Wade Foster is the CEO and co-founder of Zapier, a workflow automation tool used by over three million people to connect the work apps they use every day. Prior to Zapier, Wade worked as a customer development lead for The Idea Works, Inc. in Missouri. He is an alumnus of Y Combinator and has degrees in industrial engineering and business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
CEO and co-founder elastic.io, before Talend, DHL and Nokia, geek, father of 3
I am a software engineer and entrepreneur who is currently down the blockchain rabbit hole. I have worked in various industries such as Travel and Sports. I started my company Zastrin last year to teach developers blockchain programming through real world projects. I love my family, food and travel.
Leif is the co-founder, CEO of AND CO. The #1 freelancing software in the world, which was acquired by Fiverr in 2018. He is also a Parter at Prehype, a venture development firm in New York and investor in companies like Ro Health.
He also co-founded Pay with a Tweet, which was acquired by the German company builder Hanse Ventures in 2013. Served as Director of Product for West Studios in San Francisco, where he worked with start ups like Rdio and Venmo. He also worked as Creative Director at R/GA.
Leif was named one of the "Top Minds in Digital" by AdWeek and earned numerous awards including two Cannes Lion Grand Prix and a MTV OMusic Award.
He's also an advisor to Venture Capital firm Urban.Us and a number of early stage companies.
I just hate wasting time or doing unnecessary tasks, doing things over because the first job was not good enough is event better. This happens again and again in construction projects. As a Computer Engineer, born and raises in the construction industry, I saw that I could solve this.
It’s not done until it is CHECKD!
>15 yrs software developer. In 2016 I quit my job with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to found CodeLingo and tackle the Technical Debt crisis head on.
In a 40hr work week, a developer spends over 17hrs on Tech Debt (https://bit.ly/2MSQr7b). I've become obsessed with fixing this and unlocking the true potential of development teams. CodeLingo does this by transforming the whole software stack into a big data problem, detects anti-patterns and then automates common development tasks, such as code reviews, bug fixes and generating contributor guidelines - to name a few.
As developers, we're good at scaling up anything except ourselves. CodeLingo unlocks code quality at scale.
Scott Weiss is the Founder of Referagig and President of Makena Partners, a technology recruiting firm. Both companies are based in Seattle, Washington.
Awareness Technologies, Inc. (ATI) provides endpoint security solutions for both home and business. With over 50 employees and offices in Westport, CT and Bristol, UK, ATI both develops and acquires market leading solutions trusted by millions of parents and thousands of businesses.
Originally a software engineer, and now serial entrepreneur, I love applying technology to solve real world problems, and like the best of ideas, Shine is an idea borne of frustration and real world experience of the recruitment process.
Franz Riedl, co-founder of Styla, an agile Content Management System. Styla automates design and unifies content and e-commerce to create seamless inspiration and shopping experiences. Today, Styla works with more than 100 brands and retailers such as Footlocker, Otto Group, Thomas Sabo or OBI.
Prior to Styla, Franz cofounded several gaming companies and worked as a consultant in strategy and innovation - supporting enterprises in tackling the challenges of digital transformation.
David spent 25 years in global equity research in both senior banking and asset management roles. He has watched the world’s best presenters in action and designed a solution to enhance presentation impact while capturing all interaction details.
Working with our brilliant team. Leading the commercialisation and growth of our award-winning global employee leave tracking / absence management solution. Leading from start-up phase to our current market leading position, and securing Private Equity backing to further accelerate growth.
Entrepreneurial leader and team motivator with ability to proactively identify business opportunities and solve challenging business problems. Passion for and proven track record of successfully developing breakthrough business and product strategies, managing product implementation, streamlining business operations, and establishing strategic partnerships that drive business growth. Demonstrated success in start-ups, midsize and Fortune 100 companies. Keen sense of market needs, employee motivation, time-to-market and the bottom-line.
findCRA makes Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance easy for banks through powerful, data-driven software that cuts out countless hours of complicated, manual research and delivers actionable insights in seconds. As co-founder and CEO of findCRA, Ben leads the company’s overall product vision and design as well as business strategy.
Rob Heiser is the co-founder and a Vice Chairman of Segmint Inc, an innovative financial technology company based in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Rob was awarded Crain’s Cleveland 40 under 40 and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Kent State University’s LaunchNET entrepreneurship program. Rob has been awarded 10 U.S. and international patents for Segmint.
MedStack's CEO Balaji is an educator and thought leader in platform and software product strategy, is passionately driven by the role of technology in addressing societal problems. MedStack supports many digital health companies in protecting patient, and has been awarded accolades by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and Techcrunch.
Eugene was one of the first investors to spot SEMrush. After joining the company as a Chief Strategy Officer he helped to more than quadruple company revenue and raised over $40m from Tier 1 investors.
Before SEMrush, Eugene was a partner at Target Global, pan-european venture fund that invests in consumer Internet space. There Eugene was in charge of late stage pipeline and worked on number of notable transactions including Lyft and Delivery Hero.
Eugene started his VC career as Senior Associate and then Partner at Foresight Ventures. Foresight Ventures was focused on early stage US technology companies and was ranked top 10 Russian VC Firm by Forbes In 2013.
Through Exponea, Peter spread his personalized, customer-focused experiences to over a billion consumers. Under his leadership, Exponea has become one of the fastest growing European SAAS companies. Exponea's product vision was fuelled by his CEO experience from Slevomat which became number one daily deal site in 6 countries, with revenues of over €100 mil in less than 4 years. Peter's philosophy is to help his employees to become future business leaders and founders, while instilling them with strong personal and business ethics.
I started in the Internet Marketing space in 2000, when I co-founded one of the world's first email service providers, CoolerEmail. As a pioneer in responsible email marketing, we grew CoolerEmail into a global software company specializing in marketing communication with over 1,500 clients. In 2010, after spending several years designing and implementing a more comprehensive way to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses, I launched GreenRope, a cloud-based platform that simplifies and consolidates a company's sales, marketing, and operations. GreenRope currently provides technology solutions to over 3,000 companies worldwide.
In 2017, I had the opportunity to write and publish, CRM For Dummies, part of the globally acclaimed "For Dummies" series of books. In the book, I cover strategies and tactics that help businesses design and implement a successful CRM strategy.