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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Friday, November 1 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Shark Tank

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Are you ready to pitch your business idea to a group of experts?  The Shark Tank is an opportunity to pitch your business idea and receive feedback.  You or your team will have a chance to deliver a 90-second pitch to our panel of experts, there will be a prize awarded in each session.  The sharks will share their advice on how to grow your business and achieve your goals.
The Shark Tank will be an educational opportunity for all, regardless of whether you are in the audience or on the main stage.

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Pam Baran

Instructor/Program Coordinator, Dept. of Business Management, Springfield College
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Amanda Garcia

Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance, Elms College


Jay Leonard

Investor, Advisor, Mentor, Springfield Venture Fund
Early stage venture Investor with substantial experience raising capital/building ecosystems/building and managing enterprise.

Brett Gearing

Managing Partner, The Alchemy Fund
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Samalid Hogan

Western MA Regional Director, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center

Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 4 Mass Mutual Center