Event Registration

Please make plans to join us on January 16 and 17 in Roanoke, VA for the 2019 Regional StarTank Summit! This year, we have expanded activities beyond the pitch event to bring attention to a number of aspects of the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem over a 2-day period.

Schedule of Events

Regional Entrepreneurship Summit and Star Tank Kick-Off

January 16, 2019 – Hotel Roanoke
5-7:30 pm

We’ll kick the evening off with heavy hors dourves and a cash bar to give you a chance to network. Then, special keynote speaker, Thomas Osha, and a panel of innovators in our region share their stories on the past, present, and future of innovation.

Speaker: Thomas Osha

Doug Juanarena, Valleys Innovation Council
Bob Cowell, City of Roanoke
Elizabeth Jose, Flewid Capital

Ticket Required: https://conta.cc/2CLXpEy

Youth Star Tank (Click here to apply)

January 17, 2019 – Roanoke Higher Education Center

A problem-solving competition will serve as a platform for the area’s young people to show off their entrepreneurial skills.

Star Tank Pitch Event (Entrepreneurs apply here by January 14)

January 17, 2019 – Roanoke Higher Education Center

Application finalists get a chance to shine in front of regional investors to see if their idea has what it takes to get funded and get the chance of a lifetime to work with experienced mentors that can take the idea to the next level.

Entrepreneur Fireside Chats and Mixer 

January 17, 2019 – Big Lick Brewery (21+)

“Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned From Building a Disruptive Business” by keynote speaker, Patrick Henderson of Protos Security

All-inclusive fire-side event geared towards entrepreneurs. Patrick will speak for an open crowd about his experience building a disruptive business before we break into fireside chats with local investors and entrepreneurs to chat about starting and growing a business.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/362432554489093/