Virtual Incubator
Virtual Incubator

Do you have a great idea?

Virtual Incubator
Virtual Incubator

Act fast.

Virtual Incubator
Virtual Incubator

Make it reality.

The “Virtual Incubator” Concept

Be well sourced with enough runway to become part of the local eco-system. Come prepared so you start ahead. Focus on the one goal you want to achieve. Forget about “fundraising by tourism”. People are not waiting for you with bags full of cash.

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The “Virtual Incubator” Concept

Mentors

Elise Ravenscroft
Elise Ravenscroft
Ms. Ravenscroft brings to her role more than 20 years of event management and production expertise. She has produced numerous galas, dinners, groundbreakings, memorial dedications, congressional receptions, large scale entertainment productions, conf...
Vernon N. Lee, Jr.
Vernon N. Lee, Jr.
Mr. Vernon Lee, Jr is a trusted business and investment advisor to several middle market companies, institutional investors, entrepreneurs, and entertainment partners. Areas of expertise include strategic partnerships, business operation improvement ...
Nikki Lindgren
Nikki Lindgren
With over 15 years of eCom and lifestyle industry experience in digital marketing, Nikki Lindgren has transitioned from managing in-house marketing teams to running the boutique digital marketing firm, Pennock. Nikki oversees all aspects of digital...
Catherine Lee
Catherine Lee
Catherine brings over 25 years of investment, business and real estate experience as an entrepreneur, investor, strategy consultant, and real estate broker. Catherine is an energetic and dedicated professional with a strong commitment to exception...
Sylvia Weiler
Sylvia Weiler
With over 20 years of travel industry experience and a digital media veteran, Sylvia Weiler serves as Vice President, Audience Strategy & Business Development at Sojern. In her role, Sylvia oversees global data strategy and partnerships with 60 o...
Shirin Kashani
Shirin Kashani
With 20 years of Management Consulting and IT Strategy experience in aligning technology to the needs of organization, and bringing innovative technology concepts into sustained federal and commercial programs, Ms. Kashani has been a transformation a...
Rose Gabriele
Rose Gabriele
Rose is an Award-Winning Marketing and Sales Director. A leader in implementing sales, training and sales operations within startups to enable a successful revenue generating, efficient environment. She has been a key contributor to revenue generatio...
Meera Kaul
Meera Kaul
Meera Kaul has a distinguished track record with over 20 years of proven leadership in technology, and telecom, products and services. Meera is a quintessential serial entrepreneur who started her first startup straight out of school at age 17. Sh...
Melissa Blau
Melissa Blau
Melissa Blau has been in the Media, Technology & Finance sectors for 25 years and has been specifically in the online gaming sector for the past twelve years as both an operator and advisor. She is currently the Founder & Director of iGaming Capital,...
Olga Kostrova
Olga Kostrova
OLGA is an executive coach - a serial entrepreneur, social innovator, visionary who inspires. She consults many start-ups on operational improvements and fundraising. After graduating Kyiv National Economic University and National Academy of Manageme...
Kelly C. Huang
Kelly C. Huang
Kelly C. Huang brings over 25 years of executive, teaching and management consulting experience to her current role as a facilitator at Harvard Business Publishing. Kelly has developed marketing and product launch strategies for IBM, Monsanto as well...
Amra Tareen
Amra Tareen
Amra Tareen Co-founded LittleCast and was the CEO until March 2015. Launched LittleCast Beta September 2013, consisting of iOS and Android apps, Facebook canvas app, embedded players and LittleCast Content Management System (website). Raised $2M+ in ...
Liz Wald
Liz Wald
Liz Wald has spent 20 years building online global marketplaces with a career that spans the early days of AOL, to the explosion of crowdfunding, to the current world of ethical commerce. Her areas of expertise include global operations, entrepreneu...
Kimberly A. Benson
Kimberly A. Benson
Kimberly Benson is the Vice President and co-owner of Cange International, Inc., an export management company and international business consultancy based in San Diego, California. Cange International specializes in assisting manufacturers with the ...
Julie Levenson
Julie Levenson
Julie is a Founding Partner of La Honda Advisors, an investment banking boutique based in Palo Alto, CA, focused on advising growth businesses. She brings more than 30 years of Investment Banking experience, focusing primarily on the private financin...
