Featured Speaker – Elizabeth Brake, Director of Ohio, Venture for America
Elizabeth focuses on company partnerships, Fellow support, and fundraising in Ohio. She holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a Ph.D. from Duke University. Prior to joining VFA she was a post-doctoral research associate at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where she studied innovation management in large corporations and taught the history of innovation in Duke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. In addition to this research and teaching background, Elizabeth has five years of new venture management experience.