Here’s what you can expect throughout the day at Blitz.

speed networking

8:00-9:15 AM

Speed networking is a lot like “speed dating” but without the “dating.” This event offers a structured opportunity to meet finance and marketing professionals who can help support your business: face-to-face, one business professional at time. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, this event offers the perfect occasion to connect with industry professionals who can help you.

Keynote Address

9:30-10:30 AM


The Impact of Entrepreneurship on Local Economies
Brien Walton, JD, EdD

Dr. Brien Walton is a professor of Entrepreneurship at Husson University and CEO of Acadia Capital Management II, Inc., a U.S. Treasury-certified business development firm that advises federal agencies on scalable strategies to attract investment capital and facilitate workforce development in economically-distressed communities. A serial entrepreneur, Dr. Walton was also the founding CEO of the nation's first education-focused, university-based, business accelerator and venture capital fund sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. His education includes degrees in law, education, psychology and leadership. Dr. Walton will be speaking The impact of entrepreneurship on the communities around them.


10:30 AM-4:30 PM