Adam Kirsch is the CEO of Yorango, it delivers organization and efficiency to SMB landlords and property managers through our cloud-based property management suite. Prior to this he worked at BR Venture Fund and Life Changing Labs. He has a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations and a Master's in Business Administration. Adam is an expert in Social Media, entrepreneurship and public speaking. He is a 2017 fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in New York.
Adrian is the founder ofThriveStreams, a company that empowers and inspires individuals to realize their unique potential in order to create a better world. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BS in Economics and a Minor in Computer Science. He has a passion for art, music and all things creative. 5o% Technologist. 50% Entrepreneur. 100% Inspired. He is a 2014 fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in New York.
Agathe Assouline-LichtenCEO and co-founderRed Velvet NYC
Agathe Assouline-Lichten is the CEO & Co-Founderof Red Velvet NYC, a food tech start-up revolutionizing home baking and disrupting the $12 billion market in the US. Prior to Red Velvet NYC, she worked at Harry Winston, where she was managing the global events and partnership marketing. Agathe has also worked at Jaegar-LeCoultre, Sothebys and Ecole hoteliers de Lausanne. She is an expert in Business Analysis, management, strategy, data analysis, finance and hospitality. Agathe was awarded Campbell's Real Food Innovation Challenge. She holds a degree in MBA in hospitality. She is a fan of Arianna Huffington and Mark Cuban. Agathe is passionate about making gourmet baking easy, convenient, and fun. She is 2019 Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in New York.
Ajay KapoorChief Digital OfficerSharkNinja
Ajay Kapoor is the Chief Digital Officer of Shark Ninja. He is also involved in the formation of TiE ENTER, a non-profit organization that revolves around small, informal campus-based meetups between college entrepreneurs and established mentors. Prior to these ventures, Ajay was involved in starting EcoPowered Solutions, a company that produced and market a handheld solar charger device for the U.S. market. He attended the University of Michigan were he studied Biology and Political Science, with concentrations in Pre-Medical Studies and Pre-Law.
Entrepreneur experienced in developing innovative products that sit at the intersection of mobile and social. Currently working on a new venture in NYC. Contact me if you want to hear more - I'll talk to anyone passionate about entrepreneurship.Ajay has competed in six triathlons, including the Wildflower Half-Ironman (x2), have run the Boston Marathon. But now he is all about Crossfit. Ajay is also an avid traveler and have visited many parts of the world in the past several years: Argentina, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Macau, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Uruguay, Zanzibar. Ajay was 2008 SLP New York fellow.
Alan CarniolCareer Cadence
Alan is the co-founder of Career Cadence, a firm dedicated to providing its customers with career direction and the ability to market themselves. A recent graduate of the Yale School of Management where he was a co-leader of the Entrepreneurship Club, he was recognized as a Dean’s Scholar and a fellow at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. Prior to Yale, Alan was a member of the Quantitative Strategies Group at Public Financial Management. There he helped the firm launch new products and provided training and support for the firm’s consulting practice. Alan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with honors in psychology.
Alanna GregoryCEO & FounderVIVE Lifestyle New York
I began my career on Wall Street as a publishing research analyst. My research has been quoted by such publications as the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News. Prior to Wall Street, I worked as a strategy consultant for an environmental consulting and project management firm in Bangkok, Thailand. While in Thailand, I founded the country’s first V-Day campaign, bringing awareness about victims of violence to thousands of people, including a sold-out 4000-person audience. I studied Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University, graduating with an honors thesis.
Alechia Reese Founder and CEO The STEAM Up Initiative
Alechia Reese is equal parts warm tea and Hennessy. The chief brand strategist of 360 Gateway Brands and strategic marketing director of Daya by Zendaya, she specializes in the development of brand identity & strategy. A media personality, certified professional speaker and ScrumMaster her 1st love is the stage. Her skilled & energetic speaking style has afforded her the opportunity to partner with and speak for a myriad of corporations & organizations from the entertainment stage to the corporate boardroom including Progressive, UPS, BET, Grey Goose, Vogue Italia, Verizon and more. Alechia co-founded The STEAM Up Initiative to cultivate the STEM learning experience for marginalized, inner-city youth and believes beyond empowerment it is necessary to properly equip all people to succeed.
Alex BisignanoFounder & CTORecombine
Alex Bisignano is a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Recombine, a genetic testing company which tests couples before pregnancy to help reduce genetic disease. In late 2009 he founded Cromosoft, which provided high-end bioinformatic solutions for molecular genetic data. Alex is an experienced computer programmer with knowledge of most major web development languages, and combines his experience in web development with his knowledge of bioinformatics to provide simple, interactive, and easy to use programs for genetic analysis. Previously, Alex worked as a consultant for Credit Suisse where he was responsible for improving the performance of large internal database systems. Alex graduated with an A.B. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. He is a 2012 fellow in the Start-up Leadership Program class in New York.
Alex ShashouCo-Founder. President. Head of Sales & Business DevelopmentAlice App
After 18 years in London, Alex moved to the US where he received his underÂ graduate BSc from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) with a dual degree in Finance and OPIM. After one year as an equity sales analyst at GoldÂ man Sachs, Alex decided it was time to fulfill his passion, jumping fulltime into ALICE, a Hospitality Technology company he co-founded. This is the third in a line of startups Alex has been involved in, after StudentEat and Zing Zing.Alex remains a diehard soccer enthusiast and Arsenal Football Club fan. He is a 2014 fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in New York.
Alexandria Carroll Founder and CEO License to Drift
Alexandria Carroll is the founder and CEO of License to Drift, an early stage travel startup that matches consumers with vacation experiences aligned with their interests. Alex identified an opportunity in the travel sector while working as a Director of Planning in the fashion industry. In that role, she noticed trends in discretionary spending, including a growing consumer appetite for experiences over physical goods. That insight informed the development of License to Drift. Alex’s career spans tech, retail and finance, and she honed her business acumen at leading multinational companies such as Global Brands Group/Li & Fung, Perry Ellis International, and Goldman Sachs. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Stanford University and an MBA with Honors from Wharton. Ask Alex about her 7th grade homestay in Australia, which fostered her love of travel and her hate of Vegemite.
Ali Al-EbrahimLive Sqrd
I'm Ali, a product manager currently working as a consultant, applying what I've learned from 2 startups, Techstars, and the Startup Leadership Program to help companies grow and launch new projects at Pier2 Marketing. After leaving my last startup, LSQ (a B2B cloud product for developers), I joined Pier2 Marketing, a full service consultancy headquartered in SF. As an mechanical engineer, I'm also working on an early-stage, community-focused hardware/IoT startup. Please reach out if you're in need of design, development, or marketing services-- I'd love to hear from you
Alisia Granville is a nurse leader with 15+ years of experience in healthcare. Alisia has a great deal of knowledge in the temporary staffing space and has worked in various large institutions across the nation.Alisia enjoys sharing her expertise in numerous sectors of the healthcare industry and is a member of multiple nursing/healthcare organizations. Alisia is a graduate of The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing and Loyola University New Orleans, Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership. Alisia has two handsome sons and a loving husband.