DC Startup Week 2020 DC Startup Week 2020

Speakers

Speakers

Aaron Krall

SaaS Accelerator
SaaS Growth Consultant

Aaron Saunders

Inclusive Innovation Incubator (IN3)
CEO

Adam Mutschler

The Kedar Group
Managing Partner

Adeola Ariyo

The Gemz, Inc / AAE Consulting, Inc
Executive Director, Business and Brand Strategist of AAE Consulting, Inc

Adriana Mendoza

Femme Fatale DC
Creative Director and COO

Adrienne Prentice

MotherNation
Co-founder and CEO

Aerica Shimizu Banks

Shiso LLC
Founder and Principal

Alex Cohen

Twenty Tables
Founder and CEO

Alexi New

Noted
Partner

Alexis Squire

Serve DC
Deputy Director

Ally Fouts

Viget
Creative Director

Alvin Carlos

District Capital
Financial Planner/Managing Partner

Amber Corrin

Sage Communications
Director of Content, Public Relations

Amira El-Gawly

Manifesta
Founder + CEO

Amrita Grewal

TalEx, Inc.
Founder and CEO

Andre Bierzynski

AARP Innovation Labs
Innovation Director

Angela Hubbard

NCBWDC
Chair of Economic Empowerment Grant

Angie Collier

Dupont Circle Solutions
Vice President of Biz Dev

Anil Hemrajani

Startup Sidekick
Founder

Anna Mason

Revolution LLC
Partner

Annie MacLeod

BICS Inc.
President

Anthony Millin

NEXT by Shulman Rodgers

Anusha Iyer

Corsha
Co-founder and CTO

Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Sade, Inc.
Communications Consultant

Ashtan Moore

Model B
Partner and Co-Founder

Audrey Henson

College to Congress
Founder and CEO

Ayris T. Scales

Serve DC
Chief Service Officer

Aysia Woods

Events by AW
Event Consultant & Founder

Ben Foster

WHOOP
Chief Product Officer

Beth Johnson

RP3 Agency
Founder and CEO

Bill Bellows

American University
Executive in Residence

Bob Balk

Pier 70 Ventures
Co-Founder, Managing Director

Bonnie-Love Douglass

D2D Creative
Creative Director

Caroline Turner

General Assembly
VP, Enterprise Sales

Carolyn Becker

DC Vegan Life and Goodwill
Founder and Creator

Cary Hatch

MDB Communications
CEO

Cee Smith

Cee Smith Media Group
Founder and CEO

Chanda Daniels

The Reclaim Collective
Co-Founder

Chelsea Raab

FiscalNote
Senior Director, Enterprise Business Development

Cheryl Shaw

NCBWDC
Chair of Economic Empowerment Committee

Chris Thomas

Eli Mason
Managing Partner

Christene Starin

Starin Strategies
Founder

Christian Howard

NCBWDC
Chair of Health Committee

Christine Davies

Poligage
Founder and CEO

Christine Mitchell

The Why Creative
Creative Producer

Coach Adam Cobb

Peak Performance Coach and Celebrity Trainer

Corinn Perry

SEED SPOT
Chief of Staff

Craig Zingerline

Sandboxx/Growth Minded
Chief Product Officer @ Sandboxx, Founder @ Growth Minded

Cristina Roman

Pique Coaching
Procrastination Coach

Cristyn Girolami

Upside Business Travel
Chief People Officer

Dana Ray

Dana Ray Consulting
Communications Consultant

Danielle Glosser

Client Raiser
Principal and Founder

Danya Sherman

KnoNap
Founder & CEO

David Gorodetski

Sage Communications
Founder & COO, Creative Director

David Hall

Revolution LLC
Managing Partner

David Horwitz

Serve DC
Commissioner

David Nellis

Return On Investment, Inc.
Principal

David Simnick

Soapbox
Co-Founder and CEO

David Wiley

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Technology Center Director, Technology Center 2100

Dawn Myers

The Most
Founder and CEO

Deepak Chhugani

Nuvocargo
Founder & CEO

Diego Mariscal

2Gether-International
Founder

Donna Kalife

Launch Sister Ventures
Founder

Dorinda Walker

Cultural Solutions Group
CEO

Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh, PhD

MEDA Angels
CoFounder & Managing Director

Elizabeth Dougherty

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Eastern Regional Outreach Director

