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Invitation-Only Program for CEOs of Emerging and Fast-Growth Companies Welcomes New Class

MindShare, an exclusive organization designed for CEOs of the most promising high tech companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, announces the members of its 2018 class.

Launched in 1997, MindShare handpicks CEOs every year from the area’s hottest emerging growth companies to come together in a private, intimate setting. Its mission is to help CEOs build long-term, sustainable companies by creating opportunities for growth, building a sense of community, and fostering teamwork in a collegial environment.

This year MindShare received more than 200 nominations and 64 CEOs will enter the Class of 2018. The entrepreneurial community across the board will be well represented in this class, with companies representing industries ranging from data analytics to Edtech to cybersecurity to application development to healthcare software.

Candidates for MindShare are typically first-time CEOs for companies under $10M, although the expectation is that they won't be there for long. The class will hear from notable speakers, enjoy old-fashioned networking, and discuss critical topics for building a business at the CEO level. More than 1,000 CEOs have graduated from MindShare, creating a deep and valuable alumni network. The MindShare Alumni Network has grown into a powerful voice for the region’s entrepreneurs, and has plans to become an even stronger force in 2018.

The 2018 class kicked off on February 27th with a special event at the Capital One Arena hosted by Ted Leonsis and the MindShare Board. The 2018 class members are:

Ali Allage, Boost Labs
Joshua Anton, X-Mode Social
Erik Ayers, GoodSeeker
Jeremy Barnes, Copiri
Jennifer Bisceglie, Interos Solutions
Christian Bonilla, UserMuse
Michael Brett, QxBranch
Marcus Bullock, Flikshop
Michael Canty, ARC
Matt Caywood, Transit Screen
Renee Dunn, Amazi Foods
Grant Elliott, Ostendio
Rachel Everett, Viderity
Joe Falit, Yombu
Jeffrey Fissel, KZO
Matt Forkas, GoMix
Chris Freire, Student Opportunity Center
Amelia Friedman, Hatch
Krishna Guda, Scientia Mobile
Adam Gross, RightEye
Chibs Ihenacho, ARMR Systems
Tisha Jepson, True Bearing Diagnostics
John Jolly, Syncurity
Tiffany Jones, Distil Networks
John Kaufhold, Deep Learning Analytics
Thomas Lah, Cognier Technology
Ken Lee, VanGogh Imaging
Ghazenfer Mansoor, Technology Rivers
Emily McMahan, Capitol Post
Vivek Mehta, AR Inspect
Suman Mishra, Umviia
David Moehring, IonQ
Michael Mok, Aida Health
Kimberly Moore, Go Together, Inc.
Nakul Munjal, Status Identity
Matt Nisley, Eagle
Enam Noor, Insightin Health
Beau Oliver, TECH2000
Chris Olson, The Media Trust
Brian Overland, Prolegis
Sam Owen, Otolith Labs
Leo Pareja, Remine
Joe Saunders, RunSafe Security
Jake Schaufeld, Real Time Cases
Hammad Shah, Specialists on Call
Jignesh Shah, Rybbon
Neil Shah, Aspire
Param Shah, FusiForm
Chris Simkins, Hashlit
Harold Smith, Monkton
David Stillman, ExecVision
Alan Sullivan, Alchemy Data
David Sullivan, Till
John Swigart, Pie Insurance
Umar Syyid, Buckit
Rashin Taheri, Koantum
Azim Tejani, Yasabe
Jeff Tennery, Moonlighting
Michael Therrien, Cherry
Daniel Turner, TRAXyL
Tobin Van Ostern, Savi
Brent Williams, Euclidian Trust
Gabriel Wimmer, RobotsNOW
Yulia Yaani, Real Atom

MindShare is run by co-chairs Harry Glazer, Sprockit; April Young of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.; and Gene Riechers of 1855 Capital. The Board’s Executive Committee also includes Steve Balistreri of Deloitte, and Michael Lincoln of Cooley, LLP. MindShare is supported by a board of industry veterans who are committed to building a strong ecosystem for success.

About MindShare
Founded in 1997, MindShare’s mission is to help CEOs from the most promising high-tech emerging growth companies in the Greater Washington Metropolitan region build long-term, sustainable companies by providing mentorship, creating business opportunities and a sense of community, and fostering teamwork in a collegial environment. Year after year, the CEOs who graduate from MindShare reaffirm its enduring value through continued business opportunities and lasting friendships.

You can read the official press release here.

Post by Ostendio
March 7, 2018