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WIB-Capital Region Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mind: Leading Change that Changes the World
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When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
Where: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Suite 1000
1750 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA  22102
United States
Contact: WIB-Capital Region

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Why is it that two individuals can look at the same challenge and one sees crisis while the other sees opportunity? WIB-Capital Region is excited to host a talk by Amita Shukla on Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mind. In an era of constant change, whether through innovation, disruption, or culture shifts, one of the most important factors driving success—for individuals, teams, and organizations—rests in responding with resilience, agility, and creativity.

Today, it is more important than ever for everyone to master the entrepreneurial mindsets that harness and train these soft, deeply human skills. They give each of us an enduring edge, not just in thriving through change, but also in leading innovation, solving complex challenges, and inventing the future.

Join us for a thought-provoking evening as Amita Shukla shares her insights on the power of mind mastery, which emerged from over two decades of experience and research in the trenches of entrepreneurship, innovation, healthcare, and venture capital. She will present a simple new framework and practical tools that anyone can instantly apply to overcome the weaknesses and harness the strengths of their mind. Her interactive talk will make you rethink how you think, reframe how you approach challenges, and reimagine how you unleash your mind’s potential to inspire sustainable impact in your work, life—and the world.


Speaker Biographies

Amita Shukla is an innovator and entrepreneur focused on creating transformative innovations for human health, well-being, and potential. She is the founder and CEO of Vitamita and the author of Enduring Edge: Transforming How We Think, Create and Change. Previously, she spent close to nine years at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the world’s largest and most active venture capital firms, where she evaluated cutting-edge medical innovations, invested in healthcare startups, and worked closely with world-class scientists, physicians, and entrepreneurs. Earlier, she was vice president of AmiKa Corp., a biomedical technology company where she helped develop and market novel research tools—for which she holds 10 issued patents—until its acquisition by Harvard Bioscience.

Amita regularly advises companies and organizations and speaks to audiences of innovators, entrepreneurs, students, and leaders in industry, academia, and government. In 2010, she was Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s youngest appointee to the board of the Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), a leader in seed/early-stage investing. She was reappointed by Governor Larry Hogan in 2015. Amita has served as a Mentor-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins to help the institution’s scientists and physicians realize the potential of their groundbreaking discoveries. She is currently the inaugural Pharmapreneur-in-Residence at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She also serves on the boards of Bethesda Green and the Global Liver Institute and on the Life Science Council at Springboard. Amita holds a BA in biochemistry from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford. Learn more at


Walk-Ins Accepted?


* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.



6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.            Check-in and Networking Reception

7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.            Presentation and Q&A with Amita Shukla, founder and CEO of Vitamita and author of Enduring                                                               Edge: Transforming How We Think, Create and Change


Pricing Information

Members: $15

Non-Members: $45

Students: $10


Special Pricing for Guests

When registering, members can register guests at member price.


Parking Information

Parking is available near venue


Public Transit Information

By Metro, SILVER line: Tysons Corner is the closest Metro Station. The firm is within 0.2 miles of the Metro and is located on Tysons Boulevard


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Greenberg Traurig, LLP*

1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1000

McLean, VA 22102

* - Greenberg Traurig, LLP, is not endorsing a particular company or entity by hosting this event - Greenberg Traurig, LLP is not providing any business advice - Greenberg Traurig, LLP is not providing any legal advice or services in connection with the meeting - Attendees should not assume Greenberg Traurig, LLP is providing legal or business advice by the fact GT is hosting this event - No attorney-client relationship between Greenberg Traurig, LLP and the attendees is formed by GT hosting this event - Any Greenberg Traurig, LLP attorneys or staff who may attend are doing so in their individual capacity and not on behalf of or as a representative of GT


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