Kirenaga Edge Summit 2018

Venture Investing for Growth

Friday, November 2, 2018

Hilton Orrington Hotel, Evanston, IL

 

 

Summit Partner:

ABOUT THE KIRENAGA EDGE SUMMIT

Join us for this special opportunity to hear from industry thought leaders who bring strategic insight into what it takes to find, invest, and allocate capital to early-stage growth companies. The Kirenaga EDGE Summit is focused on venture investing and is an invitation-only event.

SPEAKERS


Matt Barnard
Matt Barnard
Founder & CEO
Plenty


Terry Berland
Terry Berland
Managing Partner
Kirenaga Partners


Jay Jordan
Jay Jordan
Founder & CEO
The Jordan Company


Larry Levy
Larry Levy
Founder & CEO
Levy Restaurant Group


Alicia Löffler
Alicia Löffler
Associate Provost for Innovation and New Ventures
Northwestern University


WillMcLean
Will McLean
Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
Northwestern University


Russ Miron
Russ Miron
Chief Strategy Officer
FNY Capital Management LP


Bryan Ritchie
Bryan Ritchie
Vice President & Associate Provost for Innovation
Notre Dame


David Scalzo
David Scalzo
Founder & Managing Partner
Kirenaga Partners


Thad Seymour
Thaddeus Seymour, Jr., Ph.D.
Vice President for Partnerships & Chief Innovation Officer
UCF


Mark Yusko
Mark Yusko
Founder & CEO
Morgan Creek Capital Management


 

Preliminary Agenda

Friday, November 2

 

12:00 pm Registration & Buffet Lunch
1:30 pm Introduction & Welcome
Russ Miron, Chief Strategy Officer of FNY Capital Management
1:45 pm PRESENTATION: Global Macro Trends in Investing
Mark Yusko, Founder & CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management
2:00 pm PANEL: Endowment & Family Office Investing for Growth
Moderator: Terry Berland, Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners
Kieth Bank, Founder & CEO of KB Partners
Will McLean, Vice President & Chief Investment Officer of Northwestern University
Angelo Robles, Founder & CEO of The Family Office Association
2:45-3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm FIRESIDE: Lessons from a Lifetime of Entrepreneurship & Investing
Interviewer: David Scalzo, Founder & Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners
Jay Jordan, Founder & CEO of The Jordan Company
Larry Levy, Founder & CEO of Levy Restaurant Group
3:45-4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm PANEL: Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University Level
Moderator: Terry Berland, Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners
Alicia Loffler, Associate Provost for Innovation and New Ventures at Northwestern University
Bryan Ritchie, Vice President & Associate Provost for Innovation at Notre Dame
Thad Seymour, Vice President for Partnerships & Chief Innovation Officer at UCF
4:45 pm PRESENTATION: Navigating the VC Scene from Start-Up to Unicorn
Matt Barnard, Founder & CEO of Plenty
Q&A Leader: David Scalzo, Founder & Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners
5:15 pm CLOSING REMARKS
David Scalzo, Founder & Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners
Terry Berland, Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners
5:30-7:30 pm Cocktails
7:30 pm OPTIONAL: Dinner in Evanston at Peter Miller’s

 

Saturday, November 3

 

8:00 am
(60 – 90 min)
KIRENAGA LP ONLY BREAKFAST
Hosts: David Scalzo / Terry Berland
Time TBD GAME DAY Tailgate
Northwestern Wildcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football game, Ryan Field
Northwestern UniversityNotre Dame University

 

VENUE

Hilton Orrington Hotel, 1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston IL 60201

A Luxury Hotel near Northwestern University

In 1925, the Hilton Orrington/Evanston opened its doors in the Chicago area to visitors from far and wide and more than 80 years later, the Hilton Orrington/Evanston still prides itself on a long-standing tradition of impeccable service and hospitality excellence.

Achieving landmark status with its long-running success, the Hilton Orrington/Evanston has always greeted travelers to Chicago, Illinois with refinement and magnificence for close to a century. And now, following our recent full property renovation, the Hilton Orrington/Evanston is a more gracious place to stay than ever before.

We have secured a group rate of $250.00/night plus tax that is available until October 12.

If you need overnight accommodations at the Orrington, you can make your reservation online.

1-800-HILTONS
Provide the Group/Convention Code KFAM

 

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