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Tuesday, April 9 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Funding Innovations in Manufacturing Panel

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Do you know your funding acronyms and the associated outcomes? A panel of experts will explore a variety of funding sources for innovation in your manufacturing operation, including bank loans, leasing, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital, TIF and IRF dollars, and Federal R&D funding such as SBIR|STTR awards, RIFs, and CRADAs.

If you are a manufacturing executive, investor, or an entrepreneur interested in funding innovation in existing manufacturing operations and new startups, this session will be worthwhile to you.

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Gavin Ferlic

Entrepreneur in Residence, Elevate Ventures
Gavin Ferlic is the entrepreneur in residence for Elevate Ventures in North Central Indiana.  In this role, he works with High Potential Start-Up Companies and provides access to advisory resources and capital.  Gavin received a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a JD/MBA... Read More →
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Len Amat

Senior Vice President and Market President, Centier Bank
Leonardo Amat is senior vice president and market president of Centier Bank’s Michiana market, including bank activities in La Porte, Elkhart, Marshall and St. Joseph counties. He has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, specializing in commercial lending, business... Read More →
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Randy Emmons

Senior Manager, BDO USA
Randy is a senior manager with BDO’s R&D Tax Services Practice for the Central U.S. Region and is located in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office.For thirteen years Randy has worked full time in the area of U.S. federal and state R&D tax services. Randy has designed and implemented... Read More →
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Jim Champer

Senior Manager, Kruggel Lawton CPAs
Jim Champer is a senior at Kruggel Lawton CPAs. He has over 20 years of public accounting experience, with a primary concentration in corporate, partnership, nonprofit, fiduciary, and individual taxation. His experience also includes service at the University of Notre Dame in the... Read More →
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Kris Parmelee

President, Parmelee Consulting Group
After more than 20 years as a consultant, PCG, Inc. has developed long-term relationships with many of its clients. It’s not just about a single project; it’s about creating opportunities for meaningful engagement and growth—for both PCG, Inc. and the client.Kristen (Kris) Parmelee... Read More →
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Ryan Bell

Small Business Market Manager, 1st Source Bank
Ryan Bell received both his Business Administration and his Masters of Business Administration degrees from Ball State University.  Ryan began his career with Ford Motor Credit Company, the financial services arm of Ford Motor Company in Tampa, FL as a Dealer Credit Analyst before... Read More →
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David Temeles

Attorney, SouthBank Legal: LaDue | Curran | Kuehn
Dave Temeles has been representing federal contractors and tech companies on a variety of legal and consulting matters for more than a quarter century. As president of Third Coast Federal, Temeles consults with companies on a range of issues around research and development funding... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Century Center 120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., South Bend, IN 46601