Accelerate Investor Conference

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2023 Panel Speakers

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Barry Johnson

Division Director

National Science Foundation, Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships

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Commander Christopher Steele

R&D Strategist

US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

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Corey Ritter


Arch Venture Partners

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Erica Duignan Minnihan

Founding Partner

Reign Ventures

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Erica Fensom

Vice President, Corporate Affairs


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Geovanni Castano

Dominion Energy

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Haley Bryant


Hustle Fund VC

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Jill Sorensen

Chief Development Officer at Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC)

Executive Director of MTEC Ventures

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John Newby


Virginia Biotechnology Association

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Sean Evans

Senior Associate, Venture Investment

Johnson & Johnson

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Steven Simone

Managing Director

Energy Impact Partners

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Tien Wong


Opus8, Inc.

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Trishana Bowden

Vice President of Advancement

George Mason University