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We invite you to apply for the Lunch Mentorship with Investors and Lunch Mentorship with Entrepreneurs during lunchtime on both days at the conference. Lunch Mentorship with Investors is open only to founders of technology startups while Lunch Mentorship with Entrepreneurs is open to all conference attendees. (Note: This is only open to those who have a Paid Conference Ticket).

What is Lunch Mentorship?


Both sessions are meant to be opportunities for intimate networking and learning. In a roundtable format, 5-7 participants have the opportunity to form lasting connections with an investor or entrepreneur mentor and fellow participants.

For the Lunch Mentorship with Investors session, we do our best to match founders of technology startups with angel investors or venture capitalists whose portfolios reflect similar business areas, company stages, and investment capacity. This session provides an opportunity to better understand the investor and funding process, as well a chance to form a valuable connection with an investor. Please note this is not meant to be a pitch session so we ask that you be courteous and allow all participants a chance to chime in.


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    Cindy AlvarezDirector of User Experience, Yammer

    Cindy Alvarez runs User Experience and Product Design for Yammer (a Microsoft company).


    Alexa AndrzejewskiLead Experience Designer, Foodspotting (Part of OpenTable)

    Alexa Andrzejewski is the cofounder and former CEO of Foodspotting, the leading app for recommending dishes, not just restaurants.

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    Brendan BakerTomfoolery, Greylock Partners

    Brendan currently works with Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Before that, he was the second hire at AngelList.

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    Adam D’AugelliSenior Associate, True Ventures

    Early-stage venture capital at True Ventures. Live music, burritos, and open source robots

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    Jonathan EbingerGeneral Partner, BlueRun Ventures

    Jonathan has invested in a bunch of entrepreneurs, including a few I’ve met at Women 2.0.

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    Josh ElmanPartner, Greylock

    Josh helped make LinkedIn, Facebook Connect, and Twitter. Now a VC, still prefers to think and talk product.

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    Jenny FieldingHead of BBC Labs, BBC

    Mentor fun fact: “I stand on my head every day.”

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    Annie KadavyInvestor, Charles River Ventures

    Annie filed her first of 3 product patents while in high school; she is psyched for the hardware revolution!

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    Rebecca KadenPrincipal, Maveron

    Obsessed with consumer brands and the people who dream them, fresh powder, new adventures and destinations, great novels.

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    David KochbeckCEO, GoBeMe

    Dave’s the Women 2.0 PITCH coach.

  • katrina

    Katrina LakeFounder & CEO, Stitch Fix

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    Lisa OshimaManaging Consultant, Socialize Mobilize

    Lisa loves mobile & social start-ups and has worked with dozens over the last decade to help them grow.

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    Mike RothenbergCEO, Rothenberg Ventures

    Mike founded 3 companies including VC firm Rothenberg Ventures

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    Hiten ShahFounder, KISSmetrics

    Hiten Shah is the co-founder of KISSmetrics.

  • maragaret wallace

    Margaret WallaceCEO, Playmatics

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    Roseanne WincekAssociate, Canaan Partners

    Roseanne is a reformed scientist who loves to cook and think about Enterprise tech

  • shelly

    Shelley ZhuangFounder and Partner, Eleven Two Capital

    Founder of Eleven Two Capital. Worked at @DFJ, @Ecoplast, @Microsoft, @NASA

  • nnamdi

    Nnamdi OkikeFounder and Managing Partner, 645 Angels

    More than two-thirds of my portfolio companies were founded by women

  • sarah_cone

    Sarah ConeAssociate, Illuminate Ventures

    Sarah loves swimming while dreaming up new business models.

  • juliana

    Juliana PantetAssociate Director, Beehive Holdings

    Juliana is a lawyer and investor. Obsessed with monetization brainstorming session over swiss fondue.

  • sumeet

    Sumeet JainDirector, Intel Capital

    Did two startups; 1 failed, 1 succeeded. Previously at Goldman and CMEA Capital.

  • rebecca_watson

    Rebecca WatsonVice President, RadiumOne

    Rebecca is an expert at devising revenue models for digital media businesses.

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    Marwan RoushdyCo-founder, Tag

    Started my first company building online games at the age of 12.

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    Jonathon KresnerSir, AirPair

  • hetal_pandya

    Hetal PandyaCo-Founder and Growth Hacker, Easilydo

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    Dianna MullinsCo-founder & SVP Marketplace Operations, Glam Media

    Film Lover. Co-founder Glam Media. I care deeply about women’s safety globally, LGBT equality, women in film, women in leadership.

  • SumayaKazi

    Sumaya KaziCEO & Founder, Sumazi

    Founder @Sumazi, BizWeek Top Young Entrepreneur, Led Social Strategy @ Sun Microsystems, Berkeley Alum.

