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Tuesday, September 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Accelerators: what to expect

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Panel: Matt Armstead (Horizon Two Labs), Drew Knight (Bybe), Candice Matthews-Brackeen (Lighthouse), Neal Sales-Griffin (Techstars)

Moderator: Dann Bruno (Ice Miller)

Is an accelerator right for your company? If so, how will you choose the best one, how can you make your application stand out, and what can you expect once you are accepted?  These panelists will answer these questions and more.  Hear from experts from Horizon Two Labs, Hillman Accelerator, a  Techstars '19 graduate, and an attorney with a background in venture acceleration.  

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Neal Sáles-Griffin

Managing Director, Techstars Chicago
Neal Sáles-Griffin is an entrepreneur, teacher, and nonprofit leader. He co-founded the first beginner-focused in-person coding bootcamp, and most recently ran for mayor of Chicago. He's currently the Managing Director of Techstars Chicago, serves as co-chair of the School of the... Read More →
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Drew Knight

Founder/CEO, BYBE
Drew is the Founder/CEO of BYBE, an offer distribution and remittance platform for beer, wine and spirits promotions. BYBE went through Techstars+Target Retail Accelerator in 2017. Partners include Target, Speedway, AB-Inbev, Diageo, and Constellation Brands. Prior to founding BYBE... Read More →
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Matt Armstead

Partner, Horizon Two Labs
As an entrepreneur, senior executive, strategic investor and advisor, Matt Armstead’s talents combine vision, business development and the ability to nurture a seedling of an idea into something tangible… a scalable business! A passion for startups, early stage companies, data... Read More →
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Candice Matthews-Brackeen

Founder and CEO, Lighthouse
Candice Matthews-Brackeen is the Founder and CEO of Lighthouse, the Cincinnati based portfolio service firm whose family of companies include startup education programs Hillman and NewMe— and WMBE focussed venture capital fund Lightship, where she serves as Managing Partner. Lighthouse... Read More →
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Dann Bruno

Attorney, Ice Miller
Dann Bruno is an associate at Ice Miller, where he focuses on private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property. Dann applies his scientific, business and legal background to assist high-growth companies (and investors) on issues ranging from day-to-day... Read More →

Tuesday September 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Lincoln Theatre - Grit Stage 769 E Long St, Columbus, OH 43203, USA