The Techweek100 identifies leaders who have made a significant impact on the technology and innovation ecosystem in which they operate. The Techweek100 includes leaders of fast-growing tech companies, prominent investors, key enablers of the digital ecosystem, creators of new technologies, and other innovators that make important contributions to their field. The Techweek100 is not a ranking, but rather an annual list of 100 most distinguished technology organizations and their leaders selected by the Techweek community, Techweek Advisory Boards, and the Techweek team.

The methodology for the Techweek100 is the same across all host cities, and is consistent each year. To create each list, Techweek reviews five major factors in the nomination process.

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  • The nominee:
  • – Has played an instrumental role in the growth of an accelerating market-specific technology company.
  • – Has led specific innovative technology initiatives for public or private corporations his or her ecosystem.
  • – Has been an active supporter of growth in the community as an advisor or mentor.
  • – Has created a net benefit for the public, such as: invented a coding language or led a civic initiative.
  • – Has been an integral part of companies attaining the necessary capital for success and strategic growth.
  • Past Techweek100 members have displayed these characteristics:
  • Originality: Their efforts pushed boundaries and disrupted traditional practices
  • Prominence: Their authority is respected throughout their technology ecosystem and they are seen as a pillar of the community
  • Growth: A company, under their tutelage, has accomplished great feats, including: new product launches, securing new rounds of funding, acquisitions, exits, or the momentous IPO
  • Gumption: Courage and drive led them to navigate their company through the startup world and continue to push to achieve a major goal
  • Pertinence: Their leadership has a public impact in the growth of their technological ecosystem

After reviewing nominations from the Techweek audience, community and Executive Advisory Board, our team filters through the thousands of submissions to produce the list of the top 100 organizations and leaders in each city. Each list is infused with a balance of new members to reflect the ever-evolving nature of innovation.
Members of the Techweek100 are invited to all Techweek events, and are among each conference’s most celebrated attendees.

Application Deadlines
Detroit 2015

Feb. 18th, 2015

Chicago 2015

Mar. 3rd, 2015

Kansas City 2015

June 24th, 2015

New York 2015

Jul. 22nd, 2015

Los Angeles 2015

Jul. 29th, 2015

Miami 2015

Sep. 23rd, 2015

Presenting the 2015 Techweek100

Jim Adox

Jim Adox

Managing Director, Venture Investors

Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

Co-Founder, Bamboo

Jeff Aronoff

Jeff Aronoff

Founder & Principal, Sidewalk Ventures

Steve Arwood

Steve Arwood

CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Tatiana Bailey, Phd

Tatiana Bailey, Phd

Senior Economist & Lead Evaluator, Growth Capital Network

Jennifer  Baird

Jennifer Baird

CEO, Accio Energy

Ken Barnett

Ken Barnett

Global CEO, The Mars Agency

Mary Barra

Mary Barra

CEO, GM

Kyle Bazzy

Kyle Bazzy

President, Benzinga

David Behen

David Behen

CIO, Michigan - State of

Itai  Ben-Gal

Itai Ben-Gal

Co-Founder & CEO, iRule

Lauren Bigelow, Phd

Lauren Bigelow, Phd

CEO, Growth Capital Network

David Blaszkiewicz

David Blaszkiewicz

President & CEO / President , Invest Detroit / Downtown Detroit Partnership

Steve Bock

Steve Bock

CEO, Shinola

Ralph Booth

Ralph Booth

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fontinalis Partners

Matthew Bower

Matthew Bower

Partner, Varnum LLP

Thomas Brady

Thomas Brady

Co-Founder & CFO, SkySpecs

Jordan Breighner

Jordan Breighner

Founder & Managing Director, Cool House Labs

Tonya Byers

Tonya Byers

Director, Information Security, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Sally Carson

Sally Carson

Co-Founder & CXO, Pinoccio

Mary Carter

Mary Carter

COO, Loveland Technologies

Matt Clayson

Matt Clayson

Director, Detroit Creative Corridor Center

Jacob Cohen

Jacob Cohen

Partner, Detroit Venture Partners

Wheeler Coleman

Wheeler Coleman

CIO, SVP, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Sheryl Connelly

Sheryl Connelly

Global Trends & Futuring, Ford Motor Company

Mark Coticchia

Mark Coticchia

Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Henry Ford Health Systems / The Henry Ford Innovation Institute

