Past Speakers (2007-2013)

2013 Speakers
* Indicates Yale alumni 

Speaker Company Talk
Ashok Vasudevan TastyBite Focusing on the "Wheel of Fortune"
Barry Nalebuff Honest Tea  Success 101
Bas Nabulsi McCarter English How to Determine and Protect What Is Proprietary 
Ben Berkowitz SeeClickFix  
Bob Adelson Osage Ventures The Value of Venture Capital
Chris DeVore Founders Co-Op  
Eli Luberoff Desmos Focus on Your Product
Elizabeth Yin LaunchBit Building a Minimum Viable Product Fast 
Frank Marco & Paul Hughes Wiggin & Dana The Real Nitty-Gritty
Howard Fish Fish  
Jim Schulwolf Shipman & Goodwin   
John Bockstoce* Hotel Management Partners Effective Leadership and Management
Justin Borgman* Hadapt  The Value of Fully Committing
Ka Mo Lau* PaperG Good Ol' Fashioned Work 
Kevin Czinger* Independent Power Works
Kevin Ryan* Gilt Groupe Build Something Successful
Michael Inwald* Cheeseboy The Logic of Successful Entrepreneurship
Michael Waxman* Grouper Try Different Things
Mickey Goodman BlueBlack On Pricing
Miles Lasater* HigherOne The Art of Starting
Noah Simon Fish  
Sander Daniels* Thumbtack   
Scott Faber* Ingenio Hard Won Lessons From the Bottom of Silicon Valley
Tom Weigman Gogo  
Wes Bray* YEI The Power of Branding

Summer 2012

*indicates Yale alumni

Speaker Company
Alistair Fee Northern Ireland Science Park
Bing Gordon* Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers
Bob Dorf Startup Owner's Manual
Brad Hargreaves* General Assembly
Caren Maio Nestio
Chris DeVore Founders Co-op
Eli Luberoff * Desmos
Elizabeth Yin LaunchBit
Ellie Cachette ConsumerBell
John Bockstoce* Hotel Management Partners
Jonathan Bulkeley* Blue Square Small Cap Value Fund
Ka Mo Lau* PaperG
Marc Cenedella* TheLadders.com
Maureen Burke Yale School of Management
Matt Brimer* General Assembly
Michael Inwald Cheeseboy
Miles Lasater* HigherOne
Rob Glaser* Real Networks
Scott Faber* Ingenio
Steve Hafner Kayak
Victor Wong PaperG

Summer 2011
 

* indicates Yale alumni

Speaker Company
Ashok Vasudevan Tasty Bite
Barry Nalebuff* Honest Tea
Bruce Judson* YEI Entrepreneur in Residence
Chris Michaud Continuum Innovation Design
David Rose* Angelsoft
Drew Lipsher Clear Channel
Elizabeth Yin LaunchBit
Elon Boms* Launch Capital
Gilman Callsen* MC10
James Geshwiler Common Angels
Jarrod Yuster* Pico Quantitative Trading
Jordan Goldberg* stickK.com
Leonora Valvo etouches
Marc Klein Clean Energy Fuels
Mary Anne Rooke Angel Investor Forum
Rob Bettigole* Elm Street Ventures
Sandy Carter IBM
Sandy Jen Meebo.com
Sean Glass* Novak Biddle
Tim Ogilvie* Mediabank

 

YEI Visiting Alumni include:

Desmos (YEI '10 - Eli Luberoff, Greg Korb)
Career Cadence (YEI '09 - Paul Holzer, Alan Carniol)
Hadapt (YEI '10 - Justin Borgman)
Encendia (YEI '10 - Mike Sesko, Justin Freiberg)
Green Bride Guide (YEI '09 - Kate Harrison)
YouRenew (YEI '08 - Bob Casey)
SilviaTerra (YEI '10 - Max Uhlenhuth, Zachary Parisa)

 

