Forbes Article Featuring W&L Alum Mike Wilner

Looking for an interesting read? Check out this Forbes Article featuring a W&L Alum: 

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Last Day to Register for the Summit!

Today is the last day to register for the 2014 Entrepreneurship Summit here at Washington and Lee!  Don’t miss out on your chance to meet alumni in various entrepreneurial field, attend informational sessions, participate in panel discussions, and contend for various jobs and internships through many interviews.  Register at to get involved.  See you there!


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Come see our Student Entrepreneurs!

Many Washington and Lee students have explored various entrepreneurial ventures and ideas, and they are very excited to share their successes and stories!  Attend the Student Pitch Competition from 11:15-12:15 pm on Saturday, September 27 in Stackhouse Theater and a Networking Reception from6:00-7:00 pm on Saturday, September 27 in The Science Center’s Great Hall to learn more.

Student Pitch Competition

Wondering what business ideas the next generation of W&L entrepreneurs will pursue? The Pitch Competition brings student business ideas to the forefront in this exciting session.

Joey Manzinger,

Networking Reception and Student Startups, Consulting, and Research Showcase

W&L students are engaged in a variety of startups, consulting, and research. During our Saturday evening reception you’ll have the opportunity to interact with student entrepreneurs and researchers to learn about their activities.

Jeff Shay (Johnson Professor),

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Interested in Startup Accounting?

“I’m not a numbers person” or “I’ve never taken an accounting course”. Many would-be entrepreneurs see their lack of accounting skills as a significant impediment to pursuing a startup. Although our experts can’t teach you everything in this session, they’ll do their best to offer advice for the most critical aspects of accounting so at least you’ll understand what your accountant says and what you should focus on learning.  Register for the summit and attend the session on Startup Accounting from3:00-4:30 pm on Saturday, September 27 in the Huntley Hall room 327to learn more.

Lang Craighill (’76, Economics)- Retired, SMsi
Greg Barrow (’87, Commerce) – Founder, General Capital Partners
Tim Lavelle – Partner, Lookout Capital
Student Organizer/Moderator:
Christian Von Hassell (

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Summit Speaker Spotlight: Elizabeth Warland

Attending the panel on Women in Entrepreneurship on Saturday, September 27  in the Huntley Hall room 221?  Learn more about one of the featured speakers, Elizabeth Perkins Warland.

Elizabeth P. Warland is Vice President Sales Development and badge number 4 at Purgenix, Inc.  Elizabeth is responsible for driving the go-to-market sales strategy for Purgenix™, a high-growth startup company.  Purgenix™ is positively impacting clinical outcomes and the bottom line for healthcare providers with a solution for the most under addressed source of Hospital Acquired Infections – the air.

Prior to Purgenix™, Elizabeth worked in marketing for S1 Corporation, the world’s first internet bank and online banking technology firm.  After S1, she spent over eight years with Intec Telecom Systems (now CSG International) a world leading OSS and Billing Software Company.  Elizabeth was the company’s youngest Territory Director and held positions in the Atlanta, London, Brussels and Paris offices, where during her tenure she was responsible for the Benelux region and high revenue accounts such as Tele2, Mobilkom Austria, Telenet, Belgacom and Wind International.

Elizabeth currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband Christophe and sons Victor and Alistair.

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Want to find out more about Women in Entrepreneurship?

It has been over two decades since the first women graduated from W&L and in addition to enjoying great success in corporate environments many have been equally as successful in entrepreneurial ventures. The panel of W&L women alumni entrepreneurs will describe their ventures, challenges and successes, and offer advice for launching and growing a startup.

Register for the summit at and attend the panel on Women in Entrepreneurship from 3:00-4:30 pm on Saturday, September 27 in the Huntley Hall room 221 to learn more.

Greer Johnson – Founder, Duo Boutique
Elizabeth Warland (’99, Economics/German)- Vice President, Purgenix
Elizabeth Yarbrough (’92, Business Administration)- Founder, LinkMD
Kori Wallace (TBA) – Co-founder, Chups
Student Organizer/Moderator:
AnnMarie Wakely (

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Summit Speak Spotlight: Larry Connolly

Attending the session on Attracting, Hiring, and Managing an “A” Team on Friday, September 26  in the Stackhouse Theater?  Learn more about one of the featured speakers, Larry Connolly.

Larry Connolly was the CEO of Connolly LLC from 1991 until 2013.  Connolly audits large payers of bills in the healthcare and retail sectors and look for client overpayments to their healthcare providers and retail suppliers.  Connolly LLC grew from 30 associates to 1250 by expanding our services and entering new markets.  Currently, the company does business in the US, UK and Canada.

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