Sponsors

Mentors & Advisors

Dan Besse
'03
Director, RSM US Wealth Managment
Mousumi Bhattacharya
Management Professor, Dolan School
Mousumi Bose Godbole
Marketing Professor, Dolan School
Invited Speaker
Craig Goos
Managing Director, North Capital Private Securities
Jim Dugan
'85
Director, Bank of America
Patrick Dunleavey
'07
Manager, Blum Shapiro
Dan Fahy
'06
New Business Director, Ceros.com
David Furth
President, Leap the Pond
Denise Graziano
'87
President, Graziano Associates
Chris Hamer
CEO/Founder, CrowdFlik, inc.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Brian Harniman
'94
Managing Director, Brand New Matter, Inc
Derek Koch
Founder & CEO, Independent Software
Marc LeClair
Economics Professor, Fairfield University
Dan Leitao
'12
VP, CometaWorks
Paul Lukas
'89
Vice President, Cierant Corporation
Jason Maloney
'12
Membership Experience Director, Critical Mix
David Mangini
IBM Analytics IOT Business Development, IBM
Gene Mauro
'92
Chairman and CEO, Rithm
Tom McCabe
Managing Director, W. W. Mentorprises, Inc
Michael McDonald
Finance Professor, Dolan School
Kathi Mettler
Accounting Professor, Dolan School
Desmond Morris
'05
Chief Technology Officer, attn:
Ryan Munden
Assistant Dean of Engineering
Peter Murrugarra
'00
Managing Director, ClearVest LLC
John Neal
Marketing Professor, Dolan School
Mariano Portocarrero
'15
Financial Analyst, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
LinkedIn Manager
Matt Powers
'03
Chief of Product, WayUp
Mike Roer
President, Entrepreneurship Foundation
Jeff Roseman
President, David Harvey Jewelers
Chris Sacchinelli
Managing Partner, Swaave Holdings, LLC
Mark Selinger
'90
VP Strategy, Exago, Inc.
Jeri Silverman
Independent Product Development Consultant
Chris Snyder
Founder, PeerVantage / EIR Emeritus, Dolan School
Mark Willkehr
Executive Director, UBS Securities LLC

Last Year's Judges

Joe Bronson
'70
Strategic Advisor, Cowen and Company
Mary Campbell
'73
Managing Director, EDF Ventures
Hugh Davis
'96
Founder and Co-CEO, Critical Mix
Michael Garvey
'89
Founder and Managing Director, License Monitor Inc

Executive Board

Donald Gibson
Dean, Dolan School of Business
Program Sponsor
Chris Huntley
Information Systems Professor, Dolan School
Program Director
Patricia Pivarnik
Program Coordinator, Dolan School
Media & Communications
Carl Scheraga
Management Chair, Dolan School
Entrepreneurship Program Lead
Shahrohk Etemad
Mechanical Engineering Chair, SoE
Engineering Coordinator
Cathy Giapponi
Management Professor, Dolan School
Lead Strategy Advisor
David Murray
VP of Business Development, NCM Media Networks
Mentor Coordinator
Rajasree Rajamma
Marketing Chair, Dolan School
Lead Marketing Advisor

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