DC STARTUP WEEK GUIDANCE & NETWORKING RESOURCES
Scott Case, CEO, Upside Business Travel
"A curated conversation for founders by founders."
Scott Case is a technologist, entrepreneur, and inventor, and was founding CTO of Priceline.com, the internet travel service that reached one billion dollars in annual sales in less than 24 months. In November 2015, he rejoined Jay Walker to transform the way we buy business travel at Upside (www.upside.com).
LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12332031/
Dorie Clark, Strategy Consultant, Executive Coach
Dorie Clark is a strategy consultant, executive coach, and keynote speaker. She has worked with clients including Google, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Fidelity, Yale University, the IMF, and the World Bank.
She writes regularly for the Harvard Business Review, FastCompany, and Business Insider, and is the author of "Entrepreneurial You", "Reinventing You", and "Stand Out", which Inc. magazine declared the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 and Forbes named one of the Top 10 Business Books of the Year.
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David Bland, CEO, Precoil
"...dedicated to corporate innovators, startup entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs who don't want to waste time building products that nobody wants."
David J Bland founded Precoil to help companies find product-market fit using lean startup, design thinking, and business model innovation.
He has helped validate new products and businesses at companies such as GE, Toyota, Adobe, HP, Behr, and more. David continues to give back to the startup community by teaching and advising innovators worldwide.
Mike Michalowicz, Profit First
Mike Michalowicz is the author of 'Clockwork', 'Profit First', 'The Pumpkin Plan' and 'The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur'. BusinessWeek called Toilet Paper Entrepreneur a business cult classic and his books have been translated into 10 languages. He enjoys entrepreneurialism and gladly shares experiences and advice with first-time entrepreneurs.
Specialties: Bookkeeping Business Growth Strategies, Accounting Business Growth Strategies, Data Forensics, Entrepreneurial Start-Ups, Turn-Arounds, Young Entrepreneurs, and more.
Jessica Dewell, Managing Partner, Red Direction
"To make better, faster, more solid decisions through, resilience and efficiency during stages of high growth, mission clarity, and guiding and shaping high potential teams"
Jessica Dewell guides startups, small and medium-sized enterprises. Driving solutions and leadership, the teams she works with learn to ask the right questions and think quickly on their feet.
As an interim executive, Jessica guides the development of powerful culture for performance and she solves operational limitations.