November 8, 2018
Conference for Startups
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Shoobx Presents: Breakout Sessions
In addition to our panel discussions, we hosted three interactive breakout sessions throughout the day.
Fundraising: Past, Present, & Future
Jason Furtado, Shoobx Founder & CEO and Matt Rowe, Shoobx General Counsel
Kathy Nolan, Shoobx Client Services Manager and Corporate Attorney
Founder Finishing School
Lynne Zagami, Shoobx Head of Customer Success
Speakers and Panelists
David Chang is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School, Director of the Summer Venture Program at Babson College and Executive Chairman at Feelter.
Amy Choi is Chief Growth Officer at T3 Advisors, where she focuses on driving long-term growth for the organization and supporting the team through strategy, innovation, and business development. She previously spent ten years with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), leading their Early Stage Practice.
Chris Comparato is the CEO of Toast. He was previously SVP of Customer Success at Acquia and ran customer success at Endeca, which was acquired by Oracle. He has led Toast through two rounds of growth funding and has overseen its expansion to over 900 employees.
Payal is a Principal at .406 Ventures, which invests in B2B tech companies in the early stage. They have raised more than $650M for their funds since launching over a decade ago, and most of their investments have been made in New England based companies.
Thad Eby is the founder and CEO of Ombud, an Intelligent Curation Platform that empowers collaborative decision making. He is an advocate of the Colorado startup community and is focused on building a sustainable enterprise business while fostering an ecosystem of entrepreneurs.
Will Herman is an active angel investor, corporate director, author and startup mentor. He has started 5 companies and co-authored The Startup Playbook with Rajat Bhargava based on his experiences as a startup founder.
Diane Hessan previously served as the CEO of C Space and Startup Institute. She is currently conducting political research on American voters and serves on the boards of several public and private companies.
Michael Jabbawy is a partner at Morse Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, where he advises emerging companies through each stage of growth, including corporate governance, employment matters, equity and debt fundraising, and mergers and acquisitions.
Scott Kirsner writes a weekly column on the Boston innovation economy for The Boston Globe, and is the founder of Innovation Leader, an information service for CIOs. He is also the co-founder of the Nantucket Conference on Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Lily Lyman is an investor at Underscore VC. Lily helps drive Underscore’s Trusted Cloud Intelligence thesis, with a specific focus on top of stack SaaS apps, AI/ML, Digital Transformation, and Security. She also drives the firm’s work with academic institutions, which includes managing _U First, a program for first-time founders.
Jarrett Mackin is Recruiting Manager at CarGurus where he oversees the company’s recruiting efforts in sales, marketing, business development, customer success, finance and HR. CarGurus has been named a “Best Place to Work” by The Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal.
Debbie Millin is the Chief Operating Officer at Globalization Partners, and a contributing writer to Forbes.com focusing on scaling rapid growth companies and global expansion. She helped Globalization Partners become the #6 fastest growing company in America on the Inc. 5000 list in 2016.
Sheila Narayan is a Managing Director and the Leadership Chair for Golden Seeds Boston Chapter. Sheila leads deal flow, membership, education, and operations. She previously served as the EVP of Operations for Online Resources.
Bob Nelson is District Director of the SBA for the State of Massachusetts, where he promotes SBA programs to ensure the effective delivery of services, including Startup America, a program for high growth, high tech and high impact businesses.
Nettie Nitzberg is building the Learning and Development function at Toast, from the ground up. Before joining Toast in April, Nettie spent over 20 years as a learning and organization development consultant, working with global companies building HR, culture and learning in initiatives to engage, grow and retain talent.
Erik Noyes is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, where he teaches a class on Crowdfunding. He is an expert on the process of creating successful campaigns on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other platforms.
Jules Pieri is the founder and CEO of The Grommet, which earned her accolades from Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs and Fortune. She has been an industrial designer for computer and telecom equipment companies, and has run several consumer products companies.
Julia Sigel is Head of People at Lovepop, where she is responsible for recruiting and HR matters. She was previously Director of Operations and a Regional Director for General Assembly in New York.
Johnnie Walker is a CFO and the Head of the New York Office with TempCFO, which provides fully outsourced accounting solutions to startup, emerging high-growth and established companies. He provides strategic CFO advisory services to technology ventures and other businesses.