The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute hosts a series of Expert Roundtable events featuring industry experts and entrepreneur service providers. In this small group setting, attendees are able to ask questions specific to their projects and gain insight and advice unique to their business, while also taking advantage of general industry advice and tips that our experts have to offer based on their experiences. All Expert Roundtables take place on Tuesdays from 12-1:30pm in the IEI Lab (Alter Hall room 503d).

Fred WilfFred Wilf
Tuesday, January 31
Fred has been practicing technology, intellectual property and business law for over 30 years. A former computer programmer, Fred works with companies in the information technology industries (cloud, mobile, IoT, software and hardware), as well as chemical, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. About one-half of Fred‘s clients are startups, with the other half a combination of middle market and large (Fortune 500, Global 10,000) companies. Fred promises to talk fast so that you can get the maximum amount of free legal advice! RSVP here for Fred’s expert roundtable!

0ce953cPatrick Bello
Tuesday, February 21

Patrick Bello is an entrepreneur and the founder of Provisor Law. Business-minded by nature, Patrick is an attorney with passion for working with emerging growth companies. RSVP here for Patrick’s expert roundtable!

RobertoRoberto Torres
Tuesday, February 28

Roberto Torres is the lead Philly reporter for, a tech news organization which also has a presence in Brooklyn, Baltimore, D.C. and Delaware. He writes about startups, news and events in the local tech space. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia RSVP here for Roberto’s expert roundtable!

Nan SotoNan Sato
Tuesday, March 14

Nan Sato is a Partner of Shimin Law Offices, a Shanghai-based firm with a strong focus on providing high-quality Chinese legal services to international clients. She concentrates her practice in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and restructuring, corporate finance, venture capital and private equity, and Asia-related inbound and outbound investment. RSVP here for Nan’s expert roundtable

Cassandra BaileyCassandra Bailey
Tuesday, March 28

Cassandra Bailey is the president and CEO of Slice Communications, an agency in Philadelphia with fully dedicated public relations and social media teams that provide clients with actionable content and data oriented approaches. RSVP here for Nan’s expert roundtable!