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Dr. Mort Grosser at the 2012 Investor Roundtable/Pitch & Mingle session at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012.

July 11, 2013 - For the fifth consecutive year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the UW-Oshkosh Business Success Center presents AeroInnovate, a daylong series of events highlighting new technologies, entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and investment trends. AeroInnovate 2013 is set for Tuesday, July 30, at the new Innovations Pavilion.

AeroInnovate again begins with Startup Aviation Day, featuring Esther Dyson kicking things off at 8:30 a.m. with "Savvy Entrepreneur: Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor," followed by a panel discussion, "Beyond the Startup: Overcoming the Challenges of Growth" at 10 a.m. Panelists include JoeBen Bevirt, Rj Siegel, Steve Smerfling, and George Bye, facilitated by Gretchen Jahn.

Jonathan Hartman of Sikorsky will host a session at 11:30 a.m., "Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Big Company Perspectives," followed by the popular "Pitch Doctor" Bill Joos at 1 p.m. with "Telling Your Business Idea in 30 Seconds or Less."

The Venture Forums are followed by the annual Investors Only Roundtable Dinner and the Pitch & Mingle networking session - AeroInnovate's signature event - concluding Startup Aviation Day.

The Investors Only Roundtable, held from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at the Innovations Pavilion, will provide an opportunity for current and interested investors in the aviation/aerospace industry to discuss experiences, challenges, and opportunities. There will be representation from all types of investors including angels, venture capital, OEMs, and other partners.

The evening will include a panel of seasoned investors including Jim McCoy, Matt Johnson, Richard Leamon, and others for an open, facilitated discussion.

The roundtable is open to all accredited investors. Contact AeroInnovate's Meridith Jaeger at jaegerm@uwosh.edu for more information.

Pitch & Mingle, scheduled for 7-10 p.m. at the Innovations Pavilion, will provide an opportunity for the most serious aero-entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and potential investors to mingle while entrepreneurs chosen from a list of applicants pitch their businesses.

Among the pitching companies will be ADEPT Airmotive, Airdream Interiors, EvoLux Transportation, Paladin Aviation, Pilot Training System, and Vires Aeronautics. The Pitch & Mingle will be emceed by industry leader Gretchen Jahn.

AeroInnovate is free with AirVenture admission, except for the Pitch & Mingle and Investors Only Roundtable Dinner, which are $40 each or $70 for both events. Reservations are required as space is limited. Visit the AeroInnovate website for more information, or register now.


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