Summer 2010

 * indicates Yale alumni

Speaker Company Title
Jonathan Bulkeley* Scanbuy CEO
Jeffrey Bussgang Flybridge Capital Partners General Partner
Bob Casey* YouRenew Co-Founder and COO
Cris Conde* SunGard CEO
Phil DiGennaro Withers Bergman Partner
Konstantine   Drakonakis* Launch Capital Director, New Haven Office
Renee Edelman* Edelman Senior VP
Dave Gesler NewAlliance Bank Vice President
Eddie Hartman* LegalZoom Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Lee Hower  LinkedIn Founding Team Member
Paul Hughes Wiggin and Dana Partner
Jay Kranzler* Cypress Biosciences Founder and CEO
Ross Kudwitt 9 Summer Founder and CEO
Frank Marco Wiggin and Dana Partner
Arikha Moses* TyRx Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Basam Nabulsi McCarter & English Partner
Eric Ries*  The Lean Startup Author, Entrepreneur
Jonathan Rochelle Google Group Product Manager
David Rose* Angelsoft Founder and CEO
Thomas Shae Sirocco Systems Co-Founder
Jonathan Shambroom Shambroom Consulting Advisor and Investor
David Shen David Shen Ventures Entrepreneur and Investor
Al Subbloie Tangoe President, CEO and Founder
Brendan Synnott Bear Naked, Revelry Brands Co-founder, Founder
Peter Twombly McCarter & English Partner
 Ashok Vasudevan TastyBite CEO
Michael Winser 9 Summer CTO
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Summer 2009

* indicates Yale alumni

Name Company Title
Ali Parmelee Think Creative Group Co-Owner and Creative Director
Andrea Rice* GottaMentor President and Co-Founder
Andrea and Steve Low Leap the Pond Accountants/Consultants
Barry Nalebuff* Honest Tea Chairman, Co-founder
Brad Feld Foundry Group Managing Director
Brett Hellerman Wood Creek Capital Chief Executive
Bruce Judson* Yale University Senior Faculty Fellow
Chris Michaud Continuum Design Vice President
Dan Horan* Papaya King President and CEO
David Furth Leap the Pond Founder
David Rose* Rose Ventures Founder
Frank Marco Wiggin and Dana Partner
Geoffrey Dellenbaugh UConn Law Clinic Asst. Clinical Professor of Law
Gilman Callsen* MC10 Inc. Business Dev. & Marketing Manager
Gregg Favalorra* Actuality-Medical CEO and Founder
James Geshwiler Common Angels Managing Director
Jarrod Yuster* Pico Quantitative Trading Co-Founder and CEO
Jay Kranzler* Cyprus BioSciences Founder
Jon Fisher Univ. of San Fran Bus. School Adjunct Prof and Author
Jonathan Rochelle Google Docs Project Manager
Ka Mo Lau PaperG CFO
Kathy Moskal* Vere Chocolates Founder
Luke Weinstein Uconn Accelerator Director
Marc Klein The Vehicle Prod. Group, LLC Co-Founder and EVP
Martin Ma* Boston Consulting Group Consultant
Maureen Burke* Yale Sschool of Management Lecturer, Entrepreneurship & Bus.
Michael Vlock   Serial Entrepreneur
Miles Lasater HigherOne Co-founder and COO
Paul Hughes Wiggin and Dana Partners
Rana Gupta HistoRx CEO
Robin Goldstein* Fearless Critic Media Founder
Sean Glass* Top Floor Capital Managing Director
Seth Feuerstein Carigent Therapeutics President and Co-Founder
Tim Ogilvie* AdBuyer.com Founder
Victor Wong PaperG CEO
Wes Bray* Retail Optimization CEO
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Summer 2008

* indicates Yale alumni

Name Company Title
Ajaita Shah SKS Foundation Executive Director
Andrew Greenawalt Gnostic Verntures Founder & CEO
Anne Martin* Yale Investments Assoc Director
Ashish Deshpande* frevvo CEO
Bart Stuck Signal Lake Ventures Principal
Bill Schnoor* Goodwin Proctor Partner
Brad Hargreaves* GoCrossCampus CEO
Brent Segal Nantero CEO
Brian O’Kelley AppNexus CEO
Chris Penner RemoTV CEO
Daniel Schultz DFJ Gotham Managing Director & Founder
David Cook Queralt Co-Founder
David Galper IdeaLabs Director
David Rose* Rose Tech Ventures CEO
Drew Lipsher* Greycroft LLC Partner
Frank Marco Wiggin & Dana Partner
Jarrod Yuster* Merrill Lynch Managing Director, Global Portfolio & Electronic Trading
JB Lockhart* Greenhill SAVP Associate
Jeff Brenzel* Yale University Dean of Admissions & Entrepreneur
Jesse Youngblood Tooble Founder
John Follis Follis, Inc. Principal
John Morrell* Yale University School of Engineering Assist. Professor, former head of Segway design
Jonathan Rochelle Google

