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2023 Panel Speakers

Barry Johnson

Division Director

National Science Foundation, Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships

Commander Christopher Steele

R&D Strategist

US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Corey Ritter


Arch Venture Partners

Erica Duignan Minnihan

Founding Partner

Reign Ventures

Erica Fensom

Vice President, Corporate Affairs


Geovanni Castano

Dominion Energy

Haley Bryant


Hustle Fund VC

Jill Sorensen

Chief Development Officer at Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC)

Executive Director of MTEC Ventures

John Newby


Virginia Biotechnology Association

Sean Evans

Senior Associate, Venture Investment

Johnson & Johnson

Steven Simone

Managing Director

Energy Impact Partners

Tien Wong


Opus8, Inc.

Trishana Bowden

Vice President of Advancement

George Mason University