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Anthony Millin
NEXT by Shulman Rodgers

Anthony Millin is the Chair of NEXT and a trusted legal and business advisor to startup, early-stage and emerging growth companies. As a corporate and securities attorney, a successful serial entrepreneur and a venture capitalist, Anthony brings a unique legal and business perspective to advising his clients. “Anthony has had a tremendous impact on the success of my company since we were in the startup phase,” says Dale Nirvani Pfeifer, Founder and CEO of GoodWorld. “He has not only provided sound and creative legal support, but has also served as a key business advisor throughout the growth of my company.” Anthony understands firsthand what it takes to start, scale and manage a company, to successfully prepare for and run a fund raising process, and to address the legal issues faced by a startup. This background provides him with valuable insights into the legal and business needs of his clients. Anthony has worked closely with a range of angel and institutional investors and helps clients identify real opportunities. He serves businesses across multiple industries including internet/SaaS, technology, biotech, cleantech, edtech, fintech and health care. Another specialized skill set Anthony brings to the table is his China-based experience, assisting early-stage and middle-market companies interested in conducting business in China or seeking direct foreign investment from China. Anthony also serves as a Venture Partner at Urban.Us, a seed stage VC firm. Contact Anthony at [email protected].

Steve Winter
BWF Communications, President

Steve Winter brings to this panel more than 40 years of industry experience and an entrepreneurial spirit honed from years of running his own agencies – first Winter•Fried Communications, later Brotman•Winter•Fried (BWF) which is now a division of Sage Communications, for which he jointly serves as a Senior Vice President. Along the way, he developed expertise in various communication disciplines including journalism, media relations, community outreach, special event management and promotion, grassroots marketing, creative design and production, audio and video direction, media buying and placement and social media. His subject matter expertise ranges from sports and entertainment, restaurants, retail and consumer shows to technology clients, new product launches, even local and federal government agencies. A member of various charity boards, chambers of commerce and local networking groupsand an Adjunct Professor of Public Relations at Georgetown University, Steve is a graduate of American University with a degree in journalism.

Heather Mahoney
Haute Haus Agency, President

Heather Mahoney has worked in the marketing and communications industry for more than a decade, specializing in media management and brand-focused marketing. She began her career working for a startup at its inception which went public in nine short years, allowing her to grow professionally at a rapid pace. Her prior experience as a reporter and photojournalist gives her a keen eye for cutting-edge content. Founder of Haute Haus Agency, Heather enjoys continuous success generating  top-tier media placements for numerous brands, including but not limited to, the Gary Sinise Foundation, Advocates for Youth, Chef José Andrés, NBC Universal, and more. In a journalism capacity, Heather continues to freelance as a professional writer, with most recent work including a cover story with Chuck Todd, host of Meet the Press. Philanthropy is important to Heather, and she continues both personally and professional to advocate for numerous causes. Recognized for her work, The Huffington Post and Modern Luxury magazine recognized her for her cause-oriented ventures. Earlier this year, Heather was selected by Biz Bash as one of the “Top 500 Professionals to Watch” in the event Management and Consulting Category. A graduate from the University of Maryland, Heather holds a B.A. in Communication with a focus on public relations and psychology.


Every day at this time you will have access to top experts in their field for FREE advice on your early-stage or growth-stage startup. We will be hosting a breakout room with startup law Experts. 

Legal: Anthony Millin, Founder and Chair of NEXT (Startup Law) powered by Shulman and Rodgers

Public Relations: Steve Winter, Sage Communications