December 2011

The Greater Wheeling Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will hold its Wednesday, December 14, 2011 meeting at the White Palace at Wheeling Park, Wheeling WV. White Palace is located inside Wheeling Park at 1801 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003 (map via bing).

Speakers and Topic


“Dolph” Santorine is a professional investor and entrepreneur. He currently holds the position of Unicorn Tamer at Monoceros Ventures, LLC, his family’s venture fund. Monoceros invests in early stage companies in Mobile, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena gaming and High School Sports market spaces.

 He is a serial entrepreneur with a penchant for taking the road least traveled and applying his own unusual perspective and solutions.

Prior to Monoceros Ventures, Dolph was founder of, which he grew to number one in it’s market space. The company was sold to Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and over 100 other newspapers.

Dolph is constantly urging his companies to “try something different”, and “experiments never fail”.

Dolph’s first 15 years were spent in the manufacturing business, a market space he would love to return to if the government would get out of the way.

Santorine holds a number of U.S. patents. An alumnus of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, he currently resides in Wheeling, West Virginia, with his wife of 23 years and four children and one grandchild.

Dolph will speak on innovation & invention and entrepreneurship.

Event Schedule

We will meet on the first floor of the White Palace. Social time and registration will be from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. The buffet style dinner will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. and the presentation will start after the meal. Cost for the evening is $18.00 for AITP members, $10.00 for AITP student members, and $23.00 for guests.

We will have our 50/50 drawing and door prizes for those in attendance.

RSVP to Join Us

E-mail Karen Kovacs at to RSVP. Reservations are essential to ensure there is sufficient food and seating available for our group. Please respond early to give the restaurant ample time to prepare. No shows will be billed for the reserved meal.

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