Come join the Startup Summit Virtual Conference!

Introducing the newest Startup Summit Chapter in Charlotte, NC! We bring you the very best events and conferences for entrepreneurs around startup success! Led by managing director Bryan Dennstedt, in partnership with Startup Summit HQ in Raleigh, NC, we are excited to bring you the Charlotte Conference very soon! More details to follow…

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Making Q3 & Q4 2020 A Great Success!  

Thriving in a Pandemic Economy

Come join the Startup Summit Virtual Conference, “Making Q3 & Q4 2020 A Great Success! Thriving in a pandemic economy.”


1:00 pm– Welcome Message From Startup Summit Founders Keith Washo & Mark Bavisotto

I. 1:15-1:45 pm: Opening Keynote- John Chambers former CEO of Cisco.

-Introduction & Fireside Chat led by Steve Rao

II. 1:45-2:15 pm: Securing Investments during a pandemic: David Gardner, Co-Founders, Ellaine Bolle, RTP Capital, Keith Daniels, Resilient Ventures, Suresh Shanmugham, Monique Villa from Mucker Capital Runs seed and A round investments for Mucker and looking at investments in NC.

III. 2:15-2:45 pm: Leadership Through Crisis: Rob Campbell

IV. 2:45- 2:55 pm: 5 advice tips for entrepreneurs and startups in 5 minutes by Simmi Prasad, President, TiE Carolinas

IV. 2:55-3:20 pm: How to make your startup more diverse and inclusive: Donald Thompson, Dr. Deborah Stroman, Ravi Kumar

V. 3:20-3:55: Closing Keynote- Bob Young, Founder of RedHat, Lulu, and Needlepoint

VII. 3:55pm-4:00pm: Startup Summit-Recap from founders Keith & Mark

Startup Summit brings together startups and entrepreneurs so they can exchange advice, strategies, and connections to help them grow their businesses.

These conferences are opportunities to educate, inspire and network entrepreneurs, startups and corporations across the region.
These events feature keynotes, panels and break-out working sessions along with consulting corners to help people grow personally and professionally.

Bryan Dennstedt

Managing Director


Bryan has more than 20 years of exemplary achievement in the field of Information Technology, working with premier companies such as iPic Entertainment, MDLive, IBM, and Xerox. He built his career on a reputation for integrity and technical expertise, and have progressed consistently through a broad range of roles, giving him a comprehensive understanding of his field. Between 1997 and 2000 he worked as a Developer for Xerox, and immediately after that he became a Solution Architect for IBM. There he built e-commerce and portal websites, and led an international team through the signing of a multi-million dollar SAP upgrade. Since 2008 he has served in a senior leadership capacity, first with City Power Marketing (energy trading) then MDLIVE (healthcare and telemedicine), and most recently with iPic Entertainment (Movie theaters and restaurants). In 2001, he completed a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis on Information Technology. With his many years of on-the-job professional development and ongoing training, and the attainment of the degree, Bryan has built a reputation as a subject matter expert in his field.

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