Investing It . . .Raising It, the first Miami University Venture and Innovation Alumni Summit!

Our very own Miami alum Founders and Investors will share their own perspectives and experiences as participants in the process that fuels start-up growth and technology innovation. All alumni are invited to join the live streamed Summit on September 30, 2021, starting at 6:00 EST/3:00 PST.   

The event will be broadcast from The Walt Disney Family Museum, The Presidio, San Francisco. Admission is free, both online and in-person, but registration is required – we have limited in-person capacity.* 

A link to the stream will be sent to those who RSVP to attend virtually. We will also provide an opportunity for students and alumni to submit questions to the panelists in advance.  

* If you are living in the San Francisco Bay Area and would like to attend in person, as well as join the Networking Event that will follow, please contact  -- we have a limited number of spots available. Please note that proof of vaccine will be required upon entry.

The speakers include the followingClick here to view the full agenda


  • Fireside Chat with Rich Moran, Executive, Venture Capital and Entrepreneur; Joined by Glenn Platt, ETBD
  • An Entrepreneur Panel including Matt Golis (Yapstone; GiveGame); Marshall Osborne (Uber; goPuff); Michael Markesbery (OROS); Michael Hughes (Chief Commercial and Revenue Officer at ChargePoint) -- Moderated by Tim Holcomb, Altman Institute
  • A Venture Capital Panel including Andy Collins (Summit Partners); Steve Carlin (Translink Capital; Founder & CEO at Kebek Ventures); Greg Barnes (Hyde Park Ventures); John Gardner (NGP Capital); Michael Harper (Capital Midwest Fund); Rohini Chakravarthy (NGP Capital and 1809 Capital) – Moderated by Mark Richey, 1809 Capital
  • Full Panel Q+A; Advice and Insights For Aspiring Entrepreneurs – Moderated by John Gardner, NGP