Celebrate with us!
Our annual membership gala is an incredible opportunity to network with over 400 of the region’s leaders, top executives, fellow RBTC members, and guests. This annual evening is highlighted by a State of the RBTC address, speakers that inspire us forward towards our vision for the region, and an
after-party for extended networking. Join us!
KEYNOTE // ROSS BAIRD, CEO of Village Capital & author of The Innovation Blind Spot “Topophilia: Why Your Valleys Shouldn’t Be Silicon Valley – And How To Do It Better” How the Roanoke and New River Valley can be successful by investing in different people, places, and industries.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER // Ross Baird is the founder of Village Capital, a unique investment firm that finds, supports, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems globally. Since 2009, Village Capital has supported over 600 ventures worldwide through its peer review model. To date, Village Capital entrepreneurs have created over 11,000 jobs and served over 5 million customers.
Ross is also the author of ‘The Innovation Blind Spot: Why We Back the Wrong Ideas and What To Do About It‘. This groundbreaking book provides an insider perspective on an emerging revolution in entrepreneurship. The smartest entrepreneurs, investors, and firms will exploit society’s blind spots, finding success in opportunities that are currently being overlooked. This book reveals where these opportunities are and how to pursue them.
Fall Gala guests will receive a copy of Ross’ book.
DATE – Thursday, November 2, 2017
5:30 pm – Registration and Networking Reception
6:45 pm – Welcome Remarks
7:00 pm – Dinner
7:45 pm – Keynote Address
8:15 pm – After Party
(extended networking and decadent desserts!)
Inn at Virginia Tech, 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Rate: $134.00 Single or Double Room Rate
To make a room reservation please call the Inn at Virginia Tech: (877) 200-3360.
Let them know that you are affiliated with “RBTC Fall Gala” to secure the negotiated rate.
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