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Logan LaHive - Techstars Chicago, Managing Director

Logan LaHive joined Lightbank in May 2011 as a Founder in Residence. Resulting in his time as a Founder-In-Residence at Lightbank, Logan founded Belly – a digital loyalty solution for SMBs. He is currently working to grow Belly as its CEO. Previously, Logan was the Director of New Business at Redbox, where he was tasked with sourcing, testing, and launching new businesses for the company. He was promoted to the position after successfully leading the company’s initiative to test and rollout video game rentals, forecasted to be a $100+ million business annually. Logan has spent the last 6-7 years in startups, focusing on launching (features, marketing plans, new product lines, seed businesses, etc), with a strong background is in project management, marketing, strategy/analytics, and product launch. @loganlahive

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Brian Powell - CompleteSet, CTO

Brian Powell has spent more than 10 years building companies around solutions in emerging device and technology markets. His technology leadership and development experience ranges from interactive television to mobile applications to big data/cloud solutions. As the CTO of CompleteSet, he leads a team of talented developers on the quest to overhaul the way people find, exchange, and value collectables.

Prior to CompleteSet, Brian served as the CTO of Strap (Brandery 2014), VP of Engineering for Ensequence, founded Devici and Inset Solutions, and managed competitive intelligence for Maritz. He is a mentor and advisor for Atumsoft (Brandery 2016), ButterflyHub, and Wyzerr (Brandery 2015). He utilizes his love of building technology and businesses to help early-stage companies approach their technology solutions in ways the expedite their time-to-market while anticipating scale. He was named AngelHack’s “2015 Global Mentor of the Year.” Brian holds a Masters in Software Engineering from California State University Fullerton and a BSBA in Marketing and International Business from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Tim Schigel - Refinery Ventures, LLC - General Partner

Tim is the Fund Manager for Cintrifuse’s Fund of Funds. The fund has closed $51 million to date and is believed to be the largest privately funded, first-time regional fund of funds in the country.
Tim is also the Chairman and Founder of ShareThis. Prior to founding ShareThis, Tim was Director with Blue Chip Venture Company, where he led the firm’s investment in marketing and technology leaders such as Advertising.com (AOL/TW), Nielsen Buzzmetrics (Nielsen) and Third Screen Media (AOL/TW). Prior to Blue Chip, he was an entrepreneur and international consultant leading innovative projects for Apple Computer, Hitachi, Hallmark Cards, Motorola and Procter & Gamble. Tim received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.@schigel

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Ted Serbinski - Techstars, Managing Director

Ted is an early stage software VC, successful tech entrepreneur, and open source hacker. In 2011, he relocated to Detroit from San Francisco, joining Detroit Venture Partners as a founding team member, after having sold his company to Lifetime Television in 2008.

He is widely regarded as one of the most influential, emerging venture technology partners in the Midwest and a key player leading the startup renaissance in Detroit.

He has been a founding or 1st institutional investor in more than a dozen startups, nearly always getting involved at the company inception phase.

Ted is an internationally recognized web architect that has been building websites for 15+ years, including 7 years as a lead, open source developer for Drupal.

Ted earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Cornell University.

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Jonathon Triest - Ludlow Ventures, Managing Partner

Jonathon Triest is currently the Managing Partner for Ludlow Ventures. In 2011, Jonathon was awarded the Crain’s Detroit Business award for 20 in their 20’s. That same year, he co-founded Funded by Night, a vehicle to help internet startups launch and get discovered. Previously, Triest served as creative director for New York’s Discovery Productions. In 2005 he launched the Atlanta-based Triest Group, a mid-level advertising firm. In addition to his role at Ludlow, Triest is a mentor at The Brandery and a board member of The Trico Foundation, and Venture for America. previously creative director for New Yorks Discovery Productions. In 2005 he launched Triest Group, a mid-level advertising firm. Jonathon sits on the Board of the Trico Foundation, and the Board of Investors for Venture for America. He is currently Managing Partner of Ludlow Ventures.

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