The Wharton Investment Resource Exchange (WIRE) angel investing and start-up network within the WCNY is proud to host a series of 30-minute webinars where Wharton-alumni founders of startup companies share their innovative new businesses.

This webinar series will give Wharton alumni founders the opportunity to showcase their companies among the WCNY community, take questions from alumni, and strengthen the network to facilitate potential leads for hires, advisors or investors.

The first WCNY startup series talk will feature Felicity Johnson, Founder & CEO of My Virtual Veterinarian, a veterinary telehealth platform that won first prize at the Wharton Startup Challenge in May 2020. Ms. Johnson will be interviewed by Jerrod Hill, who is a team member of Amazon Web Service's Venture Capital Business Development group.

About My Virtual Veterinarian & Felicity Johnson
My Virtual Veterinarian is a marketplace that connects pet parents with veterinarians for video and chat appointments. Pet parents can view the availability, pricing, and expertise of all the veterinarians on the platform and select the one that meets their needs. The platform also allows pet parents to easily fulfill prescriptions and request refills through its online prescription partnership with Vets First Choice.

Felicity Johnson, WG'20, founded My Virtual Veterinarian while earning her MBA. Prior to Wharton, Felicity worked as an iOS Developer at Rent the Runway. Felicity started volunteering at no-kill shelters for her Senior Project in high school, and never stopped!

About Jerrod Hill
Jerrod Hill, WG'15, is a member of the Amazon Web Services Venture Capital Business Development team based in NYC where he focuses on funds across the United States. Prior to AWS, Jerrod worked in startup investing, management consulting, and education. He also worked at two accelerators, including DreamIt Philadelphia and Techstars NYC as well as worked at two investment funds, including Bowery Capital and Wharton Impact Investing Partners. During this period, Jerrod also worked in management consulting at the Boston Consulting Group in NYC, where he focused on strategy and people and organization projects for financial institutions.

Jerrod started his career as a science teacher with Teach for America, where he taught chemistry, physics, and physical science in Atlanta Public Schools. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, a M.A. in Secondary Teaching from Georgia State University, and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
2:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET

Meeting Access Information:
A link, accessible by personal computer, tablet or smartphone, will be emailed to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile.  Please login to update your profile and confirm that the email address listed is correct.  We will attempt to provide the ability to ask questions at the end of the presentation and time permitting.

Click here to register. Please register early as events can and do sell out quickly.
Pre-registration is required.  Registration is subject to availability and will close on Tuesday, July 28th at 9:00am.