Speaker Snapshot: Wendi Sturgis, EVP Yext

Bio After graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Wendi Sturgis began an incredible career in the tech industry. She’s held executive roles in organizations including Oracle, Gartner, and Yahoo! Inc. In 2013, Wendi accepted a role as Chief Customer Officer with Yext, a business-tailored SaaS hailed as one of America’s fastest growing companies. Interesting … Read more

Speaker Snapshot: Christina Sass, Cofounder & COO, Andela

Bio Christina Sass is the co-founder and COO of Andela, which seeks, recruits, and pairs software engineers throughout Africa with global technology firms on a full-time basis. A graduate from the University of Georgia with a BA in Ancient Philosophy, as well as a Tufts University graduate with an MA in International Law and Diplomacy, … Read more

Speaker Snapshot: Scott Sandell, Managing General Partner, NEA

Scott Sandell is the Managing General Partner of NEA since 1996. Investments in life sciences, biotechnology, and other innovative fields keep Sandell–and NEA–on the cutting edge of technological advancements. Before his time with NEA, Scott worked on Windows 95 as a Product Manager at Microsoft. He holds a MBA from Stanford and an AB in … Read more

Mayor Dawn Zimmer on Propelify 2017 & How Hoboken Is Working With the Tech Community

It’s no secret anymore that Hoboken, NJ – just minutes away from Manhattan – is a mecca for startups and entrepreneurs in its own right, proud home of companies like Audible, Nokia Bell Labs, and of course, Propelify Innovation Festival. To learn more about how the tech community is part of the long-term vision of … Read more

Speaker Snapshot: Alex Blumberg, Founder & CEO, Gimlet

Bio Alex Blumberg is the co-founder and CEO of the podcast network Gimlet. An award-winning reporter and passionate radio-host, Blumberg has forged an incredible career as an entrepreneur, producer, CEO, and founder. Before Gimlet, Alex Blumberg worked as producer for NPR series This American Life. The success of This American Life catapulted it from radio … Read more

Speaker Snapshot: Divyank Turakhia, Founder, Media.net

Bio The founder of Media.net, Div Turakhia, now finds himself amongst a small class of digital entrepreneurial billionaires, after selling his juggernaut ad tech business. Started by finding a niche in the advertising technology sector, Div built Media.net in to one of the leading digital advertising businesses that manages over $500M of ad spend across search, display, mobile … Read more

Speaker Snapshot: Ryan Harwood, CEO, PureWow

Ryan Harwood is the CEO of PureWow, a lifestyle website catering to women in the Gen X and Baby Boomer generations – markets often overlooked. Upon launch, PureWow reached a subscribership of over 500,000, and has since been purchased by VaynerMedia. The success of PureWow resides with both its readership and its identity as “creative … Read more

Speaker Snapshot: Suzanne Xie, CEO, Hullabalu

After working for both Goldman Sachs Asset Management and UBS Investment Bank, Suzanne Xie embraced her destiny as an entrepreneur. Her first startup, Weardrobe, grew as one of the largest online fashion communities, ultimately purchased by Google. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in economics. She has since pivoted, creating family-friendly media through … Read more

Speaker Snapshot: Albert Wegner, Partner, Union Square Ventures

Albert Wenger has been a partner at Union Square Ventures since 2008. A Harvard College graduate in economics and computer science, Mr. Wenger culminated his education with a Ph.D. in Information Science from M.I.T. He has since pursued his own ventures while guiding others towards paths that lead to prosperity. Professionally, Albert has sat on … Read more

Speaker Snapshot: Bonin Bough, Host, CNBC’s Cleveland Hustles

Bonin Bough hosts Cleveland Hustles, a CNBC series focusing on aspiring entrepreneurs who promote their product via presentation before a panel of judges. Prior to his work on television, Boughs was chief media officer of Mondelez (with brands including Cadbury, Oreo, Nabisco, and many more) and Vice President of PepsiCo. Bonin is considered one of … Read more