724.458.2003 [email protected]

Office Hours are an opportunity to personally connect with representatives from a variety of industries. Sign up to meet one-on-one with specialists in marketing, sales, finance, start-ups and more. 

Upcoming in Spring 2020


Digital Marketing that Drives Results

Office Hours: February 27

WebFX is a full-service Internet marketing and SEO company offering innovative web marketing solutions to mid to large size companies across the globe. As a leader in SEO, web design, e-commerce, website conversion, and Internet marketing services, our firm prides ourselves on driving traffic, converting visitors, and measuring effectiveness to ultimately deliver real results for our clients.

WebFX has been named the #1 Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania five years in a row and is actively hiring.


Representative: Cat Maniscalco


Cat is a talent acquisition specialist, dog enthusiast, and lover of communication. A transplant to Harrisburg, PA from the snowy tundra that is Central New York, she’s a recent graduate of Syracuse University! At WebFX, she specializes in college communications and is always lending a hand to maintain the incredible culture of the company.


A creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship

Office Hours: To Be Announced

Praxis is a creative engine advancing redemptive entrepreneurship. They build ventures, community, and content. Praxis’s desire is to build a community of founders, funders, and ventures that act redemptively, demonstrating faith in a winsome way across culture.

They believe the great Christian narrative of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration frames the task of the Christian entrepreneur. They work for impact that approximates the ultimate restoration that we know is one day coming.


Representative: Jon Hart

Jon Hart leads Praxis Academy, Emerging Founders, and College Partnerships as a Partner at Praxis, focusing on equipping the next generation to pursue redemptive entrepreneurship. Previously, he spent seven years at a Fortune 100 Company, where he helped launch a new venture and revive another as part of a turnaround strategy. Jon was also an Executive Producer of a successful independent film. In addition to his work at Praxis, Jon is a founding board member of 100cameras, a nonprofit that empowers youth to create change in their communities through photography. He serves as an advisor and mentor for the Quarter Zero and Catapult Incubators, and has taught entrepreneurship as an adjunct at The King’s College NYC. He holds a BA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

The 1517 Fund

Investing in companies led by young founders

Office Hours: April 15, 1 – 5 PM

1517 Fund is a venture capital fund making investments in technology startups led by young founders. Spun out of the Thiel Fellowship, 1517 specializes in investing in young talent at the earliest stages of the entrepreneurial journey. 1 in 27 founders who work with our team builds a billion-dollar company (e.g., Vitalik Buterin and Ethereum, Austin Russell and Luminar).

They provide mentorship, support, and cash grants to founders before they raise venture capital funding. They invest in angel, pre-seed, and seed-stage rounds when founders do raise venture capital funding. While based in the San Francisco Bay Area, they make investments across the United States and Canada.

1517 does office hours on campuses and at organizations across the United States and Canada. Come pitch your idea to a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that’s seen thousands of pitches. Get feedback and learn what to do next if you plan on pitching investors. 

If you plan on raising venture capital funding down the line, Office Hours is a good place to introduce yourself to us, as they like to get to know teams before they invest.

Learn about how they make investments with our Anti-Pitch Playbook.


Representative: Zak Slayback


Zak Slayback is a principal at 1517 Fund, where he reviews investment opportunities and focuses on the East Coast and Midwest. He’s the author of How to Get Ahead and writes at ZakSlayback.com. He was previously a business development executive at several startups.

Chadwyck oversees the Post Enrollment Team at Atlantis. This team is responsible for all students after they have been accepted into the Atlantis Fellowship. They respond quickly to student inquiries, actively improve the user experience, coordinate with their international operations team, and manage retention.