Benjamin M. Zises is the Founder and CEO of RetailMLS, LLC, the first multiple listing service (MLS) dedicated exclusively to the retail real estate market. Based in New York City, the company has streamlined the process of marketing and searching for retail space by aggregating listings into an easy-to-use, standardized and low cost platform.
Michael Borohovski is CTO and co-founder of Tinfoil Security, which provides web application level security with a strong focus on simplicity, ease-of-use and automation. It essentially takes the web-app aspect of a penetration test and automates it. Michael is a pure hacker at heart, with a love for algorithms, software security and UI/UX design.
Adam Brimo is the CEO and co-founder of OpenLearning, the social, collaborative and student-centered online learning platform where anyone can create and run courses. Course content formats include audio, video, text, blogs, quizzes and different types of assignments. With the help of world renowned University of New South Wales Professor Richard Buckland, Brimo based the OpenLearning system on the principles of student autonomy, diversity of learning materials, openness of resources and social interactivity.
Adam Lyons is the CEO of Insurance Zebra, a highly innovative insurance comparison engine designed to make the process of shopping for insurance easier. Differentiating his company through a unique user experience that minimizes the need for lengthy forms and maximizes the speed to quote and bind online, Lyons, a business executive turned entrepreneur, has landed the support from exceptionally notable investors such as Mark Cuban, Floodgate, Silverton Partners and Birchmere Labs.
Mike Colosimo is CEO of thrdPlace, a web and mobile platform that enables for-profits, non-profits and governments to measure, evaluate and maximize their community outreach. Working to create sustainable change by innovating on the intersection of environmental, social and economic challenges, Colosimo is a proven leader in both technical and creative environments.
Harry Marshall is the CEO of myFIVEby, a dedicated place for thinkers and makers to share stories, ideas and experiences, engage in conversations with others and discover novel content from the community. Combining the convenience and community of a social network with the creative focus and substance of a blogging platform, Marshall calls it “blogging, reinvented.”
Phil Vickman is the Marketing Director of Promet Source, which helps startups deploy, maintain and support high-value web and mobile applications through the use of open source technology tools. Promet differentiates itself by providing a superior customer experience throughout all facets of the development process, including design, software engineering, project management and quality assurance.
Ross Walker is the CEO of CircleFive, a mobile optimized survey and referral system. Surveys are delivered immediately to any web enabled device, giving you instant feedback and new referrals to help grow your business, a simple new way for businesses and consumers to engage in a meaningful way. His entrepreneurial spirit took hold in 2000, and over the years his skills sets in online marketing and technology have grown to new levels throughout his startup endeavors.
Frederick “Suizo” Mendler is the COO and co-founder of TrueAbility™, a cloud-based technical assessment tool that allows system administrators to demonstrate their skills in a real environment. Spanning a 10-year career in the tech world, he honed his diverse problem solving skills, his ability to take ownership of a business, and building relationships while helping others along the way, and is ready to move to the next phase of his professional portfolio within his own startup, focusing on his passion for service and leadership.
Adam Peterson is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at StartX, Stanford University’s student startup accelerator and comes from a background of product design, finance and video. He is currently the CEO of VipeCloud, which allows you to take control of video sharing. A platform for creators of video to sell videos, VipeCloud enables consumers to subscribe to providers of expert content and creators to earn a recurring revenue stream. VipeCloud’s AutoPush technology offers creators unique controls over the digital rights management of their videos, increasing the creators’ capability to market, measure and succeed.