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The John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship Inaugural Law & Entrepreneurship Roundtable


Event is Free and Open to the Public

October 3, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Professionals from law, venture capital, biotech and nonprofit organizations will come together on Tuesday, Oct. 3 to talk about the opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs in 2017. Jane Hollingsworth, Founding Managing Partner of Militia Hill Ventures, presents the keynote address. A reception immediately follows the program.

The event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. It takes place in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101) of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA).


Schedule of Events

3 p.m.: Nonprofit Entrepreneurship Panel

Kristina Wahl, President, The Barra Foundation

Elizabeth Killough, Director, The Untours Foundation

Marley Conley,  Founding Partner, Conley Fleming LLP

Omar Woodward, Executive Director, GreenLight Fund Philadelphia

Moderated by Melanie McMenamin, Professor of Law and Director of the Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

4 p.m.: Financing through Exit

Jeffrey Bodle, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Holly Flanagan – Gabriel Investments

Chris Hanssens, Managing Partner, Eureka Growth Capital

David Luk, Principal, Safeguard

Christopher S. Miller, Partner, Pepper Hamilton

Moderated by Andrew Lund, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

5 p.m.: Introduction of the Villanova Entrepreneurs Capital Club

Rich Avil, Member, Villanova University College of Engineering Advisory Board

Terry Delaney, President, Villanova University Alumni Association's Board of Directors

II Luscri, Executive Director - Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Institute, Villanova University

5:20 p.m.: Keynote Address

Jane Hollingsworth, Founding Managing, Partner, Militia Hill Ventures

Reception to follow at 6 p.m. in the Law School’s Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons