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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

Thursday, November 5
2:00–3:00pm EST

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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? Join us on November 5 for a live web event with an outstanding lineup of four Hokie alums who are living every aspect of this small business reality themselves and are eager to share what they have learned. Brett Malone, a seasoned entrepreneur and President and CEO of Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center, will moderate and provide exciting updates on the CRC.


Launching Technology in Turbulent Times

Featuring Mark Mondry, Associate Director of LAUNCH: The Center for New Ventures at Virginia Tech
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    Share your stories and experience with the next generation of Hokie grads.

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Jennifer Van Buskirk '95

SVP, 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.