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Tom Grote

Chief Advisor, Edge Innovation Hub

Thomas grew up on the Columbus Ohio's south side, working at the original Donatos Pizza and later rising to the post of Chief Operating Officer as the business grew from seven restaurants to over 150.

He graduated with a finance degree from Miami University, and his MBA with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

He opened the groundbreaking Out On Main, a casual fine dining restaurant which celebrated the lives of gays and lesbians. Thomas became chief financial officer for Green Biologics, a UK based biotech company, and continues to consult in business development and brand strategy. Thomas is and has been a tireless advocate for LGBTQ equality.

Tom lives with his husband and two Daughters in German Village, Ohio.


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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Tech & Trends Stage, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

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