Andy Volk VP of Developer RelationsMXitAndy Volk is the VP of Developer Relations for MXit, the Stellenbosch-based social networking company and Africa's largest mobile social network. Andy has spent over 13 years managing Internet consumer applications and leading product teams.
Carol Reeves Associate Vice-Provost for EntrepreneurshipSam M. Walton College of BusinessCarol Reeves is the Associate Vice-Provost for Entrepreneurship and holds the Cecil and Gwendolyn Cupp Applied Professorship in Entrepreneurship in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.
Jevon MacDonald Co-founder GoInstant and StartupNorth.caJevon MacDonald is the co-founder and CEO of GoInstant.com as well as a co-founder of StartupNorth.ca. Jevon has spent the last decade building high technology businesses.
Julia Law ConsultantExecutive at Nike, Coca-Cola and McKessonJulia Law has enjoyed a fast-paced business career as a senior human resources executive at Nike, Coca-Cola and McKesson. As vice president, human resources for Nike (based in Portland Oregon), she led the initial stage of the company’s major organization redesign from product category/regional alignment to consumer category/regional alignment.
- Lane Becker has been hanging out on the Web since it started, from his work-study job setting up websites for the University of Texas at Austin in 1994, to his first, sadly failed startup in 1999 (don’t ask), and on to more successful ventures: co-founding Adaptive Path, the first user experience design firm, and Get Satisfaction, an online customer service community platform currently used by over 65,000 companies.
- Michael worked for a number of years in retail and consulting and at the same time he became involved with a number of residential investments which introduced him to Angel investing.
Nimeshh Patel Chief Operating Officer at AOL EuropeAOLNimeshh Patel has over 13 years of experience in the Investment Banking, Telecoms, Media and Internet sectors. His expertise lies in building strategies for profitability improvement through restructuring, operational excellence, investment or partnership development.
- Since leaving University, I have worked in sales my entire career culminating in my last job as sales and marketing director at Ernst & Young looking after the Entrepreneurial Services division in London. It was a great introduction to the world of Entrepreneurship and whilst I was there I organised the Entrepreneur of the Year competition in London – it was simply a brilliant education!
- Since arriving in NYC in 1994, Mr. Kiracofe has been deeply immersed in technology, real estate, and entrepreneurial ventures. He has co-founded or led a diverse range of companies including a pioneer online grocery service company, an India-based venture capital fund, the first large scale social networking site, and a NY-based property development firm.
In 2009, he founded Horizen Partners to incubate far-reaching projects based on the foundations of innovation, adventure and sustainability. Current projects include Mountain Bike Haiti, a social venture promoting adventure tourism, and F