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Adam Benzion
Serial entrepreneur, co-founder of
Hardware Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Community, Community
Adrian Hall
President & CEO at Global Strategic Consulting
Business Development, Marketing, Strategy, M&A
Alex Gudilko
EE @ Omron
Hardware Engineer, FPGA, PCB, Power, Motor
Alex Kissin
Competitive Analysis, Business Development, Industry Research, Business Planning
Venture, Startups
Alex Newmann
Co-founder & CEO @ FinanceFuel
Sales, Analytics, Growth, and Data
Allen Goad
Allen Goad
CEO @ GEMCITY Engineering and Manufacturing
Aviation, Manufacturing, Leadership
Amiah Sheppard
Director @ Backstage Accelerator LA
Leadership, Social Innovation, Strategy
Ammar Jangbarwala
Ammar Jangbarwala
Entrepreneur & Technology Enthusiast
Mechatronics, Chemical, Hardware Startups, Prototyping
Andra Keay
Andra Keay
Director @ Silicon Valley Robotics
Andrew J. Dupree
Hardware Program Manager @ Cisco Meraki
Hardware Engineer, Product Development
Andy Sherman
Team Lead @Fictiv
Supply Chain, Pricing, DFM, Rapid Prototyping
Anil Shanbhag
CMO @ Aquaback Technologies
Business Development, NPI
Arman Arami
President @ NYNE
Hardware Commercialization, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, Brand Builder
Arsames Qajar
CTO and USC Professor
Mongodb, Nosql, Neo4j, SQL, Database Architecture
Babak Kia
Babak Kia
Adjunct Professor @ Boston University
Hardware Engineering, Embedded Systems, University Commercialization
Badri Narayanang
McKinsey Economist
Economics, International Trade, Industrial Organization, Productivity
Barbara Bickham
CTO and Tech Advisor
SCRUM, Digital Strategy, Software for Hardware
Bill Karamouzis
CEO @ TeachMe
Gaming, Ed-Tech, Digital Media, Business Strategy, Marketing Strategy
Blake Hennon
Ecommerce and Retail Executive
Retail, Ecommerce, Direct to Consumer Sales, Marketing, Operations, Ed Tech, Toy Tech, Go to Market
Blake Nichols
Corporate Design Director
Product Development, Industrial Design, Toy Design
Brian Chossek
Brian Chossek
Inspired, Impactful Leadership
Catherine Lamb
Director of Content & Community @ The Spoon
Food technology, smart kitchen
Chia-Lin Simmons
CEO @ LookyLoo
IoT, Connected Cars, SaaS, Digital Media
Chien-Hsin Lee
VP @ Rambus
Chip and Semiconductor Design
Chris Fulton
Business Development @ Inspire
Business Development, eCommerce, Retail
Chris McAndrew
Chris McAndrew
Strategy Planning, Business & Product Development
Inductive Charging, Toy Development
Chris Zobrist
Director of Strategy @ Zobrist Consulting
Innovation, Business Model, Mindfulness,
Christina Holmes
Co-Founder @ Datalore
Ag Tech, Analytics, IT
Clay Ostrom
Brand and Marketing Strategist, Founder @ Map & Fire
Brand, Brand Strategy, Positioning, Messaging, Marketing Strategy, UX, Product Strategy
Cynthia Rojas
CEO @ Hype Creative Partners
Ecommerce, Startups, Digital Marketing, Strategy, Pricing, go to market
Dan Sturges
Co-Creation Lead @ Local Motors
Product Design, EVs, Transportation, Built Environment
Daniel Ball
Startup Consultant
Healthcare Innovation, Product Development, Lean Startup
Danielle Applestone
Danielle Applestone
CEO @ Daughters of Rosie
Hardware Startups, Materials
Darin Ezra
CEO @ Power Brands
Beverages, CPG/FMCG, Startups
Dave Ginsberg
Dave Ginsberg
Technical Program Manager @ Amazon Studios
Media, Entertainment, Product Launch, Strategy and Operations
Denise McKenzie
Customer Discovery and IP
Customer Discovery, Lean Startup methodology, Intellectual Property, Patents
