Peter Yared

CTO | Sapho
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Peter Yared is the CTO of Sapho.

This isn't just a conference, it's a community. People are engaged; the space is creative; the talks are inspiring and diverse; and the supporting team is phenomenal from the leaders to the volunteers.
- Jana Eggers, 2014 Speaker

Rana El Kaliouby

Chief Science Officer and Co-founder | Affectiva
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Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is the Chief Science Officer and Co-founder of Affectiva, the leading experts in consumer emotion analytics and insights.

Call for Speakers 2015!


Ben Einstein

Managing Director | Bolt
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Ben Einstein is an experienced product designer and investor.

Camille Fournier

CTO | Rent the Runway
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Camille Fournier is the CTO of Rent the Runway, where she and her team of 60 (and growing!) engineers are building the world's first rental platform for luxury goods.
What an experience to be mixing for two days with amazingly bright, young men and women who are determined to change the world.
- Dr. Colin Harrison, 2014 Speaker

Leah Hunter

Writer | Fast Company, Business Punk Magazine, and "The Future"
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A journalist who covers the human side of emerging tech, Leah co-created the Design of Wearables series for California College of the Arts.

Damien Steel

Damien Steel | OMERS Ventures
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Damien is a Director at OMERS Ventures, one of Canada’s largest and most active venture capital funds.

Nick Pinkston

Founder and CEO | Plethora
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Nick Pinkston is the founder and CEO of Plethora, building a new kind of factory to make manufacturing faster and more accessible for everyone.

Rose Broome

Cofounder & CEO | HandUp
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Rose is the co-founder and CEO of HandUp, a crowdfunding website for homeless people and neighbors in need.

Carolyn Martin

President & CEO | Sponsor Energy Inc.
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With over 15 years of leadership and management experience in Alberta’s energy and technology sectors, Carolyn has had much success in bringing innovation to industries such as renewable energy technologies, emergency preparedness, and disaster notification.

Dylan Richard

CTO | Modest, Inc
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Dylan Richard is the full-bearded technologist who, as Director for Engineering, quietly led the 40 engineers of Obama for America's Technology team to victory in 2012.

Mark Organ

Founder and CEO | Influitive
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Mark Organ is the founder and CEO of Influitive, helping companies mobilize their advocates to produce massive increases in referral leads, reference calls, social media participation and more.

VJ Anma

Co-founder and CEO | IdeaMarket
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Vj Anma is an entrepreneur who has been involved in creating several web application and mobile startups.

Austin Hill

Co-Founder | Blockstream
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Austin Hill is an entrepreneur and active investor.

Mike Moyer

Managing Director | Lake Shark Ventures, LLC
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Mike Moyer is a career entrepreneur who has started companies, worked for startups, and held senior management positions at established businesses.

Mike Grandinetti

Managing Director | Startup Next Boston
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Mike has balanced several careers simultaneously, all centered around technology, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Crystal Richard - MC

Director of PR | Onboardly
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As Director of Public Relations at Onboardly, Crystal always has a great story to tell.

Nik Badminton - MC

Futurist and Regional Director | (North America)
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Nik Badminton thinks about the future of work, the collaborative economy and technology-driven innovations.

Shaun Abrahamson

Founder | Urban.Us
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Shaun founded Urban.Us to help startups that make cities better. Urban.Us is a global community of investors, advisors and city representatives that find and work with startups in areas like mobility, low energy buidlings, service delivery and resilience.

Harper Reed

CEO | Modest, Inc.
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Harper is an engineer who builds paradigm-shifting technology and leads others to do the same.

Adeo Ressi

Founder & CEO | Founder Institute &
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Adeo Ressi is the Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, an entrepreneur training and startup launch program that has helped start over 1000 technology companies across 6 continents.

Harley Finkelstein

CPO | Shopify
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Harley is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and the Chief Platform Officer (CPO) at Shopify.

Alistair Croll

Founder | Solve for Interesting
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Alistair is an entrepreneur, author, and startup accelerator.

Cathy Han

CEO | 42 Technologies
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Cathy is the CEO of 42 Technologies, a San Francisco based big data company.

Angela Tran Kingyens

Associate | Version One Ventures
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Angela is an associate at Version One Ventures, an early-stage fund investing in consumer Internet, SaaS and mobile entrepreneurs across North America.