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Meet the Crew

Adii PienaarFounder, PublicBeta

Adii Pienaar

Founder, PublicBeta

Joel GascoigneCEO & Founder, Buffer

Joel Gascoigne

CEO & Founder, Buffer

Hiten ShahCo-Founder, KISSmetrics

Hiten Shah

Co-Founder, KISSmetrics

Ryan HooverDirector Product, PlayHaven; Creator, Startup Edition

Ryan Hoover

Director Product, PlayHaven; Creator, Startup Edition

Wade FosterCEO & Co-Founder, Zapier

Wade Foster

CEO & Co-Founder, Zapier

Ben YoskovitzVP Product, GoInstant

Ben Yoskovitz

VP Product, GoInstant

Sacha GreifDesigner, Coder, Entrepreneur

Sacha Greif

Designer, Coder, Entrepreneur

Nathan KontnyFounder, Draft

Nathan Kontny

Founder, Draft

Jason ShahPM, Yammer; Founder, HeatData

Jason Shah

PM, Yammer; Founder, HeatData

William MougayarFounder, Startup Management

William Mougayar

Founder, Startup Management

Laura KleinPrincipal, Users Know

Laura Klein

Principal, Users Know

Alex BaldwinDesigner, thoughtbot; Co-Creator, Hack Design

Alex Baldwin

Designer, thoughtbot; Co-Creator, Hack Design

Adam LiebCEO & Founder, Duxter

Adam Lieb

CEO & Founder, Duxter

Nick O'NeillCEO & Founder, StartupStats

Nick O'Neill

CEO & Founder, StartupStats

Tom MoorCo-Founder, Sqwiggle

Tom Moor

Co-Founder, Sqwiggle

Zack ShapiroFounder, Silencer

Zack Shapiro

Founder, Silencer

Brandon GadociProduct Designer, PureDiscovery; Co-Founder, Taskk

Brandon Gadoci

Product Designer, PureDiscovery; Co-Founder, Taskk

Kevin DewaltFounder,

Kevin Dewalt


David SpinksCo-Founder & CEO, Feast

David Spinks

Co-Founder & CEO, Feast

Brian BalfourGrowth and Customer Acquisition

Brian Balfour

Growth and Customer Acquisition

Justin JacksonPM, Industry Mailout; Host, Product People

Justin Jackson

PM, Industry Mailout; Host, Product People

Jon GoldDesigner & Hacker, Makeshift

Jon Gold

Designer & Hacker, Makeshift

Nathan BashawProduct, General Assembly

Nathan Bashaw

Product, General Assembly

Poornima VijayashankerCEO & Founder, BizeeBee

Poornima Vijayashanker

CEO & Founder, BizeeBee

Walter ChenCEO & Co-Founder, iDoneThis

Walter Chen

CEO & Co-Founder, iDoneThis

Ben YuThiel Fellow, Sprayable Energy

Ben Yu

Thiel Fellow, Sprayable Energy

Greg MeyerCustomer Success at Startups

Greg Meyer

Customer Success at Startups

Spencer FryCo-Founder, Uncover

Spencer Fry

Co-Founder, Uncover


Smit Patel

Tyler HayesMusic Blogger, Hypebot & Noisetrade

Tyler Hayes

Music Blogger, Hypebot & Noisetrade

Derek ShanahanMarketing, Playerize

Derek Shanahan

Marketing, Playerize

Alex GodinCo-Founder, Dispatch

Alex Godin

Co-Founder, Dispatch

Jonathan LibovPM, Appsfire; Co-Creator Snapix

Jonathan Libov

PM, Appsfire; Co-Creator Snapix

Chikodi ChimaPR Tips for Startups

Chikodi Chima

PR Tips for Startups

Brittany LaughlinGM, Union Square Ventures

Brittany Laughlin

GM, Union Square Ventures

Nadia EghbalCo-Founder, Feast

Nadia Eghbal

Co-Founder, Feast

Ash BhoopathyEntrepreneur in Action, Sequoia Capital

Ash Bhoopathy

Entrepreneur in Action, Sequoia Capital

Karen CatlinCEO, Athentica

Karen Catlin

CEO, Athentica

Mohamed ZahidUser Growth & Data, Hootsuite

Mohamed Zahid

User Growth & Data, Hootsuite

Andrew DumontBD Director, Moz; Creator Stride 

Andrew Dumont

BD Director, Moz; Creator Stride


Elizabeth YinCEO & Co-Founder, Launchbit

Elizabeth Yin

CEO & Co-Founder, Launchbit

Teresa TorresProduct Consultant, Product Talk

Teresa Torres

Product Consultant, Product Talk

Justin MaresDirector of Revenue, Airbrake 

Justin Mares

Director of Revenue, Airbrake


Belle Beth CooperContent Crafter, Buffer; Co-Founder, Hello Code

Belle Beth Cooper

Content Crafter, Buffer; Co-Founder, Hello Code

Corey GwinProduct Manager, Pokki

Corey Gwin

Product Manager, Pokki

Sherman LeeFounder, Good Sense

Sherman Lee

Founder, Good Sense

John T. MeyerCEO & Co-Founder, Lemonly

John T. Meyer

CEO & Co-Founder, Lemonly

Thomas SchranzCEO & Co-Founder, Blossom

Thomas Schranz

CEO & Co-Founder, Blossom

Scott BrittonSelf-Employed Entrepreneur (formerly SinglePlatform) 

Scott Britton

Self-Employed Entrepreneur (formerly SinglePlatform)


Justin WilcoxFounder, Nimbus Health 

Justin Wilcox

Founder, Nimbus Health


William PengPartner, Red Swan Ventures 

William Peng

Partner, Red Swan Ventures


John CapecelatroRails Developer & Babson Student 

John Capecelatro

Rails Developer & Babson Student


Len KendallCEO & Founder, CentUp

Len Kendall

CEO & Founder, CentUp

Michelle LinFounder, Quotesome

Michelle Lin

Founder, Quotesome

Winnie LimProduct Designer, Medium

Winnie Lim

Product Designer, Medium

Alex ShyeFounder, Soulmix

Alex Shye

Founder, Soulmix

Janet ChoiCOO, iDoneThis

Janet Choi

COO, iDoneThis

Matt EllsworthGrowth, Storefront

Matt Ellsworth

Growth, Storefront

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