Dylan Purcell
Dylan Purcell
CEO/Co-Founder @ Somabar
Hardware Start-Ups, Crowdfunding, Marketing
Eli Eisenberg
Founder & CEO @ Straight Line Management
Finance, Forecasting, Financial Modelling, Financial Reporting, Financial Controls, Investor Presentations
Emma Cruz
Director Strategic Relationships @ Inc
Angel Investing, Latin America, Execution
Eric Coonrod
VP @ Cascadia Capital
Investment Banking, Financial Modeling, Due Diligence
Eric P. Rose, NPDP, MBA
Eric P. Rose, NPDP, MBA
Product Innovation & Management Consultant
Product Innovation, Leadership, Manufacturing, Commercialization, Marketing, Product Design, Project Managment
Ethan Haigh
HAX Program Manager
Hardware, Early Stage, B2B, B2C, Fundraising
Finbarr Watterson
Director of Marketing @ Origin
Digital Marketing, SEO, Manufacturing
Fred Joyal
President @ Futuredontics
Bootstrapping, Scaling, Entrepreneurship, and Dentistry
Gideon Marks
Business Development
Business Development, Board Governance, Fundraising
Harry Falber
Advertising Veteran & Marketing/Operations Generalist
Advertising, Operations, Distribution, M&A
Howard Goldberg
Howard Goldberg
CEO/COO and EVP Strategic Business Development
Operations, Hardware Startups
Jackson Wightman
Minister of Propaganda
Crowdfunding, Public Relations
Jai Farswani
Partner @ Apex Ventures
Operations, Strategy, Risk Management, Business Development,
Jeff Wu
Founder @ Anova
Manufacturing, Startups, Scale, Branding, Operations, Product Development
Jemie Sae Koo
Chair @ UCLA Women in Technology
Digital Marketing, Policy, Sales, Growth, Partnerships, Talent, Non-Profits
Joe Wilson
COO @ Mothership
Operations, Growth, Business Development, Operations, Hard Tech, Hardware, Robotics, Business Development, Pharmaceuticals
John Sweet
Business Strategy, Technology and Innovation
Strategy, Innovation, Software, University Commercialization
Jonathon Nostrant
Business Development @ Samsung Viv Labs
Startups, Exits, AI
Jorge Raziel
Partner & Entrepreneur Coach
Strategy, Growth, Digital Advertising, Entrepreneurial Mindset
José Antonio Scodiero
José Antonio Scodiero
Founder/CEO @ Fast Company Brazil
Strategic Planning, Entrepreneruship, Electronic Chips
Joven Matias
CEO @ Cartwheel360
Product Development, Prototyping, Hardware, Digital Media, Emerging Technology
Karl Quint, MD / PhD
CEO @ Quint Healthcare
Healthcare Startups, Life Sciences, Medical Devices, European Partnerships, Digital Medicine
Kate Christensen
Professor @ Carnegie Mellon
Digital Strategy, Product Management
Kellan O’Connor
Co-Founder/CRO @ Duro Labs
Strategy, Hardware Startups, IoT
Kim Chansky
Strategic Marketing - Turning product concepts into profit
Competitive Analysis, Product Design, User Testing, Pilot Studies, Innovation Planning, Market Research, Launch Strategy, Conflict Mediation, Planning and Goal Setting
Les Karpas
Les Karpas
Founder/CEO @ Lexset
3D Printing, Materials, Medical Devices
Llewellyn Cox
Founder @ BioBuilt
Biotech, Sensors, Healthcare Startups, Chemical Engineering, Materials
Luke Schantz
Technologist at SoftLayer/IBM
Hardware, Makers, Robotics, Marketing, Theater, 3D Printing
Luke Stiles
Engineering Director @ BCG Digital Ventures
Technology, Entertainment, Media
Madelynn Martiniere
Managing Partner @ Uncompromise
Prototyping, Communications, Manufacturing
Manuel Camarena
Manufacturing and Operations EVP
Operations Executive; Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Compliance, Procurement
Marc Fischer
CEO @ Dogtown Media
