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Friday, September 25 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Panel: What Interactions Are Needed to Create Economic IMPACT?

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11:15 – 12:15am
Panel Discussion: What Interactions Are Needed to Create Economic IMPACT?
Panel: Tim Draper–VC, Conner Prochaska–DOE OTT, Steve Lupien–UWYO, Marten Lai–VC, Josh Dorrell–WBC. Moderator: Chris J. Snook, LODE

Engage in a moderated AMA conversation about what ecosystem buildout is required to diversify an economy. Discuss what infrastructure needs to be in place and the importance of educating and skilling a workforce. Consider the vital role entrepreneurs play leading these efforts. Discover how ecosystems can support entrepreneurs.

Hear from a panel of VC’s on the importance of deal-flow for follow-on capital to scale-up the startups. Explore the possibilities to diversify Wyoming’s economy. Outline some concrete next steps for Forging IMPACT.

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Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE

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Steve Lupien

Executive Director, Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation
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Tim Draper

Draper Associates, Founder
Venture Successes: Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Overture, PTC, Hotmail, Twitch, Robinhood, Carta, CoinbaseFounder: Draper University of Heroes, leading 5-week program for entrepreneurs.Education: BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. MBA from Harvard Business School
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Conner Prochaska

Chief Commercialization Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
Conner Prochaska currently serves as Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy and as Director of the Office of Technology Transitions, responsible for all commercialization activities across DOE, the 17 National Laboratories, and the Department’s other research... Read More →
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Marten Lai

Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Digital Management
Marten Lai is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Ocean Digital Management. Marten manages a venture fund focused on early-stage investments in the fintech, edtech, and consumer tech spaces. Previously, he was on the founding team of Wells Fargo's late and early-stage investing... Read More →
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Josh Dorrell

Chief Executive Officer, Wyoming Business Council

Friday September 25, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm MDT
Laramie Hall