Product Mngr, Docs &                     Spreadsheets

Jordan Goldberg* Stickk.com CEO
Joseph Holland* Martha Stewart VP of Finance & Corp Dev.
Josh Kopelman First Round Managing Director
June Merwin* Pfizer Senior Dir., Global Clinical Prog. 
Keith Ferrazzi* Ferrazzi & Company CEO & Founder
Kevin Bouley NERAC President & CEO
Liddy Karter* Karter Capital  Managing Director
Maneesh Sagar CT Innovations  Managing Director
Maureen Burke* Yale SOM Lecturer, Entrepreneurship & Bus.
Max Mancini eBay Senior Dir., Disruptive Innovation
Mert Gollaher Wiggin and Dana Partner
Miles Lasater* HigherOne COO
Paul Greeley Ohlandt, Greeley,              Ruggiero, & Perle Partner
Philip Jacob StyleFeeder CTO
Rana Gupta  HistoRx CEO
Rob Bettigole* Elm Street Ven-tures Managing Director
Sam Morrissey Northeastern University YEI Accounting Tutor
Scott Berkun Microsoft Innovation Evangelist
Sean Glass* Pikum CEO
Steve Hafner Kayak.com CEO & Founder
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Summer 2007

* indicates Yale alumni

Name Company Title
Alex Richardson* Selling Machine Partners Managing Director
Arthur Schaier Carmody & Torrance Partner
Atul Goel* Avago Technologies Director
Barry Nalebuff Yale SOM and Honest Tea, Inc. Professor and Co-Founder
Christopher Brady Chart Venture Partners Analyst
Corey Stone* PBRC CEO
Craig Whitehouse* Analytica of Branford Inc. President
David Cohen* Standard Oil EVP
David Cook Queralt Partner
David Lewin* Yale OCR Associate Director
David McKinnis* David McKinnis Consulting, LLC Founder
David Rose* Rose Tech Ventures Principal
Donna Dubinsky* Palm, Inc. CEO
Frank Marco Wiggin & Dana LLP Partner
Frederic Morris* Brook Venture Partners Partner
Geert-jan Mulder* Forbion Partner
Henry McCance* Greylock Partners Chairman
Howard Morgan IdeaLab Director
Howard Wolk TotalMove/The Cross Country Grp CEO
Joel Spolsky* Fog Creek Software Founder
John Friedman* Easton Capital Investment Group Partner
Jonathan Feinstein Yale School of Management Faculty
Jonathan Rochelle Google Product Manager
Jonathan Rothberg* Rothberg Institute CEO
Kef Kasdin Battelle Ventures, L.P. General Partner
Ken Sonnenfeld King & Spalding Legal Partner
Kenneth Bradley Arryx,  Inc. CEO
Kiril Savino ShopWiki Developer
Len Baker* Sutter Hill Ventures Managing Director
Leo Laporte TWiT.tv CEO
Manny Ratafia Ratafia Ventures CEO
Marc Cenedella* TheLadders.com CEO
Marc Klein Standard Taxi CEO
Matt Sanchez* VideoEgg CEO
Matthew McCooe Chart Venture Partners Managing Partner
Matthew Sly* FutureMe.Org Founder
Matthew Smith Connecticut Innovations Managing Director
Merton Gollaher Wiggin & Dana LLP Partner
Michael Everett WebEX CFO
Michelle Bowman PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Partner
Mike Roer Connecticut Venture Group Executive Director
Patrick DeSouza* PlainSightSystems CEO
Paul Hughes Wiggin and Dana  Partner
Rana Gupta HistoRx, Inc. CEO
Richard Mavrogeanes Vbrick Systems, inc. Founder
Robert Grober Yale University and Sonic Golf Professor and Founder
Steve Hafner Kayak.com CEO & CoFounder
Teresa McBride Avant Films CEO
Thomas Malone Artificial Cell Technologies Inc. CEO
Thomas Wood Applied Spine Technologies CEO