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The Central Valley Venture Forum literally brought in a heavy hitter for its 2013 keynote speaker.

One of the most feared hitters in NFL history and former San Francisco 49er Ronnie Lott, also an accomplished entrepreneur, will serve as keynote speaker at the eighth-annual Central Valley Venture Forum.

The event is hosted by the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State and the Central Valley Fund. It will be held on Oct. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Save Mart Center.

Lott’s topic for the forum will be “Total Impact: Lessons from the Gridiron for Business.”

Some of the other speakers will touch on topics regarding economic forecasting, Hispanic business growth and other issues affecting business owners.

“This conference provides the only venue in the Central Valley for growth companies to demonstrate their readiness for private equity investment,” said Tim Stearns, the executive director of the Lyles Center. “Entrepreneurs can learn and make valuable connections in this powerful yet informal setting.”

Individual tickets cost $70 if purchased before Oct. 15 and $75 after.

For more info, visit www.valleyventureforum.com or call (559) 917-771.

Source: http://www.thebusinessjournal.com/news/small-business/8954-ronnie-lott-to-speak-at-venture-forum