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Paladin Pivots – Embracing Disruption: Investing in the Next Generation of Startups

October 7, 2020 @ 4:30 pm

Paladin Pivots – Embracing Disruption: Investing in the Next Generation of Startups

In this installment of Furman Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s six-part virtual speaker series “Paladin Pivots: Stories from the Furman Network,” Ginger Rothrock ’00, Senior Director at HG Ventures, shares her take on what investors are looking for in the next generation of startups beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 7. Register by visiting this website.

Paladin Pivots is sponsored by the Class E Podcast team and features guests sharing how they have adapted and innovated their way to professional success both before and during COVID-19. Drawing on Furman’s rich alumni network, listeners can expect to hear from a diverse range of proven professionals with experience in property management, hospitality, software, finance and other industries. Remaining sessions are:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m., “Impact Investing: Seeking Profit and Community Good,” featuring Libby Phillips ’11 (business administration and history) and Andrew Phillips ’14 (business administration), managing partners of Phillips Family Office
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 4:30 p.m., “A Lasting Legacy: Innovative Growth in Family Businesses,” with Kemmons Wilson, III ’98 (business administration), Furman Board of Trustees member and principal of Kemmons Wilson Companies
  • Wednesday, Nov.18, at 4:30 p.m., “Connecting With Your Customer Faster and More Efficiently,” with Ford Blakely ’97 (accounting and finance), founder, senior vice president and general manager of Zingle at Medallia

Register online or contact Elizabeth Marron ’20 for more information at Recordings of the sessions will be available to the public in future episodes on The Class E Podcast.


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