Ohio Innovation Fund Managing Director Bill Baumel Speaking on Growth Equity Funds at the 3 Rivers Venture Fair

Partners and OIF Startups Share Expertise at Multiple Industry Events to Help Fuel Innovation and Expand the Startup Economy

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ohio Innovation Fund (OIF), a leading venture capital firm that leverages Silicon Valley experience to help create the next generation of companies and industries in Ohio and throughout the Midwest, today announced that managing director Bill Baumel will speak at the 3 Rivers Venture Fair, one of the premier venture conferences in the Ohio Valley region. Additionally, OIF partner Jill Raderstorf and executives from OIF startup Genetesis will speak at multiple industry events throughout March and early April as a part of OIF’s ongoing efforts to share expertise that empowers entrepreneurs in the Midwest startup economy.

The full slate of events includes:

OHI/O’s ‘How to Pitch For VC’
OIF Partner Jill Raderstorf will deliver a presentation titled “How to Pitch For VC” to students at The Ohio State University. The presentation will include tips and tricks on what information to present and how to make the most of the time that you have with investors.

When: Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Ohio State University

Techstars Startup Weekend Columbus
OIF Partner Jill Raderstorf will serve as a judge for the annual pitch competition at Startup Weekend Columbus. The event is a competition in which, over the course of 54 hours, attendees from around Central Ohio come together to prototype and validate business ideas for viable ventures.

When: Sunday, March 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Script Drop Inc., 855 Grandview Ave., Columbus, Ohio

3 Rivers Venture Fair
OIF managing director Bill Baumel will speak about what progress and metrics companies need to achieve to attract growth stage equity at the 3 Rivers Venture Fair (3RVF), one of the nation's premier showcases of technology innovations and investment opportunities. Presented by the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association, 3RVF is expected to attract 1,000-plus investors and innovators from across the country.

When: Tuesday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Pl., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Interprofessional Innovation Symposium
Peeyush Shrivastava and Alisa Niksch of OIF startup Genetesis will deliver keynotes at the Interprofessional Innovation Symposium, where they will discuss healthcare innovation. Shrivastava, CEO and Co-Founder, and Niksch, Chief Medical Officer, will address how interprofessional innovation served as a foundation for creating integrated biomagnetic solutions to improve patients’ health, outcomes and quality of life.

When: Tuesday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center Grand Ballroom, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, Ohio

To learn more about these upcoming speaking engagements, or to read highlights from earlier speaking engagements, visit the Ohio Innovation Fund Growth and Prosperity blog, or read up on Ohio Innovation Fund and its diverse roster of startups.

About The Ohio Innovation Fund
The Ohio Innovation Fund (OIF) provides venture capital and strategic, operational, and financial expertise to high-growth companies in the SaaS, Data Science, Cyber Security, and Med Tech markets. With more than twenty years of Silicon Valley venture capital experience, and close ties with a significant network of key Silicon Valley leaders, the partners of OIF have successful exits via several multi-billion-dollar valuation Initial Public Offerings as well as acquisitions by companies such as Medtronic, Dell, SAP, Intuit, and Stryker. OIF's companies have been featured by CNN, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal among others. For more information please visit www.ohioinnovationfund.com.

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