Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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George Mason University Science & Tech Campus 
10900 University Boulevard
Room 1004
Manassas, VA 20110

Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research (IABR), Room 1004 

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Christopher Girdwood 
Prince William County Department of Economic Development 

Join us for a Discussion on CIT's Venture
and Grant Funding Programs!

In this seminar, the presenters will discuss the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF), the Virginia Founders Fund, and how local science and tech entrepreneurs can apply to these programs to accelerate innovation and economic growth in Virginia by advancing solutions to important state, national, and international problems. In addition, presenters will briefly discuss CIT's GAP Funds, which is a family of seed- and early-stage investment funds placing near-equity and equity investments, will present on the fundamentals (including due diligence) required to access this growth capital.

Jennifer Hiltwine manages the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) and assists with the development and execution of the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap as CIT’s Senior R&D Specialist. She also is involved with other R&D programs, translational research activities, and outreach and engagement throughout the technology community. Jennifer joined the CIT R&D team in 2010, where she also supported Communications and Marketing and Government and Public Affairs. Jennifer is a 2009 graduate from Elon University.

Over the past 18 years Dan Henderson has been a founder - or on the founding team - of four technology startups, with a track record of two exits; one to a public company. Dan joined CIT in 2013 and is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence. closing seed- and early-stage investments, and taking Board observer roles in portfolio companies. Dan came to CIT from BeClose, a venture-backed wireless home health company, where he served as SVP of Business Development and Strategy. Dan earned his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School and a B.A. from Oberlin College.