Tim Ryan Steve Waddell

Day 1 The Dawn of Innovation: Opening Ceremony

A Talk by Tim Ryan and Steve Waddell MBA, PMP

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About this Talk

Day 1 of the Valuepreneurs Idea to Product Summit promises an electrifying start to a journey of innovation, with co-hosts Steve Waddell and Tim Ryan from Innovate Hampton Roads at the helm. The opening will set an inspiring tone with the Summit Anthem, followed by a special welcome letter from Governor Glenn Youngkin, underscoring the event's significance in nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of the state. This day is dedicated to unlocking the potential from idea to concept, aligning with the "Valuepreneurs" ethos of guiding attendees from inception to impactful product creation. The agenda is packed with sessions from industry experts like Jason Feifer, Scott Allen, and Rita Crompton, offering insights into seizing overlooked opportunities, embracing challenges, and understanding customer resonance. With a focus on practical applications such as CAD modeling and 3D printing, the summit aims to equip participants with the knowledge and inspiration needed to transform ideas into reality, setting the stage for a transformative experience in the world of innovation.

21 February 2024, 03:30 PM

Main Stage

03:30 PM - 03:40 PM

About The Speakers

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan

Executive Director, Innovate Hampton Roads

Champion of entrepreneurship and innovation across Hampton Roads, Virginia and beyond. Promoter of the "Give before you get" mindset.

Tim Ryan

Steve Waddell

Steve Waddell MBA, PMP

CEO, Valuepreneurs

As the CEO of Valuepreneurs and host of our Virtual Summit, II specialize in product development, blending key strategies into actionable insights. My expertise in the Value-Driven Product Development process guides each expert interview, providing valuable takeaways for attendees.

Steve Waddell

Innovate Hampton Roads

We are building an ecosystem here in HRVA focused on growing, guiding, and connecting entrepreneurs and the technology ecosystem in order to build a stronger and more innovative economy in our region.


Virginia Innovative Partnership Corporation

VIPC is the commercialization and seed stage economic development driver in the Commonwealth that leads funding, infrastructure, and policy initiatives to support Virginia's innovators, entrepreneurs, startups, and market development strategies.

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