The Research Triangle Park

The future of great ideas

a seminar held at Research Triangle Park

Events Calendar


Entrepreneur's Series




7:45 AM - 11:30 AM


Southern Capitol Ventures


Join us for a very full morning lineup on May 22nd with some very experienced entrepreneurs and investors.

Featured Speaker
First we'll hear from Don Rainey, General Partner at Grotech Ventures. Don is on the board of LivingSocial and he will talk for a few minutes about trends in social commerce.

Investor Panel
Next we will have Don join in on an investor panel. The venture capital panel will focus on their criteria and where they are looking to invest in the next 12 months. Panel includes:

  • Don Rainey, General Partner, Grotech Ventures
  • David Heaney, Senior Associate, TomorrowVenture
  • Others TBA

Entrepreneur Panel
Then, we will have an entreprenuer panel and we've stacked it all with entreprenuers that have successfully raised capital. The purpose is for them to share all their tips on how they landed investors. Panel includes:

  • Chris Neal, CEO, BlueStripe Software
  • Joe Epperson, CEO, Maxpoint
  • Brendan Morrissey, CEO, Netsertive
  • Matt Williamson, CEO/co-founder, Windsor Circle

Founder Story
And we'll switch it up and conclude with one of our favorite stories in the region. Tom Lotrecchiano and Joe Schmidt are the co-founders of Canvas On Demand. They didn't raise any money for it, but built a fast growing, profitable business that they sold to CafePress. CafePress then had an IPO this March (NASDAQ:PRSS) and the two had a big part in driving that. Joe and Tom have a top 10 list that they follow in starting and building a business. We think that list is absolutely packed with great advice and we asked them to share it here. The two are also fun and entertaining to listen to.

Registration Status

Register here. Advance registration through May 7.


For questions, contact Jason Caplain or David Jones


$39 Advanced / $49 Regular / $69 On-site
$29 Technology Entrepreneur special rate


Brier Creek Country Club - Clubhouse
9400 Club Hill Drive
Raleigh, NC 27617