Entrepreneur Growth Summit 2022 | Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

Only 100 seats available this year. Hurry up!

Join hundreds of other business owners and entrepreneurs to hear today's hottest tips and strategies for growing your vision.

The region's largest and longest-running entrepreneur conference returns stronger than ever!

The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center's 22nd Annual Entrepreneur Growth Summit (previously Entrepreneur's Growth and Networking Conference) is on Thursday, June 9, 2022, in the Power Center at Duquesne University.

We look forward to welcoming entrepreneurs, small business owners, industry leaders, and economic development organizations!

This year we have top-rated panelists and highly inspirational keynote speakers. We are very excited to announce the panelists of the conference. Stay tuned!

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Robert Fragasso - Chairman & CEO, Fragasso Financial Services
With more than five decades of experience in the investment management and financial planning fields, Bob leads Fragasso Financial Advisors as chairman and chief executive officer. He has combined his experience in the industry with his entrepreneurial spirit, carefully constructing a vision that has positioned the firm for growth and longevity.

Ilana Diamond - Managing Partner, 412 Venture Fund
Ilana nurtures her long-standing relationships with the various Pittsburgh entities that define the Pittsburgh startup ecosystem, to identify early opportunities that support the mission of “Giving Back To The ‘Burgh”.

Doris Carson - President & CEO, AACCWP
Doris Carson is the President of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania. The AACCWP's mission is to promote access and business opportunities for African American business owners and professionals throughout the region.

Tom Geisler - Financial Advisor, Geisler & Company Financial Planning
Tom Geisler has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for over 35 years. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Registered Investment Advisor Representative, and Registered Representative. He also holds Life, Accident, and Health, Series 6 - Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative Qualification Exam, 7 - General Securities Representative Exam, 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination, and 65 - Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination. Tom has been in the financial industry for over 20 years with Avantax Wealth Management®. During his time as an Avantax Wealth Management® affiliate, he has been the local Pittsburgh Chapter Director of Avantax Wealth Management® for 15 years, a Top 75 Producer for over 10 years, and a mentor to young advisors for 15 years, and the Best of Vest for over 15 years. 

Rebecca MacBlane - President, Regional Development Funding Corporation
Prior to joining RDFC, Rebecca worked as a commercial loan officer in several community banks in Western Pennsylvania and focused on government loan programs for most of her banking career.