Meet with Mentors is a great opportunity to connect with industry experts who can guide you and your concepts. Schedule your sessions with mentors of your choice on Friday/Saturday and get connected.
Account Manager, Account Manager
April is Account Manager at award-winning PR firm, Allison+Partners. She brings an extensive experience that includes a unique cross-cultural background encompassing technology, consumer and corporate industries in Asia and the US.
At Allison+Partners, April manages a range of technology clients ranging from start-ups to listed companies. With her finger firmly on the pulse of innovation, she understands what excites the media – and consistently secures high-value placements in top-tier outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Re/code, Engadget, TechCrunch and many more.
CEO, CleanWeb Initiative
President/CEO Logos Bible Software
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Impact Hub Seattle
Brian supports entrepreneurs in structuring, launching, and scaling ideas. He is our CEO, as well as the town crier who started yelling about Impact Hub Seattle a few years ago, and has loved watching the village help raise it. Currently, he wakes up in the middle of the night thinking about how this space, community, and resources can best inspire entrepreneurs to build ventures worthy of their full humanity.Prior to launching Impact Hub, he founded Vox Legal PLLC, a law firm that specialized in setting up structures for social ventures, start-ups, and nonprofits. He loves to teach and gets to do so at a few graduate universities, talking about business, social justice, and possibility. He currently serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the UW Center for Commercialization, an advisor to Fledge.co and SiFP.net, a board member with Arts Aftercare and Realize Impact, of counsel with Apex Law Group, and as a partner with VenturScale. He's never happier than when cooking with his wife, hanging out on a rooftop with friends, or playing with his nephews.
Founder and CEO, eBible.com
Colin Wong is the founder and CEO of eBible.com, the only Bible that lets you to ask questions on any verse, and get answers from real people. Colin has a strong background in Internet technologies. He worked at Google engineering in the launch the Google AdWords and AdSense products. Colin has three kids and holds a passion for business, technology, and faith.
Daniel Todd co-founded his first Internet start-up in the fall of 1999. Under his leadership they ranked several times in the Inc 500 fastest growing companies ranking as high as #7 in 2005.
Daniel’s latest company Affinity Influencing Systems founded in mid-2012 has raised $1.3M in funding and has 10 employees. Affinity is building the worlds most effective “Just in Time Influencing” platform by working with celebrities to engage their fans when they are shopping and rewarding those fans for purchases at participating merchants.
Daniel is also a TechStars mentor, advisor and board member to a variety of start-ups.
Diane Hoeft has worked for 13 years in marketing and product roles in the US and Europe. At Microsoft, she helped define business relationships with external partners in the US and the UK. She moved to England in 2005 and joined Dow Jones to build their sales and operations unit for the EMEA digital business. In 2010, she founded Shopvolution, the developer of social shopping tool Shopcade. Her experience has given her a passion for digging in with tech teams to bring products to life. Diane serves on the board of Kiros and attends University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. She has a toddler and loves dreaming up ways technology will be a part of her daughters life as she grows.
Founder, ORA, eResources
Dusty Gulleson is Chief Executive Officer and has built eResources from a one-man web consulting firm into a thriving competitor in the Content Management, Online Application Management, and custom applications market. In addition to managing the growth and strategic vision of eResources, Gulleson serves as the Chief Software Designer. He is responsible for the design and development of the company’s flagship product eResources Content Management System and various SaaS-delivered custom applications, such as the paperless Online Application Manager.In 2012 he formed ORA, a mobile and community building app to introduce a new way to pray. ORA leverages existing social networks and mobile devices to connect individuals in the most meaningful relationship they can have with others and with God. ORA technology creates a personal mobile experience for the individual to invite, connect, share, respond and interact with one another in intercessory prayer. ORA collects, organizes, tracks, reminds, connects and securely shares prayer requests and answers with anyone you choose. ORA does this at a personal and intimate level with your friends and family through the mobile platform or 'app' on their smartphone. And ORA does this at the organization level through software that your organizations can use with your existing infrastructure (i.e. - church management software, emailing system, website cms, etc.)
Jeff is a serial entrepreneur responsible for the founding of six successful commercial companies, three non-profits and a community foundation. Before joining the eResources team where he manages the strategy and consulting practice, Jeff served as the Chief Technology Officer for Common Good, Inc. in Washington, D.C. developing a global educational initiative to teach and promote Freedom of Conscience via social media. He served as the COO at the John Jay Institute in Philadelphia, as a Strategic Gifts Officer for Prison Fellowship, had organizational-turn-around work as the COO for MOPS International, Inc. , and annual-report-leading work as CIO for the American Bible Society. Prior to his social entrepreneurship, Jeff was a Sr. Vice President and lead the interactive services division of NASDAQ-traded Crosswalk.com. He is also the founder and served as President/CEO of the software company Infomedia, Inc., a developer of early commercial internet banking software. He has served on the board of Praktikos, Inc., the LECAF Foundation, IEEE SoutheastCON, ACM/SIGGRAPH and co-chair of the technology committee for the PCA. Jeff graduated from Samford University, did his graduate MBA work at the University of Colorado, graduate theological studies at New Geneva Seminary, executive studies in the Industrial Liaison program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was recently selected for the inaugural class at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Global Innovations Program in Social Enterprise. He and his wife have five adult children and make their home in Colorado.
