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2022 Agenda

This year's lineup of speakers, facilitators and panelists includes top industry experts and entrepreneurs from across the Southeast.

NEXT Venture Summit Agenda

Greenville ONE Center


Morning Session


Negotiating Success

Facilitator: Marty Osborn, Managing Director, Accenture

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Founders Sessions

Learn specific strategies on how to catapult your business and implement tools to avoid becoming disarmed in any negotiation.

Sponsored by: Shumaker

How Great Design Builds Great Companies

Morning Session


Facilitator: Peter Barth of Flatiron 


Matthew Smith, Really Good Emails

Agata Bugaj, Fullstory

Cat Noon, Stark

Jess Brown, Revance

Peter and this accomplished panel will help participants learn how to use design as a competitive advantage.

Morning Session


Winning the Talent War: Building a Competitive Advantage

Facilitator: John Uprichard, CEO of Find Great People


Mike Baur, Scansource (CEO)

John Collier, Proactive MD

Expect to gain actionable insights from this panel that you can put to use right away in building a highly competitive team.

Morning Session


Venture Capital in 2022: An Insiders Guide on How Founders Can Best Navigate the Changing Landscape of Venture”

Facilitator: John Yates of Morris, Manning & Martin

John, who heads Morris, Manning & Martin’s Technology Group, will lead a panel discussion on recent trends and tips from top VCs in the region.

NEXT Venture Summit 

Greenville ONE Center



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Kickoff Keynote

Kickoff Keynote


David Politis (CEO) & Bart Hacking (CFO) of BetterCloud

David is the founder and CEO of BetterCloud, where he is responsible for overall product vision and business strategy. A pioneer in the cloud services industry, David has vast experience launching and building high-growth technology companies. Bart has more than 15 years of leadership experience at leading technology companies. At BetterCloud, he is responsible for strategic and capital planning, fundraising, finance and accounting, HR, legal, business operations.

Finalist Presentation Q&As


Earnnest, Ecobot, and Girlology will take the stage to answer investor questions from our judges.


Energy Break

Sponsored by: Elliott Davis

Finalist Presentation Q&As


Hook Security, Lucid Drone Technologies, and Momtech are up next to answer questions from our investor judges.

Energy Break


Sponsored by: Elliott Davis

Finalist Presentation Q&As


Omedym and Proaxion will take the stage in the next round of investor questions.


Energy Break

Sponsored by: Elliott Davis

Finalist Presentation Q&As


Scopestack and TestedHQ will round out our showcase Q&A sessions with investors.

Closing Keynote

Afternoon Keynote


A business strategy guru, Marty is responsible for strategic direction and business development as well as ensuring the success of client initiatives for Advoco/Accenture. He has a deep understanding of the EAM industry and the challenges organizations face in the pursuit to drive efficiency to bottom-line performance. 

Closing Remarks and Judge's Selection Announcement


NEXT Executive Director Eric Weissmann will close our conference with remarks and the annoucement of the Judge's Selection, the startup who will advance to the on-stage showcase competition at Venture Atlanta. 

NEXT Venture Summit Afterparty


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