Adam Chambers is the head of technology at Digital Surgeons, a consultancy that accelerates business growth through experience design, creative marketing, and digital business model innovation. Put simply, we design demand through digital experiences.
Amarit is the Executive Chairman and Co-founder of HUBBA, Thailand's first and largest coworking space and community that is part of the Google for Startups Partner Network. He is also Chief Connection Officer and Co-founder of Techsauce, one of Southeast Asia's leading technology media and events company. His passion for the startup community and entrepreneurship has led him to angel invest in many of the top Thai startups. Amarit actively coaches 100+ startup founders annually. He is also a Fellow of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) cohort 1, Obama Foundation Leaders: Asia Pacific inaugural cohort, and has been named as one of Forbes Asia's 30 Under 30: Enterprise Technology and Thailand Startup Enabler of The Year 2016.
Amy Peck is Sr. Director of Enterprise Content at HTC Vive Studios. Amy founded EndeavorVR, a leading global XR strategy and consulting firm. She is a recognized thought-leader in the space and speaks globally on the future of XR. She is a venture partner at the Capital Region AR/VR Accelerator, holds several advisory board roles and co-chairs the VRARA Enterprise Committee. Her own personal mission is to see XR fundamentally improve every aspect of our lives with the goal of making this technology accessible and transformative for everyone.
Andrew is the Chairman of Glider, a Colorado-based community movement and non-profit that aims to bring people together.
Belinda builds tech-centered communities and companies out of Asia. She is the founder of Springboard Group, Head of APAC for SaaStock and is excited to launch her newest venture - Fem Founded - one of Asia's first female intrapreneurship bootcamps.
Ben in an Innovation Strategist focused on empowering people to be more human-centered and creative in their work. He loves a good toolkit, and all types of reflection.
Beth has over 13 years of experience working with startup teams, social ventures, public agencies and corporations to identify strategic partnerships and design solutions that cultivate community and do good.
Betsy is Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement & Implementation for Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. Her work focuses on cultivating strategic partnerships while overseeing the scaling and implementation of Field to Market's programs. In this role, Betsy advises purpose-driven organizations from across the food and agriculture value chain on effective strategies to meet sustainability commitments while supporting farmers' continuous improvement journeys by utilizing Field to Market's sustainability metrics, tools and services.
Bindi is incredibly passionate about all things startup in Europe and connecting the dots between investors, founders, corporations and government, and as a result, has worked in and around technology startups for most of her career. As a consultant (PwC Consulting), as a corporate (Microsoft BizSpark /Ventures), as a startup employee (Trayport), as an advisor (Startup Europe, TechStars Startup Weekend, Tech London Advocates, European Innovation Council, WEF), as a connector (GQ UK, the IoD and Evening Standard have all recognised this) and as their banker (Silicon Valley Bank). She is deeply inspired by entrepreneurship, and is the founder of a boutique advisory firm, bindi ventures, focused on advising and connecting across four core innovation pillars (Corporate, Startup, VC Managing Partners, Government) for commercial success.
Callie Chamberlain is committed to health, health care, and well-being for all. Her deep commitment to working with, and on behalf of, vulnerable communities has guided her work addressing structural inequity across sectors and advancing intercultural, inter-religious dialogue.
Charlton serves as the Partnerships & Summer Programs lead at HBCUvc, an organization dedicated to bringing more diversity into the venture capital industry. He formerly was executive director of Startup Atlanta, a non-profit focused on economic and community development.
Throughout her career, Chris Shipley has documented, influenced, and accurately predicted the impact of technology on business and society. Her latest book, "The Adaptation Advantage", explores the Future of Work.
Christine Goudie is the co-founder and CEO of Granville Biomedical, specializing in the design of women's health anatomical simulation models to enhance medical training and advance patient education.
As FrontFundr's Business Development Manager, Christine engages with entrepreneurs, investors and industry partners in Western Canada's venture ecosystem. Christine completed her MBA at UBC and is a registered P.Eng (APEGA).
Through Journey Partners, Clyde leads several international innovation and startup programs in Aviation/Travel, including Propeller Shannon and Viva Air Labs.
Colin Brauns is the co-founder and CEO of Stoop, a company building software for communities. He is also the host of the "Summer Night" podcast, which is dedicated to exploring how humans are building and finding community in the modern world. Previously, he has worked at companies such as Google and Autodesk in community building roles and on projects like a co-living network for entrepreneurs and a Free Skool. He lives in Boston with his dog, Apollo.
David grew up on a family grain farm in Dauphin, Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Agriculture. He enjoyed a 38-year career with Dow AgroSciences in senior commercial leadership roles. David served on the board and as chair of the Canola Council of Canada. He was deeply involved in the design of the winning application for the Protein Industries Canada Supercluster and serves on the board. David joined Botaneco in April 2019 as Chief Operating Officer.
