Melissa Krinzman has a 20-year history of launching, growing and advising private companies and non-profit organizations. An expert in the field of entrepreneurship, Melissa has worked with over 900 companies that have raised more than $1 billion in investment capital using business plans developed by Venture Architects, the business planning firm she founded in 1998. Today, Melissa is a sought after speaker and advisor on the subjects of business planning and capital raising. She also frequently leads business plan and capital raising seminars and judges business plan competitions across the country. Melissa began her career as part of the start-up teams for three prominent, national nonprofit organizations. She serves as a board member for a number of Krillion Ventures’ investments as well as for four Miami-based nonprofit organizations.