eSpeakers

The eAcademy hosts a weekly speaker series that features prominent thought leaders in the regional start-up ecosystem sharing their experiences

John Ackley

John Ackley

Owner

John Ackley, LLC
Hahna Alexander

Hahna Alexander

CEO

SolePower
Bibhuti Aryal

Bibhuti Aryal

CEO/Co Founder

Rukmini Foundation
Bill Besselman

Bill Besselman

CEO

Vibrado Technologies, Inc.
Kenya Boswell

Kenya Boswell

President

BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Neil Brennan

Neil Brennan

Delivery Operations Manager

Tesla
Michele Brooks

Michele Brooks

State Senator

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Colleen Cadman

Colleen Cadman

Program Associate

Jefferson Regional Foundation
Mike Capsambelis

Mike Capsambelis

Product Manager

Google
Brian Chesoli

Brian Chesoli

Youth Advisory Committee

Mastercard Foundation
Ketaki Desai

Ketaki Desai

Director of Growth Capital

FortyX80
Brad Feld

Brad Feld

Managing Director

Foundry Group
Bill Flanagan

Bill Flanagan

Chief Corporate Relations Officer

Allegheny Conference of Community Development
Earl Gohl

Earl Gohl

Former Co-Chairman

Appalachian Regional Commission
Gary Gulla

Gary Gulla

Assistant City Manager

City of Hermitage
Art Hammond

Art Hammond

President/Owner

Hoffman Industries
Wayne A. Jones

Wayne A. Jones

Consultant

Social Science Consultants
Vardhan Kapoor

Vardhan Kapoor

Business Strategy Manager

Deliveroo
Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District

United States Congress
Josh Lucas

Josh Lucas

Co-Founder

Academy Pittsburgh
Gray MacKenzie

Gray MacKenzie

Co-Founder

GuavaBox and DoInbound

Todd Medema

Todd Medema

Software Engineer

Uber
Robert Messina

Robert Messina

Computer Teacher

Commodore Perry Schools
Maxwell Mirho

Maxwell Mirho

Curator and Creator

YesPgh
Jake Morgan

Jake Morgan

Career Ambassador

Thiel College
Don Morrison

Don Morrison

Chairman of Deal Flow

Blue Tree Allied Angels
Robb Myer

Robb Myer

Entrepreneur in Residence

Carnegie Mellon University
Nick Neupauer

Nick Neupauer

President

Butler County Community College
Nadyli Nunez

Nadyli Nunez

Director of UpPrize, Social Innovation Challenge

The Forbes Funds
Hama Osman

Hama Osman

SDGs Talent Alumni

UNLEASH
Sarah Palmer

Sarah Palmer

Business Banking Relationship Manager

Huntington National Bank
Aaron Pernesky

Aaron Pernesky

Assistant Principal

West Middlesex School District
Andrew Rademacher

Andrew Rademacher

Owner

Lems Shoes
Jordon Rooney

Jordon Rooney

Founder

NFBD
Arden Rosenblatt

Arden Rosenblatt

CEO

PieceMaker Technologies
Brian Slawin

Brian Slawin

Regional Director and Portfolio Manager

Ben Franklin Technology Parnters
Jesse Thornburg

Jesse Thornburg

Founder and CEO

KOPO
Zoltan Toth

Zoltan Toth

Managing Partner and Client Relations

Brandworks
Craig Waller

Craig Waller

Patent Attorney

Webb Law Firm
Rosie Wasser (Pratt)

Rosie Wasser (Pratt)

Owner and Stylist

Rock Paper Shears
Spencer Whitman

Spencer Whitman

Product Manager

Google
Rayanna Winters

Rayanna Winters

Student

Kent State University
Scott Wolovich

Scott Wolovich

Executive Director

New Sun Rising
Mike Woycheck

Mike Woycheck

Product Manager

Google
Paul Young

Paul Young

Julie Zunker

Julie Zunker

Chief of Staff, Technology/ Corporate Responsibility

Microsoft