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I inspire, teach and build tools to help main street families get on track with their money.
70% of families live paycheck to paycheck. Few states require financial education to graduate from high school. Few financial advisors focus on the blue collar world.
We don’t teach people how to play the game and it’s the greatest injustice in capitalism.
I’m working with a team to solve that at scale.
Mistry is Managing Partner of BLH Venture Partners, a private investment firm specializing in early-stage companies. Mistry’s experience includes leadership roles with high-growth companies in technology-enabled services, information security and e-commerce/consumer markets. Mistry has advised early-stage companies across the state with Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC).
Mistry serves as a board director for Venture Atlanta and the Atlanta CEO Council.
Baha is the Co-founder and CEO of Azalea Health, a leading healthcare IT company whose mission it is to help underserved healthcare providers improve patient care and profitability.
Under Baha’s leadership, Azalea has established itself as a high-growth innovator and leader, developing a comprehensive, cloud-based health IT platform for ambulatory practices and hospitals — including introducing the industry’s first fully-integrated proprietary telehealth solution with its EHR.
It has achieved Inc. 5000 rank of fastest-growing companies in the U.S for three consecutive years, and has been named a Top 40 Innovative Technology Company by The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).
Baha has been recognized in the industry with a number of awards including the Phoenix Award by the Metro Atlanta Chamber Bioscience-Health IT Leadership Council in conjunction with the Health IT Leadership Summit for his outstanding contribution to the growth of the health IT industry in Georgia. He is also a 2018 recipient of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under Forty Award and a 2019 recipient of their Most Admired CEOs Award.
Throughout his career, Baha has served as a board member on various regional industry and academic groups. Currently, he serves as President of the Technology Executives Roundtable (TER), and is an active member of the Atlanta Rotary Club. He additionally serves on the Kennesaw State University Healthcare Management & Informatics Advisory Board.
A graduate of Valdosta State University, he is a strong proponent of health IT and cloud computing, mobile development, and big data analytics.
DubBot is the next generation of automated web quality assurance. DubBot thoroughly crawls your site to identify any issues with accessibility, broken links, and misspellings — plus any other custom checks you want to define. And then it gives you guidance on how to fix even the most problematic issues. Drop us a line if you want to check it out!
Entrepreneur. CEO and founder of Voxie. Previously founded Menguin (CMO/CTO) – grew business by 10,500% from 2014-2017 before acquisition by George Zimmer’s Generation Tux.
Now building the next big thing with Voxie – the future of brand to customer interactions.
Welcome to the revolution.
An established entrepreneur and proven leader in the sales and technology industry, Christian Ries does what he says he’s going to do.
Driven by original thought, interpersonal skills, and technology orientation, and with an extensive background in marketing, sales, and project management, Christian possesses a unique talent for integrated marketing and brand voice development. He devises strategic initiatives, builds efficient and cohesive teams, and inspires progress using a modern, hands-off leadership style.
As co-founder of SymTrain & FRONTLINE Selling, Dan is a start-up and growth leader often rolling up his sleeves in support of customers.
As part of that support, Dan created SymTrain to help clients assess and train employees by performing actual job functions with safe simulated conversations combined with desktop activity and video. By automating the repetition, feedback and reinforcement needed to build confidence and capabilities customers are developing employees faster and better than ever before. Real cool stuff!!
Apply Knowledge to Transform Operations through employee success to drive Revenue, Compliance, Satisfaction, Scale, Retention, Speed, & Proficiency
Specialties: eLearning; Simulation; Experiential Learning; Training & Coaching; Applied Knowledge; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Prospecting Cycle Management; Sales Lead Management; New Business Development; Lead to Deal Lifecycle; Operational Systems; Speaking Engagements.
Co-founder and CEO of Ideas United, a creative studio changing the way stories are told. IU creates unforgettable branded content, events, campaigns, and original content for premier brands, universities, and nonprofits around the globe while leveraging the best of the next generation of storytellers. Ideas United also created and runs Campus Movie Fest, the world’s largest student film festival, to discover top emerging talent, connect brands with students, and make a positive impact.
