What a phenomenal week in Oxford!
The main event was the 1809 Capital annual Limited Partner meeting. Miami University President Greg Crawford kicked the meeting off with a warm welcome, and we had a packed agenda that included venture capital market and 1809 Capital business updates; an expert panel on investment opportunities in the area of artificial intelligence; CEO presentations from three 1809 portfolio companies; and program updates from Tim Holcomb, Chair of the Miami University Department of Entrepreneurship; Dr. Beena Sukumaran, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing, and the announcement of 1809 Capital’s supporting role in the launch of College@Elm Innovation and Workforce Development Center.
A big highlight was Jim Ryan’s shout out to the amazing accomplishments of all the Miami student entrepreneurs, and the post-meeting reception that 1809 Capital hosted along with with the Farmer School Business Advisory Council, and The Altman Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.
In addition to the 1809 Capital LP Meeting, our team was also busy in Oxford at other points in the week as we hosted a reception with the Miami University Foundation Board and then conducted the first (but not last!) Speed #Mentoring Day, an event that brought together 1809 Capital LPs and partners with students and faculty for a day of learning, networking, and mentorship. Last (but not least) 1809 Capital also collaborated with Glynn Capitalfrom Silicon Valley to produce an engaging Founder and Investor Summit at Cintrifuse Capital’s Union Hall innovation center in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
Here’s to a week of connection, learning, and impact at Miami University!