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Thursday, April 6 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mentor Sessions

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Meet one on one with experts and members of the Dallas business community! Read the member bios below and follow the link to slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Lexie Okeke | Managing Coordinator | Serve West Dallas
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Lexie Okeke is the Managing Coordinator of Serve West Dallas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves the residents of West Dallas. 

Lexie’s extensive work with non-profits spans more than 15 years of experience in donor development, event design, volunteer management, and strategic communications.  Her role at Serve West Dallas includes fundraising, communications, event design, volunteer recruitment, and community cheerleader.  In 2013, Lexie started a non-profit consulting agency, BE The Delta, to share her unique perspective on fundraising, event design, and civic/non-profit partnerships.  

Jessica Vittorio | Managing Attorney | The Law Office of Jessica Vittorio
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Jessica   Vittorio   is   the   Managing   Attorney   of   The   Law   Office   of   Jessica   Vittorio,   a   law   office    focused   on   providing   startups   and   small   business   owners   with   the   insight   and   experience   they    need   to   properly   grow   their   business.   As   the   daughter   of   two   business   owners,   Jessica   grew   up    with   a   unique   understanding   of   the   challenges   and   issues   that   entrepreneurs   face   every   day.    Prior   to   opening   the   firm,   Jessica   served   as   primary   Legislative   Counsel   to   a   member   of   the    United   States   House   of   Representatives   in   Washington,   D.C..   This   experience   gave   her   many    opportunities   to   connect   with   startup   and   small   business   owners   throughout   the   country,   and    develop   a   well-­‐rounded   understanding   of   the   specific   obstacles   they   face.   Unlike   many   business    oriented   law   firms,   Jessica   focuses   on   developing   client   relationships   and   appreciating   each    client   as   an   individual   company.   By   understanding   a   company’s   philosophy,   values,   and   goals    she   can   empower   her   clients   to   establish   their   business   in   ways   that   will   enable   future   success.    She   is   a   strong   believer   in   the   importance   of   innovation   and   entrepreneurship,   and   is    continuously   finding   new   ways   to   help   her   clients   overcome   obstacles   so   they   can   focus   on    making   their   dreams   a   reality.   

Darshan Gandhi | MD, MBA, Directory of Innovation | Methodist Health System
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Stephen Hays | Managing Partner | Deep Space Ventures
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Stephen Hays is the Managing Partner of Deep Space Ventures, a venture capital fund based in Dallas, TX.  Deep Space is a value-added VC fund investing in early stage start-ups with amazing leaders that use innovative technology to bring creative solutions to market.   Since inception in March, 2016, Deep Space VC has invested in 11 early stage companies, many of which are in Dallas and has co-invested alongside some of the top early stage VCs in the world.

Stephen relies on his prior experience advising companies of all sizes on capital structure, capital raising, M&A and strategic alternatives to be a value-added investor.

Prior to Deep Space Ventures, Stephen spent 6+ years as an investment banker, in both New York City and Dallas, covering multi-industrial and healthcare companies with an emphasis on M&A and capital markets. 

Stephen received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt.

Jeevan Betigeri | President | Fathom Software
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Brett Kilptrick | Managing Partner | XXL Sales and Marketing
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Business Banking and Finance Mentors

Elizabeth Mark | Business Relationship Manager | Chase
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Lesley Payne | Business Relationship Manager | Chase
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Jody Matthews | Business Development Manager | Chase
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Thursday April 6, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Chase Basecamp - 2nd floor 750 North St. Paul Street, Dallas, TX 75201