ENSTITUTE ENTREPRENEURS HAVE A COMBINED 120 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, HAVE RAISED OVER 100 MILLIONS DOLLARS IN VENTURE FUNDING, AND BOAST A NETWORK OF OVER 10,000 INDUSTRY LEADERS AND EXPERTS.

JASON BECKERMAN

ABOUT JASON: Jason oversees all product, technology, and organizational strategy at Unified. Prior to co-founding Unified, Jason was co-founder and CEO of Social Suitcase, an innovator in the brand engagement space that was acquired by Connexus. He has held executive roles at a number of social media companies, including his tenure as co-founder and CEO of Teach The People, a

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JONATHAN STEIN

ABOUT JONATHAN: Jon Stein is reinventing the investing industry. After seeing product after product that made the investing process more complicated than it needed to be, he set out to create a broadly accessible investment company that would help investors achieve the best return (factoring in costs) for the least risk. Passionate about helping people make smart decisions with their

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VIC SINGH

ABOUT VIC: Vic Singh is a two-time entrepreneur and venture capitalist in the mobile software space. He is currently Founder and CEO of Tracks, a mobile software startup and a General Partner with ENIAC Ventures, a mobile focused venture capital firm. Vic also co-founded NearVerse, a venture backed mobile technology startup building a rich media delivery platform for smartphones and

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FABIAN PFORTMÜLLER

ABOUT FABIAN: Fabian Pfortmüller is a Swiss entrepreneur in New York. These days, Fabian is building Holstee, and also Chairman and Founder of Sandbox – the leading global community of extraordinary young achievers under 30. In the past, Fabian built up an event-management agency in Switzerland, organized Switzerland’s largest student events, run a bar, founded the social innovation think tank Incubaker

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NIHAL MEHTA

ABOUT NIHAL: With over 12 years experience in innovating marketing technologies through several successful startups to date, Nihal Mehta, is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technologies for media properties and consumer brands. Named a top 10 NYC ‘game changer’ in the 2010 New York Enterprise Report, one of twenty RCR Wireless News ‘mobile movers and shakers’

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HILARY MASON

ABOUT HILARY: Hilary Mason is the Chief Scientist at bit.ly, where she finds sense in vast data sets. Her work involves both pure research and development of product-focused features. Before joining bitly she was Chief Scientist at Path101 and Assistant Professor of Computer Science at J&W University. She’s also a co-founder of HackNY (hackny.org), a non-profit organization that connects talented

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SASCHA LEWIS

ABOUT SASCHA: New York City native Sascha Lewis is the co-founder of Flavorpill, a digital media company focused on cultural news and local city guides that reaches a community of over 1.5 million people. Flavorpill has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Business Week, the Financial Times, and the Economist. Sascha is an exuberant student and supporter of

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BEN LERER

ABOUT BEN: Ben Lerer is the co-founder and CEO of Thrillist.com, a leading men’s multi-platform lifestyle publication with over 3 million daily subscriptions in 20 localized markets in the U.S. and the U.K.  Since its launch in 2005, Lerer has overseen the growth of Thrillist’s marketing, sales and business development efforts, as well as its expansion into e-commerce with the acquisition

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DANIEL KLAUS

ABOUT DANIEL: Daniel co-founded Music Nation, Original Signal, and Fabric Group. He was the founder and CEO of Passion Music Group which was acquired by BMG. He was on the founding team of Brand Farm, which launched Red Envelope, Room 12 Travel, Gold Violin, and MMN. Daniel was named to the top 100 Internet executives in NY by Silicon Valley

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MARK PETER DAVIS

ABOUT MARK: Mark is the CEO & Co-Founder of Kohort. He is also a Venture Partner at High Peaks Venture Partners. He blogs (mpd.me) about starting companies and financing them & his posts have been syndicated on Inc, WSJ, PEHub, Mashable, Business Insider and more. He has also started numerous communities for entrepreneurs including the Columbia Venture Community & the

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