Sarah Applebaum

Director of Pangaea Spark · Pangaea Ventures

Investing in early stage materials, chemistry, and biology technology companies.

Seed-stage investing Startups Cleantech Hard-tech Investing Venture Capital

Abraham Cable

Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: cablea@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4853 / Office 367-200

Business Law Mergers & Acquisitions Legal Ethics Corporate Finance Corporate Governance

Sean Wise

Professor · Ryerson University

Empowerment through Entrepreneurship

Social Network Enterprise Analytics

Teri Kirk

President & CEO · Fundingportal

Founder & CEO at Fundingportal

Public Policy Venture Capital Business Funding Exempt Markets Government Funding

Yongsun Paik, Ph.D.

Professor of Management, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Director, Center for International Business Education and Center for Asian Business

Regional Economic Integration Global Trade International Joint Ventures International Human Resource Management Business Ethics

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht

CEO · MaRS

This extraordinary CEO and Rhodes Scholar leads an organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Canadian growth companies

Venture Capital Management Advanced Technologies Emerging Technologies Entrepreneurship & Innovation Innovation & Economic Development

Richard Dale

Managing Director · Big Data Boston Ventures

Experienced entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, specializing in understanding the dynamics in very early stage ventures.

Venture Capital Mentorship Entrepreneurship Business Models Finance

Sunil Sharma

Managing Director and Chief Connector · Extreme Startups

He always loved Lego! A natural fit for your event is Extreme Startups Chief Connector extraordinaire and mentor to budding entrepreneurs

Venture Capital Private Equity Entrepreneurship Management Consulting for Startups

Sam Angus

Partner, Corporate Group · Fenwick & West LLP

Entrepreneurship and venture financing for start-ups have been long-standing specialties for this lawyer and conference panel moderator

Start-Up/Venture-Backed Companies Equity and Debt Financings Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Matters Intellectual Property Licensing

Matt Golden

Founder and Managing Partner · Golden Venture Partners

Content that sparkles! Golden Venture Partners founder tells you how he turns nuggets to diamonds for early stage mobile-focused startups

Venture Capital & Private Equity Early Stage Mobile-Focused Startups Entrepreneurship Mobile Technologies Digital Technologies

Richard Appelbaum, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Globalization; social and ecological sustainability; world-systems theory; the globalization of business and workers' rights

Global Political Economy World Systems Labor Markets and Global Production East Asia and the Global Economy Technology and Development

Naveen Khanna

Professor of Finance · Michigan State University

Khanna is the A.J. Pasant Endowed Chair Professor in Finance and Chairperson of the Finance Department.

Board of Directors Optimal Contracting Product Market Competition Mergers and Acquisitions Price Bubbles

Narasimhan Jegadeesh

Dean's Distinguished Chair of Finance · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Market Analysis Stock Market and Investments Market Momentum

Dr. Raphael (Rafi) Hofstein

President & CEO · MaRS Innovation

Turning academic ideas into commercial realities

Corporate & Business Strategy Early-Stage Investing Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology Transfer Commercialization of Innovation

Robin Feldman

Harry & Lillian Hastings Distinguished Professor of Law ; Director of the Institute for Innovation Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: feldmanr@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4661 / Office 372-200

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Intellectual Property Startup & Innovation Law Privacy and Property Law Law & Science

Sarah Prevette

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Named by Inc Magazine as one of the top entrepreneurs in North America & recognized as a futurist/early-supporter of emerging technology

Failism: the Art of Strategic Evolution Tech Startups The Entrepreneur Journey Entrepreneurial Networking & Collaboration Setting Direction and Strategy for Companies

Goutama Bachtiar

Advisor · Global Innovations and Technology Platform

Advisor, Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Content Producer, Writer and Courseware Developer

It Audit It Service Management Technopreneurship

Craig Hunter

Leader · Y Combinator + Stanford University

CEO at Bitmaker Labs, Advisor @ Venture for Canada & Teach for Canada

Startups Technology Industry Technology Careers Hacking Education Career Hacking

Daniel McCarthy

Assistant Professor of Marketing · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Marketing expert focused upon methodologies and frameworks for predicting customer behavior to better understand firm-level outcomes

Missing Data Customer relationship management (CRM) using Digital Marketing and Analytics Customer-Based Corporate Valuation Marketing-Finance Interface Customer Lifetime Value

David Stewart-Patterson

Vice-President, Public Policy · The Conference Board of Canada

No dragon in this den! Combining policy analysis & advocacy, the CBoC's VP of Public Policy enthusiastically supports young entrepreneurs

Public Policy