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Wednesday, May 4 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mentor Sessions / May 4

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Meet one on one with experts and members of Columbus business community! Read the mentor bios below and follow the link to Slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes - arrive on time to check in! 

Dave Gillespie
(Entpreneurship, Tech & Law)
Reserve your time: https://www.slotted.co/cmhstartupweek2016
I'm a corporate and technology attorney practicing in Columbus Ohio. I enjoy entrepreneurial interests on the side, and I'm always interested in hearing about new opportunities. Areas of practice: Advising startups and emerging growth companies through formation, raising capital, and growth phases; leveraged buy-outs; mergers and acquisitions; securities; partnership and joint-venture structuring; transactional tax planning; representing borrowers and lenders in financing transactions; real estate development; commercial leasing; website privacy policies and terms of service; licensing agreements; software development agreements.

Taylor Orbson
(PR & Marketing)
Reserve your time: https://www.slotted.co/cmhstartupweek2016
As Director of PR for Geben Communication, Taylor Orsbon leads the team in delivering exceptional service and driving desired outcomes. She brings her signature positive, friendly and quick-thinking approach to relationship building and strategy, focusing on innovative best practices that establish clients as trendsetters and leaders within their industries. Taylor has a proven track record of securing high-profile placements in national media, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, TechCruch and Mashable, among many others. 
A firm believer that PR can positively impact a brand’s bottom line, Taylor joined Geben Communication in 2012 after beginning her career at one of the Midwest’s largest full-service marketing communications agencies, where she worked with clients in a broad range of industries including tourism, consumer, technology, business-to-business and the nonprofit sector. Drawn to Geben’s core focus on innovative, intentional PR that drives real results for brands, organizations and startups of all sizes, Taylor knew she had found a group of kindred spirits – and her place to shine. When she’s not meticulously mapping out the foreseeable future in her beloved planner, Taylor stays immersed in the local Columbus community, volunteering her time and talent with ROX, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, CYP, Columbus StartupWeek and TEDxColumbus.

Alex Brown
(Investor, Legal)
Reserve your time: https://www.slotted.co/cmhstartupweek2016
Alex Brown is a member of Ohio TechAngel Funds and serves as legal counsel to several companies that have received investments from OTAF. He is also a partner in the law firm of Dickinson Wright. His law practice involves advising privately held companies in capital raising, mergers & acquisitions, and transactions involving technology, software, outsourcing, electronic commerce and intellectual property. He serves as outside general counsel to several software and technology companies, from startups to large, privately held companies.

Kori J. Manus
(Entrepreneurship, Busines Planning)
Reserve your time: https://www.slotted.co/cmhstartupweek2016
Kori Manus is a seasoned advisor to entrepreneurs at Gerber, LLC – a professional service firm exclusively serving first generation entrepreneurs. With Gerber, Kori’s days are spent diving into the lifestyle of Columbus business owners. A handful of her time is spent conducting hands-on planning meetings with clients, creating customized roadmaps to help each entrepreneur reach their life and business goals. But her work with entrepreneurs doesn’t stop when she steps out of the Gerber office; you can often find Kori out in the community interacting with organizations like NAWBO, the Columbus Chamber, or any of Columbus’ startup organizations and events. Whatever the arena, Kori understands the unique needs of the entrepreneur and concentrates on helping business owners through their entrepreneurial journey.  

Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Chase Basecamp at Vue - Main Stage 95 Liberty St Columbus, OH 43215