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Venture Forum Agenda and Speakers
March 23, 2018 | Utah State University

8:00 - 8:50 AM Breakfast (Huntsman Hall 470, Perry Pavilion)

Buffet Breakfast Closes at 8:50

9:00 - 9:45 AM Opening "Mountainside" Chat (Huntsman Hall 470, Perry Pavilion)

Effective Navigation of the Stages of Growth with a Focus on Culture

Panelist:

Ken Coleman, Chairman, Saama Technologies

Moderator:

Craig Cuffie, Chief Procurement Officer, Salesforce

10:00 - 10:45 AM Expert Panel (Huntsman Hall 470, Perry Pavilion)

Growth in the Trenches: Confronting the Unique Challenges at Different Stages of Growth

Panelists:

David Jenkins, Founder & CEO, Conservice

Ty Measom, Founder & President, Camp Chef

Craig Garrick, Founder & CEO, ComAv

Moderator:

Scott Davis, President, Mountain West Small Business Finance

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Expo Hall Officially Open (Huntsman Hall, 3rd Floor)

11:00 - 11:45 AM Breakout Panels (Huntsman Hall 360, 380, 390)

Breakout Panel #1: Top Challenges for Growing Ventures (HH 390)

Panelists:

Jeff Steed, Shareholder, Kirton McConkie

Beth Colosimo, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10K Businesses

Bob Fawson, EVP, Product Development, Research Now/SSI

Tim Barney, Managing Partner, Banyon Ventures

Moderator:

David Evans, Shareholder, Kirton McConkie

Breakout Panel #2: Access to Capital and Assessing the Debt vs. Equity Trade-offs (HH 380)

Panelists:

Edward McNulty, Managing Partner, CVF Capital Partners

Roger McOmber, Managing Partner, McOmber Capital

Terry Grant, President Utah Market, Key Bank

N. George Daines, Chairman & CEO, Cache Valley Bank

Moderator:

John Adams, Manging Partner, Cook Martin Poulson P.C.

Breakout Panel #3: Creating Sustainable Businesses Through Intellectual Property Protection (HH 360)

Panelists:

Brent Lorimer, Shareholder and Member of the Board, Workman Nydegger

Callie B. Rogers, Of Counsel, Workman Nydegger

Fraser Roy, Shareholder and Member of the Board, Workman Nydegger

Moderator:

Brittany Frandsen, Associate, Workman Nydegger

12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch (Huntsman Hall 470, Perry Pavillion)

 Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 PM Four 15-minute Power Presentations (Eccles Business Building, Auditorium)

1:15 - 1:30 PM - Managing Business Transitions - Ted Crawford, CEO, Resourcing Edge
1:30 - 1:45 PM - Creating an Organizational Structure that Leverages Creativity and Growth - Tenia WallaceCreative Director, Decorworx
1:45 - 2:00 PM - Tools for Growth - Natalie Kaddas, CEO, Kaddas Enterprises Inc.
2:00 - 2:15 PM - Leveraging Tech to Manage Supply Chains - Craig Cuffie, Chief Procurement Officer, Salesforce

2:30 - 3:00 PM Afternoon Keynote (Huntsman Hall 470, Perry Pavilion)

Topic: Entrepreneurial Success in Utah

Speaker: 

Theresa Foxley, President & CEO, EDCUtah

Moderator:

Holly Fjeldsted, Corporate Relations Manager, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

3:00 - 4:00 PM Showcase (Huntsman Hall 470, Perry Pavilion)

Showcase Competitors:

Judges:

  • John Adams, Manging Partner, Cook Martin Poulson, P.C.
  • Timothy Barney, Managing Director, Banyon Ventures
  • Beth Colosimo, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
  • Ellie Dalton, President, USU Entrepreneurship Club
  • Scott Davis, CEO, Mountain West Small Business Finance
  • Theresa Foxley, President & CEO, EDCUtah
  • Terry Grant, President, Utah Market at Key Bank
  • Ryan Hemingway, Associate, EPIC Ventures
  • Roger McOmber, Managing Partner, McOmber Capital
  • Brad Triebsch, Managing Partner, CVF Capital Partners

4:00 PM Showcase Reception (Huntsman Hall, 3rd Floor)

Announcement of Showcase winners.


Speakers, Moderators, and Judges

John Adams

Partner, Cook Martin Poulson, P.C.

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John Adams

Timothy Barney

Managing Director, Banyon Ventures

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Tim Barney

Caretha Coleman

Principal, Coleman Consulting

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Caretha Coleman

Ken Coleman

Chairman of Saama Technologies

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Ken Coleman

Beth Colosimo

Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

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Beth Colosimo

Craig Cuffie

CPO, Salesforce

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Craig Cuffie

N. George Daines

Chairman & CEO, Cache Valley Bank

 

Jose Blanco

Ellie Dalton

President, USU Entrepreneurship Club

 

Ellie Dalton

Scott Davis

President, Mountain West Small Business Finance

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Scott Davis

David Evans

Shareholder, Kirton McConkie

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David Evans

Bob Fawson

Chief Product Officer, Research Now/SSI

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Bob Fawson

Holly Fjeldsted

Corporate Relations Manager, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

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Holly Fjeldsted

Theresa Foxley

President & CEO, EDC Utah

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Theresa Foxley

Brittany Frandsen

Associate, Workman Nydegger

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Brittany Frandsen

Craig Garrick

CEO and Founder, ComAv

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Craig Garrick

Terry Grant

President Utah Market, KeyBank

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Terry Grant

Ryan Hemingway

Associate, EPIC Ventures

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Ryan Hemingway

David Jenkins

CEO & Founder, Conservice

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Dave Jenkins

Natalie Kaddas

CEO, Kaddas Enterprises

 

Natalie Kaddas

Brent Lorimer

Shareholder, Workman Nydegger

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Brent Lorimer

Edward McNulty

Managing Partner, CVF Capital Partners

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Edward McNulty

Roger McOmber

Managing Partner, McOmber Capital

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Roger McOmber

Ty Measom

President, Camp Chef

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Ty Meason

Callie Rogers

Of Counsel, Workman Nydegger

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Callie Rogers

Fraser Roy

Shareholder, Workman Nydegger

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Fraser Roy

Jeff Steed

Shareholder, Kirton McConkie

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Jeff Steed

Brad Triebsch

Managing Partner, CVF Capital Partners

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Brad Triebsch

Tenia Wallace

Creative Director, Decorworx

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Tenia Wallace