Chris is the co-author, along with Reid Hoffman, of Blitzscaling, the book that explains how to build world-changing companies like Amazon, Alibaba, and Airbnb in record time. As a writer, investor, and entrepreneur, Chris has had a ringside seat in the world of startups and scaleups since 1995.
Steve GoldbergOperating Partner, Venrock
Operating Partner, Venrock
Leo BleyDirector, PwC
Leo develops PwC businesses, investments and opportunities with the venture ecosystem. He also advises investors, entrepreneurs and enterprises on innovation and disruptive opportunities.
Denyse CardozoCEO, Silicon Valley Forum
Denyse drives the goals and strategy for Silicon Valley Forum, with continued growth into international markets and innovation. She has coached hundreds of startups through the SVF pitch nights and programs.
Tomasz KolodziejakTechnology Strategy, Samsung
Tomasz has years of experience in business development, sales and partnerships at an early stage and mid-size startup, as well as B2B sales and partnerships experience with big hotel brands, major airlines, big public/private universities.
Kevin SuraceCEO, Appvance.ai
Kevin Surace is a technology innovator, speaker and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Appvance, and was Inc. Magazine’s 2009 entrepreneur of the Year. Kevin has been recognized multiple times as an innovator and a technology pioneer.
Michael TorosianPartner, Pillsbury Law
Michael guides emerging companies at all stages. He represents private companies, publicly traded companies, VC firms and investment banks in the high tech, renewable energy & life sciences industries.
Jonathan BaerManaging Partner, Stonehearth Ventures
Michelle MessinaCEO & Founder, Explora International
Jody VandegriffEntrepreneur, Startup Advisor, Founder of WebDAM
BeiBei SongInnovation Coach & Course Facilitator, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Peter MullenStrategic Partnerships, SaaStr & Mentor, Alchemist Accelerator
Gail Christine GannonManaging Director, WaveEdge Capital
Keith KlinePresident, The Kline Law Firm
Naeem ZafarCoFounder and CEO, TeleSense
Brett YokomInternational Business Instructor, UC Berkeley Extension
Xi-Er DangSilicon Valley Start-UP Speakers and Mentors
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