CARDSTART FINALS

April 17, 2021 

Where: Horn Auditorium-University of Louisville College of Business

 

When: 1-3pm

**COVID-19**: Masks are mandatory and social distancing will be in place.

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SCHEDULE

WELCOME

Welcome & Introduction to CardStart Finals 2021

1:00pm

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Angelique Johnson, CEO, MEMStim

1:10pm

JUDGES INTRODUCTION

1:45pm

Get to meet the judges for CardStart Finals 2021: Bob Saunders, Alice Shade, and Suzanne Bergmeister

PITCH COMPETITION

2:00pm

Each team will have 7 minutes to pitch their technology to our panel of esteemed judges with a 10 min Q&A after.

AWARDS AND CLOSING REMARKS

We will announce the winners of the CardStart Challenge competition!

2:30pm

MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Angelique Johnson

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ANGELIQUE JOHNSON

CEO & Co-Founder MEMStim

Dr. Angelique Johnson is CEO and founder of MEMStim, and has raised nearly $2.5 million in non-dilutive funds for the medical device startup. An expert in Lean Startup Methodology, she has educated students on building successful companies. With a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, she is an authority on innovation and entrepreneurship. Dr. Johnson has delivered a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill, served as a speaker for the eighth district of the Federal Reserve, and delivered several international talks. She has been featured on NBC Universal, National Public Radio, The Root news site, Louisville Insider, Business First, and other media outlets.

MEET THE JUDGES

Our 2021 CardStart Final Judging Panel

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SUZANNE BERGMEISTER

Suzanne is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Assistant Director of the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship. She is the past chair of Venture Connectors and a founding member of the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW).

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BOB SAUNDERS

Bob is a General Partner of OCA Ventures (Chicago), a Founding Partner of Saunders Murdoch and Associates (Louisville/Boston), and is an active investor in many healthcare startups. Bob was a Managing Director and General Partner at Chrysalis Ventures from 1997 to 2009. Bob was a founding board member of MetaCyte Business Lab, the University of Louisville’s life science incubator. Over the last 30 years, he has invested in several dozen startup companies and has mentored 100+ startups.

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ALICE SHADE

Alice is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. She is the founder and former CEO of Louisville based SentryHealth, a chronic disease management company.

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR- SOUTHEAST XLERATOR NETWORK

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