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Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Alex Iskold

After planting roots in engineering, Alex Iskold moved into the startup landscape, where he founded two companies before becoming the Managing Director at Techstars. Now a Managing Partner at 2048 Ventures, Alex has invested in over 100 companies; he believes that when you mix vision with empathy and discipline, you find magic. Tell us about […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Angel Wallace, tipnpost

Maryland-based founder and CEO, Angel Wallace, created tipnpost, a cloud-based interactive software that connects restaurants, bar staff and management of all sizes to streamline the tip process, providing an efficient way to monitor, distribute, and report tips. Their enterprise software is changing the industry standard for both sides, staff and management, and it transforms the […] [...]




Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Ruchika Tulshyan

Ruchika Tulshyan is the CEO of Candour, an Angel Investor and the author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality in the Workplace. She eschews boxes, colors outside the lines, and believes deeply that diversity is essential for success, and that it takes a village to raise an idea. Tell us about the professional journey […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Farah Allen, The Labz

Farah Allen, CEO and founder of The Labz, created a collaborative workspace that provides automated tracking, rights management, protection—using Blockchain technology—of your music files during and after you create them. As an IT management consultant, Farah has been developing software solutions for 14 years; she specializes in Enterprise Collaboration and Data Management. Tell us about […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Candice Smith, Caregiven

Candice Smith is the CEO and Founder of Caregiven. Caregiven was born out of a simple, hard-learned truth: there is nothing in life that prepares us for the diagnosis of a loved one. Candice’s experience in her father’s passing gave her the strength to create a caregiving app targeted at empowering and guiding family caregivers […] [...]




Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Julie Harrelson, Cascade Seed Fund

Julie Harrelson is the Managing Director of the Cascade Seed Fund. Recognizing that being an entrepreneur is hard, she recommends building a strong network of close advisors, people who love you no matter what, and experts. Tell us about the professional journey that took you where you are today. What major lessons did you learn […] [...]




Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Shellie Willis

Shellie Willis, winner of The Sponsor award at our 2019 Champion Awards, is the founder of Redefining You Foundation. She’s most passionate about serving and supporting women in transition from military service, addressing the unique challenges they face and providing both a safe space and resources for a clearer path forward. Tell us about your […] [...]




Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Yoko Okano, Grubstakes

Yoko Okano, Angel investor and Founding member of Grubstakes, won The Investor award at our 2019 Champion Awards. From majoring in music history to funding great founders solving big problems, she leverages a varied set of skills and tools to help bring more diversity and equity into the startup landscape. Tell us about the professional […] [...]