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IdeaFest 2017

IdeaFest is a celebration of entrepreneurship featuring a fast-paced business pitch competition offering $10,000 in prizes. IdeaFest exists to encourage entrepreneurship and to showcase business development resources in the greater Danville region. IdeaFest represents a collaborative effort among several partner organizations. IdeaFest is facilitated by a group of individuals who are passionate about promoting “the entrepreneurship option” in the Dan River Region of Virginia and North Carolina.

2017 Judges

  • James Ramey, Managing Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Innovation Fund, Roanoke/Blacksburg, VA
  • Bob Creeden, Managing Director, University of Virginia Seed Fund and New Ventures, Charlottesville, VA
  • Iulian Bobe, Chief Technology Officer, Tyton BioEnergy, Danville, VA
  • Autumn Visser, Principal, Attorney, Woods Rodgers, Roanoke, VA
  • Eva Doss, President & CEO, The Launch Place, Danville, VA