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Edwin Akrong

Edwin brings nearly ten years of experience working in organizations building and managing digital products. Most recently, he was the product lead for the NBA’s suite of international premium digital products. Edwin is also an investor with Affiniti VC. Previously, he worked on digital products with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a graduate of the […]

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Michelle Alleyne

Fashion Authority, Michelle Alleyne has beyond 25 years of fashion industry experience. She earned a B.S. at Howard University in Fashion Merchandising & Business Management, studied Apparel Production Management at FIT, and graduated with an M.S. in 2015 from Parsons School of Design in Strategic Design and Management; further sharpening her skills in innovative business […]

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AJ Stone

AJ is a small business owner and management/marketing consultant focused on Strategic Planning, Leadership Development and Business Operations. He has worked on client projects such as Google, Nationwide, Live Person, and Jets.com. He received an MS in Organizational Change Management from Milano, The New School in New York City and is currently the COO of […]

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Michelle Shevin

Michelle Shevin is a technologist, researcher, and strategist obsessed with shifting systems and the interplay of technological, regulatory, and cultural change. She is currently a Tech Fellow at the Ford Foundation, where she supports philanthropic strategy, youth-focused social justice field-building, and grantees in grappling with the interplay of technological, cultural, and regulatory forces. Prior to […]

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Frances Simowitz

Frances is a Launch expert in the New York City Startup Scene. She’s helped establish and grow operations in multiple cities like Boston, Chicago, DC, and New York for Startups like SitterCity, Startup Institute, and now NUMA New York. She’s worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and has established one of the largest entrepreneurial communities in […]

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Shane Rasnak

Shane specializes in working with leaders of social impact organizations, helping them to acquire more customers and accelerate growth by leveraging the latest strategies and tools in digital marketing. (www.shanerasnak.com). Since launching his consulting business in New York City in 2014, Shane has worked with over 30 startups, non-profits, and mission-driven entrepreneurs. He served as […]

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Harshil Parikh

Harshil is the Co-Founder and CEO of TuvaLabs, a startup on a mission to make open data more useful for teaching and learning by offering teachers, students, and parents a platform to analyse, visualize, and interpret data around issues that are relevant to their communities and interests. TuvaLabs believes that analyzing data, spotting patterns, and […]

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Aviva Markowicz

After a first professional experience in startups working with the founding team, Aviva joined NUMA in 2012 to co-manage the acceleration program in Paris. For 2 years, she supported startups from ideation phase through business development and fundraising, subsequent to which she transitioned into the international team to help drive NUMA’s external growth. She co-created […]

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Allie Mahler

Allie Mahler is a social entrepreneur and innovation strategist currently running a research and design practice focused on human connection called Community by Design. Through this work she’s collaborated with the City of New York, the United Nations, New York Tech Alliance, Venture for America, and many more socially-driven organizations and universities. Prior to starting […]

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Marc Macaluso

Marc began his career as a tech entrepreneur, selling his first company, based on complex adaptive systems, to IBM. He then became employee #5 at Bain Capital backed software company, DataSynapse, where he was Creative Director and Head of Product Development. Learning that global advertising lacked a digital vision, Marc then bridged this early software […]

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