Philip James

Founder and CEO of Snooth, the largest online wine community. Also founded Lot18 (Wine Private Sales) and Gramercy Labs (NYC incubator).

Dennis Mortensen

Started four ventures, last one acquired by Yahoo! and first one acquired by TJ Group (NASDAQ). Founder and CEO of Visual Revenue, a predictive analytics company for media. Wrote Data Driven Insights from Wiley.

Lucinda Holt

Multiple success serial CEO. Has won CEO of the Year, Entrepreneurs of the Year awards. Founded and sold Turntide to Symantec for $28 million in six month period. Grew Destiny Websolutions as CEO from $250k to $25 million in revenue.

Stephen Krein

Health-focused social media expert interviewed on The Today Show, CNN, Fox, CNBC, and Bloomberg. Founded and led to successful IPO on NASDAQ. Founder and CEO of OrganizedWisdom Health.

Stephen Messer

Founded and sold his first startup to Linkshare for $425 million. Prior to acquisition, grew Linkshare for nine years to over 200 employees. Currently board member for Reloadnyc, Cross Commerce Media, and angel investor.

Jeff Stewart

Founder and chairman of Mimeo, one of Inc's 2010 Fastest Growing Companies with revenues of $60+ million. Founder of Square Earth, which merged with Proxicom and IPO'd on NASDAQ. Currently founder and chairman of Urgent Group.

Marc Cenedella

Founder and CEO of, $100 million revenue company in seven years.

Vinicius Vacanti

Co-founder and CEO of Yipit, leading aggregator of daily deal sites.

Danny Wen

Founder of Harvest, a time-tracking web application, which he bootstrapped to millions in annual revenue. Founder of Iridesco, a NYC-web design company. Recently featured on SXSW's Bootstrapped to Millions panel, and interviewed by Andrew Warner's Mixergy.

Scott Kurnit

Founder, chairman, and CEO of, which grew to a $1.7 billion valuation, and was acquired by The New York Times Co. Employed directly or through joint ventures, Scott has worked at the highest levels of Warner, Viacom, News Corp, PBS, IBM, and MCI. Currently Founder and CEO of AdKeeper - which was recently featured in The New York Times, WSJ, and Forbes.

Laurel Touby

Founder of Mediabistro, the largest online community of online journalists, which she sold in 2007 to Jupitermedia for $23 million.

Mark Wachen

Founded Optimost, a multivariate testing and optimization platform, which he sold in 2007 for $52 million. Managing Director for DreamIt Ventures NYC, an accelerator for early stage Internet companies.