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Vance VanDrake

Advisor Cincinnati Area, US

Patent Attorney, Ulmer & Berne LLP. Previously President, Greater Cincinnati Venture Association.

Patent Attorney, Ulmer & Berne LLP. Previously President, Greater Cincinnati Venture Association.

3 vouches

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Esquire Etc. LLC




Patent Attorney Ulmer & Berne LLP November 2010 - present
President Greater Cincinnati Venture Association May 2012 - December 2015
Patent Attorney Frost Brown Todd LLC September 2005 - November 2010
Co-Founder Esquire Etc. LLC May 2004 - July 2005
Patent Agent Scott Laboratories September 2001 - August 2002
Patent Agent/Intern Ethicon Endo-Surgery May 2000 - September 2001


University of Cincinnati College of Law Law 2002 - 2005
Butler University 1996 - 2001
Homestead 1992 - 1996

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Local
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Healthcare
  • • Commerce
  • • Media
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Fitness

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Goldfarb (goldfals)
We worked together  •  Assoc. Professor of Clinical Law, Dir. of Clinical Programs, Dir.of Entrep. & Comm. Devel. Clinic, University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Vance is extremely knowledgeable about intellectual property issues facing businesses and has a genuine interest in assisting clients addres ... s those issues in a very practical, thoughtful, and cost effective way.
Algis Aukstuolis
Digital Account Manager, The E.W. Scripps Company and Owner, Skinny Piggy Kombucha, LLC.
Vance is encouraging, well connected, and has a lot of personal knowledge about startups. Great guy!
Nancy H. Rosen CPA
CPA/CFO, Consultant. Previously CFO Relationship Manager, CFO Resource Group.
Vance is a great advisor because he has many years experience in the start-up community, and an incredible ability to communicate.

Ran Mullins
They're my advisor  •  Founder & CEO, Relequint and Member of the Board of Directors, Globili.
Ran is an extremely talented branding and marketing expert with a passion for his work. He becomes personally invested in his client's proje ... cts and makes their goals his own. He is great at getting to the core values of a brand and using these foundational ideas to build a comprehensive brand strategy. He also has a great eye for design is very easy to work with.

Kasim Ahmad
Co-Founder and COO, Zooted Delivery LLC.. Previously Intern, Vocalink Multilingual Managed Services.
Kasim has great vision and a passion for the projects he gets involved with. He is a "born" entrepreneur that caught the bug early and this ... will serve him well as he continues to grow his impressive skill set.

Kevin Mackey
Offering Product Manager, Cintrifuse and Founder, K4DM - Thorough, Reliable Research and Analysis.
Kevin brings a strong leadership quality to anything that he gets involved with. He has the ability to "herd cats" and find ways to effecti ... vely create order out of chaos. When working with "visionary" types his ability to create structure is an asset that builds a successful framework around the overall business objectives.

Brian Burke
Brian is a high energy guy that can match his considerable vision with efficient execution. Brian has already established himself as a succ ... essful entrepreneur, but he's not going to rest on his laurels. There are many more ventures in Brian's future. His positivity is infectious, he motivates those around him, and he never stops looking for opportunity.

Jaydev Karande
CMO, Goombal and Founder, 2nd Degrees.
Jaydev combines enormous vision with an even bigger heart. He is extremely well connected and has a true passion for connecting others.