Why you should attend E^3 on April 25-26, 2019


Thursday, April 25

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Angela Lee, 37 angels

Angela Lee serves as Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Dean at Columbia Business School at Columbia University, where she fosters teaching excellence and innovation across the faculty. As Founder and CEO of 37 Angels, she evaluates early stage startups and teaches people how to invest in them. A highly sought expert on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business Network, Entrepreneur Magazine recognized Angela as one of Six Innovative Women to Watch in 2015, and Alley Watch named her as one of 100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need to Know.


lindsay Stencel, Launch NY

Lindsay has served as Chief Operating Officer and Fund Manager for Launch NY since August 2016. She has led the growth that made the Launch NY Seed Fund the most active seed funds in Upstate NY. She also plays a leading role for co- and follow-on investments in client companies. Lindsay earned her JD and MBA from The Ohio State University, then served as partner and chief legal counsel for an early stage venture fund in Ohio, where she focused on deal structuring, compliance and portfolio management for two funds totaling over $50M. She also serves on the Upstate Capital Board of Directors.


Friday, April 26


karthik and guha bala, velan Studios

In 1991, brothers Guha and Karthik Bala formed their first game development company, Vicarious Visions, which eventually emerged as a leader AAA game development by establishing and growing multi-billion dollar franchises such as Skylanders, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk and more. In 2016, they started a new video game company, Velan Studios, based in Troy, NY, whose mission is to create breakthrough experimental games and new kinds of experiences that push the frontier of gaming forward. To achieve this, Guha and Karthik embrace four core values: Unconventionally World Class, Respect & Responsibility, A Community of Makers & Players, and Stay Curious.