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Friday, May 6 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mentor Sessions / May 6

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Meet one on one with experts and members of Columbus business community! Read the mentor bios below and follow the link to Slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes - arrive on time to check in! 

Heather Whaling
(Entreprenuership, PR & Marketing)
Reserve your time: https://www.slotted.co/cmhstartupweek2016
Heather Whaling (@prTini) is founder/president of Geben Communication. An avid Twitter user, Heather can trace the majority of Geben’s business back to relationships that began online. This ability to turn social networking into business outcomes illustrates Geben’s contemporary take on to traditional and digital PR.

Heather’s fresh approach to best practices helps Geben consistently produce big results for a client roster ranging from early-stage tech startups to established Fortune 50 companies. Geben was named the national media relations agency of the year (Ragan/PR Daily) and a top 10 agency for startups (Agency Post). Geben is also the top boutique agency in Columbus, according to Columbus CEO.

Heather frequently speaks about traditional and digital PR, building and growing company culture, and technology’s influence on business. Her perspective has been featured by Mashable, Entrepreneur, Inc.com, BusinessWeek and Huffington Post. Additionally, Heather has been named a top PR/marketing pro to follow on Twitter by Convince & Convert, Cision, PR Newser, and The Daily Muse.

Heather is an EY Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalist. In 2012, she was selected as one of Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40. Living her “do well by doing good” mantra, Heather serves on the board of The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio and the marketing committee for Gladden House.

Brian Link
(Entrepreneurship & Tech)
Reserve your time: https://www.slotted.co/cmhstartupweek2016
Brian is an experienced entrepreneur and software engineering manager, having held CTO positions at multiple funded startups. He has coached, built and transformed agile software organizations using Scrum, Kanban and XP. His experience includes building and managing teams of technologists for web (SaaS/B2B), mobile, enterprise, DevOps and custom software development. As the first CTO of Digg.com, Brian hired and managed the technical teams that created one of the most highly trafficked websites in the world. He is currently the Founder of CloakAndHire.com and advising multiple startups in SF, Boston, Austin and Columbus.

Mitch Billy
Reserve your time: https://www.slotted.co/cmhstartupweek2016

Pete Mattingly
(Business Strategy, Business Development)
Reserve your time: https://www.slotted.co/cmhstartupweek2016

Kevin Dwinell
(Investor/Founder, Tech, Strategy, Product Development)
Reserve your time: https://www.slotted.co/cmhstartupweek2016
Kevin, head of product and strategy for TAIVARA, has a history of driving product innovation, testing early business markets and forging strategic relationships to boost top-line revenue. With more than 20 years in the startup and digital technology space performing work for leading brands like AOL, Cardinal Health, HP, InterDigital and Sony to emerging companies like Acceptd, Brand Thunder and Flip Video, he helps minimize missteps and improve chances for success. His experience in launching and growing new business in both B2B and B2C categories also include efforts for Alliance Data, Hanna-Barbera Studios, Emerson Network Power and Turner Broadcasting.

Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Chase Basecamp at Vue - Main Stage 95 Liberty St Columbus, OH 43215