Bill Coughlin

Bill Coughlin

President & CEO, Ford Motor Company / Ford Global Technologies

Terry Cross

Terry Cross

Angel Investor

Matthew Cullen

Matthew Cullen

President & CEO, Rock Ventures, LLC

Linda Daichendt

Linda Daichendt

CEO & Executive Director, Mobile Technology Association Of Michigan

Evan Dancer

Evan Dancer

Co-Founder & Lead Engineer, Cribspot

Lisa Dancsok

Lisa Dancsok

Vice President, Rock Ventures, LLC

Alison Davis-Blake

Alison Davis-Blake

Edward J. Frey Dean, University of Michigan - Ross School of Business

Sam  Debruin

Sam Debruin

Co-Founder & COO, SkySpecs

Brett Demarrais

Brett Demarrais

Partner, Ludlow Ventures

Peter  Denunzio

Peter Denunzio

CEO, HelloWorld

Rick Devos

Rick Devos

Founder & CEO, Start Garden

Tim Dingman

Tim Dingman

Co-Founder & COO, Castle

Mike Duggan

Mike Duggan

Mayor, City of Detroit

Scott Dulchavsky

Scott Dulchavsky

CEO, Henry Ford Health Systems / The Henry Ford Innovation Institute

Danny Ellis

Danny Ellis

Co-Founder & CEO, SkySpecs

Bill Emerson

Bill Emerson

CEO, Quicken Loans

Jeff Epstein

Jeff Epstein

Founder & Chief Ambassador, Ambassador

Carl  Erickson

Carl Erickson

Co-Founder & CEO, Atomic Object

Matthew Farina

Matthew Farina

Master Engineer & Technologist, HP Cloud

Jay Farner

Jay Farner

President & CMO, Quicken Loans

Elaina Farnsworth

Elaina Farnsworth

CEO, Mobile Comply

Mark Fields

Fields Fields

President & CEO, Ford Motor Company

Adam Finkel

Adam Finkel

Founding Partner, Orfin Ventures

Hajj Flemings

Hajj Flemings

Founder & CEO, Brand Camp University

Jill Ford

Jill Ford

Special Advisor, City of Detroit

Bill Ford

Bill Ford

Co-Founder & Partner, Fontinalis Partners

Adrian  Fortino

Adrian Fortino

Partner, Mercury Fund

Tom  Frank

Tom Frank

Executive Director, University of Michigan - Center For Entrepreneurship

Larry Freed

Larry Freed

Founding Partner & CEO, 2nd Stage Partners

Angel Gambino

Angel Gambino

CEO, Alchemists Collective

Jan Garfinkle

Jan Garfinkle

Founder & Managing Director, Arboretum Ventures

Shawn Geller

Shawn Geller

Co-Founder & CEO, Quikly

Jay Gierak

Jay Gierak

Co-Founder & President, Stik.com

Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert

Founder & Chairman, Rock Ventures, LLC / Detroit Venture Partners

Patricia Glaza

Patricia Glaza

VP & Managing Director, Invest Detroit

Paul Glomski

Paul Glomski

Co-Founder & CEO, Detroit Labs

Michael Godwin

Michael Godwin

Managing Director, Resonant Venture Partners

Nicholas Gorga

Nicholas Gorga

Co-Founder & Chairman / Partner & Hiring Partner, Hatch Detroit / Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP

Jen Todd Gray

Jen Todd Gray

VP Marketing & Creative Services, HelloWorld

Douglas Gregory

Douglas Gregory

CEO, Billhighway

Tony Grover

Tony Grover

Founder & Managing Director, RPM Ventures

Jane Harper

Jane Harper

Director, Information Technology Risk Management & Internal Audit, Henry Ford Health Systems

Ron Harwood

Ron Harwood

CEO & Senior Creative Director, Illuminating Concepts

Linglong He

Linglong He

CIO, Quicken Loans

Emily Heintz

Emily Heintz

Associate Director, Michigan Venture Capital Association

Tom Horrom

Tom Horrom

VP of Technology, Detroit Lions

Nathan Hughes

Nathan Hughes

Co-Founder, Detroit Labs

Amjad Hussain

Amjad Hussain

CEO & Chief Data Scientist, SilkRoute

Eric Jennings

Eric Jennings

Co-Founder & CEO, Pinoccio

Tim  Jones

Tim Jones

Co-Founder & CEO, Cribspot

Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones

Director, Studio Center

Gabe Karp

Gabe Karp

Partner, Detroit Venture Partners

Chris Kaufman

Chris Kaufman

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, UpTo

Meredith Kerekes

Meredith Kerekes

EIR, Detroit Creative Corridor Center

Brad Koch

Brad Koch

Co-Founder & CTO, FarmLogs

Satish Korde

Satish Korde

President & CEO, Team Detroit

Swamy Kotagiri

Swamy Kotagiri

EVP & CTO, Magna International

Michael  Kozak

Michael Kozak

Sr. Enterprise Data Solutions Manager - Automotive Vertical, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Paul Krutko