Jeff Bone helped co-found ORA LLC
President, Rescue:Freedom International
Jeremy is the President of Rescue:Freedom International, a non-profit organization focused on ending human trafficking and bringing freedom to women and children in sexual slavery. He has a diverse background in diplomacy, international business, and marketing, and is passionate about the social impact of innovation and entrepreneurship. Jeremy has a graduate degree in Diplomatic Studies from University of Oxford, and has worked with government leaders and ambassadors from around the world. As an entrepreneur and consultant, he has worked with numerous Fortune 100 companies, global NGOs, and start up ventures. Jeremy frequently speaks to organizations, churches, students, and business leaders about human trafficking, leadership, and the importance of intergenerational relationships. He is an avid outdoorsman and the cofounder of Climb for Captives, an initiative that utilizes mountain climbing to combat human trafficking. Jeremy and his wife, Maren, live in Seattle with their two children.
Technologist, Logos Bible Software
Founder, Open Church
Kent Shaffer lives in an RV with his wife and 2 kids. It's part of his work with Open Church - an initiative to help disciples of Jesus collaborate, learn from each other, and share resources. At the core of this collaborative ecosystem is a free, global library of digital content and tools.
He also co-founded a design and marketing firm, launched and sold a few tech startups, and gave strategic counsel to groups such as LifeChurch.tv, Saddleback Church, charity: water, Leadership Network, and OneHope.
He writes at ChurchRelevance.com about the intersection of theology and methodology - what we do vs what Christ said. His ministry roots began as a missionary’s kid in Peru and evolved into 10+ years of youth and children’s ministry at Church on the Move, LifeChurch.tv, and Frontline Church.
Digital Bible Manager, Faith Comes By Hearing
LouAnn Hunt is the Digital Bible Manager at Faith Comes By Hearing. She leads an awesome team who created the second-most downloaded Bible app, Bible.is, offering Bibles in over 800 languages. LouAnn also oversees the Digital Bible Platform, the world's largest digital library of Bible text, audio, and video content, which is available via API. Digital initiatives she manages include localization strategies, Deaf Bible app, KIDZ Bible app, Smart TV apps, radio, and satellite.She loves all things digital and is passionate about getting God's Word to everyone, everywhere in their heart language through every digital means available now and in the future. She is always looking for innovative solutions and out-of-the-box thinking to get the Bible into the hands of every human on earth. Her team's vision is for no one to have to search for the Bible in their language, "the Bible should just BE..."
Co-Founder, CEO, Carpenter's Code
Neil has a passion for innovation that serves the Gospel. Neil is Co-Founder/CEO of Carpenters Code, which has built Abide, an iPhone app for praying together. Neil is on leave from Google, where he spent six years managing business development for vertical ads, launching access and mobile projects in Africa, and a variety of other roles. Before Google, Neil was the Darfur / Chad refugee program manager for the U.S. Department of State, and served in hotspots across Africa for Food for the Hungry and the World Bank.
Senior Associate, Point B
Rob is a Senior Associate at Point B, an award-winning management consultancy, where he helps Seattle’s finest companies form, execute, and thrive.
An Oxford-educated and -inspired consultant and entrepreneur, Rob's experience spans the private, public, and social sectors, having worked in corporate strategy with Opportunity International, public policy for the Committee on Ways & Means in the US House of Representatives, and advised several best selling books. Rob has been a part of founding two startups-- one successful and one, not so much.
He's a member of the Climb For Captives founding team, has served on the board of Seattle Against Slavery, and currently advises Rescue:Freedom International in conspiring how to end human trafficking and bring freedom to women and children in slavery. Rob is married to the invincible Vanessa, and they live in Seattle with their two children.
Development Lead, CauseLabs
Rick Sharp is a software developer with 14 years experience in the software industry. During that time, he has worked to develop high-availability digital content delivery systems, statistical analytics reporting platforms, and a group hotel booking system previously used by Orbitz. He currently works for CauseLabs, a leader in Rapid Problem Solving exclusively for Great Causes, where he acts as Lead Developer for the Bible.ishttp://Bible.is
and Digital Bible Platform suite of applications. When Rick steps away from the computer, he enjoys dabbling in audio engineering and leads small group studies.
Pastor of Real Life Church in Sacramento & Church Multiplication Network
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Vision House
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Susan Camerer, has served Vision House in many leadership positions since its inception in 1990. Susan now leads a staff of 50, oversees an operating budget of over $2 million, and directs all capital and expansion projects. Susan has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington and 12 years of experience operating a for-profit company. She has also served as the chair of the marketing committee for the National Partnership Advancing Transformational Housing, a national effort dedicated to serving more homeless families across the nation. In 2010, Susan was featured in the book Secrets of Self-Starters: 48 Amazing Stories to Ignite the Self-Starter in YOU! by Dr. Julie Miller.
Pastor, Seattle Church
Tim Gaydos is a husband, father, follower of Jesus, chaplain and pastor to the city of Seattle. Tim currently serves as a pastor of A Seattle Church, a newly forming community in Seattle and as Chaplain with the Seattle Sounders FC. He also serves on the board of the Belltown Business Association, REST (Real Escape from Sex Trade) and Center for Global Urban Leadership. Tim has a heart to bring the whole gospel of Jesus to the whole city of Seattle and has been active working on special projects with the Mayor's office and City Council. Previously, he has helped to plant churches in downtown Seattle and Rainier Valley.