Solstice Conference 2022

 
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Speakers
 
Keynote Speaker
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Meagan Loyst

Associate at Lerer Hippeau

Founder of Gen Z VCs

Meagan Loyst '19 is an associate at NYC based venture capital firm Lerer Hippeau, and founder of Gen Z VC's, a global community of almost 17,000+ members empowering the future of venture capital. She has been featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 and is the youngest Advisory Board member of Girls Who Invest. 

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Closing Speaker
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Marissa Cohen

Senior Associate of Startup Banking at Silicon Valley Bank

Marissa Cohen '19 is a Senior Associate of Startup Banking in the Business Development and Strategic Partnerships division at Silicon Valley Bank's NYC office. Silicon Bank Valley is a champion of startups!

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Venture Capital Panel
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Sam Loui

Global Startup Pipeline Coordinator @ Techstars

Sam Loui is a recent Stanford graduate and the Global Startup Pipeline Coordinator at Techstars. She works closely with founders and investors to make the tech ecosystem more inclusive. 

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Steven Twomey

Principal at Summit Partners

Steven Twomey '10 is a Principal at Summit Partners and is a growth equity investor for private sector tech companies with previous experience at Goldman Sachs and Raymond James. 

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CJ Reim

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Amity Ventures

CJ Reim '13 is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Amity Ventures a people-focused firm that supports founders of technology companies in building category-defining businesses. 

Founders Panel
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Christina Quinn

General Partner at SSC Venture Partners 

Christina Quinn '13 is a General Partner at SSC Venture Partners. She is also a Managing Partner and the founder of Lua LLC, a strategy and growth consultancy dedicated to advancing equity in entrepreneurship and venture capital by supporting early-stage founders and fund managers.

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Anam Lakhani

Co-Founder of Alinea Invest

Anam Lakhani is the co-founder of Alinea Invest, a community-driven platform for Gen-Z to become informed investors. She is a recent graduate from Columbia University and has led Alinea Invest through 
Y-Combinator's Winter 2021 cohort. 

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Luke Mairo

Co-Founder and COO of Voltpost

Luke Mairo '17 is the co-founder and COO of Voltpost, a comapny looking to decarbonize city mobility emissions. He is currently pursuing his Master's of Science in Sustainabilty Management at Columbia University. 

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Allison Byers

Founder of Scroobious

Allison Byers holds an MBA from Boston University and is the Co-Founder of Scroobious, a human-first fundraising platform, and is also an angel investor at Vitalize Capital, and an advisor with TechStars and various other startups. 

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Workshops
 

Cracking the VC Interview

Jenna Steichen

Technology Investor at Summit Partners

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Pitching to Business Publications as an Entrepreneur / Startup

(Co-Lead)

Dorothy Cucci

Associate Editor at Business Insider

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Makerspace Workshop: Design Your Tailgate

Madison Dunaway

Design and Prototyping Manager at Boston College's
Design and Innovation

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Founder's Toolbox

Ross Palley

Head of Platform at Venture Lane Studio

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Pitching to Business Publications as an Entrepreneur / Startup

(Co-Lead)

Jenna Gyimesi

Associate Editor at Insider Inc.

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Cometeer Coffee: Stories From a Startup

Alex Kaplan

Head of Coffee Product at Cometeer

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Ideation to Execution

Uber

Jason Alvarez-Cohen

CEO and Co-Founder of Popl

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Social Impact In Startups

Uber

Elliott Bennett

CFO at Ecotone Renewables

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VC's Toolbox

Uber

Shihua Wu 

Associate at Silicon Valley Bank

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Startup Legal 101

Uber

Michael Cavoto

Former Staff Attorney at Boston Beer Company

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Ideathon
Solstice Team
Prompt:
We live in an imperfect world and you have the ability to make a change. What is one issue you all face today? Please propose a product solution. Think deeply about this problem from all perspectives and take us through the entire product cycle from definition to execution
Winners: Pharma Link!
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2nd Place
3rd Place
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Judges
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Meagan Loyst

Associate at Lerer Hippeau

Founder of Gen Z VCs

Meagan Loyst '19 is an associate at NYC based venture capital firm Lerer Hippeau, and founder of Gen Z VC's, a global community of almost 17,000+ members empowering the future of venture capital. She has been featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 and is the youngest Advisory Board member of Girls Who Invest. 

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Jason

Alvarez-Cohen

CEO and Co-Founder of Popl

Jason Alvarez-Cohen is a graduate of UCLA and a former software developer at Boeing. Jason is now the CEO and Co-Founder of Popl, the #1 digital business card for teams and individuals. 

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Solstice Conference Team
 
Start@Shea's 2022 Solstice Team
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  • Alex Park's LinkedIn
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Alex Park '24
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  • Alina Yan's LinkedIn
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Alina Yan '23
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  • Chloe Chen's LinkedIn
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Chloe Chen '24
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  • Julia Burdsall's LinkedIn
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Julia Burdsall '25
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  • Colin Lee's LinkedIn
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Colin Lee '23
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  • Molly Dugan's LinkedIn
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Molly Dugan '25
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  • Maggie Yan's LinkedIn
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Maggie Yan '22
Entrepreneur in Residence