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Bridge2Business Event ($45 ticket required)

  • The duPont Center 43 West Adams Street Jacksonville, FL, 32202 United States (map)
Adam Rentschler, CEO, Co-Founder ValidEval

Adam Rentschler, CEO, Co-Founder ValidEval

10.45-11.45: Join Adam Rentschler in discussion on how he will work with the JAX Chamber to provide new opportunities to connect the Jacksonville entrepreneurial ecosystem to the Denver entrepreneurial ecosystem in 2016. Adam is a Denver-based serial entrepreneur who has spent his 22-year career running, fund-raising for, investing in, coaching and mentoring startup companies. He has raised money from a wide variety of sources including strategic venture capital, venture debt, friends and family, and even a U.S. government intelligence agency. As a very junior VC, Adam had one positive exit. He co-founded, ran and sold betterVote.com in 2000 as the dot-com bubble burst. Valid Eval was born of Adam’s frustration with poor learning outcomes for companies competing for grants, prizes and acceptance into accelerator programs.

Target Sector: Digital Healthcare

11.45-12.15: Lunch, Networking, and Announcements

12.10: Announcements

WJXT's Kent Justice will announce winners of pitch contest

WJXT's Kent Justice will announce winners of pitch contest

Pru Ashby is VP Business Development, North America, for London & Partners, based in New York. 

Pru Ashby is VP Business Development, North America, for London & Partners, based in New York. 

12.15-1.30: Join Pru Ashby in discussion on how she will work with the JAX Chamber to provide new opportunities to connect the Jacksonville entrepreneurial ecosystem to the London entrepreneurial ecosystem in 2016. She leads on London & Partners activities for the Eastern region which stretches from Eastern Canada to Florida. She regularly advises and speaks at events on globalisation and expansion into new markets and is passionate about strengthening the collaborations between London and Jacksonville.  Pru has spent almost 9 years with London & Partners where she has developed a strong reputation in supporting North American companies in their set up and growth in London including Twitter, Uber, Airbnb, Box, Tesla and Hootsuite who fed back that Pru saved them 6 months on their set up in London.

Target Sectors: General, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Technology, Health Services, Management Services, Import/Export