Kirenaga Edge Summit 2018

Venture Investing Done Right

Friday, November 2, 2018

Hilton Orrington Hotel, Evanston, IL

 

 

Summit Partners:

ALTS Capital

LEGACY

ABOUT THE KIRENAGA EDGE SUMMIT

Over 115 participants were treated to industry thought leaders who shared personal experiences and strategic insight into what it takes to find, invest, and allocate capital to early-stage growth companies. Focused on venture investing, each session at the Kirenaga EDGE Summit can be viewed in the Agenda section below.

SPEAKERS


Keith Bank
Keith Bank
Founder & Managing Partner
KB Partners


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


Angelo Robles
Angelo Robles
Founder & CEO
Family Office Association


David Scalzo
David Scalzo
Founder & Managing Partner
Kirenaga Partners


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


James Thompson
James E. Thompson
Associate Vice President for Innovation and Executive
Director, Commercialization Department
Notre Dame


Mark Yusko
Mark Yusko
Founder & CEO
Morgan Creek Capital Management


 

Agenda

Friday, November 2

 

12:00 pm Registration & Buffet Lunch
1:00 pm Introduction & Welcome
Russ Miron, Chief Strategy Officer of FNY Capital Management

1:15 pm PRESENTATION: Why Venture Capital Matters
Matt Barnard, Founder & CEO of Plenty
Q&A Leader: David Scalzo, Founder & Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners

1:45 pm PRESENTATION: Global Macro Trends in Investing
Mark Yusko, Founder & CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management

2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm PANEL: Venture Investing for Endowments & Family Offices
Moderator: Terry Berland, Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners
Keith 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

3:30 pm PANEL: The Role of the University in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Moderator: Terry Berland, Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners
Alicia Loffler, Associate Provost for Innovation and New Ventures at Northwestern University
James Thompson, Associate Vice President for Innovation at Notre Dame
Thad Seymour, Vice President for Partnerships & Chief Innovation Officer at UCF

4:15 pm Break
4:30 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

5:15 pm CLOSING REMARKS
David Scalzo, Founder & Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners
Terry Berland, Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners
5:30 pm Cocktails
7:30 pm BY INVITATION: Dinner at Peter Miller’s Steakhouse

 

Saturday, November 3

 

8:30 am KIRENAGA LP ONLY BREAKFAST
Hosts: David Scalzo / Terry Berland
3:30 pm 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