The Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network will put a female face on venture capital at its “Celebration of Entrepreneurs” event.

Susan Strommer, chief executive officer of the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, and Katrin Burt, a venture capitalist at Intersouth Partners, headline the program.

The PTEN event, which also will include the naming of the three finalists for its annual Growth Accelerator competition, is set for May 10 at the Embassy Suites Greensboro Airport.

“This is the one time each year that the Triad entrepreneurial community comes together,” said Jon Obermeyer, PTEN’s chief executive officer. “It’s a special occasion for us to interact with leaders who can offer a national perspective on the current and critical issues involved in raising growth capital, as well as network and celebrate the emerging new ventures in our region.”

Strommer, who earned her MBA at Wake Forest University Babcock Graduate School of Management, has led the venture group since 2005. It is based in Chicago. Strommer is also a former attorney at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.

Burt joined Intersouth as an analyst in 2004 from HSBC, an international finance firm based in London. She recently was promoted to venture partner. Burt is part of Intersouth’s information technology investment team. Burt earned her MBA at Duke. She is a graduate of Oxford University.

Competing in the Growth Accelerator program are: Retina Software, Public Health Corps, TUNtek, Ionics Medical, Options Prosperity Group, Nos Medicos, Ground Game, Golden Prosperity Group and It’s the Journey.

Triad-based Piedmont Angel Network and Inception Micro Angel Fund also will make presentations at the event.