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Curt CreelyPartner with Foley & Lardner LLP
Curt Creely, partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices. He is also a member of the firm's Life Sciences and Emerging Technologies Industry Teams.
Mr. Creely's practice focuses on counseling companies, investors, investment banking firms, and entrepreneurs in connection with public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic transactions, securities law compliance and reporting, corporate governance matters, loan transactions, and company formation.
Ian IppolitoFounder and CEO of vWorker
Ian Ippolito is the founder and CEO of vWorker and a serial entrepreneur. In 2001, Ian created vWorker.com, a marketplace that connects businesses to remote workers (like programmers, designers and writers). Starting from an extra bedroom in his house, he grew the company to 15 employees and $11.1 million in revenue last year. Entrepreneur magazine named vWorker one of the "100 most brilliant companies" and it is a four time consecutive winner of the Inc. 5000 "fastest growing private company in the U.S." award.. It has also been featured on CBS and FOX news, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fast-Company and many other broadcasts, publications and journals. Alexa ranks vWorker as one of the top 3,000 largest sites on the internet.
As a member of the 1st place winning team of Startup Weekend Orlando, Dan McGaw added to his lengthy history in entrepreneurship. After starting his first successful business at 14, Shattered Records and Management, Dan has since run more than seven successful businesses and is now a driving force in the Orlando Startup scene. Today, Dan contributes to business and marketing strategy at Code School, helping the online education platform to reach more than 12 million developers around the world. Aside from his day job, Dan is one of the organizers of Starter Studio, an upcoming office space for fellow entrepreneurs to collaborate and work in Orlando. His years of successes and failures make him a wealth of information on ideas that work, and shaped him into a leader in his community.