Organizers

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Carrie Van Heyst

Co-Founder, Startup Phenomenon; CEO, Van Heyst Group

Carrie is one of Startup Phenomenon’s inspired creators. Carrie’s good nature and creativity make her a natural leader and inspirational head of Startup Phenomenon.

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Ryan Ferrero

Co-founder, Startup Phenomenon; Entrepreneur in Residence, Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Ryan is one of Startup Phenomenon’s founding members. He’s an experienced and influential founder and entrepreneur.

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Tate Behning

CO-FOUNDER STARTUP PHENOMENON; PRESIDENT, VAN HEYST GROUP

Tate is a Co-founder of Startup Phenomenon. He brings a wealth of business experience and entrepreneurial passion to the Startup Phenomenon team.

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Peter Johnson

Co-founder, Startup Phenomenon; Networking Czar, Van Heyst Group

Peter channels his endless networking energy to developing partnerships and welcoming sponsorships for Startup Phenomenon. He’s also an experienced investor.

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Andrea Guendelman

Co-producer, Startup Phenomenon Women

Andrea has partnered with Van Heyst Group to produce Startup Phenomenon Women.  After graduating from Harvard Law School, and practicing corporate law, she co-organized Common Pitch Chile 2012, which attracted over 10,000 attendees.

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John Bradley

Program Director, Startup Phenomenon; VP Content & Strategy, Van Heyst Group

John leads the programming team for Startup Phenomenon, securing the best speakers and bringing to life the concepts that we believe are so important.

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Chelsea Norton

Director of Marketing, Startup Phenomenon; Senior Marketing & Program Manager, Van Heyst Group

Chelsea oversees all marketing efforts for the Startup Phenomenon event series, from audience recruitment and PR to website development and design.

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Alicia Thomas

Program Director, Startup Phenomenon Women

Alicia manages the development of our event program for Startup Phenomenon Women, which is quickly becoming a must-attend event.

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Ian Kuliasha

Co-Producer, Startup Phenomenon Epic Pitchfest, Managing Director, Deming Center Venture Fund

Ian has partnered with Startup Phenomenon to produce Epic Pitchfest – an entrepreneur-focused capstone event for Startup Phenomenon 2013. Ian is currently a Managing Director at the Deming Center Venture Fund, a graduate student managed venture capital fund.

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Gretchen Heine

Sponsorship Coordinator, Startup Phenomenon

Gretchen assists the Startup Phenomenon team in recruiting and managing event sponsorships and partnerships. She also always seems to be smiling!

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Nate Beard

Marketing Coordinator, Startup Phenomenon

Nate is one of Startup Phenomenon’s all-star interns. He assists the marketing and sponsorship teams, in addition to just being an all-around great guy.