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Angel Networks in the Southeast

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Angel Networks in the Southeast

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

Starting on November 14th, the 2017 SEBIO Investor and Partnering Forum will be held in Pinehurst, North Carolina and is expected to draw more than 300 attendees, including investors from over 30 regional and national venture funds, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, professional service providers, and representatives from the region’s top research universities and institutes. It’s not too late to register.

The Forum will feature a panel on the morning of November 16 all about Angel Networks in the Southeast. The panel will be far-ranging and full of information. It will feature the following individuals.

John Glushik is Managing Director of the Duke Angel Network and an advisor to the Carolina Angel Network and Wolfpack Investor Network. He has over eighteen years of venture investing experience. His work has covered all aspects of venture investments and portfolio management. He is a Venture Partner at Intersouth Partners where he has helped manage four early stage venture partnerships. He is an active member of the entrepreneurial community, serving on the boards of the North Carolina Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the Southern Capital Forum, the Florida Venture Forum and the Atlanta Venture Forum where he is a past chairman. He teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. Prior to being a venture capitalist, John worked as an engineer and consultant in the information technology and aerospace industries. His previous experience includes software development, telecommunications engineering, data communications research and strategic marketing consulting. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and materials science from Duke, an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Dr. Stephen MacDonald serves as Managing Director for the Bio/Med Investor Network. In this role, he oversees network-wide projects ranging from planning and executing numerous events, marketing campaigns, and coordinating all logistics for the network and its members. A long-time member of the Georgia Bio and the Georgia life sciences community, Dr. MacDonald came to Atlanta in 2000 for a post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University. He has spent most of his career as a registered patent agent and patent consultant with 15 years of experience in the life sciences sector. His experience includes evaluating and prosecuting early stage intellectual property and advising small to large sized companies on patent prosecution, due diligence and commercialization strategy. His unique background speaking the languages of science, business and law, positions him to engage with Georgia’s life sciences industry and be a highly effective member of the Bio/Med Investor Network. Dr. MacDonald was an original founder of Georgia Bio’s Emerging Leaders Network and was awarded Georgia Bio’s Emerging Leader of the Year award in 2008. He received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Manitoba and conducted post-doctoral research at Emory University School of Medicine. He has an MBA from Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.

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