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Technology Entrepreneur Speakers Program series

2/19/2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Please plan to join us for the inaugural event in our 2013 Technology Entrepreneur Speakers Program series, highlighting the region's most innovative technology business leaders. Stay ahead of the curve as we discuss ideas and opportunities driving the next generation of entrepreneurs.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.*

* Doors open at 5:00 p.m. | Speaker begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.

All programs held at the law offices of

Polsinelli Shughart

700 W. 47th Street, Suite 700 | Kansas City, MO 64112

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Early registration - Individual ticket - $15 ($20 at the door) To ensure your reservation, advanced registration is requested. Click here to register now.

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An innovative technology leader and widely recognized entrepreneur, Davyeon Ross has more than 12 years of experience in the technology space. In Oct. 2011, Digital Sports Ventures, founded by Ross, was acquired by Digital Broadcasting Group, a top 5 Video Ad Network headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Los Angeles, Calif., Chicago, Ill., and now Overland Park, Kan. As part of the acquisition, DBG named Ross, Executive Vice President, Publisher Solutions. Ross' responsibilities included overseeing product development around the company's Content Library Platform (CLiP), content acquisition and the syndication and distribution of DBG's six content verticals within CLiP.

As CEO of Digital Sports Ventures, Ross negotiated the rights to Division I college sports video across seven major conferences, and set the strategy for the company's portfolio of content and interactive technologies. His vision of uniting college sports and digital media into affordable, turnkey solutions opened new doors for publishers, advertisers and agencies seeking to engage sports fans in a targeted manner.

Prior to launching Digital Sports Ventures, Ross served as lead technical and management consultant for eVergance Partners, managing projects across the United States, Europe and Canada for clients including Research in Motion (BlackBerry), T-Online, Business Objects, Sasktel, Mattel, Siemens Medical Systems, Nortel Networks and others. Prior to eVergance, Ross began his technology career as a software engineer for Sprint, playing critical roles in the development of the company's Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Knowledge Management applications.

A native of Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies, Ross was a four-year letterman for Benedictine College's basketball team while earning a bachelor of science in Computer Science and later earned his MBA from Mid-America Nazarene University. Ross currently advises and supports several start-ups and organizations in the Kansas City metropolitan area.


For questions regarding this event, contact Elaina Smith at 816.235.6063 or via e-mail at


Beverages will be provided. Garage parking is available to paying attendees at no charge with validation. Students with a valid university or college ID are welcome to attend at no charge; however, reservations are still requested.


The Technology Entrepreneur Speakers Program Series is presented by The Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center and is intended to help entrepreneurial companies in their growing needs in every stage of their lifecycle, from start-up and later-stage technology. This program could not be provided to you without the generous support of our sponsors: Polsinelli Shughart, Citizens Bank & Trust, Arsalon Technologies, KCnext, Enterprise Center of Johnson County, Pipeline Entrepreneurial Fellowship, KC Hub, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Silicon Prairie News and Kauffman - The Foundation of Entrepreneurship.

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