TOM WALKER has been a leader in entrepreneurship and turning innovation-based discoveries into commercial opportunities for the past 20 years. As president and CEO of Rev1 Ventures, Tom has led Rev1 to become the top VC investor in the US Great Lakes region since 2012. Prior to Rev1, he was CEO and President of i2E and before that held multiple C-level positions. Tom has been a venture investor for 15 years. During that time he raised multiple investment funds. Tom founded also SeedStep Angels and is an active angel investor. He is the author of The Entrepreneur’s Path: A Handbook for High-growth Companies; a chapter author of Biotechnology Entrepreneurship: Starting, Managing, and Leading Biotech Companies, and columnist, frequent blogger, and contributing author to TechCrunch and Inc. Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in aerospace/mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Oklahoma City University. He is an avid fisherman, baseball enthusiast, and is working on his next book about entrepreneurship.