New York City, in the high yield-bond group as well as the oil and gas mergers and acquisitions groups. Rebecca started her investment banking career at Howell International in Boulder, Colorado, after returning from a corporate relations position in Caracas, Venezuela.

Rebecca is currently a member of the board of the National Association for Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF), an organization of innovation capital leaders in private, public, and nonprofit organizations that are committed to building local economies by investing in local entrepreneurs. She also has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the State Science Technology Institute (SSTI), a national nonprofit organization that leads, supports, and strengthens efforts to improve state and regional economies through science, technology, and innovation.

She holds a B.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Business and Administration.

DAN BERGLUND

Dan Berglund is the president and CEO of the State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI), a nonprofit organization that leads, supports, and strengthens efforts to improve state and regional economies through science, technology, and innovation.

SSTI is the most comprehensive resource available for those involved in technology-based economic development. Leading SSTI since its inception in 1996, Mr. Berglund has helped SSTI develop a nationwide network of practitioners and policymakers dedicated to improving the economy through science and technology. SSTI works with this network to assist states and communities as they build tech-based economies, conduct research on best practices and trends in tech-based economic development, and encourage cooperation among and between state and federal programs.

Prior to joining SSTI, Mr. Berglund worked as a consultant and for the Ohio Department of Development in a variety of positions, including acting deputy director of the Division of Technological Innovation. Mr. Berglund holds a B.A. in economics and political science and a B.A. in history from Ohio University.

MICHAEL BORRUS

Michael Borrus is the founding general partner of X/Seed Capital Management, a seed-focused, early-stage venture fund that invests in entrepreneurs pursuing breakthrough innovation. Prior to founding X/Seed, he was an executive in residence (EIR) at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) in Silicon Valley.

From 1999 to 2004, Michael led the technology banking unit at The Petkevich Group, a financial services start-up. Before that, Michael was adjunct professor



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