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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and Fredericksburg.com. This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Venture capitalist to speak at local event

Jonathon Perrelli

The founding partner of a Washington-area venture capital firm will speak in Fredericksburg later this month on how to launch and sustain startup businesses, and why that is so important for local economies.

Jonathon Perrelli, founding partner of Fortify.vc, will address that subject during a Feb. 28 dinner at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House & Conference Center in Central Park.

Perrelli has started and sold many companies. His firm invests in promising startups and helps them grow. FredTech board member and WishStars founder Christine Goodwin helped set up Perrelli’s local visit.

FredTech is putting on the event, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $45 for FredTech members, $50 for Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce members and $65 for the general public.

People interested in attending can contact Mary Garber at the local Chamber of Commerce.

Click here for a video that Goodwin and Spotsylvania County-based Deedod Inc. put together on Perrelli and the upcoming event.

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