Paul Krutko

President & CEO, SPARK Ann Arbor

Nathan Labenz

Nathan Labenz

Co-Founder & CEO, Stik.com

Michelle Lange

Michelle Lange

CMO, Billhighway

Iain Lanivich

Iain Lanivich

Group Digital Creative Director, Lowe Campbell Ewald

Kelly Lapierre

Kelly Lapierre

Managing Director, University of Michigan - Desai Accelerator

Jon Lauckner

Jon Lauckner

President / CTO, GM Ventures / GM

Travis Linderman

Travis Linderman

Director of Operations for Entrepreneur Services, SPARK Ann Arbor

Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner

Partner, Detroit Venture Partners

Adam Lisagor

Adam Lisagor

Partner, Ludlow Ventures

Katy Locker

Katy Locker

Program Director - Detroit, Knight Foundation

Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe

Co-Founder & CTO, Castle

Bob Marsh

Bob Marsh

Founder & CEO, LevelEleven

Marcy  Marshall

Marcy Marshall

CFO, Arboretum Ventures

Paul Mccreadie

Paul Mccreadie

Managing Director, Arboretum Ventures

Molly Mcfarland

Molly Mcfarland

Co-Founder & CMO, Ad Adapted

Ashley Milgram

Ashley Milgram

Director of Operations, Bizdom

Rodrick Miller

Rodrick Miller

President & CEO, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Mike Miller

Mike Miller

Director, Business & Industrial Markets, Google

Edward J. (Chip) Miller

Edward J. (Chip) Miller

Vice Chairman, Invest Detroit

Rana Mohtadi

Rana Mohtadi

Principal Scientist, Toyota

Charlie Moret

Charlie Moret

President, Invest Michigan

Michelle Morris

Michelle Morris

Group Director, Auto & Financial Services, Facebook

Ryan Morton

Ryan Morton

Partner & CTO, SkySpecs

Julie  Mynster

Julie Mynster

CMO, Digital Roots

Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Beth Niblock

Beth Niblock

CIO, City of Detroit

Max Nussenbaum

Max Nussenbaum

Co-Founder & CEO, Castle

Dennis O'Flynn

Dennis O'Flynn

VP Technology, Compuware

Jason Okrasinski

Jason Okrasinski

Co-Founder & CEO, Cribspot

Nathan  Oostendorp

Nathan Oostendorp

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Sight Machine

Jerry Paffendorf

Jerry Paffendorf

Co-Founder & CEO, Loveland Technologies

Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer

CEO, Lowe Campbell Ewald

Jacques Panis

Jacques Panis

President, Shinola

Sagar Parvataneni

Sagar Parvataneni

CEO, Show of Hands

Kim Pasquino

Kim Pasquino

Portfolio Relations, Start Garden

Tyler Paxton

Tyler Paxton

Co-Founder, Are You A Human

Michael Pedersen

Michael Pedersen

Co-Founder & CEO/CTO, Ad Adapted

Luis Perez

Luis Perez

SVP, CFO, Detroit Lions

Tim Petersen

Tim Petersen

Managing Director, Arboretum Ventures

Laura Petterle

Laura Petterle

Partner & CFO, Fontinalis Partners

Mat Piccinato

Mat Piccinato

Co-Founder & Head of Mobile, UpTo

Sherwin Prior

Sherwin Prior

Managing Director, GM Ventures

Sarah  Prout

Sarah Prout

Executive Director, Michigan Council of Women In Technology

Bill Pulte

Bill Pulte

CEO, Pulte Capital

Dan Radomski

Dan Radomski

Vice President, Industry & Venture Development, NextEnergy

Corinne Ray

Corinne Ray

Interactive Designer, Vectorform

Jason Raznick

Jason Raznick

CEO & Co-Founder, Benzinga

Jean Redfield

Jean Redfield

President & CEO, NextEnergy

Jeff Rinvelt

Jeff Rinvelt

Principal, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund

Paul  Riser

Paul Riser

Managing Director, Technology-Based Entreprenuership, TechTown

Rob Rivenburgh

Rob Rivenburgh

Partner & COO, The Mars Agency

Christopher Rizik

Christopher Rizik

CEO & Fund Manager, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund

Damien Rocchi

Damien Rocchi

Co-Founder & CEO, Grand Circus

Ken Rogers

Ken Rogers

Executive Director, Automation Alley

Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers

President, College for Creative Studies

Charles Rothstein

Charles Rothstein

Founder & Sr. Managing Director, Beringea

Ross Sanders

Ross Sanders

Executive Director, Bizdom

Ann-Marie Sastry

Ann-Marie Sastry

Co-Founder & CEO, Sakti3

Olga Savic-Stella

Olga Savic-Stella

Vice President - Business Development, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Ellen Schneider

Ellen Schneider

Associate Director, Detroit Creative Corridor Center

Rachel Prinstein  Schostak

Rachel Prinstein Schostak

Owner, Styleshack

Greg Schwartz

Greg Schwartz

Co-Founder & CEO, UpTo

Veronika Scott

Veronika Scott

Founder & CEO, The Empowerment Plan

Chris Seago

Chris Seago

Accelerator Leader, Bizdom

Ted Serbinski

Ted Serbinski

Managing Director, Techstars Mobility

Larry Sheradon

Larry Sheradon

CTO, Loveland Technologies

Boris Shulkin

Boris Shulkin

VP R&D, Magna International

Jake Sigal

Jake Sigal

Founder & CEO, Tome

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

CEO, Skidmore Studio

Rick Snyder

Rick Snyder

Governor, Michigan - State of

Jon  Sobel

Jon Sobel

CEO & Co-Founder, Sight Machine

Dug Song

Dug Song

Co-Founder & CEO, Duo Security

Alex Southern

Alex Southern

Co-Founder, GrowDetroit

Chris Stallman

Chris Stallman

Principal, Fontinalis Partners

Jared Stasik

Jared Stasik

Vice President, Detroit Venture Partners

Tara Stone

Tara Stone

Head of Industry, Google

Reid Tatoris

Reid Tatoris

Co-Founder & COO, Are You A Human

Vince Thomas

Vince Thomas

Founder & Chairman, Billhighway

Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas

Founder & Partner, Fontinalis Partners

Stewart Thornhill

Stewart Thornhill

Executive Director, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Michigan - Ross School of Business

Jason Townsend

Jason Townsend

Founder & Managing Director, Resonant Venture Partners

Jonathan Triest

Jonathan Triest

Managing Director, Ludlow Ventures

Jason Vazzano

Jason Vazzano

Co-Founder, President, & Co-CEO, Vectorform

Jesse Vollmar

Jesse Vollmar

Co-Founder & CEO, FarmLogs

William Volz

William Volz

Executive Director Emeritus, Blackstone Launch Pad - Wayne State U.

