Looking for funding? Don’t miss the next Innovation Cafe!

The Innovation Cafe is going big in 2014! On February 12, we will be hosting a SUPER SIZED event focused on finding capital for early-stage technologies in Central Pennsylvania. The program will begin with networking and a light breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in the Penn State Hershey University Conference Center.  Michael Hund, J.D., attorney at McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC will kick off the program discussing the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and guidelines for soliciting investors.

Kelly Wylam, director of the Innovation Partnership will share opportunities and resources available for early-stage companies to secure federal funding. The goal of the Innovation Partnership is to help early-stage technology companies in Pennsylvania secure federal funding.

To conclude the program, a panel of investment experts including; Mel Billingsley, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania, Steve Brawley, president and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology PArtners of Northern and Central Pennsylvania, and Ira Wallace, M.D., M.B.A, who serves as the regional vice president for Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic.

The event will conclude with networking and lunch. The program is free but space is limited. Reserve your spot today!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – Penn State Hershey – University Conference Center


8:00 a.m. Networking/Breakfast

8:30 a.m. SEC Rules & Guidelines for soliciting investors

9:20 a.m. Federal Funding Sources

10:15 a.m. Early Stage Funding

11:30 a.m. Networking/Lunch

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