Sudhir Kadam
Sudhir Kadam
Sudhir Kadam is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor, and start-up advisor with five successful exits in Telecom CRM, Location-based Apps, Video Streaming, Fraud Analytics, and IIoT for Transportation. He works with early and growth stage te...
Michael Fragale
Michael Fragale
Michael is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur with Fortune 100 experience and the founder of several small businesses.  Michael has held several key roles in primary business areas including sales, partner alliance, business development, mark...
John T. Kenney
John T. Kenney
Mr. Kenney has extensive experience with Department of Defense and Federal Government Program Management, Test & Evaluation and Business Development projects. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a test engineer for air combat training systems, mil...
Michael Newman
Michael Newman
Michael Newman is an internationally recognized senior sales executive with Optical Cable Corporation (OCC, NASDAQ: OCC) with more than 25 years experience in sales management, distribution, strategic planning and marketing. Newman is a key member...
Azmat Malik
Azmat Malik
Azmat Malik has been a senior executive in technology, marketing, and operations, at major US, European and Japanese semiconductor companies. He provides strategy, marketing and operations consulting to early and mid-stage companies on concept and...
Bevis Cheng
Bevis Cheng
Bevis is a Melbourne-native living in San Francisco where he discovered the world of angel investing and actively connects the Australian startup community to Silicon Valley. A former banker having worked in Australia’s largest banks across the com...
Arthur J. Murray, D.Sc.
Arthur J. Murray, D.Sc.
For over thirty years, Art Murray and his teams have helped organizations around the world transform into knowledge enterprises. A knowledge engineer by trade, he has the unique ability to capture and grow deeply embedded personal and institutional k...
Espen D. Kateraas
Espen D. Kateraas
Areas of Expertise: Product & Brand Management Up/Down Stream Marketing Advisory Panel, KOL & PR Management Business Development & Sales PROVEN SPECIALTIES: Global Product Mgmt, Launch and Branding. Advisory Panel Management (US ...
Marshall S. Ferrin
Marshall S. Ferrin
Mr. Ferrin is a highly qualified international business professional by virtue of his exceptional experience working with Small and Medium Enterprises,US and foreign Governments and trade associations in international management, marketing and sales ...
Richard Allan Horning
Richard Allan Horning
RICHARD ALLAN HORNING has been representing technology companies in Silicon Valley, and globally, as an active participant in the Silicon Valley eco-system. He currently practices law as a member of the Emerging Growth / Venture Capital Group in the ...
Alan D Black
Alan D Black
Currently a top performing Account Manager, selling camera, analytics and optical technology into Transportation, Homeland Security, Scientific, Machine Vision and Industrial Automation Markets with this premier CCTV Camera manufacturer. Successful d...
Sven C. Oehme
Sven C. Oehme
Sven Oehme is a member of the Executive Board of the Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD) which is the official dialogue between American and European business leaders and U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and EU Commissioners. He is part of the U.S. Deleg...
Peter Justen
Peter Justen
I'm considered a subject matter expert by the media in small business, global entrepreneurship, service as an export and have been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, INC, Entrepreneur, PC Magazine, PC World and others. I was profiled...
Michael Stankosky, DSc
Michael Stankosky, DSc
Dr. Stankosky obtained his doctorate from George Washington University (GW) by researching organizational effectiveness. His subsequent research focuses on how to engineer and manage a global enterprise in a knowledge-based economy. He joined GW in ...
Jan Hutchins
Jan Hutchins
Jan Hutchins is a former Mayor of Los Gatos, CA, USA and a long time San Francisco Bay Area television journalist and celebrity. He is currently an executive coach and mentor, consults as Director of Government Relations with the Mountain View Chambe...
Armando Castro
Armando Castro
Armando Castro is a partner in the law firm’s Corporate & Securities – Technology practice and is located in the Silicon Valley office. With a diverse practice, Mr. Castro represents clients ranging from formation stage to mature public companies...
Rossi
Rossi