David is executive chair of Research England, which forms part of UKRI, the biggest research funder in the UK, with responsibility for university block-grant funding for research and knowledge exchange.
Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld is the Associate CMO, Physician Health, Diversity & Wellness for Alberta Health Services. Her mandate is to incorporate novel approaches to physician wellness and diversity which will positively impact patient safety, health care outcomes, and quality initiatives.
Ebrahim founded Patronicity as a civic crowdgranting platform to inspire growth and change through placemaking within cities, where crowdfunded dollars are matched by community grants.
Elisa Chiu is an ecosystem and venture builder focusing on Asia softlanding and startup investing. She is recognized as 40 Under 40 Women in Tech as the CEO of Anchor Taiwan.
Dr. Elizabeth Coker Farrell is passionate about the "healthy state" of healthcare givers and healthcare organizations. Her past research and publications focus on public population health and organizations' project management. Her recent research focuses on finding individual truth and acknowledgment of gender inequity in our provincial healthcare system and how it affects the mental health of physicians and healthcare givers.
Emmanuel is the managing partner of Utopia Lagos and is leading Utopia's emerging efforts across Africa. Utopia is an urban innovation group that aims to build the urban ecosystem for emerging cities and their slums across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Ethy is the Founder of Impact Innovation Israel, a strategic consultancy firm focusing on tech and innovation in sectors where there is a substantial impact on society and the environment. Ethy works across multiple tech sectors and provides advice to multi-national corporations, academia and government, with a strong focus on Agrifood technologies. Ethy is the co-founder and Israel CEO of the Bridge Hub (www.thebridgehub.co), a global agrifood tech innovation hub. The Bridge Hub provides a way to validate and test technologies in real conditions with the best partners and helps farmers and growers overcome their challenges and increase productivity and efficiency through the use of technology. Bridge Hub is the commercialization arm of the Agrifood innovators. Ethy has held senior roles in the Israeli Government focusing on international trade, innovation and investments. She served overseas for over 10 years and was posted in Hungary, Thailand and Australia as the Israeli Trade Commissioner, where she created economic links and bridges between countries. Through her career with the Israeli government, Ethy has helped hundreds of startups validate their technology, scale up and raise capital. She has initiated several projects and programs that have had a global impact on remote communities and small farm holders. Following her passion for technology and its impact on society, Ethy has initiated AMSA - the Advanced Manufacturing Strategic Alliance - through which she is promoting a very practical but comprehensive plan to upgrade the manufacturing sector with a strong focus on SMEs and inclusion. She advises government on the best ways to implement advanced manufacturing solutions across all sectors of the industry, especially agriculture. Ethy has served on the board of Rafael, the leading Israeli defense company, and has served as the Economic Advisor at the Office of the President of Israel. Ethy is dedicated to assisting female entrepreneurs and is a Director and mentor at Springboard - the leading accelerator for female entrepreneurs.
EC Synkowski runs OptimizeMe Nutrition, a company that makes nutrition easy through B2B/B2C digital products. Thousands have used her #800gChallenge, a diet without restriction, to achieve their health goals.
As the co-founder of Code Fever and Black Tech Week, Felecia Hatcher is on a mission to rid our communities of innovation deserts by working with community leaders and government officials to create inclusive and diverse startup ecosystems. Code Fever is an initiative that connects minority-led startup founders to capital through their VC in Residence program, tech skills training for African American and Caribbean youth and young adults in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship through full stack development coding boot camps, in school programs and an annual weeklong emerging technology summit called BlackTech Week. As an author, social entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream, Hatcher was named one of the Empact 100 Top 100 Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by the White House and Kauffman Foundation in 2011, a 2014 White House Champion of Change for STEM Access and Diversity, a Black Enterprise Innovator of the Week, Essence Magazine Tech Master, and was featured on the NBC's "Today Show," The Cooking Channel, and Grio's 100 African Americans Making History.
Hannah is the Founder and CEO of Transfernation, a logistics company focused on using technology and data to instantly connect excess prepared food with local recipients in cities.
Hermes Huang is a Bangkok-based, purpose-driven entrepreneur, design thinking expert, and researcher. He is a co-founder and managing partner at InsightPact and Viajai Learning Studios.
Hussam leads Futurpreneur Canada's Alberta portfolio, supporting entrepreneurs aged 18-39 in launching their startups through business planning support, funding and mentoring. His strengths are in cross-cultural communication and economic development.
Host and producer of upside.fm, Creator of Freelancing School.
