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Panel to Discuss Opportunities That Face Female-led Ventures

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2019) — The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship and the University of Kentucky Women Innovators Network (UKWIN), a program of the UK Office of Technology Commercialization, will be hosting a networking event and a panel discussion on opportunities and challenges that face female-led ventures. This event will begin 5 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics.

The panel will showcase a number of female entrepreneurs including UK faculty member Gilson Capilouto, chief clinical officer NFANT Labs; Angelika Fath-Goodin, CEO of ParaTechs; Pang Hartman, vice president and creative director at FrogDice; Sandra Marlow, co-founder and CEO of Baqua Company; and Madison Hartung, CEO of Smart Rotation. Marianne Hudson and Kristina Montague will moderate the panel discussion.

Hudson is the executive director of Angel Capital Association, which is the North American professional association for active accredited investors. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in economics and political science and her master’s degree from Rutgers University in public policy.

Montague is a managing partner of The Jump Fund, which focuses on female-led ventures. She received her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in African studies and her Master in Public Administration degree from the University of Washington in education policy.

Admission is free and open to the public. To attend, please register here by Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

The mission of the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) is to help grow Kentucky’s economy by promoting entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking at UK and across the Commonwealth and assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses in the creation and growth of new and existing business ventures like the Entrepreneurs Bootcamp. The Von Allmen Center is located in Room 444 of the Gatton College Building.

The UK Women Innovators Network (UKWIN), a program of the Office of Technology Commercialization, has a mission to increase the number of UK women who participate in innovation by getting women involved and prepared to take leadership roles in all stages of the commercialization process. UKWIN provides a forum for women innovators that is supportive and allows them to exchange experience, advice and strategies for taking their innovations to the next level. The Office of Technology Commercialization’s core mission is to facilitate the commercialization of UK innovations and discoveries for the benefit of the university community, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and global society.

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