Elle VanDyne

CollabCreate DC
Founder + Collabortunity Maker

Elly Rowe

Elly Jane Collective
Founder

Emily Goodson

CultureSmart
Founder and CEO

Emily Rasowsky

Women in Tech Campaign
Founder and CEO

Eren Koont

Ordway Labs
Head of Marketing

Erin Hatten

Dupont Circle Solutions
Co-Founder

Frankie Nicoletti

ICX
Director of Engineering

Gary Williams

Creative Theory Agency
Co-Founder

Ghazenfer Mansoor

Technology Rivers
CEO

Gigi Gilliard

Gigi Gilliard Development
Founder

Greg Merril

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Inc,
Co-founder and CEO

Heather Ingram

MATAGI
Author, Designer, Coach, Founder

Heather Mahoney

Haute Haus Agency
Principal

Heather McIlhany

Pie Insurance
Vice President of Marketing

Helen Respass

Thomson Reuters Practical Law
Law Department, Senior Legal Editor

Hilliary Turnipseed

Hill Street Strategies
Founder and President

Ivan Ruzic

Corum Group Ltd.
Senior Vice President

Jacqueline M. Baker

AARP Innovation Labs
Vice President of Startup Programming

James Whitman

Growth Guidepost
Founder and Managing Director

Janna Westbrook

Provider Pool
CEO

Jason Rathje

AFWERX
Director of Air Force Ventures

Jeff Grass

HUNGRY Marketplace
Chairman and CEO

Jeffrey Wolinsky

WTOP
Director of Federal and National Sales

Jen Sovada

MissionTech Solutions
Chief Futures Officer and Senior VP/GM

Jesse Alton

Fearless.tech
Senior Product Developer

Jessica Carson

American Psychological Association
Director of Innovation

Jessica Kim

ianacare
Co-founder and CEO

Jill Silman Chapman

Insperity
Senior Performance Consultant

Joe Mechlinski

Shift The Work
CEO

John Breen

Till, Inc.
Lead Senior Full-Stack Engineer

John Keeling

The Motley Fool
Venture Partner & Senior Vice President, Business Development

Johnny Ray Austin

Till
Chief Technology Officer

Jonathan Aberman

Marymount University
Dean and Professor of Practice, School of Business and Technology

Jonathan White

Improve Consulting Group Inc.
Principal

Joy Shanaberger

Boone Group
Founder and CEO

Juan Pablo Segura

Babyscripts
President

Jubee Leroy Vilceus

Yellow Tail!
Managing Partner

Julie Litzenberger Murphy

Sage Communications

Julie Melnick

SkySquad
Founder

Kara DelVecchio

EVERFI
Executive Vice President, Sales and Customer Success

Kate Bally

Thomson Reuters Practical Law
Labor and Employment Director of Practical Law

Kate Glantz

US Chamber Foundation
Senior Director for Economic Opportunity

Katherine Mereand

DC Dept of Small and Local Business Development
Program Manager for Innovation & Equitable Development Office

Kelly Miller

FTI Consulting
Senior Director, Author

Kelsey Ogletree

KO Copy
Founder

Ken Cameron

Corporate cultureSHIFT
Facilitator Thinking Differently

Ken Carnesi

DNSFilter
CEO

Kestrel Linder

GiveCampus
Co-founder and CEO

Kevin Morgan

Washington DC Economic Partnership
Tech Sector Liason

Kim Cayce

Luna Startup Labs
CEO

Kirsten Brecht Baker

Jeenie
CEO & Co-Founder

Koi Hernandez

AARP Innovation Labs
Design Thinker

LaRae Holliday

EVERFI
Global Head of Talent

Larry Bard

Shulman Rogers

Larry Letow

Interprise Partners
Operating Partner

Larry Rosenfeld

Sage Communications
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Lars Schmidt

Amplify
Founder

Laura Hambley

Work EvOHlution
President and Co-Founder
LM

Laura McDonald

Urbanstems
Head of CX

Lauren McDanell

SEED SPOT
Vice President of Programs

Lauri Putt Needleman

Pie Insurance
Vice President of People & Talent

Lemaire Stewart

Goodfynd
Co-Founder

Lisa Friedlander

NEXT
Business Development Manager

Lizabeth Wesely-Casella

L-12 Services LLC
CEO

Manny Oliver

US Department of Energy
Director SBIR/STTR Programs Office

Manraj Singh

Connect for COVID-19
Founder & President

Marcus Bullock

Flikshop
Founder/CEO

Marcus Cook

Creators Coalition
Creative Architect

Marcy Ewald

ThinkNimble
Chief Operating Officer

Maria Meadows

Model B
President and Partner

Mariko Bennett

NCBWDC
1st Vice President of Programs

Mark Brenner

Wiss & Company, LLP

Mark Wattley

Cooler Screens Inc.
Chief People Officer

Marla Blow

Mastercard, Center for Inclusive Growth
Senior Vice President of Social Impact North America

Mary Anne Martin

Thomson Reuters Practical Law
Commercial Transactions Senior Attorney Editor for Practical Law

Maryann Lombardi

Office of Cable TV, Film, Music and Entertainment
Associate Director, DC Creative Affairs Office

