Are you ready to raise your glass to a new year of our evening Tech & Toast? On March 21st, we are resuming our 2019 evening series with Dr. Brandy Salmon, VP for Innovation and Partnerships Managing Director of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus. Dr. Salmon will be speaking about Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus, specifically LINK (the Center for Industry Partnerships) and LAUNCH (the Center for New Ventures). She will also discuss Amazon’s decision to expand its headquarters into Northern Virginia and how this will impact Virginia Tech not only in NOVA but also within the southwest region.

Our Presenter:

Dr. Brandy Salmon

With over 20 years of experience at the intersection of research and business, Dr. Brandy Salmon is serving as the managing director of Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus, leading a cross-functional delivery team to set the vision for the campus and launch key efforts. Dr. Salmon came to Virginia Tech to oversee a discovery-to-market approach to strengthen industry partnerships and innovation: LINK, the Center for Advancing Industry Partnerships, and LAUNCH, the Center for New Ventures. Prior to Virginia Tech, she served as director for RTI’s Innovation Advisors, where she led consulting engagements for federal, corporate, and foundation clients to implement best practices in innovation, identify and evaluate new technologies and products, and develop commercialization strategies and partnerships. She has a B.A. from the University of Virginia, a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time: 5:30- 8:00pm

Location: Hotel Roanoke | 110 Shenandoah Ave NE Roanoke, VA 24016

Fee*: Member $35.00 | $45.00 after 3/15/2019
Future Member $55.00 | $65.00 after 3/15/2019
Students $20

*Dinner is included with your registration.

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