Donald Walker

Donald Walker

CEO, Magna International

Dan Ward

Dan Ward

Co-Founder & VP, Detroit Labs

Jordan Warzecha

Jordan Warzecha

Founder & CEO, backstitch

Stefanie Warzecha

Stefanie Warzecha

Co-Founder, backstitch

Dave Webber

Dave Webber

Co-Founder & CTO, UpTo

Marc Weiser

Marc Weiser

Founder & Managing Director, RPM Ventures

Dawn White, Phd

Dawn White, Phd

President & CTO, Accio Energy

Krischa Winright

Krischa Winright

Chief Information Officer & Vice President, Information Technology, Priority Health

Jay Wolcott

Jay Wolcott

Founder & CEO, Digital Roots

Robert Wolfe

Robert Wolfe

CEO, Crowdrise

Barbara Yolles

Barbara Yolles

Chief Strategy Officer, United Shore Financial Services

Ke

Ke "Coco" Zhang-Miske

Global Technology Planning Manager, GM - Buick & GMC

Jill Abbott

Jill Abbott

VP, Marketing, BucketFeet

Mark Achler

Mark Achler

Managing Director, Math Venture Partners L.P.

Shradha Agarwal

Shradha Agarwal

Co-Founder & President, ContextMedia

Shreena Amin

Shreena Amin

COO, PrettyQuick

Larry Baker

Larry Baker

Co-Founder, Bolstr

Jerry Bednyak

Jerry Bednyak

Co-Founder, CTO, & CMO, Vivid Seats

Brenna Berman

Brenna Berman

Commissioner & CIO, City of Chicago - Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology

Sally Blount

Sally Blount

Dean, Northwestern - Kellogg School of Management

Rona Borre

Rona Borre

Founder & CEO, Instant Alliance

George Bousis

George Bousis

Founder & CEO, Raise

Robert Brown

Robert Brown

Co-Founder & CEO, Options Away

Heidi Brown

Heidi Brown

Co-Founder & CMO, Options Away

Marcy Capron

Marcy Capron

Partner & CEO, Polymathic

Ellen Carnahan

Ellen Carnahan

Founder & Principal, Machrie Enterprises LLC

Sona Chawla

Sona Chawla

President of Digital & CMO, Walgreens Co.

Maria Christopoulos Katris

Maria Christopoulos Katris

CEO, Built In

Steven Collens

Steven Collens

CEO, MATTER

Jeff Conlon

Jeff Conlon

Co-Founder & CEO, Everspring Inc

Jayna Cooke

Jayna Cooke

CEO, EventUp

Amy Cooper

Amy Cooper

CFO, SIM Partners

Nancy Corrie

Nancy Corrie

General Partner & CFO, Hyde Park Venture Partners

Martha Cotton

Martha Cotton

Partner, gravitytank

Susan Credle

Susan Credle

CCO, Leo Burnett

Brandon Cruz

Brandon Cruz

Co-Founder & President, GoHealth

Zak Dabbas

Zak Dabbas

Co-Founder & CEO, Punchkick Interactive

Aaron Dallek

Aaron Dallek

Co-Founder & CEO, Opternative

Linda Darragh

Linda Darragh

Executive Director, Northwestern University - Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Sarah Doherty

