D.C. Entrepreneurship Week, to be held during Global Entrepreneurship Week, was created out of a desire to bolster the thriving business community in the Washington DC area; a region that boasts the 5th highest concentration of entrepreneurs in the country (Grasshopper Group, July 2010). Designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs, the multi-faceted symposium aims to answer... Read More About DCEW »

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Jennifer O’Daniel

Jennifer O’Daniel is responsible for sourcing, diligence and closing of seed and early stage investments.  Throughout her career, O’Daniel has invested in 52 seed and early-stage companies via CIT GAP Funds which has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual VC100 list since 2006.   O’Daniel is an active member of the Young Atlantic Venture Association (YAVA), MIT Enterprise Forum, CFA Society of Washington and the Young Venture Capital Society.  O’Daniel currently sits on the board of directors for The Venture Forum and has previously servicd on the boards of Leadership Fairfax, Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, Virginia Tech Business Technology Center, MIT Enterprise Center and William and Mary’s Technology and Business Center.

Prior to joining CIT, O’Daniel worked with the Business/Technology Center in Blacksburg, Virginia spinning-out technology and life science companies from Virginia Tech, writing SBIR Proposals, and helping companies raise angel and venture capital. O’Daniel also worked as a financial consultant for SVIT Holding Company in Maribor, Slovenia.  O’Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.