Matt Bendett

Peerspace
Co-Founder

Matt Self

Conklin Media
Chief Revenue Officer

Melani Douglass

Family Arts Museum
Founder

Melissa Bradley

1863 Ventures
Founder & Managing Partner

Michael Akin

LINK Strategic Partners
President

Michelai Graham

Technically Media
Technical.ly DC Market Editor

Michelle Riestra

CODESPA AMERICA
Executive Director

Mike Kohn

Marts & Lundy, Inc.
Chief People Officer

Mo McCusker

Blackhawke Behavior Science
Co-Founder and COO

Mohsin Syed

KiwiTech
EVP & Chief Startup Officer

Molly Swagler

Compass
Head of Operations

Naveen Krishnamurthy

Riva Solutions
Founder and CEO

Neal Augenstein

WTOP
Reporter

Neal Conlon

www.nealconlon.com
Founder Type

Neal Gupta

KiwiTech
Co-founder and CIO

Neil Shah

ThinkNimble
CEO

Nick Damoulakis

Orases
President

Nick DeGidio

Thomson Reuters
Account Executive for Corporate Counsel

Nicole Crowder

Nicole Crowder Upholstery
Founder

Nuala Burke

Walk With Path
Clinical Lead

Olivia Rogine

Girls'​ Night In
Director of Community

Pam Louie

Dynamic Change
Principal

Patrick Fingles

Nu Look Home Design
Co-Owner and CEO

Paul Jossey

Jossey PLLC
Principal Attorney

Peyton Chance

Viget
Digital Project Manager

Pothik Chatterjee

LifeBridge Health
Executive Director, Innovation & Research

Pramod Raheja

Airgility, Inc.
Co-Founder and CEO

Prayas Neupane

Washington DC Economic Partnership
Manager, Business Retention and Expansion

Rachel Francine

Musical Health Technologies and Futurist
CEO

Rachel Koretsky

upace
CEO and Founder

Rachel Mendelowitz

The Rivington Group
Founder & CEO

Rachel Wynn

Femme Fatale DC
Feminist Business Coach

Rahama Wright

Shea Yeleen
Founder and CEO

Raquel LM

The Literal Woman
Writer / Director

Rashad Howard

Epigen Technology
Investor and CFO

Raul Espinoza

LiveLOUD Photo, Video, & Consulting
Founder

Rhonisha Franklin

NCBWDC
Award winning photographer and 2019 NCBWDC Economic Empowerment Grant Recipient

Rick Robinson

AARP Innovation Labs
Vice President of Innovation

Rick Rudman

Curbio
CEO

Riya Patel

Dcode
Government Program Manager

Robbie Fraleigh

The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory
Assistant Research Professor

Roble Musse

Un-Silicon Valley
Author

Ronit Avni

Localized, Inc.
Founder & CEO

Roxy Jahangeri

IRL Agency
Co-founder

Ryan Kuder

Techstars
Managing Director

Ryan Maliszewsk

Mozzeria, Inc.
CEO

Sara Gibson

20 Degrees
CEO

Sara Gilgore

Washington Business Journal
Innovation & Health Reporter

Scott Case

Upside Business Travel
CEO & Co-founder

Seema Alexander

Disruptive.CEO
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Seema Patel

The Global Knowledge Initiative
CEO

Shaun Chavis

LVNGbook
CEO

Shy Pahlevani

Hungry
Founder & President

Stefan A. Nagey

Capbase, Inc.
Cofounder

Steve Winter

BWF Communications
President

Suneet Bhatt

Boldr
President

Susan Borke

BorkeWorks
Principal

Susan Kerr

Advancing Inspiration, LLC
CEO

Susan Tynan

Framebridge
Founder and CEO

Tanya Wagstaff

Insperity
Business Performance Advisor

Teri Leon

Pie Insurance
General Counsel

Tien Wong

Opus8, Inc.
CEO

Tiffany Deans

Harco Solutions, LLC
CEO + Managing Director

Tim Hwang

Fiscal Note
Founder and CEO

Toby Moore

Optoro
Co-Founder and CEO

Tom Snyder

Funnel Clarity
Founder & Managing Partner

Tommy White

American Unversity Center for Innovation
Director

Trevor Theunissen

Uber
Director, Public Policy & Communications

Victor Ehienulo

PLUGGED
Co-Founder

Vid Micevic

SEED SPOT
Entrepreneur Support Manager

William Huster

CTO
ThinkNimble

Yemi Adewunmi

Civic Eagle
Chief Product Officer and Cofounder

Yulia Yaani

RealAtom.com
Founder and CEO

Yvette Alexander

NCBWDC
Chair of Public Policy

Zoe Sharp

Optoro
VP, Deputy General Counsel & Interim Head of Talent & Culture

Zuhairah Scott Washington

Expedia Group
SVP & GM, Global Head of Strategic Partners

Zvi Band

Contactually
Co-founder and CEO