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The Glowforge 3D Laser Printer is one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in history. Glowforge prints beautiful products out of leather, wood, paper... even chocolate.  Glowforge was founded by three serial entrepreneurs with multiple multimillion-dollar exits. We're currently hiring web software engineers, firmware engineers, mechanical engineers, visual designers and more.  If you are a crafter, a maker, a builder, a creator, you will be right at home with us.

  • Dan Shapiro, Kira Franz
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Impact Engine

Impact Engine is an investment fund that empowers entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors to make a positive impact on society. Through financial and human capital, we help for-profit businesses address the world’s greatest social and environmental challenges.


Since our inception in 2007, InspiringApps has been passionate about designing and developing mobile apps — ones that are creative, intuitive, and so functional that they become indispensable to those who use them.

That’s possible because we’re committed to staying on the cutting edge of technology - not to be hip and trendy, but to enable our clients to achieve greater gains through the use of it. We believe a large portion of our success comes from truly collaborating with our clients, so we immerse ourselves in understanding what they need to achieve.


Jaunt is pioneering the future of creative storytelling through cinematic virtual reality. Founded in 2013, Jaunt is the leading developer of the hardware, software, tools, and applications to enable cinematic VR and put the power of virtual reality in the hands of today’s best content creators. Jaunt works with leading creatives – from brands to artists to filmmakers – to create cutting-edge content accessible across all devices and platforms.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, the company also maintains a presence in Los Angeles, CA through its studio arm, Jaunt Studios and a European business office in London. In 2016, Jaunt established Shanghai-based Jaunt China, a VR company formed in partnership with Shanghai Media Group (SMG) and China Media Capital (CMC).

  • Dave Barrett


Our mission is to provide anyone with a path to better financial health

  • Susan Underwood, Rik Avalos

National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

NVCA unites the U.S. venture ecosystem to support the formation of high-growth companies and ensure the U.S. remains the most competitive environment in the world for entrepreneurs. NVCA is a nonprofit association powered by our members. We convene venture capital investors, entrepreneurs, and industry partners to shape public policy priorities, to develop new industry initiatives, to provide premier research, and to participate in professional development opportunities with peers.

  • Maryam Haque


OpenView, the expansion stage venture firm, helps build software companies into market leaders. Through our Expansion Platform, we help companies hire the best talent, acquire and retain the right customers, and partner with industry leaders so they can dominate their markets. Our focus on the expansion stage makes us uniquely suited to provide truly tailored operational support to our portfolio companies.

OpenView supports the Entrepreneurial Alliance and the "10 Actionable Ways to Actually Increase Diversity in Tech" webinar.

  • Scott Maxwell, Carlie Smith, Adam Marcus


We help people achieve their best through deliberate practice.  Through our unique approach to deliberate practice, we develop software platforms that connect creators, instructors, and performers allowing them to publish, teach and train using the proven principles of deliberate practice: set a specific goal, get expert instruction, perform focused practice and receive immediate feedback. This shared approach is the common thread connecting our brands:  MakeMusic, Alfred Music, TrainingPeaks, TrainHeroic, and Best Bike Split.

  • Kelly van Riper, Tracy Schoenebeck


Our mission is to be one of the world’s great creators of innovative interactive entertainment on mobile.  As we enter the next chapter of the company, our focus will be on three primary areas:

· Creating groundbreaking multiplayer experiences for core gamers on mobile

· Defining storytelling for the modern mobile audience

· Developing delightful, new-to-mobile experiences for casual gamers

The foundation of Pocket Gems is our pioneering team, world-class proprietary Mantis Engine and cutting-edge network technologies.

PrIME Health Collaborative

Prime, a digital health integrator, accelerates the development and implementation of digital health technologies to enhance access, improve patient experience and clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. Unlike organizations focused on the creation and "acceleration" segments of the product development value chain, Prime functions as an integrator, connector, and community builder for the digital health community.  Prime delivers competitive advantage for our ecosystem by identifying digital health companies and evaluating their solutions to accelerate ecosystem connection and adoption.

  • Liz Coker