Sarah Doherty

Founder & CTO, TeleHealthRobotics

Chris Doyle

Chris Doyle

CTO, PrettyQuick

Jim Dugan

Jim Dugan

Co-Founder, CEO & Managing Partner, OCA Venture Partners

John Dugan

John Dugan

Co-Founder & General Partner, OCA Venture Partners

Steve Easterbrook

Steve Easterbrook

President & CEO, McDonalds

Amina Elahi

Amina Elahi

Reporter, Blue Sky Innovation

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Mayor, City of Chicago

Aaron Firestein

Aaron Firestein

Co-Founder & Chief Artist, BucketFeet

Brian Fitzpatrick

Brian Fitzpatrick

Co-Founder & CTO, Tock

John Flavin

John Flavin

Executive Director, University of Chicago - Chicago Innovation Exchange

Amy Francetic

Amy Francetic

CEO, Clean Energetic Trust

Stuart Frankel

Stuart Frankel

Co-Founder & CEO, Narrative Science

Constance Freedman

Constance Freedman

Managing Director, Second Century Ventures

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

Co-Founder & CEO, Basecamp

Rich Gallun

Rich Gallun

CEO, bswift

Margo Georgiadis

Margo Georgiadis

President, Americas, Google

Jane Gilligan Hamner

Jane Gilligan Hamner

Co-Founder - Managing Director & Vice President, ARA / Harvey Nash USA

Chris Girgenti

Chris Girgenti

Managing Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Chris Gladwin

Chris Gladwin

Founder & Vice Chairman, Cleversafe

Al Goldstein

Al Goldstein

Co-Founder & CEO, Avant

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray

Tech Lead, Trunk Club

Gabe Greenbaum

Gabe Greenbaum

VP, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Andrea Hanis

Andrea Hanis

Editor, Blue Sky Innovation

David Heinemeier Hansson

David Heinemeier Hansson

Co-Founder & CTO, Basecamp

Barney Harford

Barney Harford

CEO, Orbitz Worldwide

Tari Haro

Tari Haro

CMO, SIM Partners

Troy Henikoff

Troy Henikoff

Executive Director, Techstars

Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson

Principal, Ariel Investments

Fred Hoch

Fred Hoch

CEO, Illinois Technology Association

John Hoesley

John Hoesley

Group Head - Technology Banking, The PrivateBank

Justyn Howard

Justyn Howard

Founder & CEO, SproutSocial

Dave Husain

Dave Husain

Co-Founder & CEO, Leapfrog Online

Peter Ianello

Peter Ianello

Co-Founder & General Partner, OCA Venture Partners

Amit Jhawar

Amit Jhawar

COO, Braintree

Clint Jones

Clint Jones

Co-Founder & CEO, GoHealth

Bridget Jones

Bridget Jones

Gloabl Director of Strategic Technology Enablement, Whole Foods Market

Michael Kahn

Michael Kahn

CEO, Performics

Steve Kaplan

Steve Kaplan

Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Sandee Kastrul

Sandee Kastrul

President, i.c.stars

Brad Keywell

Brad Keywell

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Lightbank

Marc Kiven

Marc Kiven

Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, Signal

Scott Kluth

Scott Kluth

President & Founder, CouponCabin.com

Steve Koch

Steve Koch

Deputy Mayor, City of Chicago

Kara Kohlenberg

Kara Kohlenberg

Managing Director, SeedInvest

Nick Kokonas

Nick Kokonas

Co-Founder & CEO, Tock

Rana Komar

Rana Komar

General Manager, Chicago, Weber Shandwick

Mark Koulogeorge

Mark Koulogeorge

Managing General Partner, MK Capital

Seth Kravitz

Seth Kravitz

Co-Founder, Technori

Logan Lahive

Logan Lahive

Founder & CEO, Belly

April Lane

April Lane

Executive Director, Catapult

Amanda Lannert

Amanda Lannert

CEO, Jellyvision Lab

Stuart Larkins

Stuart Larkins

Co-Founder & Partner, Chicago Ventures

Dr. Steven Lee

Dr. Steven Lee

Co-Founder & EVP, Opternative

Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky

Co-Founder & Special Advisor, Lightbank

Annie Lin

Annie Lin

Regional DIrector, General Assembly

Jason Liu

Jason Liu

CEO, SAVO Group

Peter Liu

Peter Liu

Senior Associate / Founder, Chairman, Pritzker Group Venture Capital / VentureUp

Eddie Lou

Eddie Lou

Co-Founder & CEO, Shiftgig

Matt Maloney

Matt Maloney

Co-Founder & CEO, GrubHub

Marisa Mann

Marisa Mann

Managing Director, Chicago, Solstice Mobile

Joe Mansueto

Joe Mansueto

Chairman & CEO, Morningstar

Michael Marasco

Michael Marasco

Clinical Full Professor & Director, Northwestern University - Farley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Talia Mashiach

Talia Mashiach

Founder, CEO, & Product Architect, Eved

Bret Maxwell

Bret Maxwell

Managing General Partner, MK Capital

Matt Mccall

Matt Mccall

Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Megan Mccann

Megan Mccann

Co-Founder & President, ARA, McCann Partners

Mike Mcgee

Mike Mcgee

Co-Founder, The Starter League

W. James Mcnerney

W. James Mcnerney

Chairman & CEO, The Boeing Company

Coco Meers

Coco Meers

Founder & CEO, PrettyQuick

Matt Moog

Matt Moog

Founder & Chairman / CEO, Built In / PowerReviews

Baily Moore

Bailey Moore

VP, Wintrust Ventures, Wintrust

John Morris

John Morris

President & CEO, Cleversafe

Jon Morris

Jon Morris

CEO, Rise Interactive

Dirk Mueller-Ingrand

Dirk Mueller-Ingrand

Co-Founder, tradeMONSTER Group, Inc.

Mike Mulroy

Mike Mulroy

Co-Founder & COO, Geofeedia

Raaja Nemani

Raaja Nemani

Co-Founder &CEO, BucketfFeet

Mark F. O'Connell

Mark F. O'Connell

Former CEO, SAVO Group

Karin O'Connor

Karin O'Connor

Founder & President, Perimeter Advisors

Deepika Pandey

Deepika Pandey

VP, Online Strategy & Customer Experience, Walgreens Co.

Joanna Parke

Joanna Parke

Managing Director, North America, ThoughtWorks

Rebecca Parsons

Rebecca Parsons

CTO, ThoughtWorks

Jason Peterson

Jason Peterson

Chief Creative Officer & Co-President, Havas Worldwide

Jack Philbin

Jack Philbin

Co-Founder, President & CEO, Vibes Media

Ashley Phillips

Ashley Phillips

Head of Product, Modest

Patricia Powell

Patricia Powell

CFO, Performics

J.B. Pritzker

J.B. Pritzker

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Dhiraj Rajaram

Dhiraj Rajaram

Co-Founder & CEO, Mu Sigma

Aaron Rankin

Aaron Rankin

Co-Founder & CTO, SproutSocial

Bill Ready

Bill Ready

CEO, Braintree

Harper Reed

Harper Reed

Co-Founder & CEO, Modest

Dylan Richard

Dylan Richard

Co-Founder & CTO, Modest

Shawn Riegsecker

Shawn Riegsecker

Founder & CEO, Centro

Kristi Ross

Kristi Ross

Co-CEO & President, dough / tastytrade

Ellen Rudnick

Ellen Rudnick

Executive Director, University of Chicago - Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship

Pat Ryan, Jr

Pat Ryan, Jr

Chairman, Chicago Ventures

Michael Sachs

Michael Sachs

Co-Founder, bswift

Sanjib Sahoo

Sanjib Sahoo

CTO, tradeMONSTER Group, Inc.