CEO of SwissWatchExpo. SwissWatchExpo.com is the Internet’s leading retailer of authentic preowned luxury timepieces. At SwissWatchExpo, we have a passion for beautiful Swiss timepieces and unparalleled customer service. Unlike other online retailers of preowned watches, all the watches listed on our website are physically located at our showroom in beautiful Buckhead, Atlanta.
– 17 yrs global experience in oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals and manufacturing industries across North America, Middle east GCC, Asia, Europe, Australia and South Africa
– Developed and licensed novel technology and solution to capture and remove 99.999% of Volatile/hazardous and dissolved organic compounds to ppb ( parts per billion levels) from water and air streams from petroleum manufacturing processes
-Held various engineering and management roles with hands on experience in process design, product development, engineering, technical sales, project implementation and management, start up and commissioning, financial strategy and operations management
– Specializing in innovative and Out Of Box solutions to implement and expediently solve problems faced by customers to reduce business risks, reduce losses, enhance throughput, improve product specs and enable compliance with environmental regulations
– Built new, managed and grew diverse cultural teams and successful businesses into attractive and challenging new markets globally
Seasoned technology leader and founder of a group of 4 companies that operate in 6 countries. My ventures include: GICSOFT – software development company with the focus on complex software platform development and business process integration; Mindshine Technologies – educational technology company that specializes in predictive analytics and adaptive learning, Collective Vision – innovative computer visual platform for social and business information sharing and Evocado Ventures – venture fund with the focus on sustainability and meaningful growth.
Specialties: innovation, international business, product design, strategic management, business transformation, value driven marketing, strategic relations.
Jeremy is a software craftsman with a decade of experience building and advising others on how to build rugged, performant, and beautiful software in nearly every industry. He currently serves as an engineering advisor to executives and engineers across the United States focused on subjects ranging from continuous delivery implementations to scalable, distributed cloud architectures utilizing best of class open source software. Hailing from a small town in north Georgia, he immigrated to Atlanta to seek a BS and MS in computer science from Georgia Tech (go jackets) and has since adopted sandy springs as his hometown along with his wife and Wiemaraner. In his spare time he’s often found covering his favorite bands (Foo Fighters, Zeppelin, and Floyd to name a few) with his best friends.
HealPros makes a difference in the lives of people with chronic illness by traveling to their homes and helping them access the care they need. Our team has a unique opportunity to discover what is preventing people from accessing care – and helping them do just that. Whether we are preventing blindness by performing Retinal Screenings, helping people find ways to save on prescriptions, or preventing ER visits by addressing fall risks, everything we do centers around changing lives for the better.
A successful SaaS CTO, COO & CEO, John has built secure, online information platforms from scratch in the defense, financial services, and payments industries. His expertise includes building and leading executive teams, processes, and products for shareholder value; scaling products and hybrid-cloud operations; defining and executing go to market strategies; designing and managing tech-enabled services; and developing and executing successful exit strategies to strategic or private equity buyers.
John Fitzpatrick co-founded Force Marketing in 2007, and since then, has led the company to become the leading provider of ROI-driven and tech-enabled multi-channel automotive marketing services to clients throughout North America. Its clients include large dealer groups, Tier II ad associations and OEMs.
Today, he leads a team of more than 100 marketing professionals in Force Marketing’s Atlanta headquarters. The company also has a New York City office on Madison Avenue, to which Fitzpatrick often travels.
Over the past decades, have helped acquire, restructure, and scale stagnant ventures in their management strategy, business process automation, back office automation, and capital solutions.
Invested and advised fast growth ventures and lecture Cyber Security, Agent Based Modeling, and on Quantitative Computational Finance, and Entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech’s College of Management & School of Industrial Engineering
Accomplished entrepreneur and chief executive officer of multiple high-growth technology and media companies with a record of innovative business strategy, sales and profit growth and financial discipline, leading to successful exits. With experience spanning startups to large organizations, demonstrated success in building great teams with a common culture that create successful outcomes.
Core strength in developing a vision and then recruiting, motivating, and retaining talented individuals to work together as a high performing team. Excel at analyzing markets, identifying new business opportunities and enhancing competitiveness through creative business solutions.