Mobile Tech, Project Management, Design
Marc Honorof
Chief Strategy Officer @ The HONOR Project
Digital Content, Branding, Mobile
Marco Curreli
Founder @ Omni Nano
Material Science, Nanotechnology
Matt Burris
Founder at MatterFab
Hardware Entrepreneurship, R&D, Product Development
Matt Turner
VP @ Propeller Industries
Startups, Accounting, Finance, Due Diligence
Michael Corr
Founder @ DuroLabs
Product Development, Agile, Embedded Engineering, Contract Manufacturing
Mylen Yamamoto
Mylen Yamamoto
Digital Media Executive Producer, CliqueNow
Digital Media, Talent Management, Marketing, Market Research
Nardo Manaloto
Nardo Manaloto
CTO @ Resilienx Labs
Innovation, Prototyping, Commercialization
Nathan Hurvitz
VP Engineering & Operations
Product Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Operations
Neil Gupta
Neil Gupta
Co-Founder at Green Dynamics Corp
Cleantech, Mechanical Engineering
Osh Kaplan
Investment Director @ Munich Re Ventures
Hardware, Accelerator, Mentoring, Supply Chain
Paul Brown
Serial Entrepreneur
Startups, Risk Management, Strategy
Paul Katz
VP Engineering @ Eight Sleep
Product Management, Engineering, Design
Phil Bangayan
Phil Bangayan
Principal Data Scientist @ Teradata
Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Business Development, Digital Media
Rachel Ceasar
Global Healthtech Researcher
Digital Health, Anthropology
Rajeev Krishnan
Country Manager (India) @ MTS Systems Corporation
Sales, Leadership, EMEA, Hardware
Rochelle Webb
CEO @ Optimist Made
Media, Strategy, Entertainment, Retail, Consumer Product
Ron Grosinger
Ron Grosinger
Product Designer at Mr.G's Workshop
Product Design
S. Jimmy Gandhi
S. Jimmy Gandhi
Director @ Ernie Schaffer Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship CSU Northridge
Supply Chain Innovation, Social Innovation, Engineering, University Commercialization, Entrepreneurship, Risk Management
Sandeep Gupta
Chromebook @ Google
UX, Technical Enabling, Marketing, Ecosystem & Business Development
Sandeep Shroff
CEO and Co-Founder of myStartUpCFO
Finance, CFO, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Accounting
Sanjay Kalyanasundaram
Head of IoT Cloud Services @ Silicon Labs
Product management, Electrical Engineering
Sayan Dehghan
MOCU DESIGN (hardware design and innovation)
Product design, Solid Works, Product Renderings, Innovation, Industrial design, Prototype
Shirin Nikaein
Strategy and Product Management Expert
Strategy, Product Management, Engineering
Sonya Sepahban
CEO @ OurOffice, Inc
Aerospace Engineer, Board Member
Sri Rao
Sri Rao
Entrepreneur / Sr. Product Executive at Facebook
IoT, Venture Capital
Steven Borochoff
VP Global Sales + Sand Hill Angel
Angel Investing, IoT, Semiconductors, Sensors, Embedded Systems, Software, Business Development
Tekin Meriçli
Tekin Meriçli
CTO @ Locomotion
Robotics, University Commercialization
Then Shanmugam
Partner @ Fundcloud
Go to Market Strategy, Segmentation, Project Management
Tim Martinez
Tim Martinez
Engagement Partner & Growth Advisor @ Growthink
Strategy, Marketing
Tom Austin
Managing Partner @ Sumo Ant
Branding, Strategy, Marketing, Design Management, High Growth Operations
Valery Komissarova
Fouder @ Make Hardware
Hardware, Robotics, Deep Tech, Venture Capital
Vica Manos
VC @ Anthemis Group SA
Healthcare Innovation, Venture Capital, Fintech
Wesley Kuykendall
Wes Kuykendall
Deputy Integration & Test Manager @ NASA JPL
System Level Integration, Testing, Mechanical Engineering, Requirements Management