Speaking Engagements and leadership positions
Fireside Chat with Dr. Mark Allen, Scientific Director, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, German American Chamber of Commerce East Coast Industry Forum, November 2017.
Assisted in organizing business delegation to Israel with Philadelphia Mayor Nutter, 2013
Chaired numerous international venture conferences from 2004 - 2012, including: US Israel Global Mobile Conference, Philadelphia and NYC, 2012 and US Israel Life Sciences Conference, with Bio NJ and Bristol Myers Squibb, 2011
Lectured internationally on launching emerging technology companies in the US, including:
o Keynote speaker in Japan at the Kyoto Technology Center, Fall 2008
o Featured speaker, Pennsylvania Bilateral Trade Mission to China, Fall 2007 (Beijing and Shanghai) with PA’s Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
o Funding Post Summits
o Featured speaker, US business program, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2006.
Led HIMSS International Venture Conference, 2010 – 2012. Served on the selection committee and as a panelist and moderator.
Led and hosted breakfast meetings for women leaders in Israel, including company CEO’s and investors, 2005 – 2013.
Served as workshop leader, coach, steering committee member and speaker at early stage conferences, incubators and entrepreneurship programs in Washington DC, Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, San Diego and San Francisco (2004 – present). Examples include:
o PA Angel Venture Fair
o IMPACT Conference
o Funding Post Summits (Phila, NY, Boston, Silicon Valley)
o Early Stage East
o NJ Technology Venture Conference
o NJ, PA, DE Commercialization Conference
o Fashinvest NYC
o Angel Capital Association National Summits and Regional Events (Phila, San Diego, San Francisco)
o NYC Venture Summit
o Penn / Wharton Entrepreneurship Program
o EDSi (University of Pennsylvania educational technology incubator)
o Good Company Ventures
Coaching Committee Chair, PA Angel Venture Fair, 2013 - 2017. Member, 2018.
Session Leader, Setting Your Fundraising Strategy – Legal Review, Penn Ed Tech Event, Philadelphia, PA, November 2017.
Organized and moderated leading panel on early stage venture investing, Philadelphia region’s largest venture conference, 2005 – 2008.
Moderated panel and coached companies at Springboard International Conference, Washington DC, Spring, 2007.