Chief Executive Officer of KServicing, the Atlanta-based financial technology company managing more than 300,000 outstanding Kabbage Funding™ and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
A 20-plus-year veteran of the tech sector with a track record of success driving sales growth. I am a multidimensional leader who understands changing business dynamics and who finds innovative ways to add value, focusing on people, processes and technology. My transformative approach to value creation is balanced by a commitment to integrity and principal in the achievement of business outcomes.
Experienced public and PE backed private company President, CEO and GM with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Operations, Sales, Go-to-market Strategy, IT Strategy, and Professional Services. Strong professional with a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Accounting and Computer Science from Boston College.
Natalie is a seasoned software veteran with 20+ years of SaaS experience. Prior to joining MemberSuite, she was instrumental in growing several other Saas businesses including Constructware (Acquired by Autodesk) and Compliance 360 (Acquired by SAI global). Natalie started as COO/CRO of MemberSuite in 2013. By implementing the right processes and focusing on driving revenue, she succeeded in growing MemberSuite into a trusted membership management platform. Since becoming CEO in 2017, she has grown the company both by implementing a customer-centric approach that focuses on delivering innovative products and services and through the acquisition of event marketing and engagement software company, Event Farm. Her mission is to enable for-profit and not-for-profit organizations with technology that empowers people to interact in more meaningful and engaging ways.
Cyber security expert leading the Curricula team with a fun story based cyber security awareness training platform. Every day we help organizations across the world relate with their employees to learn about cyber security. Employees recognize how to defend themselves against the bad guys using our simulated phishing tests, animated stories, and content that bring security awareness to life for everyone.
Significant public and private experience in leading biotech, high-tech and emerging technology companies grow through a combination of organic mechanisms, internal alignment, capital-raising and strategic transactions. Heavily focused on oncology, drug development, and the use of AI and machine learning to change the risk, cost and timeline in the highly interdisciplinary field of personalized medicine.
Specialties: Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Environmental Sciences, and BioPharma Services, Healthcare Data, Artificial Intelligence, Public Companies, Company Turnarounds, Oncology, Next Generation Sequencing, Precision Medicine
Parth Patel is a dedicated entrepreneur, philanthropist, founder, and CEO of Six Consulting, Inc., an Atlanta based Salesforce Consulting firm.
Parth is an active member of multiple technology associations and serves on several committees and boards such as TAG. He is an acknowledged speaker and he is engaged in several events where he shares his business insights related to best practices and technology amongst entrepreneurs as well as in the Salesforce community.
As a philanthropist, he is engaged with developing a STEAM training program for local schools in Atlanta. In addition, he is also personally involved with the “Shine On” team, a project initiated by the University of Minnesota geared towards veterinary cancer research.
I am a lifelong entrepreneur with boundless curiosity and drive to learn. An engineer at heart, I love solving business, technical, financial and organizational problems – the more complex and greater the reward, the greater the enjoyment in attacking the problem. I am fiercely focused on TEAM building with a mission to support individuals and TEAMs in reaching their full potential. A former college athlete and current wannabe athlete, I am in constant quest of TEAM victories that raise expectations of where our collective potential can take us.
I gravitate to businesses that have traction but need TEAMs, systems and processes that scale. I believe the core VALUEs of honesty, integrity, humility, clarity, respect and accountability are pre-requisites for success. My TEAMs have consistently been honored with numerous awards on local, national and international levels for growth, respect of employees, philanthropic work and innovation.
In addition to Cooleaf work, spent a considerable amount of time with a great co-Director (Praveen Ghanta) to start an Atlanta chapter of the world’s largest business accelerator (Founder Institute). Responsibilities included securing Mentors (local CEOs generally), recruiting candidates, and securing sponsors for Founder Institute’s Atlanta Chapter. Successfully ran the first semester and ended up with a graduating class (Jan 2014) of 11 fantastic startup founders.
CEO & Founder of Converge (funded by Mark Cuban and some awesome local angel investors) – Automating Digital Marketing Reporting for Digital Marketing Agencies and Brands.
Worked on Product at Air2Web (acquired by Velti)
Led Engineering at Proficient Systems (acquired by LivePerson)
I love building communities, teams, products, and companies.
