The VVM Accelerator has a lot of amazing investors serving as judges. So far the following great folks have confirmed to be judges at our Accelerator Awards on May 26th. They come from backgrounds nearly as diverse as our awesome startups!
In the order they confirmed…
1. Steve Willis, independent angel investor, co-founder of Fresh Pond Partners.
2. Michelle Van Schouwen, member of the River Valley Investors angel network, founder of Van Schouwen Associates.
3. Kate Putnam, member of GoldenSeeds angel network, Chief Strategy Officer at Tursus (a VVM alumni company).
4. Mee-Jung Jang, Co-Founder / Director of Jefferson Investors and VVM alum.
5. David Verrill, Founder/Managing Director at Hub Investment Group, chairman emeritus of the Angel Capital Association.
6. Joe DiDonato, independent angel investor, Senior Learning Executive, Entrepreneur, and Community Advocate.
7. Ali Usman, member of the River Valley Investors angel network, Entrepreneur & Founder at PixelEdge.
8. Bob LaPalme, Chairman of the River Valley Investors angel network.
9. Tripp Peake, Managing Partner at Long River Ventures, member of the River Valley Investors angel network.
10. John Goodhue, Chairman Emeritus of the River Valley Investors angel network, Executive Director at Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center.
11. Jerry Bird, President of MassVentures.
12. Joe Bohan, independent angel investor, CEO SciDose Pharma.
13. Sandra Stone, Chair Emeritus at Maine Angels.
14. Allison Werder, member of the River Valley Investors angel network, president at MassLive.com.
15. Laurie Nuzzo McPhee, independent angel investor, Program Manager, PMP, MS, Strategic Planning.
16. Bill Grinnell, member of the River Valley Investors angel network, President of Webber and Grinnell Insurance Agency Inc.
17. Jennifer Jordan, Board and Advisory Roles at MassVentures.
18. Joseph Steig, CFO, Long River Ventures and Senior Advisor, Village Capital.
19. Dianne Doherty, founding member of the River Valley Investors angel network.
20. Nick Moran, independent angel investor, leader of New Stack Ventures AngelList syndicate and founder & host of Full Ratchet podcast
21. Diane Henry, Social Impact Investor, 37 Angels Member
Save-the-date: the 2016 VVM Accelerator Awards Ceremony is on 5/26, 5-8pm in Springfield