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A dynamic series founded on a simple premise: when Virginia Tech alumni and industry get together, we get to work.


Small Business Survival: Stories + Strategies

From starting, to scaling, to selling and exiting a small business, what can entrepreneurs do in the midst of a global pandemic and an election year to survive no matter where they are in the life cycle of their startup? An outstanding lineup of four Hokie alums who are living every aspect of this small business reality themselves shared what they have learned. Brett Malone, a seasoned entrepreneur and President and CEO of Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center, moderated and provided exciting updates on the CRC.


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    Share your stories and experience with the next generation of Hokie grads.

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Jennifer Van Buskirk '95

Senior Vice President, Wireless Marketing, AT&T

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About Aluminate

Under the umbrella of LINK + LICENSE + LAUNCH, Aluminate is the platform, the stage, the forum that lights our path to advance industry. We not only tackle big questions and pressing issues, we bring light to new possibilities. We mobilize around topics at the bleeding edge – where predictive analytics meets pandemics; the future of talent, of work, of AI; super soldiers at the human-computer frontier, and the Next G. Through our convictions and connections, we create partnerships built for national and global impact.