  • dhana

    Dhana PawarVice President, Mobile, Inc

    Started Mizpee-mobile bathroom finder. VP Mobile at

  • cecilia

    Cecilia PagkalinawanFounder/CEO, Apploud

    Started 3 companies BoutiqueY3k, StyleTrek, Apploud. Ran e-commerce & digital for Burberry and La Perla. Advisor BetaAngels, GiantStep, NextDayBetter. Board Venture4America Music Unites.

  • sarah

    Sarah KunstWeb and Mobile Investor, MDV

    Sarah Kunst is an investor, philanthropist and startup obsessive.

  • jonathan

    Jonathan EbingerGeneral Partner, BlueRun Ventures

    Alexis has worked for 2 tech giants, started 2 companies, lives clean and fights dirty.

  • alexis

    Alexis GilesCo-Founder, VP Business Development

    Alexis has worked for 2 tech giants, started 2 companies, lives clean and fights dirty.

  • james

    James MaioccoDirector, Microsoft Ventures

    James is a serial entrepreneur and enjoys helping others achieve their dreams.

  • harper

    Everett HarperFounder & CEO, Tetherpad

    Started 2 mobile companies, managed community & acquisition at Linden Lab, NCAA soccer champ & Barça fan, will share homemade limoncello if you ask nicely.

  • christine

    Christine LuCo-founder & CEO, Affinity China

    Christine co-organized the first GeeksOnAPlane with @davemcclure. She threw a Dr. Seuss hat on clipart as a joke and he made it the logo.

  • mark

    Mark FerlatteCo-founder, Tetherpad

    I make things (software, teams, steak). Sometimes they work!

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer LeechCoder & Co-Founder, Tetherpad

    Jen traveled the world for a year while launching her startup.

  • shruti

    Shruti ChallaCEO, Mentorzen

    US State Department sponsored Shruti on a three week speaking tour across Sri Lanka & India.

  • christine

    Christine LemkeCo-founder, The Activity Exchange

    Christine knows what it’s like to fund your startup on your credit card.

  • holly

    Holly Liu

    Holly co-founded Kabam – a global rocket ship pushing to new heights. Keeps a usability “bug list” and wacky ways to solve them.

  • jason

    Jason PutortiVP of Design, Causes

    Designed, co-founded Votizen, would rather be playing soccer.

  • obi

    Obi Felten

    Seven years with startups, seven years Google, beekeeper’s wife, mother of two.

  • jason

    Jason DePerroEVP Product, GoBe.Me

    At GoBe.Me we are heads down creating tools to help the 23M American’s find good jobs.

  • will

    Will YoungDirector / General Partner, Zappos Labs / VegasTechFund

    I don’t dress like it..but i really do love all things retail/fashion. And donuts.

  • betsy

    Betsy AokiSenior Program Manager. Microsoft

    Ask Betsy about games, social and urban chicken blogging!

  • alice

    Alice HanUX Designer, Self-employed

    Maybe it’s just Middle Child Syndrome, but Alice finds it thrilling knowing people are experiencing her designs worldwide.

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    Jeff TannenbaumInvestor, BlueRun Ventures

    Jeff has leadership experience building consumer web companies in the entertainment, mobile and technology industries.

  • kirby

    Kirby HarrisPartner, BaseVentures

    Lost just enough to appreciate winning!

  • brett

    Brett LaffelPrincipal, Microsoft Ventures

    Brett helped to launch Microsoft’s startup investment arm, and currently serves a Principal Microsoft Ventures.

  • aya

    Aya ZookPrincipal, Microsoft Ventures

    Loves technology that enhances the human experience, not the other way around.

  • rayn

    Ryan SternCEO, Collectively

    Founder & CEO @CollectivelyInc. A gal with a guy name, I build brands, start-ups, & communities. I love to dream big and prove it possible.

  • betty

    Betty HuangPartner, LaunTime

    Betty is a Partner in an early stage seed fund and founder of social and ecomm startups.

  • carrie

    Carrie WhiteheadProduct and User Experience Manager, Zappos Labs

    Excited by the intersection of business and design. Obsesses over great customer experiences. Outdoorsy type. Lives to master the handstand.

  • robert

    Robert SchwentkerStartup Relations, Paypal

    Robert is connecting startup incubators across the Americas. Enjoys Natarajasana pose, tho mostly wobbles about.

  • ellen

    Ellen LeanseAdvisor, Work in Progress

    Entrepreneur and Maker; Google and Apple alum. 3x founder. Global thinker focused on leadership, equality, impact.

  • meenal

    Meenal BalarDirector, Emerging Market Growth, Facebook

    Meenal loves unlocking new markets.

  • ayanka

    Ayaka NonakaiOS Engineer, Venmo

    iOS engineer & tea brewer.