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  • Kinetic Schedule
    May 2, 2019
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    Speaker - Bobby Franklin - NVCA
    8:00 am - Room B
    Keynote - Bobby Franklin, National Venture Capital Association
    Learn about the key policy issues the National Venture Capital Association is advocating for in Washington that impact the venture industry as well as join us as we examine the national VC trends and overall impact the venture industry has on the United States economy
    Speaker - Aaron Gillum - 50 SouthJennifer RhodesVictor Gutwein
    9:00 am - Room A
    Effectively Managing Dilution
    Dilution is one of the most important topics for any startup executive. How do you manage your dilution so you don't lose more than you gain?
    Speaker - Andrew Goldner - GrowthX
    9:00 am - Room B
    The Foolproof Formula for Finding Product-Market Fit
    Products and markets may be unique, but the path to finding product-market fit is not. It's formulaic. This workshop will introduce the comprehensive, step-by-step market development formula that GrowthX has successfully used to help 100s of startup founders and corporate innovators around the world bring new products to market and build highly profitable and scalable businesses.
    Speaker - Andy Medley - PERQSpeaker - MT Ray - Cheetah DigitalSpeaker Steve Pruden - Studio Science
    10:00 am - Room A
    Building Culture Intentionally
    Workplace culture is the character and personality of your organization. Organizations that invest time and energy into establishing clarity around this subject create an intentional culture. We've found some of the best owners of culture in Indiana and have asked them to share how they did it.
    Speaker - Andrew Schwartz - CIBCSpeaker - Ron Watson - Lewis and Clark VenturesSpeaker - Ryan Ziegler - Edison Partners
    10:00 am - Room B
    VC Perspective on Metrics, Strategy, and Valuation
    As an early-stage or startup company, one of the most important things to understand is how venture capital firms evaluate companies. That is the litmus test for any business. When you are early stage, what metrics should you be tracking to interest VC firms? This panel of VC's will share how companies can get their attention with metrics, and keep it.
    Speaker - Cali Harri - TechstarsSpeaker - Michael Kelly - FullStackSpeaker Mike LangellierSpeaker - Shane Fimbel -Trek10
    11:00 am - Room A
    Talent Needs Evolve - Here's How to Prepare
    Talent changes as you grow your company. What talents do you need early on, vs what can you outsource? When do you need a generalist vs specialists? Who can help you get to product market fit? How do you put your talent on a schedule? Join us as we answer all of these questions and more.
    Speaker - Adam Berry - Indiana Chamber
    11:00 am - Room B
    All About Non-Dilutive Capital Sources and Tax Credits
    Every scalable company qualifies for Federal and State Tax credits, but VERY few take advantage of them. Join this session to learn about the Federal and State tax credits that you can use today, what incentives Indiana offers, and when to file for these government incentives. Hint: it might be earlier then you think!
    Speaker - Mark HillSpeaker - Mike Simmons - Sharpen TechnologiesSpeaker - Scott McCorkleSpeaker - Wendy Lea - Chatham Group
    1:00 pm - Room B
    Born to be an Entrepreneur
    Whether you were born an entrepreneur or not, it takes a great amount of skill and dedication to be a serial entrepreneur. How did they find their niche and strive to succeed at the next opportunity one after another? Find out during this session.
    Speaker Fritz-FrenchSpeaker - Maggie Galloway - Inscope
    2:00 pm - Room A
    Trends in the Life Science Industry
    Technology, data, and updated processes are changing the way the life science industry functions. Learn how these changes may affect startups in Indiana.
    Speaker - Barbara KewSpeaker - Joanna Milliken - SalesforceSpeaker - Rich Carlton - AunalyticsSpeaker - Robert Boehnlein - Clear Software
    2:00 pm - Room B
    Trends in Software around Data, Analytics and Machine Learning
    Data is transforming how we think about software. We had software on the desktop, then online (tools), then we went to platforms (places to work), now data is telling us what the most important thing to be doing is. This discussion will give attendees insight into what the most important next steps are for sales/marketing and beyond.
    Speaker - Dennis Odell - Energy VenturesSpeaker - Jane NiederbergerSpeaker - Lisa Laughner - Go ElectricSpeaker - Martin Low - On Target Labs
    3:00 pm - Room A
    Building Effective Ventured-Backed Boards
    Duel fireside chat with venture investors and scale-up CEO's on how they have worked together to overcome hurdles. Dive into the roles and responsibilities of each player, the expertise, dynamic and makeup of an effective board, and what's appropriate in relation to communications.
    Speaker - Kyle Lacy - LessonlySpeaker - Stephanie Cox - Lumavate
    3:00 pm - Room B
    Hacking Account-Based Marketing
    Account-based marketing empowers businesses to be more efficient in sales acceleration and ultimately in closing deals. But applying an ABM strategy is no small feat. Ever wondered the best way to “hack” ABM? Let our panel help you put your best foot forward.
    Speaker - Brian Powers - PactSafeSpeaker - RJ Taylor - Pattern89Richardson, Raquel
    4:00 pm - Room A
    The Importance of the Sales Playbook
    Do you have a WELL documented sales process and/or sales playbook that enables you to scale your sales? Most companies don't. Learn how the function of good processes can be a game-changer for your sales team.
    Speaker - John MillerSpeaker - Justin Wiseman - ProsoliaSpeaker - Leslie Boyd - CLA
    4:00 pm - Room B
    Evaluating Exit Opportunities
    Merger or Acquisition. Private Equity Sale. Initial Public Offering. Learn from founders on how they evaluated their exit opportunities to ensure a return for their self, their team, and their investors was achieved.
    5:30 pm
    Elevate Awards Ceremony to honor successful startups and stakeholders
    Join us to celebrate the hardworking people that keep fueling Indiana ambition!

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