Welcome to the 2019 Grinspoon, Garvey and Young Conference! We’re excited to have you here. Some important info to help you get started:

This year we are offering four session tracks based on interest and level of entrepreneurial experience.
  • DABBLE (RED TRACK) - New to entrepreneurship. Want to pick up some instantly usable skills and info.
  • DIVE IN (GREEN TRACK) - Some background in entrepreneurship and looking to get serious.
  • LAUNCH (BLUE TRACK) - Have a venture. Want to scale, find collaborators or specialized expertise.
  • GENERAL (YELLOW TRACK) - These sessions are appropriate for any level of experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Session attendance is first come, first served. Selecting a session in the SCHED app does not guarantee you a seat.

Questions or problems? The Troubleshooting Table is located next to the Registration Table.

Enjoy the conference!

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Featured Speakers

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Emily Levy

Mighty Well
Founder, CEO


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Eric Ashman

Startup Advisor, Executive Coach

Erin Baker

New England Salvage Works
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Pam Baran

Springfield College
Instructor/Program Coordinator, Dept. of Business Management
avatar for Stephen Brand

Stephen Brand

University of Massachusetts Amherst
avatar for Curt Cameron

Curt Cameron

Thomas Hooker Beer

Tricia Canavan

United Personnel
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Erin Park Cohn

Smith College
Director, Wurtele Center for Leadership
avatar for Sheila Coon

Sheila Coon

Hot Oven Cookies
avatar for Eric Crawley

Eric Crawley

UMass College of Engineering
avatar for Mitchell Culler

Mitchell Culler

avatar for Shiri Dori-Hacohen

Shiri Dori-Hacohen

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Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship

UMass Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship
Operations & Student Engagement Specialist
avatar for Marshall Epstein

Marshall Epstein

American International College
Associate Professor of Marketing
avatar for Rick Feldman

Rick Feldman

Mount Holyoke College
Lecturer in Economics and Entrepreneurship; Chair of EOS
avatar for Roxanne Finn

Roxanne Finn

Hampshire College
Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator
avatar for Jaida Fonfield

Jaida Fonfield

avatar for Anthony Furnelli

Anthony Furnelli

Westfield State University
Assistant Professor, Economics and Management
avatar for Amanda Garcia

Amanda Garcia

Elms College
Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance

Brett Gearing

The Alchemy Fund
Managing Partner
avatar for Eric Grigoryan

Eric Grigoryan

Grig Cinema
avatar for René Heavlow

René Heavlow

Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
Director, Operations & Special Programs
avatar for Stephanie Hockman

Stephanie Hockman

Amherst College
Program Director for Careers in Business and Finance
avatar for Samalid Hogan

Samalid Hogan

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center
Western MA Regional Director
avatar for Janice Jackson

Janice Jackson

Valley Venture Mentors
Partnerships and Events Associate
avatar for Matthew LaBranche

Matthew LaBranche

Western New England University
Director of Athletics, Recreational Sport & Physical Education
avatar for Dawn Leaks

Dawn Leaks

The Lioness Group

Jay Leonard

Springfield Venture Fund
Investor, Advisor, Mentor
avatar for Kristin Leutz

Kristin Leutz

Valley Venture Mentors

Bob Lowry

Bueno y Sano
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Janet McKenna Lowry

9 to Thrive
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Chris Lucas

Co-founder, CEO
avatar for Matthew Madden

Matthew Madden

Deadeye Sports, Blueprint Brothers LLC
avatar for Ellen Majka

Ellen Majka

Holyoke Community College
Business Professor

Barrett Mully

avatar for Tessa Murphy-Romboletti

Tessa Murphy-Romboletti

Spark EforAll Holyoke
avatar for Emily Norton

Emily Norton

Smith College
Director of the Design Thinking Initiative and Lecturer of Practice
avatar for Melissa Paciulli

Melissa Paciulli

avatar for Rick Plaut

Rick Plaut

avatar for Eric Rogers

Eric Rogers

avatar for Diane Sabato

Diane Sabato

Springfield Technical Community College
Faculty, Business Administration
avatar for Mary Schoonmaker

Mary Schoonmaker

Western New England University
Assistant Professor, Marketing
avatar for Kim Sherman

Kim Sherman

Westfield State University
Assistant Professor, Economics and Management
avatar for Thom Simmons

Thom Simmons

Greenfield Community College
Professor Emeritum
avatar for Jordana Starr

Jordana Starr

avatar for Gregory Thomas

Gregory Thomas

UMass Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship
Executive Director
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Tim Zych

Hampshire County Hot Rods