Samir is an engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit. He is currently co-founder and CEO of Moonlight Therapeutics. Moonlight Therapeutics is focused on improving the quality of life for people with food allergies by providing patient-friendly treatments. Prior to Moonlight Therapeutics, Samir was a co-founder of Clearside Biomedical (NASDAQ: CLSD). Clearside is an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company developing targeted therapies for ocular diseases. He invented the suprachoroidal technology that lead to the creation of Clearside Biomedical and served as Director of Research from inception to the end of 2016. The company is currently in late-stage clinical trials in multiple indications and completed an IPO in 2016. Prior to that he was at Georgia Institute of Technology where he obtained his doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering and focused on research using microneedles for ocular drug delivery. He worked for Alza Corporation (A J&J company) on controlled release oral drug products between his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Samir obtained a dual B.S. degree in Chemical and Material Science Engineering from University of California at Berkeley.
Each day I am privileged to lead the startup I co-founded, dedicated to the shifting the paradigm for B2B salespeople and marketers. As a career salesperson at AT&T I became passionate about new communication models afforded by the rise of social media.
We founded and created Ready For Social powered by Thought Horizon with a mission to:
• Empower salespeople to regularly share content to engage with prospects online without wasting valuable time
• Help marketers create great content at scale and measure the impact of that content on social media
• Educate salespeople on how to effectively use social media to engage with and sell to their prospects and buyers
• Bring social media for B2B into the mainstream by empowering the people who sell in those markets
I am passionate about sales after falling into a career selling. My first real job was selling subscriptions to waste services door-to-door. I love meeting new people which has fueled my interest in travel, diverse cultures and languages. While an expert in none of these things, my super-power is my curiosity.
CEO of CoreView, the leader in SaaS Management for enterprises with Microsoft 365 at the core of their SaaS stack. Shawn is focused on customers, partners, teams, and growth. Engineer at heart, Co-Founder of McKinsey’s Growth Stage Tech practice, habitual builder, and constantly pushing to go faster.
With a talented global team serving the world’s leading companies, governments, and universities, CoreView is pushing hard to make IT work better. Our team is made up of empathetic experts with a drive to help our customers succeed. Come join us! We’re building something awesome and having fun doing it.
Under-served urban and rural areas have scarcity of medical professionals and diagnostic services. This delays diagnosis and treatment and results in higher cost of care due to need for patient or sample transportation.
At Sevamob, we address this gap via an artificial intelligence enabled platform that integrates AI based point-of-care screening with tele-health and popup clinics to deliver primary healthcare at upto 50% lower cost.
As founder and managing partner of Zane Venture Fund, Shila leads with the experience, empathy and energy to inspire both first time founders and seasoned investors alike. With decades of experience at the forefront of organizations championing the human rights of people of color, Shila has seen firsthand the cracks in our system where underrepresented founders often get overlooked.
To fill those cracks, Shila independently built an ecosystem of education, access, mentorship and investment in human capital- Zane Venture Fund and Zane Access. Zane Access is an entrepreneurial support organization that exists to break down systemic barriers for underrepresented founders which, in tandem, provides Zane Venture Fund with opportunities to invest in the best and the brightest founders of the future.
-Vice-Chairman of Research Emory Otolaryngology growing the departmental research portfolio.
-Experienced Surgeon and Division Director of a large, multi-site ENT surgical practice: delivering business growth, innovative care delivery, and quality improvement.
-CEO/Founder of Dr. Noze Best, a content-forward company focused on delivery the best education and novel product solutions to improve upper respiratory tract health in children.
– NIH-funded (R01 and R21) lab harnessing the body’s natural regenerative capabilities to improve wound healing in children.
Entrepreneur, environmentalist, coach and mentor.
Global business leader with over 30 years of experience in marketing, sales & general management across industries in emerging & developed markets. Strong grounding in finance & operations. Launched products in 45 countries, participated in M&A deals worth over $ 5 billion from negotiation to integration, led significant innovations from concept to execution.
FortifyData provides a cyber risk analysis and monitoring platform which effectively communicates business cyber risks into meaningful quantifiable industry and corporate intelligence, presenting the susceptibility of a breach and recommend tools that help drive investments and decisions to mitigate risk.