Eric’s background is in software, but he has a soft spot for open hardware. He is a TechStars NYC Winter 2011 alum, has worked for tech startups in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from UNR. He’s In love with the connection between software, hardware, people, and the environment in which they live, but has a crush on Erlang, analog synthesizers, and permaculture.
Sally’s a User Experience Designer who’s been in the Tech industry since they were partying like it was 1999. She’s worked with Yahoo, Findery, the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Singly, and more. She seriously won’t shut up about bikes, and has a comic book series about her experiences as a NYC bike messenger called “The Skids”.
Jeremie is passionate about open communication platforms and distributed protocols. He founded Jabber and the XMPP protocol — which now powers instant messaging for over 1 billion people worldwide. He is currently the co-founder of Singly.
Nicola is a real assets investor, an entrepreneur, and an advocate. She has domain expertise in renewables, geothermal, energy efficiency, and agriculture. She’s worked in investment banking, fund management, and start-ups.