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Monday, April 3 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mentor Sessions

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Meet one on one with experts and members of the Dallas business community! Read the member bios below and follow the link to slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Patrick Lee | Co-founder | Hobo Labs
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Co-founder of Hobo Labs, making guild-based casual mobile games.

Co-founder and former CEO of alivenotdead.com, an online community for artists and their fans. Sold to mig33 February 2014.

Executive Producer of "The Heavenly Kings", directed by Daniel Wu (Best New Director, 2007 Hong Kong Film Awards). 

Co-founder and former CEO of Rotten Tomatoes (rottentomatoes.com), a leading entertainment website focused on movie reviews and news and one of the top 600 most trafficked sites in the world. Sold to IGN Entertainment June 2004.

Co-founder and former CEO of Design Reactor (designreactor.com), an internet marketing firm focused on the entertainment industry. Clients included Disney, ABC, Warner Bros., and Artisan Entertainment, among others.

Advisor to Casetagram, Instaread (IDreamBooks), LEEO, Frenzoo, and SupportBee.

Mentor at various SOSV Accelerators (MOX, Chinaccelerator, Leap.Axlr8r), Founder Institute, Gateway Incubator, Berkeley LAUNCH Startup Accelerator, nest.vc, and CoCoon HK.

#55 on Bizzabo's list of "The 100 Most Wanted Speakers at Tech Conferences" (Mar 12, 2014): http://blog.bizzabo.com/the-100-most-wanted-speakers-at-tech-conferences

Holds a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Ana Jones | CEO | I am the Juice Place
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Alexander Muse | Managing Partner | Startup Muse
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Alexander has raised millions in venture capital, built and sold several startups, and failed more than a few times. In his 20s, he raised more than $15M in venture capital from George Soros for his first startup eventually selling the company to Equinix. In his 30s, he raised millions more to purchase the old Dallas Federal Reserve building from 360 Networks, co-founded Architel a cloud business, co-founded Fancast a social video platform, and finally co-founded ShopSavvy, the most popular mobile shopping application. In his 40s, he co-founded ViewMarket, a roll-up of various digital media properties, including SB Nation Radio, CultureMap, RSVP, and others. For more read his blog at http://medium.com/startup-muse.

Caitlin Sawyer | Tax Attorney | Hunton & Williams
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Caitlin's practice focuses on federal income taxation issues related to domestic and international transactions, tax compliance issues and private equity fund formation.  Caitlin assists clients with tax issues involved in mergers, acquisitions and other complex transactions. She also advises clients regarding the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Prior to joining Hunton and Williams LLP, Caitlin was an associate at another international law firm.  

Grant Pruitt | Co-Founder, Managing Director | Whitebox Real Estate
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Grant Pruitt is a Co-Founder and the President & Managing Director of Whitebox Real Estate, LLC.  Grant launched the firm as a tenant focused real estate advisory and development firm to specialize in offering a custom-tailored approach to his real estate clients.      Grant serves as an advocate and advisor for companies who lease or own real estate. He focuses on guiding his clients through the entire real estate process from strategic evaluation to lease negotiation through construction. With experience in office, industrial, and data center brokerage, he has been active in commercial real estate since 2005.  He is responsible for over 2,400,000 square feet of real estate transactions with a value in excess of $270 million.  In 2015 alone, Mr. Pruitt completed over 48 transactions with an aggregate value of over $83 million.  Prior to launching Whitebox, Mr. Pruitt was a Director at Cushman & Wakefield as a Tenant Advisor where he was a Top Ten Producer and an associate at Stream Realty Partners. 

Ron Nag | CEO | BioLert
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Ron was an Executive Director, Texas Instruments¹Embedded Processing & Analog High Speed Products divisions.  As Business Manager at TI¹s Mobile

Application Processor Business Unit, responsible for $835M/year of revenue, working with major Smartphone OEMs.  Ron also has held variety of Product & Business Management positions in TI domestically & internationally (VoIP, C55x, Emerging End Equipment, Wireless, Industrial, and Automotive), as well as in various optical & Ethernet CPE startups, and Cisco Systems. Raised $17M for startups.  Worked as embedded developer for wireless applications at Motorola & Samsung.  Ron holds BSEE (Oakland University) & MBA (Southern Methodist University).


Erica Anderson | CEO, Chief Strategist | PR VEIN
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Hicks hails from sunny Miami, Florida and relocated to New York City in 2009 to start her career at Vogue Magazine in the PR department. In 2010, she accepted an academic scholarship to attend New York University, where she graduated in 2012 with a Master’s of Science degree, with a concentration in Public Relations Management & Corporate Communications. In 2014, she successfully launched her strategic communications agency, PR VEIN that specializing in PR, marketing, management and social media in the fashion, tech and entertainment industries.  

John Harlan | Cofounder | CrateBind
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Business Banking and Finance Mentors

Michael Rose | Business Relationship Manager | Chase

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Yeimmy Timani | Business Relationship Manager | Chase
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Glenn Rhea | Business Development Manager | Chase
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Monday April 3, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Chase Basecamp - 2nd floor 750 North St. Paul Street, Dallas, TX 75201