Started multiple science-based startups out of MIT, Harvard, and Columbia University, including raising multi-million dollar VC Series A rounds while starting Ember Corporation, Lilliputian Systems, and SiOnyx
Founder & CEO of Ignition Ventures
10+ years in sourcing and advising startup opportunities
Served on multiple boards, including the Board of Directors for the Maine Small Enterprise Growth Fund, the Investment Committee for the Mass Renewable Energy Investment Trust, and Ember
Chosen as a 100 Top Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum and named multiple times as a top 40 under 40 business leader
MBA, M.I.T./Sloan, M.Phil. from Cambridge University, A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard University
Founder and Managing Partner of Capital A Partners "CAP A" and Butterfly Ventures (Finland), both early stage VC investors in the USA and the Nordics
Focused on fund formation and administration, as well asongoing operations.
Over 6 years in venture capital
Successful serial entrepreneur experiencing several exits, and advising multiple startups in the USA and Europe in business development, finance and operations
Prior to being an entrepreneur, worked as an engineer and business manager at DuPont, Conoco and General Electric.
BS Engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Over a decade working various roles in the finance industry including in commercial banking, private banking and angel investing.
Co-founded and Director of The Harbor Entrepreneur Center, a non-profit initiative dedicated to creating collision among entrepreneurs in the Charleston region.
Executive Administrator of Charleston Angel Partners, the longest tenured angel investment group in the Charleston region.
He is widely known in the start up circles around SC and the Southeast bringing quick brand awareness to the fund.
B.S. in Finance from Charleston Southern University
Mentor at MIT's Sandbox Fund, dedicated to student led startups, and lead on an MIT alumni office task force, focusing on MIT graduate student alumni
Co-founder and COO of Ignition Ventures, which helped start companies such as SiOnyx, Zoragen, Ember, and Lilliputian Systems
Extensive consulting experience both in the US and Asia, having a worldwide focus.
Associate Partner in IBM's Business Strategy practice, 10+ years leading the worldwide Thought Leadership Practice in Consumer Products, Retail and Travel
Taught at MIT in engineering management and economics
Served in the US Peace Corps, building small water systems for Fijian villages
Holds a PhD, MS, and MBA from MIT and a BS in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon
Maureen's PhD research in Engineering Project Management focused on multi-criteria decision-making under uncertainty with multiple decision makers, a skill she leverages often as it is highly applicable to start-ups
Over 15 years in software and mobile technology, launching businesses, building and leading teams, and creating new products that touch millions
Launched and led multiple businesses for Apple, including the iTunes Music US, iTunes Europe and the App Store
VP of Product and Business Development for a Va. based startup still in stealth, creating product vision, defining strategy and roadmap
Co-founder & CEO of Argand, developing disease-specific mobile applications for patients
Advisor on product and business strategy for multiple startups and Fortune 500 companies
MBA, Duke University, Fuqua Merit Scholar, BA Connecticut College
Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, currently residing in Hong Kong
Experience in public affairs, market research, and business development
BA Government, Harvard University
Over thirty years of financial management experience in the technology and software industry with both publicly held and privately funded companies in the Charleston, SC and Boston, MA areas.
CFO of Benefitfocus, Inc., where he lead the company’s initial public offering in 2013 and two secondary public offerings in 2014 and 2015.
CFO of ITA Software, Inc. in Cambridge, MA, acquired by Google in 2011.
CFO of Applix, Inc.,acquired by Cognos, Inc. in 2007
CFO of Eprise Corporation, a provider of business Web site content management software and solutions, where he also led the company’s initial public offering in 2000.
Milt began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand), certified public accountants.
Director, Special Projects, at MIT
Served as Director, Special Projects, for the Executive Vice President and Treasurer of MIT, working as a lead organizer of The Engine (www.engine.xyz), a new MIT initiative created to advance innovation.
Co-founded HUBweek, a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration and weeklong festival that brings together the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in art, science and technology. Kathleen serves as Vice Chair and is on the executive board.
President, MIT Technology Review, and President of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a global network of chapters organized around entrepreneurship.
Frequent speaker at technology and entrepreneurship events around the world and is a skilled moderator on a wide variety of topics.
Served as a judge for many competitions including the MITX awards, the MacArthur Foundation, the Inclusive Innovation Competition, and the Lemelson-MIT prizes
She was awarded the Folio: 40, which recognizes the most innovative and influential people in the media industry, and named by the Women of the Harvard Club as one of Boston’s Most Influential Women of 2017.
20 years of starting, building, and running digital businesses
Built multiple digital media brands from scratch, bootstrapped to profitability with successful acquisition with Condé Nast
Managed, grew, and launched properties for Condé Nast
CEO of collaborative scriptwriting software startup Scripto
Founded Attic Ventures
B.A. in History from Colby College.
Over 30 years building companies and high-performance teams. Broadly experienced working inside firms as well as for a venture firm where he was the senior executive running several portfolio companies simultaneously. His experience includes creation and implementation of highly successful marketing programs, direct sales and sales management, financial restructuring, strategy development, and staff restructuring.
CEO of private equity backed Intac International. Sold in 2017
CEO and co-founder of PlumRiver Technology (today PlumRiver Software)
Past principal of Bell Tower Partners, an acquisition holding company
Present and past Board positions include; PlumRiver Technology, OnCard Inc, LeadBridge Partners, Phase2 Medical, Baril Corporation, Intac International, eMeals Inc.
He has built over 30 national sales and marketing teams, in a variety of industries, resulting in double digit growth and four Inc 500 awards
BA Economics Northeastern University