Launching Funds in Under-Capitalized Regions

Brian Slawin
Michele O'Connor
Sep 15 2017
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Launching Funds in Under-Capitalized Regions

Many regions have little or no investment capital readily available, but the fundamentals for a fund may still be present. In the absence of an existing local model, how can a prospective fund pull existing resources together, attract the right staff and launch successfully? This session will feature experienced investment practitioners discussing their efforts, challenges and successes in marshaling this funding.


  • Brian Slawin, BFTP – Central & Northern Pennsylvania


  • Michele O’Connor, Investment Manager, West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust
  • James Ramey, Principal and Fund Manager, VTC Innovation Fund