Everyone talks about change but only ROSSI changes the talk – ROSSI, Globally Recognized ‘Edutainer’, does his Key Note Presentations with Future Paced, Speed Learning. Master Neuro Linguistics Practitioner Author of ‘best selling’ Dog Eat Do...
John Novitsky
John Novitsky
John Novitsky has been an integral part of multiple Si Valley companies, serving precisely at the intersection of 1) understanding new technology, 2) identifying new target market segments and new customers, 3) sifting through high level concepts and...
Eric Bärenzung
Eric Bärenzung
Media & IoT Technologies - Business Development Europe & Far East – Global Operations 27 years of experience in different industries, from aeronautics to cybersecurity, including 16 years in digital TV domain. Lead multi-millions $ proj...
David Drake
David Drake
David Drake is the Chairman of LDJ Capital, a multi-family office based in New York with investments and assets being managed in the areas of real estate, energy, clean tech, healthcare, medical and pharma, tech, telecom, mobile, entertainment, media...
Matthias Duys
Matthias Duys
Matthias Duys was the Director, Europe, for the State of Virginia, where he was responsible for promoting Virginia as the appropriate location for investment by European companies seeking expansion of their business activities in the United States of...
Patrick Muir
Patrick Muir
Patrick Muir is a patent attorney focused on assisting small and medium size businesses in their IP related issues. The latter half of his career has focused on patent prosecution, licensing and client counseling. He has negotiated patent licenses in...
Andy Szekeres
Andy Szekeres
Andy Szekeres is known across Colorado as a leading non profit and political fundraising expert. Prior to his work in the Associations of Zoos and Aquarium sector at Butterfly Pavilion in Colorado, Andy founded 3PG Consulting, a fundraising firm tha...
Reza Helali
Reza Helali
Reza is an investment banker, entrepreneur and advisor with extensive experience in Corporate Finance (M&A and Private Placements). Reza has completed 25+ tech M&A and private placements in the last few years and has sold companies to Microsoft, Goo...
Jay Borges
Jay Borges
Hand-on, get-it-done, experienced start-up sales professional for new and emerging companies. With over 20 years of senior management experience, I have helped build a number of successful businesses that have had successful exits. As an entreprene...
John Ricci
John Ricci
John is an Executive Director at US Angel Investors , a Partner at Crimson Growth Partners and an investor in or advisor to a number of technology companies including LinqTo, NexDefense, Vizkinekt, POC Medical Systems, ManageUP, iBidtoSave, Wingz, 1W...
Jonathan Hubbard
Jonathan Hubbard
Jonathan is a proven serial entrepreneur and has been an innovator in Silicon Valley for nearly twenty years. With several successes under his belt, Jonathan understands how to use technology to make our day-to-day lives better. He loves to improve c...
Andrew Yu
Andrew Yu
Andrew Yu is currently with Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) managing all the marketing efforts in Asia. Prior to joining the FCEDA, he was a product marketing manager at Freescale Semiconductor (a Motorola company) where he was ...
Nathan Schor
Nathan Schor
Nathan Schor began his IT career as a database programmer, but evolved into sales where he accumulated over three decades of experience deploying CRM solutions in a wide variety of businesses. About ten years ago he began to notice an increasing n...
Randall Foster
Randall Foster
Randall Foster is an accomplished entrepreneur, global business leader, and private investor, delivering 21st century critical thinking and problem solving skills to the organizations he touches. Foster demonstrates agility, confidence, and creativit...
Mark T. Koo
Mark T. Koo
Mark T. Koo works as a legal advisor with high technology companies. Mark helps companies file incorporation documents, patents, trademarks as well as other startup legal assistance. Mark received his bachelors of science degree in electrical engi...
Laszlo Horvath
Laszlo Horvath
Participated in launching 50+ businesses at AOL’s Greenhouse (later AOL Studios). Serves on boards of startups in the US and overseas, particularly in Europe. An active member of angel networks in Silicon Valley.

GISCO - Startup Competition at Winnipeg October 2-3

An exciting element of the Global Forum is the second annual GISCO startup competition. A jury of outstanding Silicon Valley- EU- and US based jurors will evaluate selected startups from a wide range of industries.  Top three competitors will be awarded significant assistance to take their fledgling business to the next level.
Fun Facts
Fun Facts about our startup house!

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