On Friday, September 30 of HUBweek, we’re hosting a massive celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation in this region at HUB Presents: Demo Day, in partnership with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Neighborhood Health Plan. With mentorship lounges, the Babson Breakaway Challenge, salary negotiation workshops, and a ton of other programming on the docket, the day is already chock full of opportunities that are sure to inspire, guide, and foster connections.
Today, however, we’ve got some bigger news to share. Over a dozen judges are now confirmed for the HUBweek Impact Leader Award Competition at Demo Day, with more to come, and we’re so thrilled to share the first round of HUBweek 2016 Demo Day Semi-Finalists.
In addition to a stellar pack of organizations competing in this year’s Demo Day, we’re also proud to share the impressive lineup of innovators, thought leaders, and change makers confirmed to judge this year’s pitches. These individuals include:
Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, Chairman and President, Sparta Group LLC
Diane Hessan, Chairman, C Space
Sophie Vandebroek, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Xerox
Dana Rashti, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officier, Neighborhood Health Plan
Sheila Narayan, Managing Director, Golden Seeds LLC
Ash Egan, Principal, Converge Partners
Blake Bartlett, Partner, OpenView
Richard Dulude, Principal & Investment Manager, _Underscore.VC
Sean Marsh, Co-Founder and General Partner, Point Judith Capital
Jeff Janer, Chair, Vistage International
Payal Agrawal Divakaran, Principal / .406 Ventures
Steve Anastos, VC at Bain Capital Ventures
Maia Heymann, General Partner, Converge Venture Partners
Ricardo Garcia, President, Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation
Doug Hurd, Co-founder and EVP of Business Development, clypd
Patrick Petitti, CEO, Catalant
After combing through a couple hundred of incredibly impressive proposals from startups all over the Boston area, we’ve made some very hard decisions to whittle the list down to 100 high impact startups who will showcase and share their ideas with you at Demo Day. These companies are breaking down barriers, saving lives, and improving our communities. And they’re just getting started.
Julia Computing, Inc.
New Valence Robotics
Looking for a connection? Register for Demo Day.
And in addition to getting a chance to meet the astounding startups highlighted at Demo Day, we’ve got some other attendees that we’re sure you’ll want to connect with:
Shell Tech Works
The Boston Globe
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Mass. General Hospital Health Transformation Lab
Bank of America
Booz Allen Hamilton
With all of this incredible talent and energy focused in one place, you’ll be sure to meet someone interesting, learn something new, and get inspired.
We’ll see you there!