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Tonka Sasaki

Tonka Sasaki

Born in Hiroshima in 1968, Tonka Sasaki is a Japanese Jazz Singer-Song Writer-Arranger-Producer who lives in Tokyo where she released 3 original albums and 2 compilation CDs between 1997-2004. With live performances from Japan to NYC, Tonka has recently been concentrating on recording a fourth original CD "Asian Woman ". Tonka's theme, both musically and in her personal life, is that "Love is Eternal Fire ".

Liz Manne

Liz Manne

Liz Manne is partners in a NY-based independent film & TV production company, Duopoly. Previously she was head of programming at the Sundance Channel and before that co-founder and head of marketing for Fine Line Features (Hoop Dreams, Shine, The Player)

Ryan Sarver

Ryan Sarver

Ryan Sarver is currently the Founder of Qiio, a location-based social networking company. Ryan was previously the Chief Technology Officer of Xplana Learning, a leading educational software company located in Boston, MA. Ryan's focus is consumer-based software product development with a passion for design, usability and delivering rich experiences. Ryan is originally from Birmingham, MI and currently resides in Boston, MA.

Jessica Banks

Jessica Banks

My T-Shirt says I'm a PhD student in robotics at MIT, though it's kind of snug on me, doesn't match my boa, and is, as my mom faithfully reminds me, getting too threadbare to wear out on a date.

Jullien Gordon

Jullien's mission is to end alcoholics anonymous for the millennial generation. He believes that personal development isn't personal and that AA's community-based model is they way to go except you shouldn't have to be an alcoholic to grow. As CEO of Mylinia, Jullien is creating online tools, writing books, and designing a board game to facilitate personal and social transformation.

Chris Pacione

Chris Pacione

Chris Pacione is an interaction designer by trade and a former professor at Carnegie Mellon University where he met some exceedingly cool people and co-founded BodyMedia. He enjoys renovating his house, sipping single malt scotch, cooking and doodling. 

Martin Reinfried

Martin Reinfried

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Martin Reinfried was one of the founders of search engine Excite, and his current company, Just Passing Through, is looking to create an intelligent reality show based on a real world puzzle adventure race.

David Hornik

David Hornik

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David Hornik has degrees in political science, computer music, criminology and law. Excellent training for pretty much nothing. So he became a Venture Capitalist in hopes of making enough money to retire and write full time.You can follow Dave's adventures at: Hornik.typepad.com

Sunny Bates

Sunny is working on the World Science Festival debuting in NYC in May 2008 and on a new entertainment concept, Big Night in Tent, Workshopping, in August 2008. She is the founder of "Whats Keeps You Up At Night?" which advises companies. A respected entrepreneur, Sunny authored the book "How to Earn What You're Worth: Leveraging Your Goals and Talents to Land Your Dream Job".

Kevin Baugh

Kevin is the Associate Director, Government and Industry Liaison Office, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University. His responsibilities include the development of new business initiatives, and outreach to research organizations and laboratories. One of his missions is to facilitate the creation of interdisciplinary teams to help the University to capture fundamentally new lines of business.

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