Date Mar 24 · 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM CUT

The Venture Forward Summit 2022 powered by the Startup Oasis 

The premiere virtual startup summit of 2022 brought to you by Prepare 4 VC, Startup Grind Boston, Boston New Technology, GUST & The Startup Oasis.

The Venture Forward Summit is positioned to be an unforgettable live virtual summit covering critical "need to know" aspects of the startup landscape in 2022 across Web3.0, Emerging Tech on The Rise, Fundraising from the Investors Perspective, Creating A Founder-Centric Universe, understanding the Essence of Entrepreneurship and much more. Dedicated spaces for startup pitches, networking, interactive immersion booths and educational workshops will all be happening live, from start to finish, during the summit.

Are You Ready To Venture Forward... Purposeful Prosperity Is Waiting



The Startup Oasis powered by Prepare 4 VC

Built by serial entrepreneurs, investors & venture capital experts, the Prepare 4 VC Oasis is a living, breathing ecosystem - a circular economy of value created to help early stage entrepreneurs navigate the most difficult period of their startup lifecycle. The P4VC Community was created from a singular goal:

 

"Build A Startup Oasis - a place of safe refuge, integral resources & diverse relationships capable of creating significant global connectivity & finely curated access to people, places & things - Of Purposeful Prosperity" 

 

The Prepare 4 VC Oasis is the sum of all its parts, including a virtual Accelerator Program, a multitude of global conferences, live networking & pitch events, access to growth tools in personal wellness + professional skill development, critical business resource tools and communication pathways directly to investors, advisors, coaches, mentors and peers across a global stage.

 


