Steve Waddell Tim Ryan Sean Mallon

Welcome to Day 3: The Launchpad - Catapulting Innovations from Funding to Market with special guest VIPC's Sean Mallon

A Talk by Sean Mallon , Tim Ryan and Steve Waddell MBA, PMP

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About this Talk

Welcome to Day 3 of our transformative summit, a pivotal moment for entrepreneurs ready to catapult their innovative ideas into the marketplace and secure the vital funding for their journey. Hosted by Steve Waddell, alongside co-host Tim Ryan, today's session promises a deep dive into the realms of market readiness and financial empowerment.

We're thrilled to spotlight Sean Mallon from VIPC, graciously supported by our event sponsor, bringing a wealth of knowledge on VIPC's dynamic funding programs that are steering entrepreneurship to new heights. Sean's presentation will cover the comprehensive support available through initiatives like the Commonwealth Commercialization Fund, equity investments via Virginia Venture Partners, and specialized SBIR/STTR funding assistance. This segment is a must-attend for any entrepreneur vying for a competitive edge in funding.

Beyond the numbers, Sean will impart critical strategies for engaging with VIPC and investors at large, offering a masterclass in standing out in the funding landscape. The insights shared today are tailored to equip you with the know-how to not only capture the attention of VIPC but to also navigate the broader investment community with confidence.

Prepare to be inspired by Sean Mallon's guidance on leveraging VIPC's resources, and learn directly from the source how to fine-tune your engagement and application strategies. This session is designed to transform your approach to securing funding and to forge a clear path for your entrepreneurial endeavors.

As we explore the intricacies of investor engagement and the strategic avenues for securing support, today's talks are an invaluable resource for entrepreneurs at any stage of their journey. Whether you're in the throes of launching your product or seeking to understand the landscape of potential funding, Day 3 of our summit is here to illuminate the way forward.

Join us as we delve into the practical steps for market introduction and securing the funding that will propel your ideas into reality. Here's to turning entrepreneurial dreams into actionable success stories!

23 February 2024, 03:30 PM

Main Stage

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

About The Speakers

Sean Mallon

Sean Mallon

VP of Commercialization, Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation

I help great entrepreneurs raise capital, refine their strategy, grow their revenue, streamline their operations and increase their profitability.

Sean Mallon

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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