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Monthly Luncheon with Jim Cohen '86 and Mark Poag '93, the Founders of Fitz Gate Ventures

  • Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz Carlton Resort 2620 Tiburon Drive Naples, FL, 34109 United States (map)

Join us to hear from this dynamic set of Princetonians as we learn about venture capital and Princeton startups from Jim Cohen '86 and Mark Poag '93. These brilliant Tigers are the Managing Directors of Fitz Gate Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm with a focus on companies founded, managed or owned by Princeton alumni, faculty or students. Jim and Mark will discuss the tremendous strides Princeton has made in the entrepreneurship curriculum in the last 15 years, culminating in the creation of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, and also discuss the landscape of Princeton startups they have seen.

This is an event you will not want to miss!


Jim Cohen '86 - Jim is an experienced public company officer and director with a background in investment banking, corporate law, private equity and M&A/strategy. Jim’s career has been focused on making investments in growing businesses. In addition to graduating from Princeton, Jim earned a JD from the NYU School of Law.


Mark Poag '93 - As a successful software entrepreneur that helped lead a company from start-up, through rapid growth, market dominance and ultimate strategic sale, Mark has first-hand experience of what it takes to start, grow and sell a successful business. In addition to graduating from Princeton, Mark earned an MBA from Tulane University and a JD from Tulane School of Law.

WHERE: Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz Carlton Resort, 2620 Tiburon Drive, Naples, FL 34109
COST: $38pp (includes plated chicken & fish entree, seasonal vegetable & starch, cookies, coffee, ice tea and lemonade - GF option available upon request)
DRESS CODE: Business Casual or Princeton Attire