Neal Sales-Griffin

Neal Sales-Griffin

CEO, The Starter League

Mike Sands

Mike Sands

President & CEO, Signal

Jon Schepke

Jon Schepke

CEO & Founder, SIM Partners

Mirjana Schultz

Mirjana Schultz

President, Instant Alliance

J Schwan

J Schwan

Founder & CEO, Solstice Mobile

Tasha Seitz

Tasha Seitz

Chief Investment Officer, Impact Engine

Rishi Shah

Rishi Shah

Co-Founder & CEO, ContextMedia

Gauri Sharma

Gauri Sharma

Head of Business, Modest

Jai Shekhawat

Jai Shekhawat

Co-Founder & CEO, Fieldglass

Luke Shepard

Luke Shepard

CTO, eSpark Learning

Wes Shepherd

Wes Shepherd

Founder & Chairman, ChannelIQ

Andrew Sieja

Andrew Sieja

President & CEO, kCura

Roy Singham

Roy Singham

Founder & Chairman, ThoughtWorks

Michael Small

Michael Small

President & CEO, Gogo, Inc.

Jeff Smisek

Jeff Smisek

Chairman, President & CEO, United

Tom Sosnoff

Tom Sosnoff

Co-CEO, dough / tastytrade

Brian Spaly

Brian Spaly

CEO, Trunk Club

Emerson Spartz

Emerson Spartz

CEO, Spartz Media

Bobby Stephens

Bobby Stephens

President & COO, BucketFeet

Dale Stinton

Dale Stinton

President, Second Century Ventures

Sheila Talton

Sheila Talton

President & CEO, Grey Matter Analytics

Chuck Templeton

Chuck Templeton

Chairman, Impact Engine

Rishad Tobaccowala

Rishad Tobaccowala

Chief Strategist, Member of the Directoire+, Publicis Group

Charlie Tribbett

Charlie Tribbett

Co-Founder, Bolstr

Howard Tullman

Howard Tullman

CEO, 1871

Guy Turner

Guy Turner

Managing Director, Hyde Park Venture Partners

Craig Ulliott

Craig Ulliott

Co-Founder & CTO, Belly

Ryan Unger

Ryan Unger

Co-Founder & CTO, Punchkick Interactive

Desiree Vargas Wrigley

Desiree Vargas Wrigley

Co-Founder & CEO, GiveForward

Eric Vassilatos

Eric Vassilatos

Co-Founder, Vivid Seats

Leslie Vickrey

Leslie Vickrey

CEO & Founder, ClearEdge Marketing, Co-Founder, ARA

David Vinca

David Vinca

Founder & CEO, eSpark Learning

Craig Vodnik

Craig Vodnik

Co-Founder & VP, Operations, cleverbridge

Maya Watson

Maya Watson

Director, Marketing & Social Media, Harpo Studios

Ira Weiss

Ira Weiss

Co-Founder & General Partner, Hyde Park Venture Partners

Jim Wicks

Jim Wicks

SVP, Consumer Experience Design, Motorola

Kevin Willer

Kevin Willer

Partner, Chicago Ventures

Robert Wolcott

Robert Wolcott

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Northwestern University - Kellogg Innovation Network

