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Startup Studios and Startup Accelerators: What Are They and How Do They Help Your Startup Succeed?

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Anthony Jamison
CivStart, CEO & Co-Founder

Anthony has a decade of experience working on the challenges and opportunities of local governments, primarily through his time at the National Association of Counties (NACo). As CEO & Co-founder, Anthony leads the development and implementation of scalable and efficient strategies at CivStart. At CivStart, Anthony brings his knowledge from years of interactions with public sector officials -- including technologist, city and county administrators, and elected officials -- to redesign the private-sector approach to local governments -- less selling and more partnerships. One of his primary responsibilities is maintaining CivStart's mind share with the state & local government market by fostering relationships with government leaders, private sector companies, and investors. As a minority tech leader and entrepreneur himself, Anthony has advised several minority-led business sunch as Govlia, Collective Liberty, and Pigeonly.

Jackie Hyland
ideas42 Ventures, Business Lead

Jackie is the Business Lead for ideas42 Venture Studio where she supports the entrepreneurs in building their companies. Previous to ideas42ventures, Jackie launched the Mexico City operations for a55, a Series A revenue-based lender in Latin America, supporting the underwriting of over $20M in loans to high-growth technology companies. Prior to a55, Jackie was Director of Latin America at Silicon Valley Bank where she managed relationships with over 400 technology and venture capital funds in Latin America and supported a variety of venture debt deals. Prior to SVB, she led seed-stage fintech investments in Latin America with Accion Venture Lab, the leading impact investing fund focused on financial inclusion.

Joe Titlebaum
Black Lab Ventures, Founder

Joseph Titlebaum is an entrepreneur, attorney and digital media/tech executive. He is the founder of Black Lab Venture Studio, which funds and nurtures start-up entrepreneurs at the intersection of tech and regulated business.

Joe was a co-founder of a NY silicon alley privacy-focused big data start-up that was sold to OpenX Technologies, a leading advertising technology company, in a deal announced in late 2017. Joe advises and invests in various tech and media start-ups and is an LP and mentor in Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) a leading NY accelerator program, and an LP in Indicator Ventures, a bi-coastal seed-stage VC fund.

Joe serves on the Board of Directors Project N95, an organization founded to provide PPE to front line health care workers in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Pancreas Foundation, and was Chair from 2009-2019. The NPF supports scientific research, patient education and medical education relating to diseases of the pancreas, like pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

Regan Smith
GSSN, Customer Success Manager

Regan Smith is the Community Success Manager at the Global Startup Studio Network. Her passion is to find ways for all different kinds of people to come together and create impact through collaboration. Her role at GSSN allows her to do just that as she manages 50 startup studios around the world creating connections, collaboration and sharing resources for startups to thrive.

She is a people person so feel to reach out.

Or if you find yourself in Denver, Colorado you can find her in the Rocky Mountains or hosting secret pop up dinner parties on the weekends- there is always an open invite!

Marc Laitin
ideas42 Ventures PBC, Studio Lead

Marc Laitin is the Studio Lead at ideas42 Ventures where he is responsible for
conceiving, designing and spinning out behavioral science informed, software powered businesses. Prior to ideas42 Ventures he served as the VP of Product Management at Opower. At Opower (acquired by Oracle), he led the New Products, User Experience, Analytics, Product Localization, Client Engineering and Knowledge Management teams. During his tenure at Opower Marc was responsible for conceiving and launching multiple new product lines, as well as architecting hundreds of aggressive, large-scale,
behavioral-science-informed market tests to enhance the effectiveness of Opower programs. Prior to joining Opower, Marc co-founded Wired for Change, a political technology and consulting firm.


This will be a discussion of how studios and accelerators operate, how the studio and accelerator models are evolving, and how they help entrepreneurs drive their ideas to success.