Rick has been working in high-tech marketing communications jobs in the Portland area for more than 17 years. Out of pure dumb luck, he happened to sit up in bed at 2 AM one night in 2007 with the inspiration to start Silicon Florist, a blog about Portland startups in the Web, Mobile, and Open Source scenes.
CMO of Drumbi, Patrick founded two startups and co-wrote The Lean Entrepreneur and The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development. Stanford, Boston University, and others use his book in courses. Patrick mentors at 500 Startups, organizes LeanLA, and surfs when he has the time.
Joe Stump is a seasoned technical leader and serial entrepreneur who has cofounded three venture-backed startups, was Lead Architect of Digg, and has invested in and advised dozens of companies. He is passionate about development processes, iterative product development, and building scalable web infrastructure.
Karan joined Trinity Ventures in 2010 with more than ten years of experience in enterprise software and systems, SaaS, semiconductors, consumer electronics and next generations datacenter infrastructure. At Trinity, Karan led the investments in Act-On Software, ScaleArc, Cloudability and works closely with portfolio companies ShopIgniter and Taulia. Prior to Trinity, Karan was a Senior Associate at Scale.
Rand Fishkin is the CEO of SEO software company; SEOmoz. He co-authored the Art of SEO from O'Reilly Media, co-founded Inbound.org, and was named on PSBJ's 40 Under 40 List and BusinessWeek's 30 Best Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30. Rand is an addict of all things content & social on the web.
Danielle Morrill is the CEO & Cofounder of Referly. She was previously the 1st non-founding member of cloud communications platform company Twilio. She advocates for and advises entrepreneurs through Startup Weekend, Twilio Fund, and as a mentor to 500 Startups. She was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 for Social/Mobile Technology in 2011. Talk to Danielle on Clarity
Kevin Hale co-founded Wufoo, one of the earliest Y Combinator funded companies. The online form builder was ranked by Jakob Nielson as one of the best application UIs of 2008 and later acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2011. He now serves as a Senior Product Manager responsible for safe guarding and helping enhance the user experience of SurveyMonkey's products.
Neil is the co-founder of 2 Internet companies. Through his entrepreneurial career he has helped large corporations such as Amazon, AOL, GM, HP and Viacom make more money from the web. By the age of 21 he was named one of the top influencers on the web according to the Wall Street Journal.