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Gail Ball

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Associate Director, The Horn Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Delaware

Gail is currently wearing two hats in the State of Delaware entrepreneurial ecosystem.  As Associate Director of the Horn Entrepreneurship program at the University of Delaware, she is leading the creation of a new Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative.  She is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Delaware Innovation Space, where she brings her operating and investing experience to assist the hard sciences startups in residence.

As employee #23 of venture capital industry disruptor, Alumni Ventures Group, she was the Founding Managing Partner of Chestnut Street Ventures and the AVG Women's Fund and AVG Social Impact Fund for which she raised nearly $20MM and invested in over 75 companies across all sectors and stages. 

In industry, she served as COO of The Bancorp Bank, the innovative banking solution provider for the most recognizable names in digital banking. She also filled executive roles at PNC, Chase, Capital One, and NCO Financial Systems. In addition, Gail headed the Payments Studies Group at the Richmond Fed and served as Board Member and Risk Committee Chair at Kompanion, Inc., one of Central Asia’s largest microfinance institutions.

Gail earned her BS in Economics, Finance and Statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.