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Jonathan Badeen

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Tinder

Responsible for the development of the original iOS application and inventor of the famous #SwipeRight design.

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Elizabeth Gore 

Co-founder, Alice

President and chairwoman of the board for Alice, the first-ever artificial intelligence platform for business owners.

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Nonny de la Peña

Founder, Emblematic

Credited with inventing immersive journalism when she premiered the first-ever VR experience at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Micah Baldwin

Executive Director, Madrona Venture Group

Self-proclaimed “old startup guy.” Grew up in the actual Silicon Valley. Ex-Amazon. Loves dogs, cats and donuts. Has built a few, sold a few and failed a few.

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Lili Cheng

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft AI & Research Division

Responsible for Microsoft’s AI Developer services. Driving innovation with partners all around the world.

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Amanda Slavin 

Founder, CatalystCreativ

CEO and founder of CatalystCreativ, a creative marketing firm focused on developing experiences to increase engagement internally and externally.

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Archna Sahay

Consultant

Leading urban innovation and ecosystem development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Dan Houghton 

Co-founder and Executive Vice President, Buildertrend

Co-founder of the leading web-based and mobile technology solution for builders and remodelers.

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John Wirtz

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Hudl

Through its video analysis platform, Hudl helps 150,000+ sports teams around the world win games and millions of athletes get recruited.

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Rachel Benson

Founder, Acton Academy Omaha/Omaha Children’s Business Fair

Ensuring the entrepreneurial spirit thrives in Omaha’s youth through classroom-based learning.

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Todd Smith

Founder and President, Smith Ventures

Charting new directions to solve problems and increase mental preparedness in youth.

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Nick Bartholomew

Creator, Dandelion Pop-Up

Creator of culinary experiences and successful serial restaurateur. Responsible for local favorites Over Easy, Dandelion Pop-Up, The Market House, and more.

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