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SPEAKERS
Jason Kraus
Jason Kraus
CEO
Prepare 4 VC
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Chris Requena
Chris Requena
Founder
Boston New Technology
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Christopher Dube
Christopher Dube
Chief Strategy Officer
Prepare 4 VC
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Steven Vilkas
Steven Vilkas
Chief Dot Connector & Community Director
Prepare 4 VC
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Yev Ioffe
Yev Ioffe
Director of Operations
Prepare4VC
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Brian Bagdasarian
Brian Bagdasarian
Founder
Simply
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Leia Ruseva
Leia Ruseva
Co-Founder
EllisX
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David S. Rose
David S. Rose
Founder
New York Angels/Gust
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Stephanie So
Stephanie So
Co-Founder & CDO
Geeq
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Natalie Gil
Natalie Gil
Co-Founder
Darshana
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Kevin Thai
Kevin Thai
Owner
Three Circles Studio
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Gil Perlberg
Gil Perlberg
Founder
Perl IP
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Bradley Schmidt
Bradley Schmidt
IP based Marketing Strategist
Perl IP
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Rodrigo Báez
Rodrigo Báez
CEO & Co-Founder
Macaw Business
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Sankeetha Selvarajah
Sankeetha Selvarajah
Principal
Selvarajah Law P.C
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Liana Avetian
Liana Avetian
Co-Founder
EmbryTech
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Emily Zaccardi
Emily Zaccardi
CEO
HollarHype
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Fernando Sepulveda
Fernando Sepulveda
Founder
Impulsa Business Accelerator
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Stephanie Roulic
Stephanie Roulic
Founder
Startup Boston
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Brian Hough
Brian Hough
Web2 & Web3 Developer | YouTuber
Tech Stack Playbook
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Xiao Jean (XJ) Chen
Xiao Jean (XJ) Chen
CEO & Co-Founder
VenturePole
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Brian Helfman
Brian Helfman
Co-Founder & Chief Experience Officer
Third Nature (Formerly Startup Island)
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Sara Ledterman
Sara Ledterman
Serial Entrepreneur and Investor
3+ Ventures
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Amy Erickson
Amy Erickson
Director of RI Programs
Innovation Studio
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Margie Breault
Margie Breault
Program Manager
EforAll
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Tom Dorwart
Tom Dorwart
Attorney
Thorelli & Associates
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Jesse Bardo
Jesse Bardo
Startup Evangelist
Silicon Valley Bank
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John Can Karayel
John Can Karayel
Head Of Investments
Boast AI
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Aakash Patel
Aakash Patel
Founder | Web 3 Advisor
Bhiya Corp-Decor / 22 Club NFT
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Jimmy Nguyen
Jimmy Nguyen
VP; Commercial Banker; Technology and Disruptive Commerce Group
JP Morgan
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Dina Saoudi
Dina Saoudi
Co-Founder
Seven Circles INC and Empowering Through
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Marc Kitz
Marc Kitz
Sales Coach | Blogger
Kitz Consulting, LLC
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Parna Sarkar-Basu
Parna Sarkar-Basu
Founder & CEO
Brand and Buzz Marketing, LLC.
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Azeeza Jalaludeen, Hon. Ph.D
Azeeza Jalaludeen, Hon. Ph.D
Founder & Managing Director
GoGLOBAL Business School - Accelerator
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Arjita Sethi
Arjita Sethi
Founder
New Founder School
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Yvette Lim
Yvette Lim
Founder and CEO
Kwik Look
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Ande Lyons
Ande Lyons
4x Founder, Startup Champion, Livestream/Podcast Host
Startup Life Live! Show
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Eliza Petrow
Eliza Petrow
Managing Director
Chain Reaction
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Holly Burrow
Holly Burrow
Startup Advisor | Entrepreneur | Solution Seeker |
EqALL Business Solutions
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Raj Sharma
Raj Sharma
Founder & CEO
Public Spend Forum| Govshop
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James Turner
James Turner
Founder & CEO
5th Line Capital
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Kasey Jones
Kasey Jones
Founder
FounderUp and A Better Jones
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Jessica Rees
Jessica Rees
Technology Accelerator Director
Catalyst Campus
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Aniza Brown
Aniza Brown
Executive Director
Catalyst Campus
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Adriana Mallozzi
Adriana Mallozzi
Founder| Co-Founder
Puffin Innovations| Quirk LAABs
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Henry Noël Jr.
Henry Noël Jr.
Investment Director
Boston Impact Initiative
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Judah Phillips
Judah Phillips
Founder
Squark
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Mariam Nusrat
Mariam Nusrat
CEO
GRID
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Rachel Cossar
Rachel Cossar
CEO
Virtual Sapiens
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Akhil Suresh Nair
Akhil Suresh Nair
Founder & CEO
Xena Intelligence
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Isabella Johnston
Isabella Johnston
CEO/Founder
Employers 4 Change
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Tino Go
Tino Go
CEO
Baru
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Allison Byers
Allison Byers
CEO
Scroobius
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Puck Fernsten
Puck Fernsten
Founder
Gooru Inc.
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Karthy Chandra
Karthy Chandra
CEO
GOALDEN HOUR
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Karen Frame
Karen Frame
Founder & CEO
Makeena
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Travis Matthew
Travis Matthew
CEO
Foodspass
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Amanda Zuydervelt
Amanda Zuydervelt
Founder/CEO
Through the Loupe Ltd
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Temitope Farombi
Temitope Farombi
Founder
Online Health company limited
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Jesse Tayler
Jesse Tayler
Founder
TruAnon digital identity
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Michelle Caira
Michelle Caira
CEO
Vivi Rocks
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Ted Finn
Ted Finn
Cofounder & Chairman
Innovative Wellness Systems Inc
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Steven Leventhal
Steven Leventhal
Co-founder
InternetFM
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Jerrold Shapiro
Jerrold Shapiro
Founder
Floelle
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Curt Austin
Curt Austin
Creator
Pictosafe
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Bash Jones
Bash Jones
CEO
Homeplan
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Priyanka Kamath
Priyanka Kamath
C-Level
Skill-Ex
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Jodi Frank
Jodi Frank
CEO
Culineer
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Ravish Mathi
Ravish Mathi
Founder
Magnomer
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Sunny Shuoyang Zhang, Ph.D
Sunny Shuoyang Zhang, Ph.D
Founder & President
Z-LAB Global
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Ariela Shai
Ariela Shai
Startup Connector | Value Creator | Ecosystem Relations | Community Builder
HaMeetupistiotNY
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Sofia Corcho
Sofia Corcho
Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation
ALPFABoston
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Marita McGinn
Marita McGinn
Vice President of Startup Banking
Silicon Valley Bank
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Audrey Steinberg
Audrey Steinberg
Spokesperson
Floelle
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Johnny Cator
Johnny Cator
CEO
Innovative Wellness Systems Inc .
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SPONSOR + PARTNER IMMERSION BOOTHS
AGENDA
All Stage 1 Stage 2
4:00 PM - 4:10 PM CUT
Kickoff to Venture Forward

