This panel brings together prominent Tech entrepreneurs to pick their brains on everything about “How they built it” - from things they were lucky to know, or wished they knew, their journey, trials and tribulations, to how someone looking to get started today could take an evolved route to getting where they are.So if you’re looking to get started in the Tech space - email your ideas and questions for this panel to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com - and we’ll weave them into our agenda with the Panel.
Emmanuel Buah (Airfordable)
I'm a software engineer and an entrepreneur in training. Over the past 14 years, I've worked at both big and small technology companies as well as founded/co-founded 2 start-ups in the Coworking and Mobile Social Networking space. My previous successful exits includes Madworks coworking (acquired in 2013 by University Research Park).
I love all things 0's and 1's. I'm passionate about creating products that changes or enhances peoples' lives for the better. I love meeting and working with smart people.
Currently spending my days founding Airfordable, on call at Andium.
Neil Mix (TitletownTech)
Neil Mix leads Applied Technology for TitletownTech, bringing technology strategy and guidance to the investment process and emerging ventures. Prior to TitletownTech, Neil enjoyed a successful career as a software engineer and entrepreneur for numerous venture capital backed startups. Early in his career Neil co-founded an Internet e-commerce startup that was ultimately acquired by Microsoft. Later on he joined Pandora which he helped build from the ground up through IPO. More recently Neil has devoted his energy to growing early-stage companies through consulting, coaching and investing, culminating in his partnership with the TitletownTech team.
Neil has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota.
Justin Seidl (Vertbase)
A passionate entrepreneur, designer and developer with a focus on blockchain and cryptocurrency solutions.
Chris Schmitz (Handshake)
Chris is a self-taught software engineer who has worked with tech companies at various stages of growth across the country. He has experience bringing his own ideas to market, being tech co-founder of a gener8or graduate, consulting with many early and growth stage companies, and working in house for Silicon Valley startups.
He is currently leading a team at Handshake, a rapidly growing tech company that is working to democratize access to opportunity for students across the US. He joined the company when it was 15 people, and has helped grow it to more than 200 over the past few years.
Chris has also been deeply involved in developing the local tech community by founding Digital Fertilizer, organizing Startup Weekend Green Bay, and running free coding workshops for people interested in trying out programming as a potential career path.
Mitesh Ajmera is an entrepreneur who loves building things - apps, businesses and relationships alike. He is currently CEO of Torus Tech Co, a technology services provider based in Appleton.
An ex-citibanker, Mitesh was Sales head for their Commercial Bank division before he founded Feecounter, a digital payments processor for education payments in India. He also founded Mediclave, a serviced medical centre for doctors in Central India.
He is an MBA from Symbiosis India and was part of Harvard Business School’s 2015 batch for executives ‘Launching New Ventures’. You can follow him on twitter @miteshajmera