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Solstice Conference Details

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Conference Check-in:

You will receive your name tag, conference schedule, and register for workshops on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Day 1 - Sat, Sept 23

  • Check In-Time: 8:30 - 9:30 AM

  • Location: 2nd-floor lobby (main entrance) of the 245 Beacon Street building on Boston College’s Chestnut Hill Campus

  • Food: Breakfast (beginning at 9 AM) & lunch provided

Day 2 - Sun, Sept 24

  • Check In-Time: 9:00 - 9:45 AM

  • Location: Enter through 2nd-floor lobby (main entrance) of the 245 Beacon Street building on Boston College’s Chestnut Hill Campus

  • Food: Breakfast (beginning at 9 AM) & lunch provided

Conference Schedule

Saturday 9/23

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Arrival & Check-In
245 Beacon St, room 202
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Breakfast
245 Beacon St, 5th Floor
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Keynote
245 Beacon St, Room 107
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop #1
245 beacon St, 2nd Floor
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
Fulton Honors Library
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Innovate Her Way Panel
245 Beacon St, Room 107
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moolah Kicks Ideathon
245 Beacon St, Room 107
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Innovation Mixer
Fulton Honors Library

Sunday 9/24

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast
245 Beacon St, room 202
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
VC + Founder Panel
245 Beacon St, 5th Floor
11:15AM - 12:15 AM
Workshop #2
245 Beacon St, Room 107
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Closing Speaker
245 beacon St, 2nd Floor
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch
245 beacon St, 2nd Floor

Speakers

Keynote Speaker
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Caitlin Reimers Brumme
CEO of massChallange
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Closing Speaker
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Fay Rotenberg
CEO of Firefly Health
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Innovate Her Way Panel
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Cory Munchbach
CEO of BlueConic
 
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Emma Butler
Founder & CEO of Liberare
 
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Gilda Doria
Co-founder & CEO of SoccerHead
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Founder + VC Panel
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Lem Lim
Associate at Avery Dennison Ventures
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Elena Gantvarg
Principal at Flint Capital
 
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Trevor Rozier-Byrd
Founder & CEO of Stackwell
 
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Nicolás Estrella
Founder & CMO of Waku
 
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Saturday Workshops

AI: Your New  

Co-founder

Jimmy McDermott

Co-Founder & CTO at pathwayOS

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Sip & Strategize:
What you should Know about Marketing your Brand

Robert

Innis

Brand Manager at Athletic Brewing Co.

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Cracking the VC Interview

Michael 

Perry

Advertiser Growth at Snap Inc.

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Fundraising 101:
Building the Best Strategy

for your Startup

Ross

Palley

Managing Director

at Venture Lane

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Sunday Workshops

Navigating the Startup Minefield:

Common Mistakes that Founders Avoid

Karen Walker-Beecher

Board & consultant at skyeAdvise

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Tackling Tech:

A Guide to the Internet, Cloud, and AI

Joseph

Hajjar

Software engineer at InterSystems

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The VC Landscape

A Reflection on the Past and

where it's Headed
 

Jenna Steichen

Technology Investor at Summit Partners

Bozhena Kulchyck

Technology Investor at Summit Partners

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The Moolah Kicks Ideathon is an immersive, problem-solving, and collaborative event aimed at thinking deeply, critically, and creatively with undergraduate and graduate conference attendees, featuring an appearance by Natalie White, founder of Moolah Kicks.

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