Kickoff to the Venture Forward Summit, the communities involved and how you can make the most of the summit to achieve your entrepreneurial goals and take your venture forward.

Jason Kraus
Jason Kraus
Chris Requena
Chris Requena
4:10 PM - 4:40 PM CUT
Navigating Web 3 and Emerging Technologies

In this interactive panel discussion, we uncover how to enable value creation for your business using emerging technologies. We identify the underlying components of the Web 3 movement, dive into real...

Stephanie So
Stephanie So
Natalie Gil
Natalie Gil
Brian Hough
Brian Hough
Aakash Patel
Aakash Patel
Eliza Petrow
Eliza Petrow
4:10 PM - 4:40 PM CUT
Don't Spill the Secret Sauce

In this workshop we dive into why intellectual property is important and where to begin the process. We'll explore real life examples of mistakes in IP strategy and how it can affect your venture and...

Gil Perlberg
Gil Perlberg
Bradley Schmidt
Bradley Schmidt
Sankeetha Selvarajah
Sankeetha Selvarajah
Tom Dorwart
Tom Dorwart
4:40 PM - 5:10 PM CUT
Your Cap Table is Not a Craps Table

The discussion is moderated by Yvette Lim, featuring Dina Saoudi,, Brian Bagdasarian and Dr. Azeeza Jalaludeen highlights the steps founders need to take when bringing on equity partners and showcases...

Brian Bagdasarian
Brian Bagdasarian
Dina Saoudi
Dina Saoudi
Azeeza Jalaludeen, Hon. Ph.D
Azeeza Jalaludeen, Hon. Ph.D
Yvette Lim
Yvette Lim
4:40 PM - 5:10 PM CUT
Best of BNT Startup Showcase

Live pitches from an incredible group of startups out of the Boston New Technology Community. Each startup will share a 3 minute pitch and the audience will be able to express interest in connecting further...

Chris Requena
Chris Requena
Liana Avetian
Liana Avetian
Emily Zaccardi
Emily Zaccardi
Adriana Mallozzi
Adriana Mallozzi
Judah Phillips
Judah Phillips
5:10 PM - 5:20 PM CUT
Networking break sponsored by Gust
5:20 PM - 5:50 PM CUT
Keynote: The Essence of Entrepreneurship
Starting a new venture is simultaneously the most exhilarating and terrifying occupation on earth, and entrepreneurs are the passionate, driven, engines of the world's economic development. In this inspirational,...
David S. Rose
David S. Rose
5:50 PM - 6:20 PM CUT
Top 21 of '21 pitch showcase pt. 1

Prepare 4 VC hosted an elevator pitch competition to close out 2021 and select the Top 21 Startups of '21. We are pleased to have them present to you at the conference with a 90 second pitch from each...

