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Join the 2019 Venture Madness winners as they discuss their challenges, successes, funding, and goals for the future. The event will feature the following speakers:
SaaS PM: Jamie Baxter, Co-Founder & CEO - Qwick
Consumer: Paul Kacir, Founder & CEO - RVnGO
Growth: Johnny Hanna, Co-Founder & CEO - Homie
SaaS AM: Michelle Eichner, CEO - Digitile
Healthcare: Dave Vockell, CEO & Founder - Lighthouse
Please join us from 6-7 for networking, food, drinks, and a Speed Mentoring Session, hosted by Coplex, prior to the panel.
Jamie Baxter is an HR Technology veteran launching 7 different HR technology products from concept to revenue, growing the largest to $130MM ARR. Jamie is now the Co-Founder and CEO of Qwick, an on-demand staffing company connecting food & beverage professionals with businesses to fill shifts in minutes.
Dave Vockell is the Founder of LIGHTHOUSE, which puts your care team on your kitchen table using Amazon Alexa. Dave’s tech background stretches the full range of company sizes – from being a first-ten employee in PayPal founder Max Levchin’s latest startup, to working for the CEO of Yahoo!, to being the first VP of Internet Strategy at American Express. Dave has also spent time on the “other’ side of the table, working for Silicon Valley VCs doing “startup tune up” on flatlining/struggling portfolio members.
Digitile has redefined the way you search for files at work. Powered by Artificial Intelligence, Digitile centralizes file search results across cloud business applications like Google Drive, Gmail, Dropbox, Slack, Trello, Outlook, and OneDrive to help employees find files faster, no matter where they're stored.
Michelle Eichner is the founder and CEO of Digitile. Eichner is a seasoned marketer and SaaS software veteran with a deep understanding of the marketplace. Her more than 25 years of in-depth B2B experience driving product marketing and strategy helps identify market challenges, gaps and solutions.
Prior to co-founding Digitile, Eichner served as vice president of product marketing at Persado, a CNBC Disruptor startup. She spent more than five years as product director at IBM and product director of SaaS product management. Additionally, Eichner co-founded a success of startup Pivotal Veracity, an email deliverability platform with thousands of users. Eichner exited with its sale to Unica Corp.
Eichner holds a Masters in Direct Marketing from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing from Drake University.
Johnny Hanna is CEO and Co-Founder of Homie. Homie's mission is to make the home buying/selling experience enjoyable while saving thousands of dollars in real estate commissions. Prior to Homie, Johnny was President and Co-Founder of Entrata, a real estate software company, where he helped the company grow to over $100 million in annual revenue. Johnny and his wife, Paige, have 5 boys, 1 little girl, and another boy on the way!
Paul has over 20 years’ experience with growing technology companies, notably prior to founding RVnGO he was the vice-president and general counsel of First Solar, Inc. (FSLR and S&P 500 at the time) and also lead a couple of technology start-up companies. Prior to First Solar, Paul was general counsel for Creo Inc., British Columbia’s largest tech company (NASDAQ and TSX 300). Paul has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Ontario, a law degree from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.