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Friday, November 21 • 9:15am - 10:30am
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Entrepreneurs give mock VC pitches and then hear feedback and discuss with targeted audience.

Entreprenuer 1: William Chapman, Seal the Seasons, Co-Founder
Seal the Seasons is a local frozen food company working to bolster rural economies and improve the health of families who live and work within them. By adding value to local agricultural products, our innovative approach helps family farms become more sustainable by introducing their goods into large-scale supply chains. 

Entreprenuer 2: Eric Vandenbrink, GroundTruth, Co-Founder
GroundTruth improves the flow of information between produce growers and retailers. It allows supermarkets to have more information about what they are buying. It allows growers to make more informed growing decisions based on buyer preferences. Together, these insights enable both growers and retailers to capture more value while reducing food waste. 

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William Chapman

Co-Founder, Seal the Seasons
With his background in nutritional biochemistry, William Chapman co-founded Seal the Seasons last spring after participating in Kenan-Flagler's Launch the Venture. He is currently completing his Masters of Public Health in Nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health... Read More →
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Steven Dauphin

Advisor, Food Security Group
Steve has been active in the private markets since 1994, working with funds totaling in excess of $200M. In recent years, his practice has focused on waste biomass energy solutions and more sustainable alternatives to traditional fertilizers. In 2010, Mr. Dauphin presented a market-based... Read More →
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Stephanie Nieman

Associate, SJF Ventures
Stephanie is an associate for a venture capital fund that invests in high growth companies that are positively impacting the world. Representative investment areas include energy & efficiency, smart infrastructure, health & wellness and education. The fund provides equity financing... Read More →
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Erin Ponsonby

Community Manager, Thought For Food
Erin Ponsonby is the Community Manager for Thought For Food, a global movement dedicated to fixing our broken food system through bold, breakthrough solutions. After working in finance and communications, Erin landed in her current role at Thought For Food where she is working to... Read More →
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Daniella Uslan

Co-Founder, Seal the Seasons
Daniella Uslan co-founded Seal the Seasons last fall after she took an epic train ride across the country with a crowd funded social entrepreneurship incubator train, also known as the Millennial Trains Project. Daniella set out to discover innovative approaches to prevent food waste... Read More →
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Eric Vandenbrink

Candidate for MBA, Class of 2015, Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business
Eric is in the final year of his MBA at Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business. Last summer, he interned at DuPont, where he identified and prioritized new product opportunities to support launch of an internal venture in the agriculture industry. Prior to Fuqua, he managed... Read More →

Friday November 21, 2014 9:15am - 10:30am EST
McColl - 2600

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