Craig Wortmann

Craig Wortmann

Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Jessica Yagan

Jessica Droste Yagan

CEO, Impact Engine

Paul Zhang

Paul Zhang

Co-Founder & CTO, Avant

Stephen C. Hooley

Stephen C. Hooley

CEO, DST

Wendy Guillies

Wendy Guillies

CEO & President, Kauffman Foundation

Herb Sih

Herb Sih

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Think Big Partners

Tyler Prochnow

Tyler Prochnow

Senior Parter & Co-Founder, Think Big Partners

Pat Doherty

Pat Doherty

General Partner, Think Big Partners

Blake Miller

Blake Miller

Partner & Director of Accelerator & Technology, Think Big Partners

Sarah Snyder

Sarah Snyder

Partner & Director of Coworking & Strategic Partnerships, Think Big Partners

Nick Bowden

Nick Bowden

CEO, MySidewalk

Dale Knoop

Dale Knoop

Founder, RAZ Mobile

Marcelo Claure

Marcelo Claure

CEO, Sprint

Tina Peterson

Tina Peterson

Manager, Sprint Accelerator at Sprint, Sprint

Junichi Miyakawa

Junichi Miyakawa

Technical Chief Operating Officer, Sprint

John Saw

John Saw

Chief Network Officer, Sprint

Kirk Hasenzahl

Kirk Hasenzahl

President & Founder, RareWire

John Fein

John Fein

Managing Director, Techstars

Alisha Templeton

Alisha Templeton

Program Director, Techstars

Kevin McGinnis

Kevin McGinnis

VP, Pinsight

Rachel Merlo

Rachel Merlo

Community Manager, Google

Neal Patterson

Neal Patterson

CEO, Cerner

Cliff Illig

Cliff Illig

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman of the board, Cerner

Jeff Shackelford

Jeff Shackelford

Executive Director, Digital Sandbox KC

Brody Dorland

Brody Dorland

Co-Founder, DivvyHQ

Brock Stechman

Brock Stechman

Co-Founder, DivvyHQ

David Rossi

David Rossi

Co-Founder & CEO, FitBark

Sarah Rossi

Sarah Rossi

Co-Founder & CBO, FitBark

Beth Engel

Beth Engel

Venture Capitalist, dundeeventurecapital

Mark Hasebroock

Mark Hasebroock

Founder, dundeeventurecapital

Alicia Herald

Alicia Herald

Co-Founder & CEO, myEDmatch

Keryn Gold

Keryn Gold

COO, myEDmatch

Mike Farmer

Mike Farmer

Co-Founder & CEO, myEDmatch

Doug Boessen

Doug Boessen

CFO & Treasurer , Garmin

Clifton A. Pemble

Clifton A. Pemble

President & CEO, Garmin

Dr. Min Kao

Dr. Min Kao

Executive Chairman, Garmin

Andrew Etkind

Andrew Etkind

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Garmin

Stan Ross

Stan Ross

CEO, Digital Ally

Toby Rush

Toby Rush

Founder & CEO, EyeVerify

Dr. Reza Derakhshani

Dr. Reza Derakhshani

Cheif Scientist, EyeVerify

Jeremy Paben

Jeremy Paben

VP of Engineering, EyeVerify

Jeff Blackwood

Jeff Blackwood

CEO, President & Co-Founder, ABPathfinder

Kelly Kerns

Kelly Kerns

Cheif Architect & Co-Founder, ABPathfinder

Derek Kean

Derek Kean

Co-Founder & CEO, Truckily

Matthew Berkland

Matthew Berkland

Co-Founder & CTO , Truckily

Matt Watson

Matt Watson

Founder & CEO, Stackify

Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor

CTO, Stackify

Craig Ferril

Craig Ferril

COO, Stackify

Shane Park

Shane Park

Co-Founder & CEO, Coinplay.io

Bruce Ianni

Bruce Ianni

Co-Founder & CEO , ShotTracker

Davyeon Ross

Davyeon Ross

Co-Founder & COO , ShotTracker

Lory Gery

Lory Gery

CMO, ShotTracker

Narasimha Gondi

Narasimha Gondi

President & CEO, OTSI

Major Baisden

Major Baisden

Co-Founder, IRIS

Damon Goduto

Damon Goduto

Co-Founder, IRIS

Jim Lewandowski

Jim Lewndowski

CEO, Firemon

Jody Brazil

Jody Brazil

Chief Product Specialist, Firemon

Ryan Shreve

Ryan Shreve

CFO, Firemon

Brandy Peterson

Brandy Peterson

CTO, Firemon

Jay Kim

Jay Kim

CEO, Data Locker

David Kim

David Kim

CTO, Data Locker

Emil Sayegh

Emil Sayegh

President & CEO, Codero

Chandler Vaughn

Chandler Vaughn

CTO, Codero

Eli Bowman

Eli Bowman

CFO, Codero

Jason Ackley

Jason Ackley

CNO & Sr. VP Tech Ops, Codero

Daniel Friesen

Daniel Friesen

CIO, IdeaTek

Jerrod Reimer

Jerrod Reimer

President & CEO , IdeaTek

Kent Hoskinson

Kent Hoskinson

COO, IdeaTek

Suraj Arukil

Suraj Arukil

CEO, Nuvento

Russ Lindmark

Russ Lindmark

Founder & CEO, VeriShip

Bill Briggs

Bill Briggs

CTO, Deloitte

Chris Berry

Chris Berry

CTO, PeopleAdmin

Fred Coulson

Fred Coulson

Founder, Five Elms Capital

Joe Onofrio

Joe Onofrio

Partner, Five Elms Capital

Scott Coons

Scott Coons


President & CEO, Perceptive Software

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

CTO, Perceptive Software

Maria Meyers

Maria Meyers

Director , UMKC Innovation Center

Jeanette Hernandez Prenger

Jeanette Hernandez Prenger

Founder & CEO, ECCO Select Corp

Joni Cobb

Joni Cobb

CEO, Pipeline

Jase Wilson

Jase Wilson

Founder & CEO, Neighborly

Hansmeet Sethi

Hansmeet Sethi

COO, Neighborly

Kiran Jain

Kiran Jain

CSO, Neighborly

Rodrigo Davies

Rodrigo Davies

CPO, Neighborly

Sean Connolly

Sean Connolly

Head of Content, Neighborly

Briston Davidge

Briston Davidge

Cofounder, Neighborly

Patrick Hosty

Patrick Hosty

Cofounder, Neighborly

Chris Parrott

Chris Parrott

CFO, Neighborly

Raj Sharma

Raj Sharma

President & COO, 3CLogic

Robert Killory

Robert Killory

CIO, 3CLogic

Sirish Bajpai

Sirish Bajpai

CTO, 3CLogic

Dennis Ehrich

Dennis Ehrich

