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Adam Benzion
Serial entrepreneur, co-founder of
Hardware Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Community, Community
Alex Gudilko
EE @ Omron
Hardware Engineer, FPGA, PCB, Power, Motor
Alex Kissin
Venture, Startups
Alex Newmann
CRO @ TechDay
Sales, Analytics, Growth, and Data
Allen Goad
Allen Goad
CEO @ ATS Systems
Aviation, Manufacturing, Leadership
Ammar Jangbarwala
Ammar Jangbarwala
Entrepreneur & Technology Enthusiast
Mechatronics, Chemical, Hardware Startups, Prototyping
Andra Keay
Andra Keay
Director @ Silicon Valley Robotics
Anil Shanbhag
CMO @ Aquaback Technologies
Business Development, NPI
Arash Sani, CPCU
Arash Sani, CPCU
Director @ Tech Coast Angels
Seed Stage
Arman Arami
President @ NYNE
Hardware Commercialization, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, Brand Builder
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
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
Chia-Lin Simmons
CEO @ Red Helicopter
IoT, Connected Cars, SaaS, Digital Media
Chien-Hsin Lee
VP @ Rambus
Chip and Semiconductor Design
Chris Fulton
Business Development @ Bluesmart
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,
Christian Talmage
Christian Talmage
Design Director @ River Studios
Hardware Startups, Design, Marketing
Christina Holmes
Director Sales Analysis @ Costa Farms
Ag Tech, Analytics, IT
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 @ Other Machine Company
Hardware Startups, Materials
Darin Ezra
CEO @ Power Brands
Beverages, CPG/FMCG, Startups
Dave Ginsberg
Dave Ginsberg
Technologist and Principal @ Elegant Workflow Consulting
Media, Entertainment, Product Launch, Strategy and Operations
Dylan Purcell
Dylan Purcell
CEO/Co-Founder @ Somabar
Hardware Start-Ups, Crowdfunding, Marketing
Emma Cruz
Advisor @ Centro Ventures & Community Manager @ WeWork
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
Finbarr Watterson
Community Evangelist @ Fictiv
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
Jeff Wu
Founder @ Anova
Manufacturing, Startups, Scale
Jemie Sae Koo
Chair @ UCLA Women in Technology
Digital Marketing, Policy, Sales, Growth, Partnerships, Talent, Non-Profits
John Sweet
Business Strategy, Technology and Innovation
Strategy, Innovation, Software, University Commercialization
Jonathon Nostrant
Business Development @ Samsung Viv Labs
Startups, Exits, AI
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
Founder @ Tethercell
Strategy, Hardware Startups, IoT
Les Karpas
Les Karpas
Founder/CEO @ Metamason
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
Senior Technology Director @ Huge
Technology, Entertainment, Media
Madelynn Martiniere
Director of Community @ Fictiv
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
Director @ Supporting Strategies
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
Nardo Manaloto
Nardo Manaloto
Founder, Chief Innovation Officer at SeedHIT Studio
Innovation, Prototyping, Commercialization
Nathan Hurvitz
VP Engineering @ Trifoil Imaging
Product Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Operations
Neil Gupta
Neil Gupta
Co-Founder at Green Dynamics Corp
Cleantech, Mechanical Engineering
Osh Kaplan
Venture Partner @ Silicon Foundry
Hardware, Accelerator, Mentoring, Supply Chain
Paul Brown
Serial Entrepreneur
Paul Katz
VP Engineering @ Juicero
Product Management, Engineering, Design
Phil Bangayan
Phil Bangayan
Director of Marketing at NBC Universal, Inc.
Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Business Development, Digital Media
Rachel Ceasar
Global Healthtech Researcher
Digital Health, Anthropology
Rajeev Krishnan
Head of Technical Sales India @ National Instruments
Sales, Leadership, EMEA, Hardware
Rochelle Webb
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Ron Grosinger
Ron Grosinger
Product Designer at PicoTurbine International
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
Shirin Nikaein
Strategy and Product Management Expert
Strategy, Product Management, Engineering
Sonya Sepahban
CEO/CTO @ PropelWorks
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
Senior Robotics Engineer at National Robotics Engineering Center
Robotics, University Commercialization
Then Shanmugam
Partner @ Fundcloud
Go to Market Strategy, Segmentation, Project Management
Tim Martinez
Tim Martinez
Engagement Partner & Growth Advisor at Growthink
Strategy, Marketing
Tom Austin
Managing Partner @ Sumo Ant
Branding, Strategy, Marketing, Design Management, High Growth Operations
Valery Komissarova
VC @ Grishin Robotics
Hardware, Robotics, Deep Tech, Venture Capital
Wesley Kuykendall
Wes Kuykendall
SMAP ATLO Systems Lead at JPL
System Level Integration, Testing, Mechanical Engineering, Requirements Management

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