Creative Startups and Capital – New Mexico Leading the Way, March 30, 2017

March 15, 2017

in Events,Startups,Uncategorized

Please join us for the first Coronado Ventures Forum event of the year! The March 30th event will be hosted at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe , starting at 5:30pm with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a full bar. This event will focus on the creative entrepreneurial community in New Mexico.  Our panel will feature Vince Kadlubek, co-founder and CEO of Meow Wolf, Alice Loy of Creative Startups, a startup accelerator designed for creatives using creative technologies, and Amanda Solosky, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Rival Theory.  Senior CVF Board Member and accomplished investor/founder, Francine Sommer, will moderate a panel discussion focused on experiences in fundraising, sources of available capital and business model creation for the creative community.

Cool Bonus:  The purchase of your ticket includes admission to Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return.


Amanda Solosky

CFO & Co-Founder of Rival Theory

Amanda Solosky is an Albuquerque native, UNM MBA graduate, and frontier technology enthusiast. She is Chief Product Officer of Rival Theory and alongside her co-founder, Bill Klein, has lead their company through the world-class accelerators of Techstars and Rothenberg Ventures. Rival Theory is an Artificial Intelligence company with a vision to transform entertainment through Sentient Digital Actors – interactive characters with human traits like thinking, memory, and emotion. Their first product became the #1 AI Engine in games and entertainment, and is used by over 100,000 studios, content creators, and developers worldwide. Today, Rival Theory is focused on a game-changing breakthrough in Virtual Reality entertainment; an AI platform to enable television and film characters to build meaningful, personalized experiences with users over time. To showcase their technology, Amanda is leading the creative team and producing the first Sentient Digital Actor VR experience.


Alice Loy

CEO & Co-Founder of Creative Startups

Alice Loy is a Co-founder of Creative Startups and widely considered a leading authority on entrepreneurship in the creative economy.  Dr. Loy created the Creative Startups Accelerator with a vision for catalyzing high growth company formation in the under-served creative economy.

A sought-after speaker on topics ranging from developing creative economy ecosystems to investing in the creative economy, Alice frequently travels to Europe, Asia, and Latin America to work with entrepreneurs and economic development leaders.  Alice has lived and worked in Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, and China.  She holds a PhD in Strategic Communication and Entrepreneurship and an MBA.

Vince Kadlubek

CEO and Co-Founder of Meow Wolf

Vince leads a team of 120+ artists in Santa Fe, NM to produce an unprecedented, immersive art experience that will disrupt the art world’s existing paradigm and open the artistic experience to people of all socio-economic backgrounds.  Meow Wolf continues to grow and expand, beyond New Mexico.

Francine Sommer (moderator)

CEO & Founder of Oculus Media Inc.

Francine is a CVF Director since 2006, CEO and founder of Oculus Media Inc., and a strategic advisor to early stage start-ups.
Francine is Special General Partner of Village Ventures. She is a founder of the predecessor to and is a past President of the Venture Investors Association of NY.  She was formerly Senior Vice President, Head of the Angel Funds Group, Wit Capital, General Partner, Gabelli Multimedia Partners, Managing Director, First Security Management, President of 655 Associates and Vice President, Research & Science Investors.  She has served on the boards of several non profits including The Lensic Performing Arts Center and Lang College, The New School. Ms. Sommer is a graduate of the Columbia Business School.


Purchase Your Tickets Here 

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 5:30-8 pm
Venue:  Meow Wolf, Chimera space

1352 Rufina Circle Santa Fe, NM
Albuquerque NM 87113
Cost: $22.50 in advance (credit card payments);
$25 at the door (cash and check only).
Event Hashtag: #cvfnm

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