MindShare Announces 2019 Cohort

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Fifty-eight companies to take part in the select, invitation-only program for CEOs of innovative, fast-growing companies

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MindShare connects select, handpicked CEOs from some of the area’s hottest emerging companies, ultimately creating growth opportunities, and fostering collaboration in a collegial environment.

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 2019 class.

Founded in 1997 with the mission to help CEOs build long-term, sustainable companies, MindShare connects select, handpicked CEOs from some of the area’s hottest emerging companies, ultimately creating growth opportunities, and fostering collaboration in a collegial environment.

Mindshare received more than 160 nominations for 2019, with 58 of those accepted into the final cohort.

The newest MindShare members will complete a series of classes, taught by notable speakers, on building a business as a CEO. At the conclusion of the program, members with significant attendance and participation will graduate and join a powerful alumni network of more than 1,000 CEOs.

2019 members attended a special welcome event on March 11th at the Capital One Arena, hosted by Ted Leonsis and the MindShare Board. The 2019 class members are:

  • Amena Ali, VividCortex
  • Blake Allison, LifeCents
  • Ronit Avni, Localized
  • Femi Ayanbadejo, AQ Digital Health
  • Kirsten Baker, Jeenie
  • Matt Bjonerud, Cerebro Capital
  • Kari Clark, Uplift
  • Dr. Ellen Clarke, Brain Evolved
  • Matt Coose, Qmulos
  • Ryan Corey, Cybrary
  • Vince Crisler, Dark Cubed
  • Dipanwita Das, Sorcero
  • Saurabh Dharia, SPK Ventures (dba marGenius)
  • Colin Dunn, Fend
  • Manny Dureja, Wave Wireless
  • Colin Eagen, E-Group
  • John Estafanous, RallyBright
  • Miles Fawcett, FieldHub
  • Jonathan Finkelstein, EDGE Workplace
  • Daniel Flynn, Binbox
  • Jason Fudin, WhyHotel
  • Andrew Garcia, Goodshuffle
  • JB Haller, US Inspect Group
  • Sid Hasan, Mespoke
  • Tom Hessen, 9Lenses
  • Chris Holmes, Decipher Technologies
  • David Horowitz, Retrium
  • Erin Janklow, Entrada ESL
  • Sam Jazzo, KinometriX
  • Mohamoud Jibrell, NormShield
  • Mark Johnson, Sovereign Intelligence
  • Robert Johnston, Adlumin
  • Jermaine Jones, Ostendio
  • Brian Kelly, CloudBolt Software
  • Robert Manfredi, bamboo solutions
  • Jatin Maniar, Singular Key
  • Mark Modica, ModScore
  • Argentina Moise, Bleexy
  • Derick Naef, Refirm Labs
  • Oleg Naydonov, VisaHQ
  • Jay Newton-Small, MemoryWell
  • Gaurav "GP" Pal, stackArmor
  • Nick Perdikis, Devensoft
  • Thomas Peters, RumpleUp
  • Kerwin Rent, EliteGamingLIVE
  • Craig Ridley, ROUTE Analytics
  • Michael Ross, Beanstalk
  • Patrick Shay, Everywhere Communications
  • Gary Shiffman, Giant Oak
  • Cory Siskind, Base Operations
  • John South, Patrocinium
  • Cherian Thomas, Spotluck | Play Octopus
  • Tarun Upaday, Gallop
  • Nithi Vivatrat, Intellei
  • Elise Whang, LePrix
  • Ellison Anne Williams, Enveil
  • David Yarkin, Government Sourcing Solutions
  • George Zoulias, Perfecta

The Mindshare Board’s Executive Committee includes Harry Glazer of Sprockit; April Young of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.; Steve Balistreri of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, 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.

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