Steven Vilkas
Steven Vilkas
Mariam Nusrat
Mariam Nusrat
Rachel Cossar
Rachel Cossar
Akhil Suresh Nair
Akhil Suresh Nair
Isabella Johnston
Isabella Johnston
Tino Go
Tino Go
Allison Byers
Allison Byers
Puck Fernsten
Puck Fernsten
Karthy Chandra
Karthy Chandra
Karen Frame
Karen Frame
Travis Matthew
Travis Matthew
5:50 PM - 6:20 PM CUT
Incubation & Cultivation: Growing Startup Success

In this panel we uncover the types of programs and support available for early stage entrepreneurs, understand the impact initiatives and metrics sought when working with select startups, and learn from...

Amy Erickson
Amy Erickson
Margie Breault
Margie Breault
Holly Burrow
Holly Burrow
Jessica Rees
Jessica Rees
Aniza Brown
Aniza Brown
6:20 PM - 6:30 PM CUT
Networking break sponsored by Insperity
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CUT
Top 21 of '21 Showcase pt. 2

Prepare 4 VC hosted an elevator pitch competition to close out 2021 and select the Top 21 Startups of '21. We are pleased to have them present to you at the conference with a 90 second pitch from each...

Steven Vilkas
Steven Vilkas
Amanda Zuydervelt
Amanda Zuydervelt
Temitope Farombi
Temitope Farombi
Jesse Tayler
Jesse Tayler
Michelle Caira
Michelle Caira
Ted Finn
Ted Finn
Steven Leventhal
Steven Leventhal
Jerrold Shapiro
Jerrold Shapiro
Curt Austin
Curt Austin
Bash Jones
Bash Jones
Priyanka Kamath
Priyanka Kamath
Jodi Frank
Jodi Frank
Audrey Steinberg
Audrey Steinberg
Johnny Cator
Johnny Cator
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CUT
It's All Connected: The Global Startup Ecosystem At A Glance
Sunny Shuoyang Zhang, Ph.D
Sunny Shuoyang Zhang, Ph.D
Ariela Shai
Ariela Shai
Sofia Corcho
Sofia Corcho
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM CUT
Rethinking Sales, Marketing and Branding Through Relationships

Sales, marketing, and branding are about much more than the science behind their strategies. There’s a component that has recently been gaining traction both in startups as well as the wider world:...

Marc Kitz
Marc Kitz
Parna Sarkar-Basu
Parna Sarkar-Basu
Raj Sharma
Raj Sharma
Kasey Jones
Kasey Jones
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM CUT
Evolving Identities: How We Embrace Change

In this fireside chat discussion, Chris Dube and Brian Helfman explore how we evolve and change as entrepreneurs both personally and professionally. They explore the topic of whether we are born entrepreneurs...

Christopher Dube
Christopher Dube
Brian Helfman
Brian Helfman
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM CUT
What Are My Options? Alternative Capital Sources

This panel moderated by Marita McGinn featuring James Turner, Jimmy Nguyen, John Karayel and Henry Noel Jr. discusses alternative financing methods to support startup ventures at every stage. We dive...

John Can Karayel
John Can Karayel
James Turner
James Turner
Henry Noël Jr.
Henry Noël Jr.
Marita McGinn
Marita McGinn
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM CUT
Fundraising from the Investors' Perspective
Our panelists all have experience as both entrepreneurs and investors, diving into the weeds on what investors' actually look for in a startup presentation to separate the investments from the rest of...
Jason Kraus
Jason Kraus
Fernando Sepulveda
Fernando Sepulveda
Xiao Jean (XJ) Chen
Xiao Jean (XJ) Chen
Sara Ledterman
Sara Ledterman
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM CUT
Building Community in a Digital World
Leia Ruseva
Leia Ruseva
Kevin Thai
Kevin Thai
Rodrigo Báez
Rodrigo Báez
Stephanie Roulic
Stephanie Roulic
Ande Lyons
Ande Lyons
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM CUT
Keynote: The Future Of Innovation - A Founder-Centric Universe
Arjita Sethi
Arjita Sethi
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM CUT
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