CIO, Service Management Group

Dustin Jacobsen

Dustin Jacobsen

CSO, Flat Square Technology Group

Kevin Fryer

Kevin Fryer

Founder, SparkLabKC

Benjie Lewis

Benjie Lewis

Mentor & Partner, BetaBlox

Chris Kovac

Chris Kovac

Mentor & Partner, BetaBlox

Dan Stifter

Dan Stifter

Mentor & Partner, BetaBlox

Ray Haynes

Ray Haynes

Founder, Invenitas

Laura Davis

Laura Davis

Founder, Instaglam

Tracy Ford

Tracy Ford

Founder & CEO, Virtutecture

Josh Stevens

Josh Stevens

Co-Founder, RemindCloud

Tylor Hindery

Tylor Hindery

Co-Founder, RemindCloud

Blake Hodgson

Blake Hodgson

Co-Founder, Hello Hive

Phaneendra Brahmadevara

Phaneendra Brahmadevara

Co-Founder, Hello Hive

Sean Mcintosh

Sean Mcintosh

Executive Director, The Bunker KC

Sam Zebarjadi

Sam Zebarjadi

CEO, Medicast

Nafis Zebarjadi

Nafis Zebarjadi

CPO, Medicast

Sahba Ferdowsi

Sahba Ferdowsi

Chief Medical Officer, Medicast

Amado Guloy

Amado Guloy

Founder & CEO, Rex

Jason Bays

Jason Bays

Co-Founder, Kid Rocket Studios

Marcelo Vergara

Marcelo Vergara

Co-Founder, Kid Rocket Studios

John Kreicbergs

John Kreicbergs

President, Kid Rocket Studios

Steven Sokol

Steven Sokol

Co-Founder, Respoke

Jason Delker

Jason Delker

CTO & CDO, Pinsight Media+

Chris Caldwell

Chris Caldwell

Co-Founder & CEO, LockPath

Chris Goodwin

Chris Goodwin

Co-Founder & CTO, LockPath

Travis Lindemoen

Travis Lindemoen

Founder and Managing Director, Nexus IT Group

David Lowland

David Lowland

President, Ebeacon

Aaron Wienshienk

Aaron Wienshienk

CEO, Computerized Assessments and Learning

Dan Wakeman

Dan Wakeman

CIO, Computerized Assessments and Learning

Dan Miller

Dan Miller

CEO, Red Nova Labs

Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber

CEO, KCnext

Ryan O'Connell

Ryan O'Connell

SVP, Influence & Co.

John Hall

John Hall

CEO, Influence & Co.

Kelsey Meyer

Kelsey Meyer

Co-Founder & President, Influence & Co.

Rachael Qualls

Rachael Qualls

CEO, Venture360

Justin Davis

Justin Davis

CEO, BacklotCars

Sarah Davidson

Sarah Davidson

CEO, Hello Fearless

Jeff Rohr

Jeff Rohr

CEO, SquareOffs

Erik Wullshleger

Erik Wullshleger

CEO, LiveKC

Ashley Voss

Ashley Voss

VP, LiveKC

Shane Spencer

Shane Spencer

General Partner, TheCollectiveFunds

Alex Altomare

Alex Altomare

General Partner, TheCollectiveFunds

Wes Bergman

Wes Bergman

Founder, Betablox

Rebecca Mackinnon

Rebecca Mackinnon

Entrepreneur & Investor, Mid America Angels

Angela Hurt

Angela Hurt

Founder and CEO, Veracity

Lacey Ellis

Lacey Ellis

Founder, Little Hoots

Mary Kay OConnor

Mary Kay O'Connor

Founder, PatientsVoices

Jennifer Wadella

Jennifer Wadella

Founder, Kansas City Women in Technology

Lenora Payne

Lenora Payne

CEO, Technology Group Solutions

Melanie Haas

Melanie Haas

Director of Sales & Marketing, Pinsight

Denise Kruse

Denise Kruse

CEO, Addams Gabbert

Susan Ebel

Susan Ebel

Operations & Finance Director, Proximity Wireless

Cathy Allin

Cathy Allin

President & CEO, Decision Insight

Chrys Sullivan

Chrys Sullivan

Founder & CEO, Useagility

Carey Wilkins

Carey Wilkins

President & Managing Partner, Evolytics

Elisabeth Decoursey

Elisabeth Decoursey

President, Kansas City Testing and Engineering

Katie Boody

Katie Boody

Co-Founder & CEO, The Lean Lab

Kelly Tomlinson

Kelly Tomlinson

Web, Product, & Event Designer, Cremalab / Coffee & Design

Rick Vaughn

Rick Vaughn

Managing Director, Mid-America Angels

Kelly Pruneau

Kelly Pruneau

Network Manager , Women's Capital Connection

Tom Debacco

Tom Debacco

General Partner, Flyover Capital

Keith Molzer

Keith Molzer

General Partner, Flyover Capital

Thad Langford

Thad Langford

General Partner, Flyover Capital

Terry Christenberry

Terry Christenberry

Managing Director, CC Capital Advisors

Ron Lemay

Ron Lemay

Managing Director, Openair Equity Partners

Scott Ford

Scott Ford

Managing Director, Openair Equity Partners

Kathy Walker

Kathy Walker

Managing Director, Openair Equity Partners

Lance Lemay

Lance Lemay

Managing Director, Openair Equity Partners

Laura Loyacomo

Laura Loyacomo

Director, KC STEM Alliance

Jim Baxendale

Jim Baxendale

Founding Director, Whiteboard 2 Boardroom

Tom Touchet

Tom Touchet

CEO, Smart City Media

Drew Soloman

Drew Soloman

Vice President, KC EDC

Dan Carroll

Dan Carroll

SVP, Icon International

George Brooks

George Brooks

Founder, Cremalab

Nate Olson

Nate Olson

Business Development Strategist, Cremalab

Christine Murray

Christine Murray

Director, Greater Kansas City Chamber

Matt Mcgraw

Matt Mcgraw

CEO, DSI

Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams

Corporate Development Officer, DST

Ethan Whitehill

Ethan Whitehill

CEO, Two West

Don Peterson

Don Peterson

Founder & Director, Infusion Express

Patrick Perry

Patrick Perry

Founder & CEO, GENESYS

Fred Ellermeier

Fred Ellermeier

VP of Infrastructure, Black & Veatch

Ben Legg

Ben Legg

CEO, Adknowledge

Robb Heineman

Robb Heineman

CEO, Sporting Innovations

Sly James

Sly James

Mayor, City of Kansas City

Jeff Geheb

Jeff Geheb

CTO, VML

Aaron Deacon

Aaron Deacon

Managing Director, KC Digital Drive