Dan is the CEO and co-founder of Overtime, a digital sports network. Previously he was CEO of OMGPOP, created the Draw Something mobile game, was CEO of TicketWeb and ran digital at Virgin and Hollywood talent agency WME.
Lauren Horn: The Resolution Project, Assistant Director of Programs
Lauren Horn is an Assistant Director of Programs at The Resolution Project (resolutionproject.org), where she connects young social entrepreneurs, called Resolution Fellows, with the people and resources they need to reach their goals. She oversees two mentorship programs with a cumulative 240 volunteers who focus on mentoring Resolution Fellows on personal, professional, and social venture leadership development. Lauren manages resource access and expert matching, and works closely with corporations on employee engagement. Previously, Lauren organized science and engineering educational programs at Northeastern University’s Center for STEM Education. She holds a MS in Nonprofit Management and a BA in Journalism, both from Northeastern University.
Aaron Rasmussen: Entrepreneur
Aaron Rasmussen is a serial entrepreneur focused on blending creative and technical skill to produce innovation. He is co-founder and former Creative Director and CTO of MasterClass, an online education company with classes by Aaron Sorkin, Serena Williams, Werner Herzog, Frank Gehry, and many others. He previously co-founded USMechatronics, an industrial robotics company he started out of college and sold, and co-founded Harcos Laboratories, an award-winning consumer packaged goods company that he also later sold. Currently, he is working on something new.
Laura Aber: DLA Piper, Associate
Laura Aber is a corporate associate at DLA Piper LLP. Laura focuses her practice on the representation of corporate and institutional clients on matters ranging from venture capital transactions, institutional and private equity financing, and merger and acquisition transactions, as well as general corporate governance and developing and executing complicated strategic plans of corporate reorganization. Before joining DLA, Laura worked in the General Counsel Office at Ports America, the largest terminal operator and stevedore in U.S. Laura completed her undergraduate education with honors at the University of Maryland, College Park and obtained her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law.
Jon Gottfried: Major League Hacking, Co-Founder
Jon Gottfried is the co-founder of Major League Hacking, the official student hackathon league. He is one of the foremost experts on Developer Relations. Jon previously worked as a Developer Evangelist at Twilio and Echo Nest, served as National Director for StartupBus, and co-created the Hacker Union. Jon loves creating new technology and teaching people to do the same. He graduated from SUNY Stony Brook University in 2011 and was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 for Education and the Stony Brook University 40 Under 40 for Entrepreneurship.
Jill Klinvex works as a Venture Analyst at Loeb Enterprises, a startup studio and VC firm in the heart of Manhattan. She has worked on several of their portfolio company's executive teams fundraising for their Seed and Series A rounds, launching new products and services, and building out their teams. Jill was a part of the first-ever Quarter Zero class where she worked on her startup Didomi, a platform that helped nonprofits fundraise.
Vijay Talwar: Footlocker, Inc, President - Digital
Vijay Talwar is an accomplished business leader with 20+ years of experience in different sectors encompassing both emerging and premium brands. In 2016, Vijay joined Footlocker, Inc. as President - Digital and currently oversees the portfolio of Footlocker digital businesses. Vijay has served as the CEO, CFO and President at Blue Nile. He was CEO of the William J. Clinton Foundation India. Vijay also worked at Nike, where he served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. Vijay started his career as Consultant at Bain & Company. He holds a MBA from the University of Chicago.
David Park: Columbia University, Dean of Strategic Initiatives | A&S
David K. Park is Dean of Strategic Initiatives for the Faculty of the Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. Dr. Park is a member of Columbia University’s Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering New Media Center, Director of Special Projects at the Applied Statistics Center and Fellow at the Center for the Management of Systemic Risk at Columbia University. Dr. Park is also a founding member of Columbia University’s Digital Storytelling Lab. Dr. Park has co-founded several New York-based technology companies.