Bernard Moon, SparkLabs
Representing: Asia/APAC Region
Bernard Moon is a Co-founder & General Partner at SparkLabs Global Ventures. He is also a Co-founder & General Partner at SparkLabs, a startup accelerator in Korea. Previously, he was Co-founder & CEO of Vidquik, a web conferencing & sales solutions platform.
Peter Barth, Iron Yard
Representing: Corporate Accelerators
Peter is founder and CEO of The Iron Yard, which operates multiple intensive code schools, startup accelerators, kids programming and electronics classes, and coworking locations throughout the country. In 2011, Peter launched The Iron Yard, the first startup accelerator of its kind in the southeast and as one of the original members of the Global Accelerator Network.
Jim Jen, AlphaLab
Representing: Non-Profit Sector
Jim is a co-founder and Executive Director of the AlphaLab accelerator programs, located in Pittsburgh, PA. Jim has been part of the Pittsburgh tech community since 2002, leading seed investments in over fifty companies through Innovation Works, one of the most active seed stage funds in the country. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Jim built and launched software products at venture-backed companies in CA.
Jon Bradford, Techstars
Representing: European Region
Jon is the Managing Director of Techstars in London. Previously he was the co-founder and CEO of Springboard. Jon loves to help start-ups and their founders achieve their true potential. Since launching Europe’s first bootcamp accelerator in 2009 – The Difference Engine – he helped to launch Springboard now based in Cambridge and London.
Gonzalo Costa, NXTPLabs
Representing: South America Region
Gonzalo is a Founding Partner at NXTP Labs, a seed-fund accelerator based in Latin America, with more than 120 investments to date. He has experience in private equity and venture capital, and has participated as angel investor in several projects. Gonzalo also worked in Santander Investment and GE Capital, both in New York and Argentina, where he was involved in mergers and acquisitions.
Ramez Mohamed, Flat6Labs
Representing: Africa/MENA Region
Ramez is the CEO of Flat6Labs, a startup accelerator in Cairo, and it was launched by Sawari Ventures in conjunction with the American University in Cairo, which provides seed funding, support and mentorship for early-stage startups. Flat6Labs is the first member of the Global Accelerator Network in Africa.
Nicole Glaros, Techstars
Representing: North America Region
Nicole Glaros has been a Managing Director for Techstars since 2009. She is the MD of Techstars Boulder and actively supports Techstars NYC. She has founded three startups including Property Management Shop, all of which are still operating. Nicole spends much of her time hanging with her big fat greek family and working to improve the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Colorado.