Project Verge, GSSM’s Alumni Entrepreneur Symposium, part of the Foundation’s initiative to create an innovation ecosystem, will be a two-day thinktank April 6–8, 2017, aimed at connecting alumni with each other and with SC-based entrepreneurs, investors and innovation leaders.

The symposium will feature conversations about startup collaborations, job creation, and the possible development of an Alumni Consulting Team to support SC’s growing R&D needs.

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Location

Sonoco IPS Studio • 200 Sonoco Road • Hartsville SC 29550

Agenda
6:00 – 6:45 PM
Cocktail Reception

The Midnight Rooster, 136 East Carolina Ave, Hartsvillle SC

The Midnight Rooster, 136 East Carolina Ave, Hartsvillle SC

Kim Bowman, CEO GSSM Foundation & Bob Brown, Hartsville-based entrepreneur
8:00 AM & 8:15 AM
Bus to Sonoco's IPS Studio

8:00 – The Mantissa Hotel, 130 East Carolina Ave / 8:15 – The Fairfield Inn, 200 South 4th Street

Meet in front of the Mantissa Hotel or the Fairfield Inn

Sonoco’s IPS Studio, 200 Sonoco Road, Hartsville SC

Sonoco’s IPS Studio, 200 Sonoco Road, Hartsville SC

Kim Bowman, GSSM Foundation & Jeff Schuetz, Sonoco

Sonoco’s IPS Studio, 200 Sonoco Road, Hartsville SC

Bob Quinn, SCRA

Sonoco’s IPS Studio, 200 Sonoco Road, Hartsville SC

Individual introductions

Panelists: James Brown, Fluor; Lewis Gossett, SCMA; Johannes Mutzke, Michelin; and Jeff Schuetz, Sonoco

Chris DeSoiza, Milliken

“The Business of (Tech) Startups”

Paul Singh, CEO Results Junkies

Sonoco’s IPS Studio, 200 Sonoco Road, Hartsville SC

Panelists: Jun Xu ’97, Brighton Best International; Zach Malachano ’00, Cognito Theraputics; Susan Petracco ’92, AccurateTax; Patrick Crosby ’01, mParticle; Wilson White ’99, Google; and Tim Hess ’06, TAO LifeSciences

Paul Singh, CEO Results Junkies

John Warner, Accessible Diagnostics; Jim Stritzinger, USC; Frank Mobley, Immedion; and David Dunn, VC3

4:30 PM & 4:45 PM
Board bus at Sonoco

Retrofit Sip-n-Seat, 152 East Mantissa Row, Hartsville SC 29550

The LighterSide, 217 N 5th St, Hartsville, SC

130 East Carolina Ave, Hartsville SC

Charlie Banks, VentureSouth
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Continental Breakfast at Startsville

Startsville: GSSM Foundation’s Innovation Center, 145 West Carolina Avenue, Hartsville SC

Keynote Speaker
Paul Singh

Paul Singh

Paul is an entrepreneur, speaker, investor and Airstreamer. Previously: Managing Director @1776, Founder @disruptioncorp (acq by @1776), Partner @500Startups, EIR at USCIS / DHS. Find him at twitter.com/paulsingh.

Learn More about Paul
Attendees

Alison Mann

Director of Marketing at SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Foundation

List-maker. Human post-it note. Happiest when she's getting things done and pushing the ball forward.

Brigitte Barnett

Director of Recruitment at SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Foundation

Believer. Scholar of teachable moments. Encourager. Social media enthusiast. Textbook introvert. Problem solver extraordinair

Lauren Shirley

PR & Marketing Coordinator at SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Foundation

Social media guru. Avid writer and reader. French pastry enthusiast.

    Renee Williamson

    Director of Career Services at SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Foundation

    Shoe and Artaholic. Inspirational Quote Sensei. Pairing GSSM Grads with SC's best companies.

    Anna Clapper

    Alumni Relations Coordinator at SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Foundation

    GSSM class of 2010; USC Honors College class of 2014; B.S. in experimental psychology; joined the GSSM Foundation staff in Se

    Jun Xu

    President / Brighton Best International Inc.

    Sorry, #never used twitter.

      Patrick Crosby

      Partner Solutions Engineer, mParticle

      Did consulting. Love tech. Still running

      Trenton Large

      CTO, ShareTempus

      Entrepreneur | Product Manager | Developer | Student

      Location

      • Sonoco IPS Studio
        200 Sonoco Rd
        Hartsville, SC 29550
      Hotels

      Our Host Hotel is Mantissa Executive Suites and Spa, but there are many hotels in the area.

      Sponsors
      SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Foundation
      Comporium
      BB&T
      Sonoco
      The Byerly Foundation
      Integrated Systems
      SCRA
      BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
      BMW Manufacturing Co.
      First Citizens Bank
      Markette / West Oil
      HillSouth
      Sweeney Wingate & Barrow
      Coker Foundation
      Barb Steadman