Jen Riedel is the program manager for Techstars Boston. Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through Jen's work, she is accelerating some of the highest-profile early-stage and growth companies in the world.
Jeremy Jensen is an entrepreneur, speaker, and mountain sports athlete - passionate about helping people lead authentic and intentional lives, rich with experiences that make them feel alive! His interests lie at the intersection of flow science, lifestyle design, and action/adventure sports.
Jessica is a former dancer turned social entrepreneurship enthusiast working at the intersection of technology, impact and art. She has 12 years of experience with multi-sectoral clients spanning 4 continents. Currently, she serves as the first North American hire for Faethm AI, an Australia-based startup serving as the world's data source for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Work. She volunteers as a mentor with the Global Social Business Initiative and is the Partnerships lead at Women4Good, an SF-based community focused on women in social impact. Prior to Faethm, she helped to design and direct a prize design Accelerator program at the XPRIZE Foundation, supported public sector strategy at Monitor Deloitte with clients ranging from the State Department to the World Bank, and served as an Advisory Board Member for SXSW. She loves sci fi, all things art, and her Saudi Arabian husky, Buddy.
Jessy Wang is director of Activator Growth at SheEO, a global initiative transforming how we fund and support women working on the World's To-Do List.
Juliana is a board member of the Angel Capital Association, a lead investor of the Portfolia Consumer Fund, Rising Tide Fund and Rising America Fund and a venture partner at AccelHUB. A Kauffman Fellow, Juliana is an advisory board member of the Israeli fund Sanara Ventures, the Houston Diversity Fund and the University of Houston Cougar Venture Fund. A Springboard Life Sciences Council Member, Juliana was the director of the Texas Medical Center Venture Fund, the managing director of Houston Angel Network (most active U.S. network 2014-2017) and of the Sophia Business Angels network (best European angel network in 2010). Previously, Juliana managed Antipolis Innovation Campus, the Business Innovation Center in the French Riviera, as well as several International projects funded by the European Commission. She started her career in Singapore, first as an international trade consultant for the Trade Commission of Spain in a broad range of industry sectors and then as a project manager for the Asia Technology Office of Citigroup, leading projects at international level in Europe, Latin America and Japan.
Milligan is chief of staff at Start Co., a venture development organization located in Downtown Memphis, TN.
Kerry Rupp is GP at True Wealth Ventures, an early-stage VC fund investing in consumer-facing, women-led businesses that improve human and/or environmental health.
Kevin Owocki is the founder of Gitcoin.co -- An Ethereum-based network for growing open-source software with incentivization mechanics. He has a BS in Computer Science, 10 years of engineering leadership experience in startups and Open Source Software, and is a community organizer in the Boulder, Colorado Tech Scene.
A true advocate for equity, entrepreneurship, and wellness, Kiera Smalls is the Executive Director of Philly Startup Leaders (PSL), the largest and most active community of startup entrepreneurs in Philadelphia.
Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, Esq., is the founding executive director of Venture Cafe Miami. Under her leadership, VCM's innovation programming has attracted over 45,000 participants, resulting in content partnerships with 1,000+ organizations and 1,600+ free educational sessions. Leigh-Ann leads initiatives designed to increase inclusion, access, and greater connectivity within Miami's innovation and entrepreneurial community through high-impact partnerships and programs.
Leslie Evans is passionate about mission-driven innovation which impacts the lives of diverse people through education, healthcare, technology and workforce development. Leslie is the Director of Professional Development at HIMSS, leading efforts to engage new audiences and nurture an environment which accelerates the growth of new ideas to advance innovation and transform health and healthcare for all people. Leslie's leadership roles in marketing and program development span Fortune 500 companies, independent educational institutions and startups. Her experience in technology and education includes developing engaging programs to attract more girls into careers in technology, building an innovative coding bootcamp to equip women and people of colour as software developers, and creating opportunities to deliver alternate pathways into tech.
Lindsey is the founder and CEO of The Helm, a new lifestyle brand and VC investing in female entrepreneurs. Lindsey was formerly founder and president of LTW, an impact studio with clients including actor Matt McGorry, MAKERS, podcaster Amanda de Cadenet, The Harnisch Foundation, Women Moving Millions, and filmmakers Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus, and Rashida Jones. Before consulting, Lindsey was on the founding team of Catapult, a crowdfunding platform for girls and women. She also worked for Women Deliver and contributed to a variety of campaigns centered on conflicts in Central Africa, as well as "The Enough Moment", a book by John Prendergast and Don Cheadle. She advises The Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
Lisa Nuszkowski is the founder and executive director of MoGo, Detroit's nonprofit bike share system, serving the city of Detroit and five suburban communities with 620 bikes and 75 stations.
