Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda, Ohio University
Margaret M. Walter Hall
South Green Drive
Athens, OH 45701
Margaret M. Walter Hall is located on Ohio University's campus in Athens, Ohio. The Rotunda is on the NW corner of Richland Avenue and South Green Drive. Free parking is located across the street on South Green Drive near Peden Stadium. Please follow the signs.
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Investors, Entrepreneurs, Students, Faculty, Community Members:
Join Us Again! Thursday, May 24, on Ohio University's campus.
Now in its fifth year, Athenian Venture Partners & Ohio University's Edison Biotechnology Institute bring you the BioVenture & Innovation Showcase, a forum showcasing a broad array of technologies and companies including biotech, IT, and energy.
The Showcase is an excellent networking and educational forum for numerous constituencies.
Keynote: Why is Athens/Ohio University Killing it in Entrepreneurship?
CEO, New Harvest Ventures
Today, Wilhelm is a full-time entrepreneur and a part-time academic. He is the developer of a solar project projected to be the largest ever built east of the Rockies--on reclaimed mine lands in southeastern Ohio. He is the founder of the nation's first New Markets Venture Capital Company, which invests in businesses located in economically challenged parts of central Appalachia. He founded a second venture capital fund that has helped build companies in small Midwestern towns--companies that provide safe, pasteurized eggs to anxious consumers, that help returning veterans--our wounded warriors--manage their medications as prescribed, and that assist companies with energy-hungry data centers reduce their electricity usage.
Wilhelm is the CEO of New Harvest Ventures, a development company working in the areas of renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, clean water, and community based venture capital.
In the world of politics, Wilhelm is best known for his work as a manager of high-level campaigns, including the 1992 presidential campaign of William J. Clinton. Upon his election, President Clinton nominated Wilhelm to serve as Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Recently, Wilhelm co-chaired the successful campaign to renew Ohio’s innovative “Third Frontier” job creation program and, in 2008, was one of the first super delegates to support the candidacy of then-Senator Barack Obama for the presidency.
Wilhelm is a graduate of Ohio University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.