Dreaming of your own company, but don’t know where to start? Join our panel to hear real stories and tips that work.

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Sign on to Innovation Factory’s Entrepreneurs Panel on March 12 and network with successful entrepreneurs who have nailed it: Kavya Krishna and Mike Leffer.

Details about guest speakers and panel moderator:

Kavya Krishna

Kavya is the co-founder of the Society of Women Coders (SOWCoders), a women-led organization that works to encourage young girls from developing nations to opt for education and careers in STEM, by conducting free coding and Entrepreneurship camps and providing mentorship. SOWCoders has worked with over 1200 girls from 27 countries around the world.

Mike Leffer

Mike is a Principal at Early Light Ventures, an early-stage Baltimore-based venture capital fund. He previously worked as a Principal and founding team member at Squadra Ventures, an Investment Analyst with Baltimore Angels, is a two-time founder with one exit, and served as an Officer in the US Army. Mike regularly advises founders at the earliest stages of their companies, several of whom have raised millions of dollars in venture funding. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and regularly holds his breath for over five minutes while freediving and spearfishing.

Jack Fischer is the founder and author of Molecular Ideas, a life sciences innovation blog. He brings ten years of commercial planning and strategic storytelling experience for early-stage biotechnology and top-ten pharmaceutical companies to the Innovation Factory as a board member.