Luke is a four-time founder, 12-time angel investor, Chapter President Valhalla Angels Calgary and Vancouver and Co-founder of Valhalla Private Capital. Oh, and basketball, he loves NBA basketball.
Mark is the CEO of QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, an Australian-based startup factory supporting the development of the creative industries nationally and internationally through investment programs.
Megan Bruneau, M.A., is a therapist, executive coach, writer, speaker, and host of The Failure Factor podcast. She helps entrepreneurs optimize their mental health and do the shit that scares them.
Dr. Belisle works in the Global Growth and Opportunity Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she focuses on the role of technology in helping small-scale producers adapt to climate change.
Med-tech investor, entrepreneur, meditator, reflector, podcaster--Neal now invests in IP-centric med-devices.
P.K. Newby, ScD, MPH, MS, is a nutrition scientist, food personality, author and entrepreneur whose mission is to help people live their healthiest, most delicious lives, sustainably--while fighting anti-science in all the ways she can.
Patrick Lor is a managing partner at Panache Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm that will invest in over 100 Canadian startups over the next 3 years.
Patti has built and grown Hackworks, a Canadian company that is helping companies around the world drive innovation through the framework of hackathons.
Pete Sena is founder and CEO of Digital Surgeons. We're a global innovation and experience design company that accelerates business growth through experience design, creative marketing, and digital business model innovation.
Pricilla is an advocate for the ethical use of technology to benefit the planet and humanity. Her work is around the risks and opportunities the future presents. She has worked at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and impact for over 15 years, collaborating with multinationals and startups in North and Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia.
Rian is the Co-Founder & COO of the Flow Research Collective, the world's leading voice in evidence-based peak-performance. Rian studies Applied Neuroscience at King's College London and holds a B.A. Hons in Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin. Rian has led research initiatives examining the neuroscience behind peak-performance with Imperial College London, UCLA, and Deloitte.
A professional agrologist, certified agriculture consultant and agricultural entrepreneur, Robert is CEO of DOT Technology Corp. Robert is leveraging his business experience with his training in soil chemistry, plant physiology and crop nutrition, together with his background in data management and precision agriculture to now bring autonomous farming through the DOT platform, powered by Raven Autonomy to global broadacre agriculture. He resides in Olds, Alberta and works out of Central Alberta.
R. M. Shea works at the intersection point of open source software, blockchain, and finance. He continues to work with top companies to architect the next phase of web infrastructure.
Sam is a design lead at Civilla -- a nonprofit design studio dedicated to changing the way our public-serving institutions work through human-centered design.
Scott is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence of a 50,000-sq.-ft. innovation hub in Madison, WI. He is a serial entrepreneur who bootstrapped a company to eight figures in revenue and has built products for organizations like FedEx, American Family Insurance, and Coleman Campers.
Sheri Rose is the CEO / Executive Director of the Thrive Center, a nonprofit innovation centre focused on wellness and aging. She is also a partner at Commonwealth Leverage LLC, a healthcare professional consulting firm. Sheri previously held positions with AT&T, as Director of Sales & Regulatory. She serves on the Executive Board of the Women's Political Council of Louisville and on the board of New Directions Housing Authority. She was named by Louisville Business First as one of the Top 20 People to Know in Aging and was recognized by HealthTech Magazine as one of three women to know in health IT. Sheri holds a B.A and M.Ed. in Psychology from the University of Louisville.
Sigalit has over 20 years of global experience in key executive roles, setting the foundation of startups and transforming them to large and successful companies. Today she is a partner at Grove Ventures, an early-stage fund focused on deep-tech Israeli startups that she co-founded 5 years ago.
Stephen is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder & CEO of Journey Meditation, a company dedicated to helping all people live happier, healthier, less stressed lives.
Steve McArthur has been in the aquaponics industry for eight years and has helped form four aquaponic companies in the industry.
Steven has dedicated his career to the improvement of health and sustainability. Having previously founded a venture-backed company in the eyecare telemedicine sphere, he is now leading up a clean tech initiative.
Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist. She is recognized as an expert communicator who helps household decision-makers better understand existing and emerging risks to be better prepared to thrive on a rapidly changing planet. She is the U.S. Representative for We Don't Have Time, a solution-oriented social network for the climate crisis.
Troy is a co-founder of gener8tor. gener8tor's turnkey platform for the creative economy connects startup founders, musicians, artists, investors, universities and corporations. The gener8tor platform includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences and fellowships. gener8tor operates more than 25 accelerators annually across North America, working with more than 200 startups per year.
Tzipi Avioz has more than 20 years of experience in digital data analytics, executing large digital transformation projects and digital-focused customer success for retail.
Yuval Yarden is with The Keystone Podcast and Jolt.io.